Dr. Becker-Kojić


BIOGRAPHY

Biography: Dr. Becker-Kojić has Bachelor in Chemistry at University of Belgrade, earned Ph.D. at University of Heidelberg, Germany. During her carrier Dr. Becker-Kojić had held a senior research positions at the University of Heidelberg, University of New York, USA, Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, Valencia Spain, as well as teaching position at Mannheim University of Applied Science, Germany.

She holds various international Patents related to Novel Human GPI-linked Protein ACA and its role in the regulation of self-renewal from adult to embryonic human stem cells. Currently, she is Co-founder and the leading scientists at R&D Centre for Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies Heidelberg Germany.

2018 Dr. Becker-Kojić has received the Nelson Award for her Lifetime achievements in Science.

Press Release - Dr. Becker-Kojic was recognized as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the German Cancer Research Center.


Original Research Publications:

1.Becker-Kojić Z.A. and Terness P. 2002: A Novel Human Erythrocyte Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) - anchored Glycoprotein ACA. J.Biol. Chem. 277, 40472-40478
2.Becker-Kojić Z.A. J.R. Ureña-Peralta, I. Zipančić, F.J. Rodriguez-Jiménez, M.P. Rubio, P. Stojković, M.G. Roselló, and M. Stojković. A Novel Human Glycoprotein ACA is an Upstream Regulator of Human Hematopoiesis. Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine, No. 2, pp 69-84, August, 2013
3.Becker-Kojić Z.A., J.R. Ureña-Peralta, I. Zipančić, F.J. Rodriguez-Jiménez, M.P. Rubio, P. Stojković, M.G. Roselló, and M. Stojković. Activation by ACA Induces Pluripotency in Human Blood Progenitor Cells. Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine, No. 2,pp 85-101, August, 2013 CV Zorica Becker-Kojic, Principal investigator of (ACACELL) and Coordinator of the project (Heidelberg, Germany)
4.World 1st Neuro Congress in Basel 4-7 September 2014: Neuronal differentiation of human ACA-generated pluripotent stem cells and their potential application in cell replacement therapy Z.A. Becker-Kojić A. Schott I. Zipancic, Herranz-Pérez V, Hernández-Rabaza V, J.R. Urena-Peralta, M.P. Rubio, M.G. Rosello, M. Stojkovic and M. Garcia Verdugo.
5.Sukhikh G.T. Becker-Kojić Z.A., Kogan E.A. Demura T.A., Fayzullina N.M., Nizyaeva N.V., Schott A., Ureña-Peralta J.J., Askol’skaya S.I., and Popov Yu V. Expression and intracellular localisation of ACA and TRA-1-81 in smooth muscle cell tumors. Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine, No. 2, pp 63-68, August, 2013
Neuronal differentiation