Iztok Urbančič


Contact

T: +386 1 477 3193

F: +386 1 477 3191

E: iztok.urbancic@ijs.si

A: Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

R: J111


Expertise

Interests

Molecular biophysics (biomembranes, proteins, supramolecular structures)

Cell-material interaction (biocompatibile scaffolds, nanomaterials, antimicrobial surfaces)

Development of experimental techniques (hybrid microspectroscopies, molecular probes)

Techniques

Spectroscopies (spin labeling EPR, fluorescence (micro)spectroscopy, UV-VIS)

Microscopies (confocal fluorescence microscopy, AFM)

Micromanipulation (optical tweezers)

Scattering methods (SAXS, DLS/PCS and laser diffraction)

Thermodynamic methods (DSC)

Mathematical modeling, image and spectral analysis

Preparation of liposomes (GUV, SUV, MLV)

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2013

PhD in biophysics at University of Maribor (Slovenia)

2009

BSc in physics at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Employment

2009 -

Young researcher / research assistant at "Jožef Stefan" Institute

Research

2009 -

Development of FMS (PhD work) with applications to biomembrane structure and its interactions with nanoparticles and drugs (collaboration with Palacky University of Olomouc, Czech Republic, and Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Belgrade, Serbia)

2007 - 2010

Structure determination of intrinsically disordered and membrane proteins by SDSL-EPR (collaboration with University Aix-Marseille, France)

2006 - 2014

Characterization of model membranes by spin-labelling EPR and conformational entropy (diploma)

Applied

2014 -

Development of a new theranostic laser device for ophthalmology (collaboration with Optotek Ltd.)

2013 -

Development and testing of nanomaterial-based antimicrobial technology

2013 - 2014

Development of an optical contaminant detector on the production line for drugs in suspension (ordered by Krka plc.)

Positions

2014 -

Organizer of seminars of Slovenian Biophysical Society

Teaching

2015 -

Teaching assistant at Faculty of chemistry and chemical technology, University of Ljubljana (Physics)

2009 -

Lab demonstrations and occasional lectures at Faculty of pharmacy, University of Ljubljana (Molecular biophysics, Basics of imaging techniques in biomedicine)

2008

Tutor for younger students at Faculty of mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana (Physics I)

Full CV

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References

Selected scientific papers

URBANČIČ, Iztok, LJUBETIČ, Ajasja, ŠTRANCAR, Janez.
Resolving internal motional correlations to complete the conformational entropy meter.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, vol. 5, no. 20, p. 3593-3600, doi: 10.1021/jz5020828 (pdf).

URBANČIČ, Iztok, ARSOV, Zoran, LJUBETIČ, Ajasja, BIGLINO, Daniele, ŠTRANCAR, Janez.
Bleaching-corrected fluorescence microspectroscopy with nanometer peak position resolution.
Opt. express, 2013, vol. 21, no. 21, p. 25291-25306, doi: 10.1364/OE.21.025291 (pdf).

URBANČIČ, Iztok, LJUBETIČ, Ajasja, ARSOV, Zoran, ŠTRANCAR, Janez.
Coexistence of probe conformations in lipid phases: a polarized fluorescence microspectroscopy study.
Biophys. j., 2013, vol. 105, no. 4, p. 919-927, doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.07.005 (pdf).

ARSOV, Zoran, URBANČIČ, Iztok, GARVAS, Maja, BIGLINO, Daniele, LJUBETIČ, Ajasja, KOKLIČ, Tilen, ŠTRANCAR, Janez.
Fluorescence microspectroscopy as a tool to study mechanism of nanoparticles delivery into living cancer cells.
Biomed. opt. express, 2011, vol. 2, no. 8, p. 2083-2095, doi: 10.1364/BOE.2.002083 (pdf).

KAVALENKA, Aleh A., URBANČIČ, Iztok, BELLE, Valérie, SOUGER, Sabrina, CONSTANZO, Stéphanie, KURE, Sandra, FOURNEL, André, LONGHI, Sonia, GUIGLIARELLI, Bruno, ŠTRANCAR, Janez.
Conformational analysis of the partially disordered measles virus NTAIL-XD complex by SDSL EPR spectroscopy.
Biophys. j., 2010, vol. 98, no. 6, p. 1055-1064, doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.11.036 (pdf).


All publications

A complete list is available here

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