About the Institute
The Institute of Biomedical Sciences was established as the first research unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Maribor. Since its inception in 2005, the group has actively brought together clinical and preclinical experts from home and abroad to develop new therapeutic, diagnostic and other technologies and push the boundaries of research both at the Faculty and in the wider region.
Today, the group’s main focus is on regenerative medicine, both in terms of finding advanced drug delivery systems and patient-friendly solutions for wound care, and in developing in vitro models of tissues and diseases that bring new understanding of pathophysiology and enable the development of new therapies and personalised medicine. Our mission is on finding concrete solutions to pressing clinical problems, where we seek joint solutions in collaborations with clinical and industrial partners. Recently, our work has also extended towards translational medicine, that will lead to concrete benefits for patients.
In order to successfully tackle challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach, the group combines expertise from the fields of (bio)medicine, cell and molecular biology, (patho)physiology, pharmaceutics, as well as materials science and additive technologies. Our work is facilitated by the state-of-the-art research infrastructure available at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor. This includes equipment for preparation, characterisation and design of materials, cell cultures in 2D and 3D environments, as well as a wide range of analytical methods for assessing the growth and development of cell cultures at different scales – from molecules to tissues.
The institute team