Supervisory Board

Prof. Julijana Kristl PhD

Juliana Kristl was born in 1953.  She holds a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Ljubljana, where she has been employed since 1977. In the meantime, she has upskilled in the pharmaceutical industry and at the University of Geneva.

During her career, she has served as Vice-Dean, Head of the Chair of Pharmaceutical Technology, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy for two terms, and for two terms as Vice-Rector at the University of Ljubljana. She has been acting as a member of many prominent commissions and committees at the state and university levels.

Her scientific career started in the area of pharmaceutical technology. Her greatest achievements include development and implementation of pharmaceutical nanotechnology in Slovenia. Her initial work focused on development and evaluation of active substance delivery systems supporting innovative modes and new mechanisms of treatment. Her notable achievements include development of lipid and polymer nanostructures, discovery of mechanisms for increasing biological availability, and understanding the correlation between the structural composition of nanoparticles and the real-time cell response after coming into contact with them. She also does research in nanofibres. Her achievements ranked her among the internationally acclaimed pharmaceutical nanotechnologists. Her acclaim is reflected by the number of times her published works have been cited, invitations to lecture, assess doctoral theses and presentations at acclaimed universities, and projects of the European research agencies, and in many reviews of international previews.

Throughout her professional life she has been dedicated to research, gaining and sharing knowledge with students and the professional community. She has set high professional goals and always looks towards future. Her knowledge and experiences are solid foundations for working on the Supervisory Board of Krka.