Tamara T Lah
Director, Scientific Councillor
National Institute of Biology
Tamara LahTurnšek has completed her PhD at the age of 32years from University of Ljubljana, did her postdoctoral studies at Wayne State University School of Medicine and.She is the director of National Institute of Biology, leading institute in biology and related disciplines, She is also the Head of national Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology Programme and Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, teaching Tumour Biology at the postgraduate level. She has published about 150 papers in reputed journals and is a recipient of many national and international (EU, ERA net) and inter-regional grants, including the recent Brazil CNPQ grant with the University of Sao Paolo.
Basic research interests of Prof. Tamara Lah Turnšek comprise the role of proteases and their inhibitors in physiological and pathological conditions, in particular in cancer, such as breast and brain tumours, e.g. glioma. Her recent research is focused on the cross–communication between tumour and stromal cells. Among them are the stem cells, originating either from tumours or normal tissue.