Can we utilize new technologies in healthcare and medical treatments? Can we enhance our existing drugs with new knowledge? Is a cure for cancer just around the corner? In the Science Arena, teams will try to solve tasks in field of smart medicine technologies.
In the Science Arena, students will solve project assignments in different branches of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Biophysics. The aim is to solve an exercise in the most efficient, realistic and a budget-friendly way.
The project assignment consists of three related stages. The competition will be organized in three days each of which represents one competition stage. Teams will be given an assignment in the morning, deal with it during the day and present their solutions to supervisors in the afternoon. Team solutions are graded and ranked each day. The best teams will qualify for and compete in the finals in the fourth day of the competition when they will present their solutions to a panel of judges who will announce the winner of the Science Arena.
Who might compete in the Arena
Full time students studying in the field of Natural Sciences and the related subfields of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Biophysics (recommended but not limited to) can compete in the Science Arena.
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Gabriela BegićMentor Team Lead, UNIRI
Glorija MedakMentor Team Member, PMF Zagreb
Pegi PavletićMentor Team Member, UNIRI
Edi TopićMentor Team Member, Pliva
Ana BuraMentor Team Member, UNIRI
Matea RobMentor Team Member, UNIRI
Nicholas J. Bradshaw
I am a British-born cellular neuroscientist, trained in Edinburgh and Düsseldorf. I arrived in Croatia a year ago as an assistant professor (docent) at the University of Rijeka, and am now establishing a laboratory there. My research is focused on identifying and understanding proteins involved in the development of chronic mental illnesses, particularly schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.
Born in Argentina, raised in Puerto Rico, I decided to follow my heart and roots and returned to Croatia where I graduated in molecular biology. I currently work as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. My conduct research in the field of molecular-based behavior.
Matija Subašić-Maras is a CEO of Human Resources at Croatia osiguranje d.o.o. She has built her successful career in the field of human resources management in pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Pliva where she was involved in research and development of new drugs. She graduated in psychology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.