Miloš Vittori, PhD

Visiting professor

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Biography

Miloš joined the Fon Tacer lab as a visiting professor from December 2022 to March 2023. During this time, he studied cell metabolism in glioblastoma and was also involved in the development of microscopy techniques for the study of brain tumors and cell cultures.

Miloš is an Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studies the properties of arthropod skeletons that may lead to biomimetic applications and is enthusiastic about everything related to isopods. He is also involved in cancer research in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Biology in Ljubljana.

After growing up in a small riverside town in northeast Slovenia that is known for hamsters and pumpkins, Miloš studied biology at the University of Ljubljana, earning his master’s degree in 2009 and Ph.D. in Cell Sciences in 2013. He then spent three years at the National Institute of Biology in Ljubljana studying brain tumors in zebrafish.

Throughout his work as a biologist, Miloš has relied on various light and electron microscopes. His microscopic images have been featured on the covers of scientific journals, and he once won a photo contest at a symposium on terrestrial isopod biology. For this achievement, Miloš was awarded a very nice paper hat that now sits proudly atop a second-hand desk lamp. Should only the hat be in the office, Miloš is probably out hiking.