Head of the Centre for Functional Genomics and Bio-Chips, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Dr Damjana Rozman (1960) is a full professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Head of the Centre for Functional Genomics and Bio-Chips, the Slovenian National Microarray Facility.
She was trained as B.Sci. organic chemist (1983) and Ph.D. biochemist (1994) at University of Ljubljana and did her post-doctoral training (2005-07) in USA at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine.
In 2004-05 she was a Visiting Scholar at IGBMC, Strasbourg, France and is since 2002 Visiting Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
D. Rozman was principal investigator of many Slovenian and international research projects, including scientific coordination of the FP6 project »Steroltalk« (2005-08) and the Slovene part of the FP7 Marie Curie ITN project "FightingDrugFailure" (2009-13).
She is among leaders of the functional genomics efforts in Slovenia in the last 10 years. For special achievements in biochemistry and molecular biology she received the Slovenian National Science Award (Zois Award) in 2009.
D. Rozman is engaged in education, from undergraduate teaching of Biochemisty and Molecular Biology for students of medicine and dental medicine, to graduate courses of Functional Genomics, etc. Six Ph. D. students graduated under her supervision from 2002, eight are currently performing their Ph.D work.
She published over 70 papers in fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, endocrinology and metabolism, reproduction biology, pharmacology & pharmacy with over 900 citations and h-index 18.
Her current research interests include studies of the cross-talk of cholesterol homeostasis, drug metabolism, cAMP signalling and the circadian regulation in the liver and adrenal.
By applying functional genomics and systems biology approaches in mouse models and in human samples, she aims to understand this complex interplay in different genetic backgrounds and physiological settings, to determine mechanisms leading to cholesterol-related metabolic disorders in human individuals.
D. Rozman is active in Slovenian and international expert committees, such as Slovenian Biochemical Society (Management Board), International Advisory Board for Meetings on Cytochromes P450s, two committees of International Society for Studies of Xenobiotics (ISSX) and at the EU, BMBF (Germany) and MVZT (Slovenia) advisory committees for further development of personalised medicine, systems biology and systems medicine.