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Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in BIOMEDICINE
Programme council and field co-ordinators

The Programme Council consists of members of each faculty and research institute. Representatives are proposed by the faculty senates and confirmed by University Senate for a period of four years. The Council is chaired by the chairman, who has a deputy. The president’s mandate is four years and can be repeated. The seat of the Programme Council is at the University of Ljubljana.

Members of programme council are:

  • prof. dr. Nataša Poklar Ulrih, UL BF
  • prof. dr. Borut Božič, UL FFA
  • prof. dr. Lucija Peterlin Mašič, UL FFA
  • izr. prof. dr. Marko Dolinar, UL FKKT
  • prof. dr. Igor Švab, UL MF
  • prof. dr. Ana Plemenitaš, UL MF
  • prof. dr. Robert Frangež, UL VF
  • prof. dr. Milka Vrecl Fazarinc, UL VF
  • prof. dr. Marina Dermastia, NIB
  • prof. dr. Roman Jerala, KI
  • prof. dr. Uroš Petrovič, IJS
  • David Lukanović, student


Programme Council’s responsibilities are:

  • Review of applications, selection of candidates,
  • Notification of responsible faculty as to the names of selected candidates.
  • Reports on study programme implementation.
  • Coordination of procedures for introduction of new courses and changes in the existing programme.
  • Analysis of efficiency in meeting the planned study programme goals.
  • Decision-making with regard to individual candidate applications and questions concerning the doctoral programme.
  • Facilitation of co-operation among lecturers.
  • Decision-making on expert issues.
  • Confirmation of Rules and Regulations concerning financial management of the programme.

Basic Medicine:
Prof Dr Rok ROMIH, phone: +386 1 543-76-84
Deputy: Prof Dr Tadej BATTELINO, phone: +386 1 522-92-26

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology:
Prof Dr Ana PLEMENITAŠ, phone: +386 1 543-76-71
Deputy: Prof Dr Vita DOLŽAN, phone: +386 1 543-76-70

Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Biomedicine:
Prof Dr Janja MARC, phone: +386 1 476-96-00
Deputy: Prof Dr Darko ČERNE, phone: +386 1 476-96-44

Clinical Medicine:
Prof Dr Žarko FINDERLE, phone: +386 1 543-75-12
Deputy: Prof Dr. Matej PODBREGAR, phone: +386 3 423-31-24 in +386 3 423 34-15

Prof Dr Simon HORVAT, phone: +386 1 320-39-17
Deputy: Prof Dr Jernej JAKŠE, phone: +386 1 320-32-80

Prof Dr Gorazd AVGUŠTIN, tel.: 01 721-78-27
Prof Dr Mario POLJAK, tel.: 01 543-74-53

Prof Dr Marko ŽIVIN, tel.: 01 543-70-58
Deputy: Asst Prof Blaž KORITNIK, tel.: 01 552-15-01

Prof Dr Mirjana GAŠPERLIN, tel.: 01 476-96-34
Deputy: Assoc Prof Dr Tomaž VOVK, tel: 01 476-95-50

Public Health:
Prof Dr Lijana ZALETEL KRAGELJ, tel.: 01 543 -75 -42
Deputy: Prof Dr Marija PETEK ŠTER


Prof Dr Marija SOLLNER DOLENC, phone: +386 1 476-95-72
Deputy: Prof Dr Damjana DROBNE, phone: +386 1 320-33-75

Veterinary Medicine:
Prof Dr Robert FRANGEŽ, phone: +386 1 477-91-31
Deputy: Prof Dr Milka VRECL FAZARINC, phone: +386 1 477-91-18

Module co-ordinators have the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitation of regular study process. On-time schedule preparation.
  • Coordination of work among students, mentors and lecturers.
  • On-time replacement of absent lecturers (in cooperation with relevant participating institutions).
  • Responsibility for improvement and updating of scientific field courses in agreement with the Programme Council (in the process, co-ordinators play an advisory role).
  • Approves candidate`s selection of courses.
  • Colaborates in preparation of year reports of implementation of the programme.