Slovenian Congress Ambassadors 2019
1. Prof. Ph.D., Marko Anderluh, M.Sc. Pharm., University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy
2. Monika Ažman, BSc, Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia – Association of Professional Associations of Nurses, Midwives and Health Technicians of Slovenia (Chamber – Union)
3. Prof. Ph.D., Marija Bešter-Rogač, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
4. Andrej Bibič, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
5. Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Alenka Fikfak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture
6. Peter Grk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
7. Prof. Ph.D., Marko Hawlina, M.D. spec. opthalmologist, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Eye Hospital
8. Prof. Ph.D., Sandi Klavžar, University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
9. Prof. Ph.D., Radko Komadina, M.D., President of the Slovenian Medical Association
10. Prof. Ph.D., Janez Kovač, Jožef Štefan Institute / Slovenian Society for Vacuum Technique
11. Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Samo Kropivnik, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
12. Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Aleš Kuhar, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
13. Prof. Ph.D., Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
14. Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, BSc Economy, Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenia – Slovenian Association for Dementia Assistance
15. Prof. Ph.D., Mojca Matičič, M.D. spec. infectologist, University Hospital Center Ljubljana, Clinic for infectious diseases and febrile conditions
16. Prof. Ph.D., Nives Ogrinc, Jožef Štefan Institute
17. Sabina Otoničar, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
18. Ph.D., Rado Pišot, Science and Research Center of Koper
19. Prof. Ph.D., Iztok Podbregar, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
20. Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Anja Podlesek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
21. Prof. Ph.D., Danica Purg, IEDC-Bled Business School
22. Prof. Ph.D., Maja Rupnik, National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH)
23. Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Vasilka Sancin, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law
24. Prof. Ph.D., Nataša Tul-Mandić, Maternity Hospital Postojna
25. Prof. Ph.D., Tatjana Welzer Družovec, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (FERI), Institute of Informatics
Prof. Ph.D., Marko Anderluh is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Ljubljana, with 19 years of experience in teaching and research. In addition to teaching and research work within the function of a higher education teacher, he is currently the Vice Dean for the study area and at the same time the Vice President of the Slovenian Pharmaceutical Society. He is an active member of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). He has led and continues to lead a number of research projects, one of which is the management of prestigious EU projects obtained at the H2020 MSCA-ITN-EJD tender under the title “Multidisciplinary European Joint Doctorate in the Design and Development of Glyco Drugs”.
Prof. Ph.D., Marko Anderluh, M.Sc. Pharm.For the organization of the event: XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry
Monika Ažman graduated as a nurse in 2002. In her, over 30-year long career path, she has worked in the clinical environment in various sites – intensive therapy, haemodialysis, surgery, emergency block and running the polyclinic activities. From 1993 to 2001 she was involved in teaching as a nursing and practical education teacher at the Secondary School of Nursing in Ljubljana. During this period, she became heavily involved in professional rank organization, health and non-violence promotion in nursing. In 2008 she became the Executive Director of the professional Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia. In 2016 she was elected President of the Executive Board of the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia, which she still runs today.
Monika Ažman, BScFor the organization of the event: The 15th Nursing and Midwifery Symposium – Nurses and Midwives – Power for Change
Prof. Ph.D., Marija Bešter-Rogač is a Professor in the field of physical chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Ljubljana, where she also received her doctorate in 1988. She is active in a wide area of electrolyte solutions and is involved in numerous international collaborations; European (COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and bilateral projects. Recently, she has been focusing on the research of ionic liquids in solutions. She has been a guest speaker at numerous foreign universities and international conferences. In 2013/2017 she chaired the Women in Science Commission of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and advocated for a fairer environment for working in science and higher education.
Prof. Ph.D., Marija Bešter-RogačFor the organization of the event: the 32nd Conference of European colloid and interface society
Andrej Bibič, a biology university graduate, began his career as a research associate and later as an assistant intern at the Biology Department of the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana. He continued to work as an Associate in the Phare project “EUROPARC Expertise Exchange” in Germany, which sought to improve the management of protected areas (natural and nature parks, biosphere reserves) and harmonization with nature conservation practices in EU countries in 13 Central and Eastern European countries through the transfer of experience and partnerships. Between 1999 and 2001 he took over the management of DOPPS-Birdlife Slovenia. Since 2001 he has been working at the Ministry of the Environmental and Spatial Planning, where he covers the field of nature protection, in particular strategic planning, legislation drafting and overseeing the preparation and management of projects.
