About Jelena

Jelena was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She finished her Bachelor studies in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. She got her Master degree at the same faculty in the field of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. During her master studies she got familiar with genetic engineering and how it can help us and the environment. Then she became one of the cats in the PhotoBioCat ITN project exploring possibilites of cyanobacteria as hosts for biocatalysts.

Except scientific approach dealing with our impact to the enviroment, she also promotes other approaches such as bicycle commuting and cotton shopping bags. She also enjoyes spending time close to the mountains, rivers and lakes.