Bostjan Markelc, Postdoctoral Researcher
Bostjan's research is focused on imaging the response of tumour blood vessels to radiation using intravital microscopy and transgenic animal models.
Bostjan Markelc finished his PhD in 2013 at University of Ljubljana. During his PhD he focused on the blood flow modifying mechanisms of electroporation (EP), which is a technique that by application of electric pulses enables the introduction of molecules of different sizes into the cells. During these studies he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about animal handling, surgery, microscopy, image analysis and fluorescence imaging.
After his PhD, Bostjan spent one year at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS) in Toulouse, France, where he continued with his work on intravital microscopy. In 2014 he moved to the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology where he held an EC Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in Professor Ruth Muschel’ lab, working on imaging the response of tumour blood vessels to radiation using intravital microscopy and transgenic animal models.
After finishing his Marie Curie Fellowship in March 2016 he stayed at the Oxford Institute to continue his work on the response of tumour vasculature to radiation. Bostjan is an active Committee member of Oncology Postdoc Network Committee.