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Memorable talks from TEDMED 2013_part I

Posted 2 May 2013 by Ivana Gadjanski

One of the talks that made the biggest impression on me at TEDMED2013 was the talk by Salvatore Iaconesi - artist, open-source engineer, TED fellow and 2013 Eisenhower fellow who gave a very moving and yet even funny talk about the project he started once he found out he had cancer. The project he named La Cura - the cure in Italian is about sharing open-source data about the disease to everyone and getting feedback from everyone, not only doctors, but also... Read more

The Hive @TEDMED

Posted 2 April 2013 by Ivana Gadjanski

Last time I was writing about TEDMED in general (and I have to say, I got a bit surprised about the tweets I saw, where my words were taken a bit out of context: I did NOT say that TEDMED speakers are bragging, I simply said that I noticed in general that self-advertising is becoming something very close to the virtue). I really need to write a special post dedicated to that topic, it's been on my mind for quite... Read more

Front Line Scholar @TEDMED

Posted 23 March 2013 by Ivana Gadjanski

Hmm...Self-promotion...bragging...I was never really sure about it...many say it's necessary, especially in the entrepreneurial world, but somehow doesn't really feel comfortable to do it...especially if you're coming from a European country where for better or worse, self-promotion hasn't still geared up as in US...but, actually, this issue could be the topic of a separate post. Here I simply wanted to say that I'm very proud to have been selected as one of the Front Line Scholars for TEDMED2013. What is... Read more

Nanotrap for viruses

Posted 5 March 2013 by Ivana Gadjanski

Is there anyone who never had a flu? I strongly doubt it. Unfortunately, we've all experienced how the flu feels like...all that sneezing, coughing, fever, headaches, feeling miserabIe and powerless...I HATE IT! Whenever I get a flu I start thinking how come that mankind was able to reach the Moon, send robots on Mars and into great ocean depths, invent internet, airplanes, such awkward business models as Twitter (oops, that's not the best example:) but we still can't do much... Read more

3D Bioprinter!

Posted 25 February 2013 by Ivana Gadjanski

Hello people, I was out of the blogosphere for a while for a number of reasons..., but the important thing is that I'm back now:) I really missed blogging. My focus shifted in the meantime from doing basic research in stem cell and tissue engineering field to more entrepreneurial side of happenings...I got involved in some serious IT-biotech entrepreneurship and am happy to report that I feel again so very motivated and willing to totally immerse myself deep into these... Read more


Posted 6 August 2012 by Ivana Gadjanski

Well, I said I'll be writing about stem cells. Among other things I'd like to write now about SCOPE- Stem Cell Outreach Program for Education initiated by Prof. Paul Knopfler on his blog. The best would be perhaps to just quote Paul himself: "The idea behind SCOPE is to make available on the Internet a basic page of facts about stem cells in as many languages as possible. Our motto could be articulated as “Not lost in translation!” Stem cells... Read more

NOT now for science in Serbia

Posted 1 August 2012 by Ivana Gadjanski

This is sort of an update regarding one of my previous posts where I wrote about the petition to re-establish the Ministry of Science in Serbia. And I'd like to thank Nature for posting news about this on the News Blog. The most recent news that appeared on the Nature News blog regarding this very same topic is unfortunately not good. In a nut-shell: The newly formed Serbian government has defied recommendations from the country’s scientific community: it will not re-establish the dedicated... Read more

Let’s start

Posted 27 July 2012 by Ivana Gadjanski

The fresh new Scilogs.com ready to spread its blogging wings! How exciting! I'm really happy to be part of this whole initiative because it has a very good vibe to it. I think the best general intro is already given by Suzi Gage at her blog, so I'd like to start in medias res. I have 2 topics which occupy me the most these days/months... Preparation of the first Stem cell biology textbook in Serbian in collaboration with two other great... Read more


Posted 17 April 2012 by Ivana Gadjanski

I have had some major changes in my personal life. Of course it affected my professional life, as well as blogging here. I won’t be writing here any details, but this phenomenon of how personal life can determine the professional aspects is very interesting to me and I plan to write about it in some future posts. However, now, I would like to share here the link from Nature News Blog about Serbian scientists who are up in arms after... Read more

Living Science

Posted 26 January 2012 by Ivana Gadjanski

I’m still a newbie on the Nature Network and am still finding my niche here. Judging by my first posts, my niche will be a cluster of musings, with the strong gravity center consisting of one topic: how to define your own way. In science. Science in every way. Science as a way of thinking – observing the world, as a profession or better to say way-of-life, science as a set of steps which most of us go through… I... Read more