Ilija Brizic, PhD
Ilija obtained his double Master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology/Bioindustrial technology at the University of Zagreb and University of Orleans in 2010. Since the same year he has been employed at the Center for Proteomics. In 2016 he defended his PhD thesis in the field of immunology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. He spent 15 months as guest scientist at Max von Pettenkofer-Institute in Munich and 3 months at Washington university in St. Louis. Focus of his research is pathogenesis of congenital CMV infection and viral tropism. He published 16 scientific papers and participates in several research projects. He received several awards for his scientific work, including National award for science.