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Sara Calitz

Sara Calitz

  • Life Sciences
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Sara Calitz graduated with a MSc in industrial pharmacy and a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Ljubljana. During her studies she completed various research internships and specialised in the fields of cholesterol and lipid biochemistry, organic chemistry and drug development. Before joining V.O., Sara was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of Antwerp. Her research focused on the development and optimisation of the manufacturing process of cell-based therapy.

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Additionally, she also completed an internship at a well-known patent law firm in Amsterdam.

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (April 2022)
  • Healthcare Scientist Assistant, States of Guernsey (2021 – 2022)


  • ESR / PhD fellow in Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp (2020 – 2021)
  • MSc in Industrial Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana (2018 – 2020)
  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of Ljubljana (2014 – 2018)


  • Tekavec S, Sorčan T, Giacca M, Režen T. VLDL and HDL attenuate endoplasmic reticulum and metabolic stress in HL-1 cardiomyocytes. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids.2020;1865(8):158713.


  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch (basic)
  • German (intermediate)
  • Croatian (intermediate)
  • Slovene (native)

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