Marina Pekmezovic, PhD student


Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knoell-Institute, Jena, Germany

Hidden killers: insight into the virulence of human pathogenic fungi

Involved in research on molecular biology of human pathogenic fungi Candida albicans and C. glabrata, comparative transcriptomics of host-pathogen interactions, study on damage of fungi to the host.

Currently enrolled as Early Stage Researcher at Marie-Curie ITN project “OPATHY” which explores the potential of next-generation high-throughput technologies to study the interactions of human pathogenic yeasts with their host in order to develop new diagnostic tools applicable in clinics with specific task to identify markers and transcriptional profiles common to fungal infection, and specific to C. albicans and C. glabrata infection.

Worked in the National Reference Medical Mycology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade.

BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology and Physiology from the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

Awarded as the best oral presenter at BIMLS 2015.