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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - SYSTHER

Miomir Knezevic


Asst. prof. Miomir Knezevic, Ph.D.


Slovenian Project Coordinator, Leader Work Package 0

Contact: miomir.knezevic[at]nib.si

National Institute of Biology
Vecna pot 111
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

+386 1 241 29 70
+386 1 241 29 80
Miomir Knezevic 

 

 

Curriculum vitae

 

Miomir Knezevic was born on the 3rd of August 1958 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His career started as a teacher in secondary schools and continued as a researcher and CEO in small biotechnology companies in Slovenia and Austria. Miomir is biologist and he got his PhD in biotechnology at the University of Ljubljana in the year 1994. At the Institute of Applied Microbiology in Vienna he specialised in Biotechnology, especially animal cell technology, cell therapies and tissue engineering. Besides his professional interests, he has a lot of practical experience in SME founding and managing. During his more-than-20-year professional career he worked on different institutes in Slovenia, Austria and Belgium. Miomir is a co-founder of several biotech companies, with participation of Venture capital. Miomir is habilitated as an Assistant Professor in University of Ljubljana. He worked as a national expert on detachment in the unit for Applied Genomics and Biotechnology for Health, in the directorate Health, DG Research, European Commission, Brussels. Currently, he has a position at the Blood Transfusion Centre in Ljubljana as the Head of the Unit for Collection and Processing of Haematopoietic Stem Cells.  He collaborates as Assistant Director for Technology Transfer with the National Institute of Biology. Miomir is a member of the Investment board of the Venture Capital fund “ Prvi Kapital” in Ljubljana, an advisor in the Technology Park Ljubljana and a member of scientific advisory boards of several Biotech companies and research projects.

 

Working experience

 


2007 APRIL-

 

Name of employer:

National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Administrative and Tech.support

Occupation/position held:

Assistant director

Main activities/responsibilities:

Technology transfer, SYSTHER project coordinator

2006 JANUARY-



Name of employer:

Blood Transfusion Centre, Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Head of the Unit for Collection and preservation of human stem cells

Occupation/position held:

Head of the Unit

Main activities/responsibilities:

Leading project  groups on the field of cell therapy – design of the project, mentorship, cGMP and GCP.

2004 JANUARY- 2005 DECEMBER



Name of employer:

European Commission, DG RTD, Directorate F-Health, Brussels

Type of business/sector:

Applied genomics and Biotechnology for Health

Occupation/position held:

National expert on detachment

Main activities/responsibilities:

Following research projects cofinanced by EU, collaboration with interst groups (e.g. SME)

2003 JUNE-



Name of employer:

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty

Type of business/sector:

Graduate and post-graduate education

Occupation/position held:

Assistant professor

Main activities/responsibilities:

Teaching Cell technology related subjects, mentorship of  diploma and PhD theses

2003 SEPTEMBER-



Name of employer:

Blood Transfusion Centre, Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Research on Tissue engineering and cell therapy

Occupation/position held:

Researcher

Main activities/responsibilities:

Leading project groups on the field of cell therapy – design of the project, mentorship, cGMP and GCP.

2003 MARCH - 2003 AUGUST



Name of employer:

Educell Ltd., Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Research on Tissue engineering and cell therapy, advisor to the management

Occupation/position held:

Researcher, consultant

Main activities/responsibilities:

Leading project  groups on the field of cell therapy – designing of projects, cGMP and GCP.

2002 JUNE - 2003 DDECEMBER



Name of employer:

Educell GmbH, Krems (Austria)

Type of business/sector:

Tissue engineering, biopharmaceutical company

Occupation/position held:

FF managing director

Main activities/responsibilities:

Leading small biotechnological company, preparation of business plans, negotiations, dealing with difficult situations

2001 AUGUST - 2003 APRIL


Name of employer:

Transcell Ltd., Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Research and Clinical trials Phase I/II on cell therapy approach for solid tumour treatment, development of novel therapeutical approaches

Occupation/position held:

General manager

Main activities/responsibilities:

Leading project  groups on the field of cell therapy – designing of projects, cGMP and GCP.

1997 AUGUST - 2001 JULY



Name of employer:

Educell Ltd., Ljubljana

Type of business/sector:

Research on Tissue engineering and cell therapy, Research and Clinical trials Phase I/II on cell therapy approach for solid tumour treatment, development of novel therapeutical approaches

Occupation/position held:

General manager

Main activities/responsibilities:

Preparation of business plan, preparation of two rounds of Venture capital investment, Leading project groups on the field of cell therapy – designing of projects, cGMP and GCP, collaboration and leading of international teams