Marjanca Starčič Erjavec
Marjanca Starčič Erjavec, PhD, is a professor of Molecular Biology at the Department of Biology, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU. She studied biology (undergraduate course) and biochemistry and molecular biology (graduate course) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She defended her PhD thesis in the field of bacterial molecular genetics at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She was a visiting professor at University of Maribor, Slovenia, University of Graz, Austria, University of Modena, Italy, Duke University, Durham, USA and at the Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Perm, Russia. At the University of Ljubljana, she is involved in teaching different subjects for students of microbiology and molecular and functional biology. She conducts research on horizontal gene transfer, including plasmids, natural and clinical E. coli strains.