- Masters Degree, Laboratory Biomedicine, University of Ljubljana
- Bachelors Degree, Laboratory Biomedicine, University of Ljubljana
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Božena is a Senior Research Associate at Dewpoint Therapeutics. She holds a Master of Biomedicine from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is skilled in cell culture, molecular biology techniques, lentivirus production, gene expression, and microbiology.
Božena got her first research experience in Göttingen, Germany, at the Institute for Cellular Biochemistry in Prof. Nuno Raimundo’s research group. After that, she focused on her Master’s thesis at Jožef Stefan institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The thesis title was “Isolation and characterization of cystatin F mutants.” During her first employment, in Prof. Triantafyllos Chavakis’s research group at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in Dresden, she gained valuable skills. She went on to establish a routine process of lentivirus production, guided and advised by Dr. Peter Mirtschink, allowing her to participate in several projects. She also worked out an efficient way to use the Hypoxia system, providing introduction and support to the users of the system and taking responsibility for its maintenance.