Institute of Physiology
# Team Members
Founded in 2005 as part of the Faculty of Medicine University of Maribor, members of our institute have since tackled many open questions in the field of physiology and in teaching new generations of scientists and health professionals.
Our team effort is focused on answering open questions in the field of physiology, especially in research of pancreatic Islets of Langerhans. We use state-of-the-art imaging techniques and cutting edge tools from the theory of complex networks to tackle these questions.Learn More
We are also involved in the teaching of physiology to undergraduate and graduate students at the Faculty of Medicine, and in teaching of various physiology-related subjects at other faculties at the University of Maribor, Medical University of Vienna and elsewhere.Learn More
We collaborate with other faculties and institutes in Slovenia and abroad.
Among our tightest partnerships are the Medical Faculty of Vienna, the University of Szeget, and the Alberta Diabetes Center in Canada.
We are a multidisciplinary team with members from the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, pharmacology and physics.
The newest member of our team. Loves reading criminal stories and is an enthusiastic volleyball player.
Senior team member and head of the department of physiology.
Marjan Slak Rupnik
Full professor and senior team member who started our institute.
Senior team member, electrophysiology and calcium imaging expert.
Maša Skelin Klemen
Senior member of our team. Aerial joga enthusiast who likes to construct things.
Lidija Križančić Bombek
Senior team member and big sports enthusiast.
Sports enthusiast who keeps our lab running smoothly.
Veterinarian who loves mountains, hiking and is a passionate coin collector.
Resident expert in laboratory mice.
Computational physicist, family man and sports enthusiast.
Junior member of our lab and PhD candidate in Physics who likes web development and electronics.
Eva Paradiž Leitgeb
Young researcher and PhD student who loves to travel
Young researcher and PhD student who loves cycling and bonsai trees.
Junior lab member, PhD student, science and nature enthusiast.
Full Professor and senior team member.
Loves DIY projects and helps keep our lab running smoothly.
We currently run several research projects funded by either the Slovenian Research Agency or in collaboration with research agencies abroad.All projects
Topological connectivity of microvascular networks and its alteration in diabetes and associated morbidities
Project leader: izr. prof. dr. Marko Gosak
The role of cyclic adenosine monophosphate in normal beta cell physiology and during development of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Project leader: Andraž Stožer
Multilayer network analysis of collective cellular activity in normal and diabetic pancreatic islets
Project leader: Marko Gosak
Interactive physiological simulator QuantiPhy - project with students
Project leader: University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine
We regularly publish our research in top international peer-reviewed journals. Have a look at the latest publications or check out the entire list.All publications
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy of Calcium Dynamics in Acute Mouse Pancreatic Tissue Slices - video guide
Andraž Stožer et al.
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy of Calcium Dynamics in Acute Mouse Pancreatic Tissue Slices
Andraž Stožer et al.
Assessing the origin and velocity of Ca2+ waves in three-dimensional tissue: Insights from a mathematical model and confocal imaging in mouse pancreas tissue slices
Marko Šterk et al.
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Pancreatic Alpha and Beta Cells Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Vladimir Grubelnik, Jan Zmazek, Rene Markovič, Marko Gosak, Marko Marhl
Here are some recent updates and news about our lab and team members.All posts
Raziskave celic, ključnih za inzulin (SLO)
New super-resolution STED microscope
Successful PhD thesis defense of Viljem Pohorec
Krka Prize Award for Master Thesis - Jan Kopecky
Take a look at some of the events and places our team members have visited!All galleries
Third International Summer Institute on Network Physiology, Como, Italy
100th annual meeting of the German Physiological Society - Frankfurt am Main
Mini symposium 2020
The Institute of Physiology is located at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Maribor.
The exact address is Taborska ulica 8, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.
If you wish to contact us feel free to use the contact form below or give as a call.