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RBI Scientist wins a 50 000 Kuna Award

Nov 27th 2013
RBI Scientist wins a 50 000 Kuna Award

Tamara Stipčević, research assistant in the Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychiatry from the Department of Molecular Medicine, won the HRZZ-AbbVie award as the outstanding young scientists in the field of pharmacy in the amount of 50,000 kunas to conduct a one-year research titled 'A new approach to studying the function of neural stem cells and new pharmaceutical design for a better understanding of autoimmune and stress-induced neuropsychiatric disorders'.

The award was presented to Tamara today at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport Award by Minister Željko Jovanović, academician Dario Vretenar, Chairman of the Management Board of the Croatian Science Foundation, and Ljubiša Mitof-Višurski, CEO of Adria Region and Croatia, AbbVie.

The aim of the award-winning project is to obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of an imbalance in the immune and nervous system present in autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Expected results of the study will provide new information on changes in the neural stem cells present in autoimmune diseases and encourage the development and testing of innovative compounds, ie, potential drugs.

The HRZZ - AbbVie Award for outstanding young scientists in the field of pharmacy was launched by the Croatian Science Foundation and the pharmaceutical company AbbVie with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports to encourage the development of innovations in the field of pharmacy.

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