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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Ljubljana, Slovenia
October 14, 2020

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Vivian Erklavec zajec


-Bioprocess modeling, biocatalysis, MFA,

FBA, Metabolomics, Glycosylation, RNA-Seq,

various organisms.

-Python programming language with basics

in MATLAB and R. Analyzing data with

Orange: Data Mining toolbox

-Organizational skills (Organizing a

manuscript preparations in research team,

project leading, organizing meetings, focusing

on teamwork)

-Ability to analyze and solve complicated


-Basic knowledge in Blender program.

-Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Adobe Acrobat

and LaTeX

-Microsoft Windows in Linux operating


-Languages: Professional English, basics in

German and French language.


A researcher with an enthusiastic approach to science, new challenges, confronting challenges and weaving new ideas. Experienced in industry and academic environment. Always striving to improve and always searching for new challenges. My hobbies include books, videogames and tennis. Publications


1. Babnik S., Erklavec Zajec V., Pohar A., Oblak B. and Likozar B.:A Review of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations of Mixing in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Biomed J Sci & Tech Res, 2020, DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2020.27.004494 2. Erklavec Zajec V., Pohar A., Kastelic M., Novak U., Japelj B., Ljerka L, Likozar B.: Dynamic Multiscale Metabolic Network Modelling of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Metabolism Integrating N-linked Glycosylation in Industrial Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/bit.27578

(accepted for publication)

3. Bezjak L., Erklavec Zajec V., Pohar A., Novak U., Baebler Š., Gruden K., Likozar B.: Kinetic modeling of metabolic and transcriptomic networks in CHO bioreactors, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2020 (send for publication) 4. Pohar A., Erklavec-Zajec V.: N-hexadecane diesel surrogate autothermal reforming: thermodynamic, kinetic and computational fluid dynamics modeling. (in preparation). 5. Oblak B., Babnik S., Erklavec Zajec V., Likozar B. and Pohar A.: Digital Twinning Process for Stirred Tank Reactors/Separation Unit Operations through Tandem Experimental/Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations, Processes, 2020 (send for publication)


- conference (2019); published abstract Contact information

Date of birth: 04.07.1990

Contact number: +386**-***-***


website:, Address: Povšetova ulica 47, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia working experience


National institute of Chemistry 2018 - 2020

- Projects, GENESIS and BioViva

- Bioprocess modeling of CHO cells metabolism and modeling of Lactobacillus casei metabolism.

- Integration of transcriptomic data to kinetic parameters to improve model prediction.

- N-Glycosylation predictions with bioprocess modeling and RNA-Seq data. STUDENT JOB

Lek d.d. 2016-2018

-Regulatory process for preparation of modules 2-5

-Document preparation within FDA, CN, EU, CA requirements.

- Importing and exporting data and documents to internal systems of Sandoz and Novartis.

-Organizing and monitoring received Deficiency Letters (DL) education


BSc in checmical engineering, 2015

Finished my BSc education under the

mentorship of prof. dr. Andreja Zupančič

Valant. Title of my thesis was "Rheological

properties of polymer melts". Researched

rheological properties of naylon6 in a

process of depolymerization in caprolactam.


MSc in Chemical engineering, 2020

Completed my MSc education with thesis

under the mentorship of prof. dr. Polona

Žnidaršič Plazl. Title of my thesis was

"Enzyme immobilization on nanomaterials

integrated in microreactors". We made an

extensive research on two tagged-enzymes

and two nanomaterials. Nanomaterials were

integrated in the custom designed


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