Nace Zidar graduated from Pharmacy in 2006 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, with the thesis ˝Design and synthesis of substituited 5-benzyldenethiazolidine-2,4-diones as potential Mur ligases inhibitors˝ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marko Anderluh. After graduation, he obtained the position of a young researcher at the Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy. In 2011, he defended his PhD thesis entitled ˝Design and synthesis of heterocyclic inhibitors of MurC-E ligases˝ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Danijel Kikelj. During the years 2007-2011, he worked on the EU Project INTAFAR, where he was involved in the design and synthesis of new inhibitors of peptidoglycan biosynthesis. During the years 2011-2015 he worked on the EU Project MAREX, with the aim of discovering new bioactive compounds based on marine sources. During the years 2013-2015 he was the leader of a postdoctoral project with the title ˝Design, synthesis and evaluation of voltage-gated sodium channel modulators,˝ granted by the Slovenian Research Agency. From 2015, he works on the EU project of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN INTEGRATE, where he is involved in the discovery of compounds with the activity against resistant Gram-negative bacteria. In 2017, he did a postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, where he was involved in the synthesis of compounds which effect polimericstion of microtubules. His research interests involve rational design, synthesis and evaluation of new bioactive compounds, especially with the activity against voltage-gated ion channels, bacterial topoisomerases and with anticancer activity. He is also interested in the physicochemical evaluation of compounds and in the development of instrumental analytical methods important in pharmacy. He is a recipient of the 2011 Krka prize. He works as an assistant for Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Ljubljana in different courses, e.g. Instrumental pharmaceutical analysis, Pharmaceutical chemistry III, Biomedicinal analysis I, and Istrumental analysis in cosmetics.