Regional Biophysics School – “Imaging Neuroinflammation” (Application deadline: March 28, 2016)

Event date
June 17-20, 2016
Short description

Regional Biophysical School “Academician Radoslav K. Andjus” (NERKA) was established in honor of Professor R.K. Andjus (1926-2003) an internationally recognized scientists from the University of Belgrade, a member of Montenegrin and Serbian academies of sciences and arts and one of the founders of Institute for Marine Biology in Kotor. This is the sixth school, organized traditionally by the Biophysical Society of Serbia this time with the sponsorship of the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) with over 50 members.



Each school has a different theme, and thematic objective of this school is to introduce modern methods of biophysical imaging and image analysis in studies of inflammatory phenomena and markers of neurodegenerative diseases. It is also envisaged to rise discussion among the participants on the translational value of these techniques and the clinical relevance of presented experimental markers.

The techniques covered will be:

  • MRI, MRS, PET, EPRI, and
  • advanced microscopy
    • non-linear microscopydual photon fluorescence,
    • fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) & microscopy,
    • super-resolution microscopy : PALM, STED,
    • raman spectroscopy : CARS,
    • digital holographic microscopy.

A multidisciplinary faculty is chosen ranging from fields of:

  • physics (applications of laser technology and advanced microscopy),
  • physical chemistry (magnetic resonance techniques and applications),
  • biology (experimental models of neurodegenerative diseases), and
  • medicine (clinical studies and markers of neuroinflammation).


(in alphabetic order)

  • Prof. Pavle Andjus, PhD – Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Andrew Clayton, PhD – Swinburne University of Technology,  Hawthorn, Australia
  • Marko Daković, PhD – Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Irena Dujmović, MD – School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Diego Gomez-Nicola, PhD –  University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK
  • Prof. Robert Harris, PhD – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Branislav Jelenković, PhD – Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Lars Klimaschewski, MD – Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Aleksandar Krmpot, PhD – Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Slobodan Macura, PhD – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Miloš Mojović – Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Hugh Perry, PhD – Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK
  • Boris Šakić, PhD – McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Vladana Vukojević, PhD – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Important facts

Registration fee:

150€ (to be paid after acceptance of application)


private villas, walking distance from venue – managed by local organizer.


Fellowships to attend the School sponsored by IUPAB will be distributed to young researchers (<35) on competitive basis and will consist of 300 (three hundred) Euro and/or price of accommodation + registration fee waiver.

Applications (short CV and letter of recommendation) to be sent to until March 28th, 2016.


Help offered by organizing committee and the exclusive touristic agency IMPALA (

For further info contact:

Please find further information here or check the folder attached below.

Geographical focus
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Natural Sciences
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on January 27, 2016
Modified on January 27, 2016