Matija Krunic


College / University

University of Belgrade, School of Biology

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Physiology and Immunology




Lab Experience

Basic laboratory techniques in the field of molecular biology such as PCR, Western blot, gel electrophoresis, DNA and RNA extraction etc..

Projects / Research

19/2012 – 04/2014: Various experiments focusing mainly on the molecular mechanisms responsible for modulation of glucocorticoid receptor expression and function on various pathophysiological states, particularly stress-related disorders such as metabolic syndrome. Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology headed by Prof. Gordana Matic, Department of Biochemistry, University Institute "Sinisa Stankovic" (IBISS), Belgrade, Serbia.

Scholarships / Awards

2014 – 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 – 2014: Scholarship for best students of the Republic of Serbia
2012 – 2014: Scholarship for best students of the city of Belgrade


The possibility to explain complex biological phenomena by interactions of macromolecules, and how it can be used to improve our understanding of the endless complexity of life has always been fascinating for me. I am very interested in immunology with an emphasis on infectious diseases. I am also keen to learn more about the variety of molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in cells and try to comprehend the striking number of those pathways necessary for a normal function of a single cell, tissue, organ, and entire organism. Nevertheless, the program offers insight into many different areas of molecular biology, giving me an opportunity to potentially change my scientific focus. It goes without saying that I am looking forward to gain more lab experience, and learn new and exciting techniques used in scientific research