Ilija Brizic, PhD
Ilija obtained his double Master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology/Bioindustrial technology at the University of Zagreb and the 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 a guest scientist at Max von Pettenkofer-Institute in Munich and 3 months at Washington University in St. Louis. The focus of his research is the pathogenesis of congenital CMV infection in the brain and the role of NK cells in response to CMV. He published 25 scientific papers, leads three research projects and participates in several other research projects. He received several awards for his scientific work, including the National award for science.