Maša Ždralević, winner of the annual University of Montenegro Award

"She deservedly received the annual Award for outstanding contribution to scientific research work and the international reputation of the University, in the year behind us," said the UCG

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Božović and Ždralević, Photo: University of Montenegro
Božović and Ždralević, Photo: University of Montenegro
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Maša Ždralević is the winner of the annual University of Montenegro (UCG) Award.

UCG announced that she is a prominent member of the scientific staff of the Institute for Advanced Studies of UCG.

"She deservedly received the annual Award for outstanding contribution to scientific research work and the international reputation of the University, in the year behind us. The award was presented to her by the rector of UCG, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Božović, at the solemn session of the Senate of UCG, in the presence of colleagues and prominent members of the academic community." blow in the statement.

According to them, in 2023, Ždralević published four scientific papers in renowned international journals, of which the study of selected microRNAs in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients in Montenegro stands out, in which Ždralević is the first author.

"As well as a pharmacogenetic study in which the correlation of specific polymorphisms with an increased risk of side effects at the muscle level in patients on atorvastatin therapy was shown, and which was published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports (Nature portfolio). Dr. Ždralević's research results were also presented and at several international scientific conferences," they explained.

As they said, when it comes to project activity in 2023, Ždralević was engaged as an active researcher on three international projects, two COST and one Erasmus+ CBHE. In both COST projects, Ždralević is, as they say, also a member of the management board.

"Within the COST TRANSLACORE COST TRANSLACORE project (www.translacore.eu), as a grant winner, she realized a short-term scientific mobility at the Center for Genome and Biomedicine in Izmir, Turkey, where she actively participated in research that contributed to the understanding of the integrity of biological samples and the functioning of cancer biobank", they stated.

She distinguished herself as a member of the Program Committee for Health at the European Commission, where as a national representative she actively participated in the adoption of program acts for the field of health, making a significant contribution in cooperation with relevant actors at the national level.

"In addition, Dr. Maša Ždralević actively participated as a guest editor and reviewer in leading scientific journals, additionally contributing to the spread of scientific knowledge and the exchange of ideas in her field," they added.

As part of his engagement at the Center for Scientific Research of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCG Ždralević, as they say, he continuously works to improve the scientific research infrastructure, "so the Center today has three fully equipped and functional laboratories - a laboratory for molecular medicine, a laboratory for cell cultures and a laboratory for spectrophotometry and polarography. In April 2023, Dr. Ždralević was appointed Head of the Laboratory of the Center for Scientific Research of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCG."

They pointed out that her academic path is full of achievements and exceptional engagement both at the national and international level.

"With a completed doctorate at the University of Salento, Italy, and rich experience in research institutions across Europe, Dr. Maša Ždralević, and since she graduated and mastered at the Faculty of Science (Biology program), represents a true inspiration for future generations of scientists and researchers in Montenegro and beyond," they concluded.

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