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Poškodba, plastičnost in regeneracija živčevja in mišic (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.03.00  Medical sciences  Neurobiology   

Code Science Field
B640  Biomedical sciences  Neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology 
B740  Biomedical sciences  Pharmacological sciences, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, toxicology 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (27)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  25671  Aleš Alagič  Neurobiology  Junior researcher  2005 
2.  19627  Ksenija Babič Benedik    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
3.  15151  PhD Fajko Bajrović  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  335 
4.  10428  PhD Mara Bresjanac  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  247 
5.  08053  PhD Nevenka Črne-Finderle  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2005  61 
6.  05921  Dušanka Čuček  Neurobiology  Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
7.  21902  Tanja Despotović    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
8.  21621  Mateja Drolec-Novak    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
9.  18324  PhD Gordana Glavan  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  144 
10.  17921  Darinka Javornik    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
11.  25483  PhD Nejc Jelen  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  74 
12.  22360  PhD Uroš Kovačič  Medical sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  196 
13.  17922  Helena Kupšek    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
14.  17923  Vanja Mavrin    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
15.  20342  PhD Nataša Milivojevič  Neurobiology  Junior researcher  2004 - 2005  61 
16.  25432  PhD Nina Mohorko  Public health (occupational safety)  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  164 
17.  27571  PhD Robert Pal  Neurobiology  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008 
18.  17924  Boris Pečenko    Technical associate  2004 - 2005 
19.  07090  PhD Mara Popović  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  306 
20.  18323  PhD Peter Pregelj  Psychiatry  Researcher  2004 - 2008  364 
21.  08010  PhD Samo Ribarič  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  305 
22.  04293  PhD Janez Rozman  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  245 
23.  01086  PhD Dušan Sket  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2005  222 
24.  04412  PhD Janez Sketelj  Neurobiology  Head  2004 - 2008  318 
25.  20766  PhD Miha Trinkaus  Neurobiology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  31 
26.  27569  PhD Tilen Žele  Medical sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  81 
27.  08289  PhD Marko Živin  Neurobiology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  232 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0381  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine  Ljubljana  1627066  46,268 
2.  1326  ITIS, Implantable Technology and Sensors, producing, trading, servicing and researching enterprise, d.o.o. Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5824796000  245 
Significance for science
Most of our research work pertains to basic science and is a contribution to human knowledge in the fields of neurobiology and neurology because we publish our results in distinguished internationa scientific journals. With this, we help that Slovenia is becoming an equal partner in the group of developed countries. We cooperated in the investigation within the 6th Framework Program of the EU in which the tight relationship between the oscilations of cardiac rate, respiratory rate and EEG-delta brain waves were found to be coupled and their decoupling with increasing depth of anaesthesia was incovered. Brain synaptic plasticity was studied in animal models of brain neurodegenerative diseases (like Parkinson's disease), prion diseases and drug addiction, which are all fields od utmost scietific and medical interest. The results obtained in efficient cooperation with international scientific community were presented in high quality journals. Factors influencing collateral sprouting of uninjured axons of the peripheral nerves, which is a surgical method of choice in the most serious nerve injuries, was intensivley studied by members of our group. Research on the plasticity of skeletal muscles related to muscle function is an original contribution to the science of muscle adaptability. We uncovered a new aspect of muscle plasticity, i.e. the plasticity of the components of the neuromuscular junctions, which enables the optimization of the functioning of this synapse to muscle function.
Significance for the country
The results of our research work are nationally important because the represent a way how Slovene scientists are involved in the international scientific achievements in the field of biomedicine, including international scientific cooperation in UE Framework programs and many other forms of international contacts. All this increases the international recognition of Slovenia and strengthens it status of a developed and reliable country. In Slovenia, our research contributes to increase of domestic knowledge, to introduction of new scientific methods and to education of young research workers and scientific upgrading of medical specialists. This forms a sound basis for the development of teaching staff in the field of medicine and high quality education of future physicians. Application oriented reseach in our group yielded an international patent in the field of treatment of drug addiction in cooperation with Lek pharmaceutical company, new technology for simultaneous measurement of brain neurotransmitters in living animals for experimental purposes, and a new device for tremor estimation which is already in use in the Dept. of Neurology in Ljubljana Clinical Center. We also cooperate in successful investigations regarding the detection of protein plaques in the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases making diagnostics in living patients possible.
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