Roman Jerala
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Slovensko:
Izredni profesor dr. Roman Jerala je vodja Laboratorija za biotehnologijo na Kemijskem inštitutu v Ljubljani in sodelavec Univerze v Ljubljani. Vrhunski dosežki interdisciplinarnih raziskav na področjih molekularne biotehnologije, imunologije, farmacije in v zadnjem času tudi sintezne biologije uvrščajo dr. Jeralo in njegove sodelavce med najprodornejše slovenske raziskovalce. Velik mednarodni odmev imajo njegove raziskave molekulskih mehanizmov obrambe pred virusnimi in bakterijskimi okužbami ter še posebej sepse, to je bakterijske zastrupitve krvi, ki je velik svetovni medicinski problem. Temeljito poznavanje razvoja bolezni je temeljni pogoj za razvoj novih učinkovitejših zdravil in načinov zdravljenja. Skupini dr. Jerale je tako uspelo izboljšati učinkovitost nekaterih antimikrobnih zdravil in je odprla novo pot razvoju antiseptičnih zdravil.

Izjemen mednaroden dosežek je tudi odkritje novega načina molekulskega prepoznavanja patogenov s pomočjo imunskega sistema, ki je doživelo objavo v ugledni znanstveni reviji Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Odkritje je pomemben prispevek k razumevanju imunske obrambe, razvoju novih protivirusnih učinkovin in tudi iskanju novih načinov zdravljenja avtoimunskih bolezni. Skupaj z najuglednejšimi evropskimi znanstveniki dr. Jerala proučuje tudi zgradbo beljakovin, ki so ključne za degenerativne boleznih možganov, kot sta alzheimerjeva in parkinsonova bolezen.

Bil je bil tudi vodja in mentor študentskih raziskovalnih skupin z ljubljanske univerze, ki so se udeležile uglednih tekmovanj na področju sintezne biologije, ki jih organizira ameriška univerza Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) v ZDA. Uvrstitve ljubljanske ekipe na prva mesta med najuglednejšimi svetovnimi univerzami so izraz kakovosti slovenske medicinske biotehnologije in še posebej prof. dr. Romana Jerale.

English:
Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and chemical technology, University of Ljubljana. Director of project Synthetic biology at the Centre of excellence EN-FIST.

Education and professional experience:

  • 1986 - BS in chemistry, University of Ljubljana
  • 1993 - PhD in biochemistry, University of Ljubljana
  • 1986-1994 - Department of biochemistry and molecular biology of the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1994 - 1995 postdoc, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
  • 1996 - 2001 Laboratory of NMR and molecular modeling at the National Institute of Chemistry (NIC), Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2002 - present head of Department of biotechnology at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia; appointment as full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical technology, University of Ljubljana
  • 2009 - present Synthetic biology project director at the Centre of Excellence EN-FIST

Awards and Honors:

  • 1991 Boris Kidric Slovenian state award for science
  • 2006 Grand Prize for the best project at the iGEM competition at MIT (team leader)
  • 2007 finalist, Gold Medal, Best project in Health and Medicine at the iGEM competition at MIT (team leader)
  • 2007 Prometheus of Science award by the Slovenian Science Foundation
  • 2008 Socrates award, SDVD
  • 2008 Grand prize winner at iGEM competition at MIT, Gold Medal, Best project in Health and Medicine (team leader)
  • 2009 parliamentary lecture on Synthetic biology
  • 2009 Pregl award by the National institute of chemistry for outstanding scientific achievements
  • 2009 Zois award for outstanding scientific achievements (the highest national scientific award)
  • 2010 Grand prize winner at iGEM competition at MIT, Best project in New Application Area, Best Engineered BioBrick (team leader)

Research areas:

  • molecular mechanism of innate immunity
  • synthetic biology
  • design and structure determination of antimicrobial peptides
  • protein folding, proteins involved in conformational disease


Lectures:

lecture
flag Dizajn molekulskega origamija za nove molekulske stroje in uravnavanje delovanja celic
as author at  Kolokviji na Institutu "Jožef Stefan",
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  lecture
flag Kratka predstavitev sintezne biologije: nanostrukture po želji, celične tovarne, zdravila in prihajajoča tehnološka revolucija
as author at  12. nanotehnološki dan 2016, Ljubljana,
37 views
lecture
flag Slovenski celični računalnik z obeti za zdravstvo in industrijo / Slovenian Cellular Computer with Prospects for Health and Industry
as author at  Znanost na STAkrogu - slovenski znanstveni dosežki / STAkrog - Slovenian scientific achievements,
28 views
  panel
flag Okrogla miza STA: Znanost je treba predstaviti kot nekaj vsakdanjega
as panelist at  Znanost na STAkrogu - slovenski znanstveni dosežki / STAkrog - Slovenian scientific achievements,
together with: József Györkös (panelist), Jadran Lenarčič (panelist), Gregor Pucelj (panelist), Maja Ratej (panelist),
28 views
lecture
flag Raziskovanje v bazičnih znanostih
as author at  1. Študentski medicinski raziskovalni kongres (ŠMRK), Maribor / Ljubljana 2014,
14 views
  promotional video
flag Molecular biotechnology: from dynamics of biological systems to applications
as author at  PRO(MO)GRAM - predstavitveni filmi raziskovalnih programov / promotional videos of research programs,
198 views
promotional video
flag Molekularna biotehnologija: od dinamike bioloških sistemov do aplikacij
as author at  PRO(MO)GRAM - predstavitveni filmi raziskovalnih programov / promotional videos of research programs,
159 views
  keynote
flag Synthetic biology challenges for the creation and modification of biological systems
as author at  10th International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms (ICANNGA) 2011,
200 views
lecture
flag Revolution with synthetic biology
as author at  TEDxMaribor 2011,
87 views
  lecture
flag Sintezna biologija za nanobiologijo
as author at  6. nanotehnološki dan 2010, Ljubljana,
177 views
lecture
flag Od razumevanja molekulskih mehanizmov naravne imunosti do zdravljenja
as author at  Dnevi Jožefa Stefana na Institutu "Jožefa Stefana",
248 views
  invited talk
flag Synthetic Biology Achievements And Future Prospects
as author at  3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology (MLSB), Ljubljana 2009,
914 views
interview
flag Sinteza biologija - tekmovanja v ZDA | Synthetic biology competition in the USA
as interviewee at  Sadovi znanja - Izobraževalna TV oddaja | Gains of knowledge - educational TV series,
together with: Jelka Pohar (interviewee), Jernej Kovač (interviewee), Primož Tomaž Sark (interviewer),
137 views