Matjaž Ravnikar was born on 19.7.1980 in Ljubljana. In 2003 he began research work at the department of Pharmaceutical Biology, for which he was a year later awarded Krka award. In 2006 he graduated under the mentorship of prof. Dr. Borut Štrukelj and co-mentorship of Dr. Petra Slanc. The same year he was enrolled in postgraduate study program of Biological and Biotechnical sciences – field of Biotechnology at the Biotechnical faculty of University of Ljubljana. At the same time he also worked at Lek's research and development department for Biopharmaceuticals in Mengš. In April of 2007 he began working as an apprentice in Pharmacy Dravlje and in September of the same year successfully took his professional exam for pharmacists. In December of 2007 he became a researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Ljubljana. From June 2011 he is employed as assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutica Biology. In December 2011 he successfully completed PhD programe under the mentorship of prof. Dr. Borut Štrukelj and co-mentorship of Assist. Prof. Dr. Mojca Lunder.