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Mirza Ibrišimović, PhD

Associate Professor


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Work experience

  • October, 2014 - Present:
    • Assistant Professor of Physiology and Medical Biology at Medical School Faculty, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • August, 2013 - May, 2014:
    • Supervisor of Tissue Culture Lab – Quality Control, at American company Baxter AG, Orth an der Donau, Austria.
  • February, 2013 - July, 2013:
    • Postdoc at St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Department of Molecular Microbiology), Vienna, Austria.
  • September, 2009 – January, 2013:
    • Research scientist at St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Department of Molecular Microbiology), Vienna, Austria.
  • October, 2008 – July, 2012:
    • Senior Teaching Assistant at Max F. Perutz Laboratories, at Department for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology; University of Vienna, Austria.


  • January 11th, 2013:
    • Successful completion of PhD exam in molecular biology with honors.
  • 2009 - 2013:
    • PhD in Molecular Biology at St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, Vienna, in the lab of Univ.-Prof. DDr. Thomas Lion, (Department for Molecular Microbiology), with the title: “Alternative approaches for the treatment of adenovirus infections”. 2
  • October 1st, 2008:
    • Master thesis under supervision of Univ. Prof. Dr. Fritz Pittner (Department for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology; University of Vienna): „Evaluation of novel, nanotechnological biosensor-chips for monitoring of bacterial spoilage: Evaluation of sensor sensitivity and correlation with currently used microbiological testing methods and their improvement”.
  • June 10 th , 2009:
    • Master diploma in molecular biology.
  • 2005 - 2009:
    • Studies in Molecular Biology at University of Vienna (subspecializations in biochemistry, molecular medicine and genetics).

Selected publications

  • Ibrišimović, M., Kesić, A., Mehmedinović M., Ibrišimović, N. (2015). Substrate addition and matrix optimization increased sensitivity and selectivity of the PLGA sensor, resulting in a stronger detection signal toward bacterial contaminations. TechConect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Washington DC.
  • Ibrišimović, M., Ibrišimović Mehmedinović, N., Kesić, A., Pittner, F. (2015). Microbial biosensor- A new trend in detection of bacterial contamination. Chemical Monthly, 2015, 146: 1363-1370. 3
  • Ibrišimović Mehmedinović, N., Ibrišimović, M., Kesić, A (2015). A polymerbased, optical biosensor chip for detection of microbial leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) activity and its potential as a novel, medical diagnostic test. The First Conference of Medical and Biological Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina (CMBEBIH 2015), Sarajevo.
  • Ibrišimović, M., Lion, T., Klein, R. (2013). Combinatorial targeting of 2 different steps in adenoviral DNA replication by herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase and artificial microRNA expression for the inhibition of virus multiplication in the presence of ganciclovir. BMC Biotechnolo, 13:54.
  • Ibrišimović, M., Kneidinger, D., Lion, T., Klein, R. (2013). An adenoviral vectorbased expression and delivery system for the inhibition of wild-type adenovirus replication by artificial microRNAs. Antiviral Research, 97 (1):10-23.

Research projects

  • Project: „Fresh stripe sensor“, with Sony DADC, 2008-2009; Austria (student collaborator).
  • Project: „Sensor for detection of meat degradation“, with AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety), 2007-2009; Austria (student collaborator).
  • Project: „Inhibition of adenoviruses by enzyme-dependet activation of prodrugs“, supported by ÖNG (Austrian National Bank); Grant:12814; Austria (student collaborator).
  • Project: „RNA interference-mediated inhibition of adenoviruses“, supported by FWF (The Austrian Science Fond); Grant L665-B13; Austria (student collaborator).
  • FP7–Project: „FUNGITECT: Optimised Diagnostics for Improved Treatment Stratification in Invasive Fungal Diseases”, funded by European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement n° 602125 (collaborator).

Text books and manuals

  • Nadira Ibrišimović Mehmedinović, Jasmina Dedić, Mirza Ibrišimović, Aldina Kesić. „Uvod u laboratorijski rad (Introduction to laboratory work)”. OFF-SET Tuzla, 2015, ISBN 978-9958-31-226-7.


  • 2008-2012:
    • Senior Teaching Assistant in Biochemistry Laboratory Course for Chemists - Basic Techniques; Department for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology; University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2008-2012:
    • Senior Teaching Assistant in Laboratory Course C + Advanced Laboratory Course in Biochemistry (Protein Biochemistry); University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2014-2015:
    • Assistant Professor in Medical Biology, Medical School Faculty, University SSST, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 2015-ongoing:
    • Assistant Professor in following fields of study: Human Physiology and Medical Biology; Teaching courses: Human Physiology I, Human Physiology II, Introduction to Immunology, Stem Cells in Clinic and Research.

Posjeti nas

Hrasnička cesta 3a, Sarajevo, 71 000

Bosna i Hercegovina

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