Assist. Prof., Scientific Counselor Mojca Pavlin, PhD


Group for nano and biotechnological applications is a interdisciplinary research group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Ljubljana and Institute of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. The group includes physicists, biologists and biochemists as well as several undergraduate and graduate students from different areas of life sciences and technology. Collaboration with complementary research groups in Slovenia and abroad enables translation of the research results into clinical and industrial setting.
Currently we focus on:
  1. Evaluation of nanotoxicity and in immunotoxicity of nanoparticles  in relation to physico-chemical properties and protein corona. We focus on the NPs protein corona analysis and signaling related to inflammation and cancerogenesis in cell lines and PBMC cells, the outlook on nanotechnology and nano safety,
  2. Research of metabolic pathways of cancer and immune cells in relation to cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Metabolic reprogramming is now considered to be one of the central features of immune cells, providing unique opportunities for new biomarkers and strategies for improved immunotherapies. We investigate metabolic alterations in immune cells in relation to cancer https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35267651, diabetes and other diseases https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1157702/full