Vanda Juranic Lisnic, PhD
Vanda obtained her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb in 2006. In 2013 she defended her PhD thesis in the field of immunology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. During her PhD she performed detailed transcriptomic analysis of murine cytomegalovirus by combining classical cDNA library analysis with next generation sequencing. She has published 8 scientific papers in excellent journals and 2 book chapters and has presented her work in numerous international scientific congresses. For her work, Vanda received multiple awards, including the Award for the best young scientist in biomedical field in 2013 awarded by University of Rijeka Science Foundation and “Patricia Shaffer Award” for the best young speaker at International Herpesvirus Workshop in Kobe 2014. Vanda is also quite active in science popularization: she has translated “Get inside your immune system” web exhibition, participated in Researchers’ Night in 2013, co-organized “Science after dark” event in 2014 and runs internet forum that offers support and scientifically relevant health information to cancer patients.