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Abida Zahirović, PhD

Postdoctoral research assistant

Research interests
• Lactic acid bacteria as delivery systems for biologically active proteins and peptides
• Genetic engineering of lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis
• Use of mimotopes – short peptides mimics of allergen epitopes in immunotherapy of allergic diseases

Research experience and education
2019 – : Research assistant, Department of Biotechnology, “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 – 2020: PhD student, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006 – 2011: Master of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Awards and fellowships
• 2019: Best research achievements of University of Ljubljana in 2019
• 2019: Dean´s Award of Faculty of Pharmacy University of Ljubljana
• 2018: Travel grant for the WISC conference, Firence, Itally
• 2018: Scholarship for the EAACI Congress and Prize for the best poster presentation, Munich, Germany
• 2018: Bursary award for the 43rd FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic,