Ivana Gadjanski

Research Fellow and Senior Scientific Consultant at Institute BioSense, University of Novi Sad

Dr Ivana Gadjanski is a Research Fellow/Senior Scientific Consultant at Institute BioSense, University of Novi Sad; She obtained PhD in Biology from Germany (Georg August University and Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen), was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Columbia University (Gordana Vunjak Novakovic’s Lab for Stem cells and Tissue engineering), TED Fellow (2012) and Young Scientist at World Economic Forum (2014-2015). Ivana is the founder and president of Fab Initiative – NGO working on establishing fab labs in Serbia and promoting digital fabrication for uses in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). Fab Initiative organized as the main organizer 3 international conferences FABelgrade (2016 and 2018) and FABNoviSadPilot (2018) under auspices of the US embassy in Serbia and implemented a project Fab Lab Petnica in collaboration with Petnica Research Center, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Serbia. Ivana is implementing digital fabrication in bioengineering and is moving into cellular agriculture field – developing solutions for cultured meat – she recently became one of 14 grantees of the Good Food Institute. Ivana was a co-founder and Senior Scientific Officer at Pubsonic startup (2012-2014). Dr Gadjanski published more than 50 research and review papers in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences and one book chapter, has h-index 12 and serves as reviewer and guest editor at several top journals in her field. Coordinator of H2020 WIDESPREAD Twinning DRAGON project 810755.