Marko Novinec, PhD (PI). Marko obtained his diploma at UL FCCT in 2004. He did his PhD research at the Jozef Stefan Institute and obtained his PhD degree in Biomedicine at UL Medical Faculty in 2008. He was a postdoc in the lab of Antonio Baici at the University of Zurich (2009-10) and then returned to UL FCCT. He obtained his assistant professorship in 2013 and associate professorship in 2018. He is a member of program group P1-0140 Proteolysis and its regulation (Slovenian Research Agency).

Links: CV ORCID ResearchGate LinkedIn

Tjaša Goričan (PhD student). Tjaša obtained her bachelor degree in 2013 at UL FCCT and her masters’ degree in 2016 at the same faculty. In the same year she obtained a young researcher grant (via program group P1-0140 Proteolysis and its regulation) and enrolled in the PhD program at UL FCCT. She is working on novel allosteric effectors of cathepsins K and S.

Links: ResearchGate

Ana Obaha (researcher). Ana joined the group as a bachelor student of Biochemistry in 2018. She obtained her bachelor degree in 2019 and afterwards her masters’ degree in Biochemistry in 2021. She is now aiming to produce oligomeric variants of monomeric cysteine peptidases.

Milena Stojkovska (researcher). Milena obtained her bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (North Macedonia) in 2017. She joined the group as a masters’ student of Biochemistry in 2018 and obtained her masters’ degree in 2021. Her current goal is to engineer cooperativity into DPPI.


Jaka Kos – since 2017
Primož Bembič – since 2017
Nives Ražnjević – since 2018
Milica Janković – since 2020
Liza Ulčakar – since 2021 (bachelor student 2019-20)
Nika Mikulič Vernik – since 2021 (bachelor student 2019-20)


Sonja Gabrijelčič – since 2019
Nastja Feguš – since 2020
Nina Varda – since 2020


Dr. Mateja Rebernik – PhD Student 2012-19
Blaž Lebar – MSc student 2017-20
Ana Cirnski – MSc student 2016-19
Urban Hribar – BSc student 2018-19
Tina Turel – BSc student 2018-19
Vanna Imširović – MSc student 2016-18

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