Andrej BibičFor the organization of the event: The 65th Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission
Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Alenka Fikfak has immersed herself in professional and research architectural and urban planning already during her study years and continuously worked within this sphere in cooperation with various Slovenian scientific research project carriers. She is the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Game of creativity – the theory and practice of spatial planning”. The content of her projects is mainly related to spatial and urban planning, with an emphasis on the study of the development of settlement systems, the spatial phenomena of settlements, the values of traditional space and the relationship to the culture of the environment of rural and urban space. Since 2009, she has been the Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana. In 2019, she led a group of students of urban planning and architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, who received 2nd place for their construction together with students from the Tsinghua University (China) at the 2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop.
Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Alenka Fikfak, u.d.i.a.For the organization of the event: Public spaces for local life / A joint event of EU Human Cities and AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures
Peter Grk has acted as Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum since 2015. He has previously held various positions within the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, including foreign policy advisor to the Prime Minister, advisor to the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet, and still serves as the National Coordinator of the Republic of Slovenia for the Western Balkan region. He served abroad at the Embassies of the Republic of Slovenia in Ankara and Copenhagen, served as political coordinator at the United Nations Mission in New York and chaired the EU Civilian Crisis Management Committee during the 2008 Slovenian Presidency of the European Union in Brussels.
Peter GrkFor the organization of the event: Bled Strategic Forum
Prof. Ph.D., Marko Hawlina is an ophthalmologist specialist and Professor of ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana. He is employed at the eye clinic of the University Clinical Centre in Ljubljana, where he directs activities for congenital retinal diseases and neuro-ophthalmology. In his professional career, he has acted as the Head of the Ophthalmology Department, the national coordinator for specialization in ophthalmology and the President of the Association of Slovenian Ophthalmologists. He is the President of the Extended Professional Board of Ophthalmology at the Ministry of Health and the President of the Board of Education and mentor in the Young Ophthalmologists Program of the European Society of Ophthalmology. He is also the head of the eye clinic research group. He is a full member of the Slovenian Medical Academy and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and an honorary member of three national ophthalmic associations. He is also the head of the eye clinic research group and has been a mentor in 12 completed PhDs. He has received many prestigious awards and recognitions for his achievements in teaching.
Prof. Ph.D., Marko Hawlina, M.D. spec. ophthalmologistFor the organization of the event: The 13th Meeting of European Neuroopthalmological Society (EUNOS 2015) and the 53rd Symposium of International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV 2015)
The research area of Prof. Ph.D., Sandi Klavžar is discrete mathematics and its applications in other fields. The main topics of his research are graphical products, metric graph theory, graph invariants, chemical graph theory, Hanoi tower theory, and graph algorithms. He was the head of the Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Education at the University in Maribor, a member of the Senate of the same faculty and a member of the Senate of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University in Maribor. From 2003 until 2007 he was the head of the Mathematics Department at the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics (IMFM) in Ljubljana, and between 2007 and 2010 he was the professional leader at the IMFM. From 2010 to 2012 he was the President of the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia. Since 2011 he has been Vice President of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry. He is the editor of the journals of Discrete Applied Mathematics, Ars Mathematica Contemporanea and Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory and a member of the editorial boards of many other journals. He is also a reviewer for most of the leading journals in discrete mathematics and beyond.
Prof. Ph.D., Sandi KlavžarFor the organization of the event: The 8th Slovenian Conference on Graph Theory and the 11th Meeting of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry
Prof. Ph.D., Radko Komadina, President of the Slovenian Medical Association and President of the Emergency Trauma and Sports Medicine Section of ESTES was nominated as the first Honorary Congress Ambassador of Slovenia in 2019. With his dedication, he helped to increase the recognition of the role and importance of the Slovenian Convention Bureau and its partners within the medical profession, as well as presented the importance of the Slovenian Ambassador Program. Prof. Ph.D., Komadina is also chairman of the local organizing committee of the 22nd ECTES European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, which will attract more than 1.000 participants to Ljubljana in 2021.
Prof. Ph.D., Radko Komadina, M.D.For the organization of the event: The 7th European Trauma Congress
Prof. Ph.D., Janez Kovač is a senior scientific advisor at the Jožef Stefan Institute at the Department of Surface Technology and Optoelectronics. He is also a lecturer at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. He is engaged in studying the surfaces of solid materials and thin films, plasma physics, vacuum science and the development of new analytical methods. Since 2003 he has been the President of the Slovenian Society for Vacuum Technique, which is very active and internationally recognized. The society organizes numerous professional and scientific meetings both in Slovenia and internationally.
Prof. Ph.D., Janez KovačFor the organization of the event: The Joint Vacuum Conference and the European Vacuum Congress
Samo Kropivnik is an associate professor in the field of social science methodology at the University of Ljubljana, employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. He participates in various subjects with methodological, research, analytical and informatics content in several domestic and foreign undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs. His core research area is the creative use of a variety of research approaches, from established multivariate methods to classical qualitative approaches, with an emphasis on methodological aspects. Since 2001 he has been a representative of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) for Slovenia. From late 2008 to 2015, he was the Academic Coordinator of ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques. He is the current Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana for development, quality and international cooperation.
Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Samo KropivnikFor the organization of the event: The Summer school in Methods and Techniques
Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Aleš Kuhar is employed at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, where he is conducting research and teaching in various current fields of economics of the food industry, consumer behaviour in the field of nutrition, new product development and economic modelling. He has participated in numerous international and national research projects, lectures at conferences and seminars, and advised governments, institutions and companies. He is a member of expert panels at the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking and Research Executive Agency of the European Commission. He frequently advises and directs the operations of start-ups in the field of food and agriculture and mentors students of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in entrepreneurial ventures.
Ass. Prof. Ph.D., Aleš KuharFor the organization of the event: The EAAE Congress on Agri-Food and Rural Innovations for Healthier Societies
Prof. Ph.D., Klavdija Kutnar has been employed at the University of Primorska since 2003. In February 2018 she was elected to become an Associate Professor in the field of Mathematics and a Scientific Advisor. Since 2012 she has been the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska. She is the Chair of the Mathematics department of the Andrej Marušič Institute of the University of Primorska (UP IAM) and the Assistant Director of the UP IAM in the field of scientific research. She is researching the algebraic graph theory. Among her scientific and research achievements, her contribution to solving the open problem of the existence of Hamiltonian paths and cycles in point-transitive graphs, as well as results on the structural properties of special families of symmetric graphs, should be highlighted. In March 2019, she was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as the President of the Council of the Republic of Slovenia for Higher Education. In May 2019, she was elected the next Rector of the University of Primorska and has taken over the position at the end of November 2019.
Prof. Ph.D., Klavdija KutnarFor the organization of the event: Graphs, groups, and more: celebrating Brian Alspach`s 80th birthday
Štefanija Lukič Zlobec has been a graduate economist for the last twenty years at the Ministry of Finance at the Office for Budgetary Control and the contact point of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Her husband, Jaša Zlobec, began showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease before turning 50 years old. It was a big blow for her family, but they didn't recognize the disease at that time. When she saw the impact of this disease on the patient (her husband) and those close to him, and on the initiative of her husband's doctor, dr. Aleš Kogoj, a psychiatrist and founder of the Slovenian Alzheimer Association Spominčica, sought information from Alzheimer Europe (AE) and immediately applied for Slovenia's membership. She has been very active in the Slovenian Alzheimer Association Spominčica since the very beginning, helping families of people with dementia. After she was elected Vice President of the Slovenian Alzheimer Association Spominčica in 2012, she was elected President in 2014. Throughout the years, she has worked extremely hard to raise public awareness of dementia. The Slovenian Alzheimer Association Spominčica became a full member of the AE in 2012 and she was elected to the AE Board of Directors in 2014 by the AE Assembly. In 2018, the President of the Republic, Borut Pahor, honoured her with the Order of Merit, which she received for her outstanding donation work with patients with dementia and their relatives within the Slovenian Alzheimer Association Spominčica.
Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, BSc EconomyFor the organization of the event: 25th Alzheimer Europe Conference "Dementia: putting strategies and research into practice"
Prof. Ph.D., Mojca Matičič, M.D. is a specialist in internal medicine and a specialist in infectology and a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. After completing her specialization, she further advanced her studies abroad, among others at the Royal Free Hospital and Middlesex Hospital in London. In her clinical work, she manages the Outpatient Clinic for Viral Hepatitis and the Outpatient Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infections at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Fever Conditions of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. She is the leader of the National Expert Group on Viral Hepatitis and co-author of the National Strategy for Integrated Management of Hepatitis C Virus and National Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis C for Drug Users in Substitution Treatment Programs. The World Health Organization has recognized the Slovenian model for managing hepatitis C as an example of good practice worldwide.
