Boris Turk#


Boris Turk
Email:boris.turk 'at' ijs.si
Membership Number:3655
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SLOVENIA
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:bturk
Elected:2013
Homepage: http://www-b1.ijs.si/en/people/doctors/boris-turk





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 Principal Investigator at Center of Excellence Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
  • 2011 Principal Investigator at Center of Excellence for Integrated Approaches in Chemistry and Biology of Proteins
  • 2011 Professor of Biochemistry at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana,
  • 2008 Scientific councilor at J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • since 2007 Head of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Structural Biology at J. Stefan Institute
  • 2006 – 2011 Associate Professor at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  • 2001 – 2008 Senior scientist at J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • 2000 - 2006 Assistant Professor at Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana,
  • 1998 Head of Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (now Biochem. & Mol. & Struct. Biol. ) at J. Stefan Institute
  • 1997 - 2001 Research associate at J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • 1994, Jan -1996 June Post doctoral Fellow at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala (I. Björk); Post doctoral FEBS Fellowship (1994-1995), Wenner-Gren Fellowship (1996)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Proteolysis
  • Cysteine cathepsins
  • Chemical biology
  • Cell death
  • Autophagy
  • Cancer
  • Protease signaling
  • Lysosomes

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 - 2013 President of International Proteolysis Society and Councilor
  • 2011 Zois award for outstanding achievements in science in the field of signal transduction by proteases (Republic of Slovenia)
  • 2007 EMBO member
  • 2006 Human Frontier Science Program grant award for the project “Intracellular protease signaling induced by homopolymeric amino acid (HPAA) tracts” (together with S. Ishiura, G. Salvesen and M. Bogyo)
  • 2001 Zois amendment for important scientific achievements in the field of biochemistry of lysosomal proteases (Republic of Slovenia)
  • 2000 Short-term EMBO Fellowship (3 months)
  • 1997 Boehringer Ingelheim ProNatura Young Investigator Award.
  • 1993 Long-term EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Fellowship- awarded, but declined.
  • 1994 - 1996 Long-term FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Fellowship.

Imprint Privacy policy « This page (revision-8) was last updated on Thursday, 30. April 2015, 16:33 by Nowak Aleksandra
  • operated by