Biologist, PhD in Neuroscience, Fulbright Alumna, working in the field of stem cells and tissue engineering (TE) and new methodologies in TE – electrospinning and 3D bioprinting. Published 2 books of poetry in Serbian, "Demoni" ("Demons") and "Klinasto pismo" ("Cuneiform script"). Received the "Strazilovo" award at the literary manifestation "Brankovo kolo" in Sremski Karlovci 2008, for "Klinasto pismo". Serbian-English poetry book - in preparation.
Founder of Fab Initiative - non-profit established for achieving objectives in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) field in South East Europe and introduction of the first Fab lab facility in Serbia
Founder at Pubsonic - web application for interactive graphical presentation of the open-access biomedical data.
Reviewer for the Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE); the Tissue Engineering; PLoS One
TEDGlobal Fellow 2012
Young Scientist at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions, Tianjin, 2014. Represented Young Scientists community at the Plenary Session: http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/new-champions-plenary-creating-value-through-innovation
Specialties: scientific writing and editing (peer-reviewed publications, reports, fellowship and grant applications); scientific project management (data mining, project design, performing experiments, result interpretation and presentation), biotech product development
Areas of Expertise
Neurodegenerative Diseases, entrepreneurship, Yoga , Technology Transfer, Tissue Engineering, Multiple Sclerosis, poetry (reading and writing), Digital Fabrication, mesenchymal stem cells
An idea worth spreading
Fablab concept/approach based on the ideas of collaboration, decentralization, participation and democratization is a very efficient way for:
• supporting STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) education
• commercialization of research at higher education institutions
• evolution of smart cities & waste management
• local industry development and entrepreneurship
I'm passionate about
making the first fab lab in Serbia through the non-profit Fab Initiative! Promoting digital fabrication and fab lab concept in teaching of STEAM subjects. Using fab labs for technology transfer.
Talk to me about
collaboration, science (tissue engineering - bioprinting, electrospinning, microfluidics), tech transfer, startups, fablabs, maker spaces
People don't know I'm good at
doing ashtanga yoga