Nik Susič

M.Sc. Young researcher Oddelek za varstvo rastlin biotehnologija Raziskovalci +386 (0)1 280 52 17 nik.susic@kis.si

Work experiences

2015– Young researcher, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Plant Protection Department, Hacquetova st. 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2014–2015 Internship, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU), Plant Biotechnology Unit, Muthgasse 18, AT-1190 Vienna, Austria.

2010–2013 Extracurricular work, Biotechnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana), Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Breeding, Jamnikarjeva st. 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Short CV

After completing the general Gymnasium in Nova Gorica in 2007, Nik Susič began working on a degree in Biotechnology at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. He finished his undergraduate studies in 2014 with a completion of his Master’s thesis. He subsequently continued working in the field of plant biotechnology at the BOKU University in Vienna, Austria, developing new systems for targeted mutagenesis in plants. In October 2015, he started with his doctoral studies Biosciences (field Bioinformatics) as a Young researcher at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia. His research work involves studies of biotic and abiotic plant stress.

Scientific area and expert work

Biotic and abiotic plant stress;

Plant-parasitic nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.);

Remote sensing and hyperspectral signature studies;

Novel strategies for soil-borne pest management.

Achievements and awards

2014– Prešeren University of Ljubljana award. Awarded to the Master’s thesis: Development and optimization of protocol for transformation of bush monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus Curtis) using Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Selected publications

Susič N., Bohanec B., Murovec J. 2013. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of bush monkey-flower (Mimulus aurantiacus Curtis) with a new reporter gene ZsGreen. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 116: 243–251

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