A/ We organized the international scientific conference "Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology" (MolMed 2012), from 27 - 29 June 2012 in Ljubljana (http://ibk.mf.uni-lj.si/molmed2012/defaulteng.html?newlang=eng). Opening lecturer of the conference (EMBO Lecture) was Nobel laureate Sir Richard J. Roberts, and distinguished lecturers from foreign countries and Slovenia presented novel trends in the field of biomedicine. In the auditorium there were over 200 participants from different countries. B/ CASyM workshop/ tutorial " Systems Medicine of Multifactorial Disorders " was held jointly with the 8th CFGBC Symposium in Ljubljana, from 12 - 15 June 2013, at the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. The meeting represented the educational event of the FW7 project CASyM (Coordinated Actions Systems Medicine Europe), supported also by the European Infrastructure Program ISBE (Infrastructure Systems Biology Europe) and ELIXIR (European Life Sciences Infrastructure). The event lasted three days and a half, and was composed by two workshops, " From Omics to Understanding the Model Biological Systems " and " Systems of Medicine Multifactorial Disorders " (95 participants, a day and a half), and a two-day practical course "System Medicine of Multifactorial Disorders", with 13 students. We have also included a section where ESFRI infrastructure programs ISBE and ELIXIR were presented. We have organized a round table on education in the field of systems medicine in Europe and in the United States. On the practical course, the students learned about various mathematical and informatic approaches to tackle important medical problems. Workshop and course were evaluated with ECTS, and SILM and CME credits that have been awarded for the first time in Europe in the field of systems of medicine.
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DiaGenomi Ltd. is a young high-tech start-up company that was founded by two young researchers (dr. Klemen Španinger in dr. Rok Košir), both being the programme P1-0104 (MCMB MF) members, who after completing their theses became employed in the company. The company received the following awards in 2011: - Best business plan 2011 - Technology park Ljubljana. - Best business plan 2011 - Start-up Slovenia. - Best Start-up company 2011 - Start-up Slovenia. - Runners up - Podjetna Primorska 2011. - Finalists of UL Rector's award 2011. - Finalists UNICA Entrepreneurship competition 2011. - Participants of the 6th Slovenian forum of Innovations. The company has repeatedly appeared in different forms of media (print, radio, Internet and television). Dr. Klemen Španinger was also an individual winner (beside Véronique Bos, NL) of the 1st Regional Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) Alpe Adria, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 – 31 May 2011: http://www.lek.si/si/o-nas/mediji/sporocila-za-javnost/665/ [proposer: R. Komel].
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A college text-book was on 10 October 2012 awared bronze medal in the category 'college text-books' at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany [Best European School Book Competition: BESA Awards 2012; Frankfurter Buchmesse & EEPG (The European Educational Publishers Group) & IARTEM (International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media)]. The book is covering all required contents, enriched with relevant illustrations from the everyday life and with links to the real world, in order to falicitate understanding of the abstract concepts and terms. It has two graphically separated parts, Cell Biology and Genetics. The last two pages of each book chapter are shaped as extra folders in which on the left side one can find summarized "Key comprehensions of the chapter", and on the right side a column "Use your knowledge". At the end there is a dictionary with explanations of the key concepts/terms present throughout the text-book, as well as answers to questions from individual chapters.
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Medical Centre for Molecular Biology MF (MCMB), a member of the programme group, co-organized the joint International Congress “Otočec 2009” (Slovenian Biochemical Society & Genetics Society of Slovenia), September 20–23, 2009, Otočec, Slovenia. http://ibk.mf.uni-lj.si/otocec2009 (R. Komel, SBS president of the Organizing Committe; D. Rozman, SBS president of the Scientific Committee; A. Videtič, secretary). The meeting hosted over 320 participants from 12 countries.
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In the period 2009 - 2014 we published nine international patents: 01. KUNSTELJ Menči, MENART Viktor†, AMBROŽIČ Gabriela, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka: Selenium-containing water-soluble polymers and their conjugates : EP2244739 (B1) - 2012-08-29. [Geneva]: European Patent Office, 2012. 31 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 1518684] 02. PODOBNIK Barbara, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka, MENART Viktor†: Surfactant-free stable pharmaceutical composition comprising granulocyte-colony stimulating factor : US8580246 (B2) - 2013-11-12. Alexandria: Unites States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013. 15 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 3398426] 03. KUNSTELJ Menči, MENART Viktor†, AMBROŽIČ Gabriela, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka: Selenium-containing water-soluble polymers and their conjugates : EP2244739 (B1) - 2012-08-29. [Geneva]: European Patent Office, 2012. 31 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 1518684] 04. NOVAK ŠTAGOJ Mateja, COMINO Aleksandra†, KOMEL Radovan: Highly productive recombinant yeast strains with modified galactose-regulated transcription = Hochproduktive rekombinante hefestämme mit modifizierter galactose-regulierter transkription = Souches de levure de recombinaison a fort rendement et a modification de la transcription regulee par la galactose : EP 1 880 009 B1, Bulletin 2011/24. Munich: European Patent Office, 2011. 14 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 28682713] 05. MENART Viktor†, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka, PODOBNIK Barbara: Pharmaceutical composition comprising an active principal and sulphobetaine: US2007184019 (A1), 2007-08-09. [Alexandria]: United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011. 10 pp., [COBISS.SI-ID 1490268] 06. MENART Viktor†, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka, JEVŠEVAR Simona: Process for the production of increased amounts of correctly folded heterologous protein in inclusion bodies : EP1527188 (B1) - 2010-01-27. [S.l.]: European Patent Office, 2010. 27 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 3015194] 07. RODE Breda, ROZMAN Damjana, FON TACER Klementina, KOCJAN Darko: Novel derivates of pyridylethanol (phenylethyl) amines as inhibitors of cholesterol biosynthesis, processes for their preparation, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them : patent : US 7560474 (B2), 2009-07-14. Alexandria: United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009. 21 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 21470425] 08. GABERC-POREKAR Vladka, MENART Viktor†: Process for the purification and/or isolation of biologically active granulocyte colony stimulating factor: European patent no. EP1458757 B1, date of publication 18 February 2009: also published as US2005159589, SI21102, CN1606568, CA2469984, AU2002366275. [S. l.]: European Patent Office, 2009. 27 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 4156698] 09. PODOBNIK Barbara, GABERC-POREKAR Vladka, MENART Viktor†: Stable pharmaceutical composition comprising granulocyte-colony stimulating factor : US 7585496 (B2), 2009-09-08. Alexandria: Unites States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009. 15 pp. [COBISS.SI-ID 3398426]
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