I am the Biochemistry Chair at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Before joining the Faculty (in 2001), I was research associate at the Jozef Stefan Institute where my research was focused on cysteine proteinases (mainly cathepsins L, H). As part-timer at the JSI from 2001-2006, I continued my work on cathepsins but spent much of my time organizing research conferences on proteinases and their inhibitors.
Currently, I am trying to establish new research cooperations (we are planning to prepare recombinant humanized antibodies together with a group at the National Blood Transfusion Center) and start a new project on allergens. In 2006 I am co-supervisor of the (first ever) Slovenian iGEM team.