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Miomir Knezevic was born on the 3rd of August 1958 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He started his career as a teacher in secondary schools and continued as a researcher and CEO in small biotechnology companies in Slovenia and Austria. Miomir is a biologist and he got his PhD in biotechnology at the University of Ljubljana in the year 1994. At the Institute of Applied Microbiology in Vienna he specialised in Biotechnology, especially animal cell technology, cell therapies and tissue engineering. Besides his professional interests, he has a lot of practical experience in SME founding and managing. During his more-than-20-year professional career he worked at different institutes in Slovenia, Austria and Belgium. Miomir is a co-founder of several biotech companies, with participation of Venture capital. Miomir is habilitated as an Assistant Professor in University of Ljubljana. He worked as a national expert on detachment in the unit for Applied Genomics, Biotechnology for Health, in the directorate Health, DG Research, European Commission, Brussels and he had a position at the Blood Transfusion Centre in Ljubljana as the Head of the Unit for Collection and Processing of Haematopoietic Stem Cells. He collaborated as an Assistant Director for Technology Transfer with the National Institute of Biology research project where he coordinated international project SYSTHER.
Currently he is a CEO of the biotech companies Educell Ltd. And Biobanka Ltd. Miomir is a member of the Investment board of the Venture Capital fund “ Prvi Kapital” in Ljubljana, an advisor in the Technology Park Ljubljana and a member of scientific advisory boards of several Biotech companies and research projects.