Mila Ilić


College / University

University of Belgrade

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Western blot, PCR/RT-qPCR, DNA/RNA-isolation, transformation/ cloning, Gateway cloning, transfection (plasmid-DNA/siRNA), agarose gel and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, protein purification, cell culture, creating single and double gene knock-downs using inducible shRNA system, restriction analysis

Projects / Research

06/2016 – 08/2016 Amgen Scholars Program, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Altun group, Project: "Deubiquitinating Enzymes in B-Raf Resistant Melanoma Cell Lines"

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016: Amgen Scholars Program Scholarship, Amgen Foundation
2016 – 2017: Dositeja stipend, Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia
2015 – 2016: Scholarship for exceptionally talented scholars and students, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
2014 – 2015: State Scholarship for University Students, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Cellular tumor biology and infection-related cancer are the topics I find to be most interesting. Having a tumor cell for a model system provides a new perspective that might allow better understanding of all the mechanisms that underlie biological processes. Furthermore, I think it is one of the biggest challenges for contemporary medicine and global health care to bridge the gap between fundamental research and clinical practice. During my stay in Göttingen, I would like to narrow my interests and get familiar with many different approaches and techniques.