Prof. Saša Svetina received his PhD on solid state physics from the University of Ljubljana in 1965. During his postdoctoral studies at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York he switched into the field of biophysics. From 1972 to 2012 he was professor of biophysics and head of the Institute of Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, and a researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana. Presently he holds a position of a scientific counselor. His research in biophysics revolved around red blood cells and lipid vesicles. He studied mechanical properties of their membranes and membrane interaction with peptides and proteins. His interests include structure of water, regulation in biological systems and cellular polarity. Currently he is focused on theoretical and experimental studies of the morphology of vesicles and cellular organelles as well as on the process of vesicle self-reproduction and its role in the origin of life.
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