Slovenian Scientists Prof. Dr. Marko Hawlina and Prof. Dr. Janko Kos Became Members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
New members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Prof. Dr. Marko Hawlina and Prof. Dr. Janko Kos became new Slovenian representatives in the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The head of the Ophthalmic Diagnostic Department in the UKC Ljubljana Eye Clinic, the Chair of the Ophthalmology Department of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Marko Hawlina and Prof. Dr. Janko Kos from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana became the new Slovenian members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
In 1995, Marko Hawlina defended his doctoral thesis at the United Medical School of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s in London. He is currently engaged in studies related to neuropathy and congenital retinal diseases as well as cataract surgery. He is the author of over 100 research papers.
He also has two international patents for a non-invasive electrode electroretinography, which today is one of the three most commonly used electrodes in the world. In 2006, Marko Hawlina was honoured with the Lavrič Award for teaching activities. In 2013, he was awarded the medal of Peter Eustace annually presented by the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO), and in 2015, he was awarded the Secretariat Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Janko Kos is a Professor from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana and the Head of the Biotechnology Department at the Jožef Stefan Institute. He is intensively engaged in research in the field of proteolysis, tumour biology, immunobiology and metabolic processes. He perfected his professional skills during the internship at the Federal Institute of Cardiology in Moscow, at the Institute of Biochemistry named after Max Planck in Germany, at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and the Royal Veterinary and Bioengineering University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
During his research and teaching career, he has been awarded several prizes, including the Award for Excellence in 1998 by the International Journal of Oncology. Janko Kos is the winner of the Zois Award 2002 for research developments and of the Janez Lapajne Prize in 2009 presented by the Slovenian Biochemical Society. Besides, in 2009, the Association of Slovenian Young Scientists honoured him with the Mentor of the Year Award.