Eva Vidak


Extracellular roles of cysteine proteases (cathepsins, caspases) in inflammation-associated diseases

core qualifications

Enzyme kinetics, cell culture work, western blotting, mass-spectrometry sample preparation, flow cytometry, molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, light microscopy

    • Young researcher, PhD student Jožef Stefan Institute
      1. 10. 2017 – present
    • Member of Slovenian Biochemical Society (SBD).
    • 1. 10. 2017 – present
      Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School
      PhD student, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
    • 1. 10. 2015 – 6. 9. 2017
      Faculty of chemistry and chemical technology, University of Ljubljana
      Master’s degree in biochemistry.

Thesis: Preparation of recombinant human caspase-1 and identification of its extracellular substrates

Research outputs: This work was awarded the university award – Prešeren award for students for outstanding research works produced in science and art

    • 1. 10. 2012 – 14. 9. 2015
      Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana
      Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Awarded the faculty award for best student in Biochemistry (1st and 2nd year)

Thesis: Preparation of recombinant N-terminal domain of MLKL and nanobody M33 and attempted cloning of their fusion

Research outputs: This work was presented at the Cutting Edge conference in Ljubljana in 2015.


Vidak, E., Javorsek, U., Vizovisek, M., Turk, B. Cysteine Cathepsins and Their Extracellular Roles: Shaping the Microenvironment. Cells 2019, 8 (3), 264 (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/cells8030264)


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