Faculty of Pharmacy hosted first Summer school for high school pupils
02. September 2019
On the 27th of August 2019 the UL FFA hosted our first Summer school for high school pupils, which is organised by the Career centre of University of Ljubljana. We prepared 3 mini workshops for the pupils of 2nd and 3rd year, through which they got their own insight into our 1st stage studies (Cosmetic science and Laboratory biomedicine) and Uniform master’s study programme of Pharmacy.
21st EPSA SUMMER UNIVERSITY 2019
26. August 2019
The 21st EPSA Summer University 2019 was held from 16th to 21st July 2019 in Portorož. This annual EPSA project gives pharmaceutical students from all over Europe an insight into current and innovative pharmacy topics, focusing on the relaxing atmosphere, accompanied by a quality educational programme. This year's topic "Joining forces with other professionals for better healthcare" featured various workshops and soft skills trainings, which were focused on interprofessional collaboration and education.
Researchers from the Chair of Clinical Biochemistry published an article in prominent journal Experimental and Molecular Medicine
26. August 2019
Researchers from the Chair of Clinical Biochemistry (Kodrič Klemen, Zupan Janja, Kranjc Tilen, Mlakar Vid, Marc Janja, Lovšin Nika) have published an article entitled “Sex-determining region Y (SRY) attributes to gender differences in RANKL expression and incidence of osteoporosis.” in the renowned journal the Experimental and Molecular Medicine. Researchers have studied the molecular mechanisms of osteoporosis. They found that the male specific SRY protein affects the regulation of bone turnover through the regulation of TNFSF11 gene expression. The male protein SRY has been shown to affect increased bone density in males and protect males from osteoporosis. This is the first study to explain gender difference in bone quality at the molecular level.
International CEEPUS Summer School 2019
26. August 2019
The 6th International CEEPUS Summer School 2019 was organized by the CEEPUS network CIII-SI-0611: “Novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to complex genetic disorders” and Faculty of pharmacy, University of Ljubljana. It took place in Student dormitory and hostel Portorož, Slovenia, between July 24th and 29th 2019. The summer school was attended by 42 participants from 8 countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Czech Republic , Kazakhstan and Palestine) – 9 teachers and 33 undergraduate and postgraduate students of laboratory biomedicine, medical biochemistry, medicine and pharmacy.
A big success of students from UL FFA at Regional BioCamp 2019
27. May 2019
Among the individual winners of this year’s Regional BioCamp are also Ardita Veseli and Jurij Zdovc from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Chair of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. Ardita Veseli is also a member of the winning team, together with two other students from our faculty, Rok Hribšek and Anže Zidar.
Urban Košak winner of the International Competition Falling Walls Lab Ljubljana 2019
03. October 2019
The six-member panel selected the winner, Dr. Urban Košak from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, who will travel to Berlin on November 8 for the international closing event of Falling Walls Lab. Dr. Košak won with a breakthrough idea of a new drug for alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Assist. Martina Durcik one of the finalists of Science Slam 2019
02. October 2019
On September 16, 2019, as part of the Cutting Edge Conference, a Science Slam took place, with young researcher Martina Durcik from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry among the finalists. She called her presentation "The Battle against Superbacteria."
Prof. Dr. Marko Anderluh gave an invited lecture at ETH Zurich
16. October 2019
On October 9 2019 Prof. Dr. Marko Anderluh gave a lecture at the renowned institution ETH Zurich entitled: "Inhibition of O-GlcNAc cycling enzymes - the cell's metabolic gauge". The lecture was a part of Drug Discovery Network Zurich seminar series (https://www.ddnz.uzh.ch/en.html), where ETH invites renowned researchers to present their research achievements. Prof. Dr. Marko Anderluh presented the results of the research carried out within the EU PhD4GlycoDrug project.