Assoc. Prof. Mirjana Turkalj, MD, PhD, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. Since 1998 she has been a pediatric specialist, and from 2005 a subspecialist in allergology and clinical immunology, and pulmonology. She was elected scientific assistant professor in 2015, and acquired the title of associate professor in 2017. She works as a pediatric subspecialist at Srebrnjak Children’s Hospital in Zagreb, where she is also Deputy Director, Head of the Clinical Allergology Center of the Croatian Ministry of Health, and Head of the Department for Allergology, Immunology, and Pulmonology. Mirjana is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, and University of Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, and Catholic University of Croatia. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the European Respiratory Society, the Croatian Medical Association, the Croatian Society for Pediatric Pathology, the Croatian Society for Health Ecology, and many others. Her medical interests are immunological mechanisms in asthma and allergic diseases, pathomechanisms of allergen-specific immunotherapy, the role of infections in the development of allergies, and prevention of allergic diseases in children. She has written more than 190 scientific papers with more than 400 citations, and 16 book chapters.