Marjanca Starčič Erjavec
Marjanca Starčič Erjavec, PhD, is a professor of molecular biology at the Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She finished the BSc study of biology and the MSc study of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She defended her PhD thesis in the field of bacterial molecular genetics at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is involved in teaching several molecular biological and genetic courses. She was a visiting professor at several universities in Europe and USA and also at the Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Ural Branch Russian Academy of Science, Perm, Russia. She conducts research on horizontal gene transfer, including plasmids, natural and clinical E. coli strains, and microbiota.