Prof. Ph.D., Mojca Matičič, M.D. spec. infectologistFor the organization of the event: CEE Meeting on Viral Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection
Prof. Ph.D., Nives Ogrinc is an Assistant Head of the Section and Head of the Organic Biogeochemistry Group at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Institute Jožef Stefan. Her work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach where she has been using stable isotopes of light elements in various fields of research for over twenty years, such as understanding processes and mechanisms in the environment, food and nutrition, hydrology, physical and analytical chemistry, metrology, and also engages in the field of social sciences - archaeology. She currently serves as a full professor at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School and is a visiting professor at the University of Parma (Italy). The high profile of her work is recorded not only by the high number of scientific publications and citations but also by numerous collaborations with research groups at Slovenian and foreign universities and institutes. In 2016, she became president of the International Association of Sediment Water Interface and a member of the International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB).
Prof. Ph.D., Nives OgrincFor the organization of the event: 22nd International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry
Sabina Otoničar graduated at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, majoring in Sociology. In 1998, she organized an international summer camp as part of a rural revitalization project. In 2004, she led the Support Office for the organization of the XXIV International Social Network Conference - Sunbelt 2004 in Portorož. Between 2007 and 2015, she, together with the European Association for Political Science (ECPR), chaired the Summer School of Methods and Techniques at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The International Summer School was intended primarily for masters and doctoral students, lecturers and researchers of political, social and other sciences. Within the Summer School, between 250 and 300 participants from European Union, USA, Asia and Africa participated in 22-25 courses in which leading researchers and scientists from European countries and American universities gave lectures on a wide range of qualitative, quantitative and combined methodological approaches to scientific research.
Sabina OtoničarFor the organization of the event: Summer school in Methods and Techniques
Ph.D., Rado Pišot is a full professor of kinesiology and a scientific advisor. From 2003 to 2007 he was the first dean of the newly established Faculty of Education at the University of Primorska; between 2007 and 2011 he was Vice-Rector for Research and Development at the University of Primorska, and from 2013 to 2016 he was Director of the Scientific Center of the University of Primorska (UP ZRS). Since December 2016 he has been the director of an independent public research institute, the Science and Research Center of Koper. He was the founder and chairman of the Institute of Kinesiological Research of the ZRS and between 2004 and 2013 a member of the Scientific Council of the UP ZRS. He initiated the founding of the University of Primorska. In 2013, he was awarded the Bloudek plaque for his scientific research and development work in the field of kinesiology and his important contribution to the development of Slovenian sport. In addition to his research work, he is full professor of kinesiology and is also involved in the educational process at several universities at home and in the world. As an invited lecturer, he has delivered numerous plenary lectures at home and around the world.
Ph.D., Rado PišotFor the organization of the event: Child in Motion - International Scientific Conference
Prof. Ph.D., Iztok Podbregar is currently the Dean at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor. His primary occupation is a pilot of supersonic military aircraft and, among other things, has more than a thousand hours in supersonic flights. He has gained extensive management experience in various positions in the economy and public administration. He is a General of the Slovenian Armed Forces, former Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, a former Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defense; he was national security adviser for PhD Janez Drnovšek when he was Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the President of the Republic of Slovenia. He was also the director of the SOVE and a longtime secretary for the national security of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. He is a member of numerous professional, scientific national and international associations, publishes in renowned domestic and foreign journals, proceedings and monographs, and excels in transferring practical and academic knowledge to young generations in the academic world and beyond.
Prof. Ph.D., Iztok PodbregarFor the organization of the event: 36th International Conference on Organizational Sciences Development (36th International Conference on Organizational Sciences Development)
Assoc.Prof.Ph.D., Anja Podlesek is Associate Professor of Psychological Methodology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She is involved in research in cognitive psychology, visual perception, measurement in psychology and development of psychological tests, and as a methodologist she also participates in research in the field of health psychology, developmental and educational psychology. She is the head of the research program at the Public Agency for Research of the Republic of Slovenia "Cognitive and Neuroscientific Aspects of Cognition" and (co) author over 80 scientific and professional articles and 50 books or book chapters. She chairs the National Committee for European Psychology Certificate - EuroPsy. In 2017, she received a gold plaque, awarded by the University of Ljubljana for outstanding achievements in the development of scientific, pedagogical or artistic creativity and the promotion of the University's reputation.
Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Anja PodlesekFor the organization of the event: Alps Adria Psychology Conference 2018 (the 13th Alps Adria Psychology Conference)
Prof. Ph.D., Danica Purg is the Director and Dean of IEDC - Bled Business Schools and President of CEEMAN, the international management development association, which connects 230 management schools in 54 countries. She is also the director of the European Leadership Center, based at the IEDC - Bled Business School. Her expertise as a lecturer and consultant covers leadership, leadership styles and personal development of managers, with a particular focus on leadership development through inspiration from the arts and other professions. She has received numerous international awards for her outstanding achievements in international business education. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management, an Honorary Doctorate at several international universities and a recipient of two honorary professorial titles. She is also a member of numerous advisory boards at home and abroad, including renowned business schools in South Africa, China and France. She is also known for her work in philanthropy. She is a member of the board of directors of Slovenian Philanthropy and a sponsor of various events and institutions.
Prof. Ph.D., Danica PurgFor the organization of the event: Annual Presidential Forum
Prof. Ph.D., Maja Rupnik is a microbiologist who works scientifically and pedagogically at two institutions. At the Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, she teaches medical students and is head of the Chair of Microbiology, and at the National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food she leads the Department of Microbiological Research. She is the president of the Slovenian Microbiological Society and the recipient of awards for her research work, including the Zois Award in 2014. Although her research work covers a variety of topics, ranging from the gut microbiota to research on microorganisms in food, she is world-renowned for research on Clostridium difficile. In this capacity, in 2004, she organized a small congress of the First International Clostridium difficile Symposium (ICDS) in Kranjska Gora. It was attended by teams of researchers from all over the world who were involved in any sort of work with this bacterium. Research related to this bacterium has become very popular over the years, and the community of researchers and clinicians has grown.
Prof. Ph.D., Maja RupnikFor the organization of the event: International Clostridium difficile Symposium
Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Vasilka Sancin is Professor of International Law and Chair of the Department of International Law and the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She is also a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and, as an arbitrator, a member of the Bureau of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She was also appointed an expert on the OSCE Human Rights Mechanism. In addition to being a member of several international professional associations, she is also the president of the International Law Association for Slovenia, who is a member of the International Law Association and a member of its executive committee, a member of the ACAD Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Member of the European Law Institute and the European Center for Responsibility to Protect. As a visiting professor or guest lecturer at numerous universities and institutions abroad, she is a member of domestic and foreign editorial boards and author or co-author or editor of numerous books and articles in international law.
Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Vasilka SancinFor the organization of the event: Third Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference
Prof. Ph.D., Nataša Tul Mandič was the Head of the Perinatology Clinic at the Gynecological Clinic of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana for 5 years and now she is the head of the Pregnancy Center at the Postojna Hospital for Women's Diseases and Obstetrics. She is a member of a team of Slovenian researchers who were the first in the world to confirm the link between Zika virus and brain damage in an unborn baby. Through detailed genetic and pathological studies of the fetus, they confirmed that the infection of the pregnant woman with the Zika virus, which entered the fetus via the placenta, was responsible for major brain damage. They also managed to obtain a complete genomic record of the virus, which is important for further research. In the 1990s, she was involved in the development of a composite screening test for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities in London. The test, which we call jargon "nuchal brightness and double test", was introduced in Slovenia. Today, about 90% of pregnant women have it, which enables early detection of Down Syndrome.
Prof. Ph.D., Nataša Tul-MandićFor the organization of the event: The Fetal Medicine Foundation World Congress
Prof. Ph.D., Tatjana Welzer is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, University of Maribor. At the Institute of Informatics, she is the head of the Laboratory for Data Technologies. Her research work spans many research fields, from databases, cybersecurity to intercultural communication and research in education. She has participated in numerous national and international research projects. Most international projects have been funded by the European Commission through various Erasmus programs. She has been national coordinator for ELLEIC, PRAXIS, SALEIE, I-ACE and Blended - AIM projects, as well as bilateral international projects with the USA, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Finland and the United Kingdom. He is currently leading a Slovenian research group within the CONCORDIA project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program. Within the mentioned project, the CyberSec4Europe project is also running within the Laboratory for Data Technologies. At the end of 2019, she started research work on two new InSign and CiC projects, coordinated by partners from Germany (In Sign) and the United Kingdom (CiC).