asist. dr. Klemen Španinger M. Pharm
CEO and founder of DiaGenomi Ltd
Klemen Španinger graduated in 2006 at the Faculty of pharmacy University of Ljubljana and received his PhD in 2011 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. He received Prešernova award for graduation thesis on the field of molecular biochemistry. He began working as young researcher at the Center for Functional Genomics and Biochips, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine on the field of erythropoietin and quantitative PCR. His research involves the studies of the effect of erythropoietin on the development of breast cancer and its neuroprotective properties. Part of his research on the field of erythropoietin was done in laboratory of Arthur J Sytkowski at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He was also trained in Agence Francaise de lutte contre le dopage (AFLD) on the field of erythropoietin detection methods. He received a stipend of World federation of scientist as a part of fighting planetary changes. He is also involved in laboratory courses in Biochemistry II for medical students at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana.
asist. dr. Rok Košir B.A. Biology
CTO and co-founder of DiaGenomi Ltd
Rok Košir received his B.A. in biology in 2007 at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana and in 2011 his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. In 2007 he began his work at the Center for Functional Genomics and Biochips as a young researcher receiving a young researcher scholarship from the Slovenian Research Agency. His research is focused on measurements of gene expression levels using microarrays and quantitative PCR as well as problems with normalization of qPCR data in the field of circadian biology, cholesterol biosynthesis, metabolism and cancer. He attended several courses and workshops among which are also the joint EMBL/Affymetrix workshop on whole transcript microarrays, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany (2009) and qPCR Biostatistics & Expression Profiling- Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan, Germany. Besides his research work he is also involved in laboratory courses in Biochemistry I for medical students at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana and was appointed as a work mentor for three B.A. from the Biotechnical Faculty and the Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical Technology University of Ljubljana.