Dr. Zeljko Prijovic, ERA Chair holder


email: prijovic@upatras.gr

Personal details
Date of Birth: 2nd December 1963
Place of Birth: Priboj, SFR Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
Citizenship: Serbian
Marital Status: Married, wife Marina, sons Milan (12) and Dusan (10)

ADDRESS:

Institute of Nuclear Sciences “VINCA”
Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics 020/2
P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia

telephone: +381 11 80 65 828
fax: +381 11 80 65 829

EDUCATION:

1992 – 1998 PhD Studies Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The title: “The Metabolism of Glucuronides Regarding Cancer Initiation, Prevention and Therapy”

1988 – 1992 Magisterium Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The title: “Investigation of the Kinetics of β-Glucuronidase in Sera of Diabetics”

1983 – 1988 Graduate Studies Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry Division,
Faculty of Science, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The title: “The Method for Determination of Activity and Kinetic Parameters of β-glucuronidase in Human Sera”

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Research:

2013 – 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
(Senior Scientist) Department of Biomedical Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Patras, Rio, Greece
2011 – 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow (Senior Scientist) Department of Physiology Faculty of Medicine, University of Patras, Rio, Greece

2006 – 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow (Senior Scientist) Institute of Biomedical Sciences Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2005 – 2006 Assistant Research Fellow ICTM – Centre for Chemistry University of Belgrade, Serbia

2002 – 2004 Distinguished postdoctoral fellow Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

1998 – 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow Institute of Biomedical Sciences Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

1991 – 1998 Research Assistant ICTM, Center for Chemistry University of Belgrade

Teaching:

2001 – 2002 Lecturing
“Enzymology I”, course for 3rd year of graduate studies, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

1996 – 1996 Demonstrating “Computers in Chemistry”, course for 4th year of graduate studies, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

1992 – 1993 Demonstrating “Enzymology I”, course for graduate studies, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
PRIZES: Innocentive-Genmab challenge: “Pioneering application for DuoBody Technology”, Feb. 2014

PATENTS:

Zeljko M. Prijovic, Yu-lin Leu, Steve Roffler:” The tumor-selective anti-cancer prodrug BQC-G”, US Patent application No. US20130012467 A1, Taiwan application No. 12A-981008.

Steve Roffler, Chia-Hung Wu, Wolfgang Schechinger, Kai-Chuan Chen, Zeljko M. Prijovic: “Human beta-glucuronidase mutants with elevated enzymatic activity under physiological conditions and method for identifying such” , US Patent No. US 8491891 B2, Jul.23 2013.