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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)

Education

  • 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)

Publications

  • 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.

Languages

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

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News

Ten-day rule abolished

Since 1 November 2023, the European Patent Office (EPO) has abolished the so-called “ten-day rule”. According to that rule, a letter sent by the EPO was deemed to be delivered ten days after its date, which allowed the deadline for reply to be extended by ten days.Continue reading

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Events

BIO International Convention 2024

San Diego Convention Center, Harbor Drive, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry leaders from across the globe.

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