MSc/PhD Program
Primoz Pirih

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Primoz Pirih


College / University:
1994 - 2002: Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Highest Degree:
University Graduated Biologist

Major Subjects:
Animal & Human Physiology, Neurobiology, Membrane Biology, Comparative Anatomy, Ethology, Ecology

Lab Experience:
Insect physiology, computer analysis of ERG data, electrotechnics and programming 

Projects / Research:
1999-2002: National Institute of Biology, Marine Biological Station Piran: scuba-diver in a biodiversity project and in a mariculture/ecology project
2001: "Ecophysiology Through Electroretinography: Ascalaphus macaronius, a Case Study". Poster. Conference on Rhabdomeric photoreceptors, Bad Herrenalb, 13 -15.10. 2001 (see
2002: "The Effect of Temperature on Adaptation and Spectral Sensitivity of the Ascalaphus Owlfly Eye". Graduation Thesis. Supervisor Peter Stusek

1990 - 2000: National scholarship of "Ziga [Sigismund] Zois"
2002 - 2003: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


Given the chance to take part in the program, I shall try to learn a variety of biophysical, molecular and optical techniques used in the laboratories here. I am also looking forward to learn more on the vertebrate nervous systems; nevertheless, I remain convinced that we shall still learn important concepts from the invertebrates. My main research interests are cell physiology and imaging of living tissue, neural network modelling and behaviour. A good side-effects would also be to learn german language and, last but not least, to have a good time with colleagues from both programs.