Nace Zidar is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana. He graduated from Pharmacy in 2006 and obtained a PhD degree in 2011. In 2017, he completed a postdoctoral training at the University of Milan (Italy). He was the leader of a postdoctoral project financed by the Slovenian Research Agency, management committee member in several European COST projects and the leader of a bilateral project between Slovenia and U.S.A. He collaborated in several EU-funded drug discovery projects: EU FP6 Project EUR-INTAFAR, EU FP7 Project MAREX, EU H2020 MSCA-ITN INTEGRATE, and IMI ENABLE (European Gram-negative Antibacterial Engine). He has broad experience in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. His research interests include drug design, synthesis and evaluation of new bioactive compounds, especially with the activity on voltage-gated ion channels, bacterial and human topoisomerases and with anticancer activity. He is also interested in the development of instrumental analytical methods important in pharmacy. He is a co-author of more than 50 SCI original scientific papers and 2 patent applications. He is a recipient of the 2006 UL Faculty of Pharmacy award, 2010 UL Faculty of Pharmacy Dean’s award and 2011 Krka prize. He is a university lecturer at undergraduate courses of medicinal chemistry, biomedical analysis and drug analysis, and has broad experience in supervising undergraduate and doctoral students.