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Prof. Janko Kos, PhD


Research interests
• Peptidases and peptidase inhibitors
• Antitumor immune response
• Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
• Nanodelivery systems

Research experience and education
2007 – 2019: Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
2007 – 2011: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana
2006 -:Full professor of Biochemistry, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy
2005 -: Head of the Programme group “Pharmaceutical biotechnology: Science for Health”
2004-2006: Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, University of Ljubljana,
2005: Visiting professor: Department of Pharmacology and Pathology, Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen, Denmark,
1996 – 2005: Head of Department of Biochemical Research and Drug Design, Krka, d.d., Pharmaceutical company, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
1993: Postdoctoral fellow: University of Sheffield, UK
1992 – 1996: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1992: Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry at the University of Ljubljana
1987: Ph.D. fellow: Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
1986: Ph. D. fellow: Federal Cardiological Institute, Moscow, Russia
1984 – 1992: Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Awards and Honours
1998 – Award for scientific achievement, International Journal of Oncology, Athens
2000 – Research Award, Community of Novo mesto, Slovenia
2002 – Zois amendment for important scientific achievements, Republic of Slovenia
2009 – Lapanje award for research work, Slovenian Biochemical Society
2009 – The award “The supervisor of the year”, Slovenian Young Researcher Society
2013 – Zois award for outstanding achievements in science in the field of Proteolysis, Republic of Slovenia- the highest scientific award in the Republic of Slovenia
2015 – European Academy of Sciences and Arts – member