Head of the Institute
University of Ljubljana
Professional experience: 1989 employed at Veterinary Faculty Ljubljana, Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology; 2004 Assist. Prof. in the field of microbiology and epizootiology; 2009 Senior Research Fellow in the field of microbiology and immunology; 2014 Research Counsellor in the field of microbiology and immunology; 2016 DipECVM (European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology).Mentor for five and co-mentor for three completed PhD dissertations. He has published more than 90 original scientific papers. He is a member of the editorial board and a reviewer for several international scientific journals and a member of the European Society of Mycobacteriology (chairman of the 31st ESM congress), International Association for Paratuberculosis, International Society for Infectious Diseases and Slovenian Microbiological Society (past president). A board member of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology.
He is engaged in development and implementation of the methods for diagnostics of zoonoses. He is also a leader of several scientific projects and a principal investigator one of the main research groups at the Veterinary Faculty.