As a PhD student conducting research in the field of (Predictive) Nanotoxicology, I wish to pinpoint the key molecular events in the interactions between nanomaterials and cells, understand how they lead to diseases, and devise simple tests to predict them.
I enjoy combining advanced live-cell optical imaging (STED, FLIM, 2-photon microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, …), image analysis and quantification, modelling, and testing newly-designed fluorescent probes with complementary approaches to resolve burning issues, as we successfully accomplished in the H2020 project SmartNanoTox.
|2017 – present||PhD in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2013 – 2016||Master of Science in Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2010 – 2013||Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2017 – present||PhD student in Laboratory of Biophysics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2016 – 2017||Professional associate in Laboratory of Biophysics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
Boštjan Kokot, Hana Kokot, Polona Umek, Katarina Petra van Midden, Stane Pajk, Maja Garvas, Christian Eggeling, Tilen Koklič, Iztok Urbančič, Janez Štrancar
Nanotoxicology, October 2021 (read more here)
Hana Kokot, Boštjan Kokot, Aleksandar Sebastijanović, Carola Voss, Rok Podlipec, Patrycja Zawilska, Trine Berthing, Carolina Ballester-López, Pernille Høgh Danielsen, Claudia Contini, Mikhail Ivanov, Ana Krišelj, Petra Čotar, Qiaoxia Zhou, Jessica Ponti, Vadim Zhernovkov, Matthew Schneemilch, Zahra Doumandji, Mojca Pušnik, Polona Umek, Stane Pajk, Olivier Joubert, Otmar Schmid, Iztok Urbančič, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Vladimir Lobaskin, Sabina Halappanavar, Nick Quirke, Alexander P. Lyubartsev, Ulla Vogel, Tilen Koklič, Tobias Stoeger, Janez Štrancar
Advanced Materials, October 2020 (read more here)
Stane Pajk, Hana Majaron, Matej Novak, Boštjan Kokot, Janez Štrancar
European Biophysics Journal, March 2019 (read more here)
Iztok Urbančič, Maja Garvas, Boštjan Kokot, Hana Majaron, Polona Umek, Hilary Cassidy, Miha Škarabot, Falk Schneider, Silvia Galiani, Zoran Arsov, Tilen Koklic, David Matallanas, Miran Čeh, Igor Muševič, Christian Eggeling, and Janez Štrancar
Nano Letters, July 2018 (read more here)