Gričar Simona

Simona Gričar is a doctoral student of Chemical Sciences and a junior researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. She works in the field of bioinorganic chemistry and is dealing with the synthesis and evaluation of inhibitors of metalloenzymes that are causing antimicrobial resistance. During her student years, she was a student researcher at the faculty, synthesizing ruthenium coordination compounds with potential anticancer activity. She gained more research experience at the Institute ˝Jožef Stefan˝ and as an Erasmus+ intern at the Inserm institute in France. After finishing her Master’s degree, she was employed as a researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, studying the role of immunoproteasome in the immune response. She wants to expand her doctoral research project on metalloenzymes to the field of structural biology. During her research visit, sshe will visit Prof. Boštjan Kobe’s research group at The University of Queensland in Australia, which she is very excited about. In her free time, Simona likes to travel, play board games and dance, especially Cuban salsa.