Predrag Kalajdzic, PhD, Research Officer
Predrag received a PhD degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of Crete in Greece, where he studied insecticide resistance molecular mechanisms using transposon (Minos) based tools for genome insertional mutagenesis. Following his PhD, he worked at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) before moving to Germany in 2013 for postdoctoral studies. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (Ploen), he started utilizing state of the art CRISPR/Cas technique for genome editing of mammalian cell lines. In 2015, Predrag moved to the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, where he worked on genetic modification of insects for pest control strategy (specifically focusing on Drosophila suzukii and Aedes aegypti), continuing to utilize cutting-edge genome engineering technologies. Starting March 2017, Predrag joined CMRI’s Vector and Genome Engineering Facility (VGEF).