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Acad. prof. Tatjana Avšič - Županc, BSc (Biol), PhD

Specialist in Medical Microbiology

Appointments

Head of the Laboratory for Diagnostics of Zoonoses and WHO Centre

Member of the Management Board of the Institute

Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute

Associate Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Teaching

University Teacher, Member of the Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

Research

Principal Investigator of the Project: Interactions between the host and the parasite

Bibliography

Brief C.V.

Prof. Tatjana Avšič-Županc is a virologist. She is the Head of the Laboratory for diagnosis of Zoonoses at the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has more than 30 years of experience in the clinical diagnostics and research of zoonotic vector-borne diseases, mainly arboviruses and viral haemorrhagic fevers represented in more than 180 publications. Her laboratory has the role of reference centre at the national and international level, for Hantaviruses, TBE and CCHF viruses and has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Prof. Avšič-Županc and her colleagues conduct research on genetic variability and pathogenesis of vector-borne pathogens with the relation to their host-vector-man relationship. Prof. Avšič-Županc is a full professor of Medical Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana and the head of research activity at the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology. She is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art and over the past 20 years she has been a principal investigator on numerous national and international research projects.

Selected References

Avšič-Županc T, Xiao S-Y, Stojanović R, Gligić A, van der Groen G, LeDuc JW. Characterization of Dobrava Virus: a Hantavirus from Slovenia. J Med Virol 1992; 38:132-7.

Avšič-Županc T, Toney A, Anderson K, Chu Y-K, Schmaljohn CS. Genetic and antigenic properties of Dobrava virus: a unique member of the Hantavirus genus, family Bunyaviridae. J Gen Virol 1995; 76 : 2801-8.

Avšič-Županc T, Nemirov K, Petrovec M, Trilar T, Poljak M, Vaheri A, Plyusnin A. Genetic analysis of wild-type Dobrava hantavirus in Slovenia: co-existance of two distinct genetic lineages within the same natural focus. J Gen Virol 2000; 81(7): 1747-55.

Mlakar J, Korva M, Tul N, Popović M, Poljšak-Prijatelj M, Mraz J, Kolenc M, Resman Rus K, Vesnaver Vipotnik T, Fabjan Vodušek V, Vizjak A, Pižem J, Petrovec M, Avšič Županc T. Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly. N Engl J Med 2016 feb 10: [Epub ahead of print]

CONTACT

E: tatjana.avsic@mf.uni-lj.si

T: +386 1 543 74 50

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