Julijana Ivanisevic is a Metabolomics group (MEP) leader and Senior Lecturer (MER I) at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at UNIL. As a biologist trained in chemistry and evolving in the field of metabolomics for the past ten years, the most prominent aspect of her work constitutes the translation of mass spectrometry (MS) data into the biochemically and physiologically relevant information. The main interest of MEP team is to advance the knowledge on sex differences, across human polar metabolome and lipidome, in health and with the onset and progression of metabolic alterations with age. To this end, MEP is applying quantitative MS-based methodologies to metabolic phenotyping of human populations (CoLaus, Complete Health and Heart cohort and several Alzheimer’s disease clinical cohorts) in collaboration with clinicians and data scientists.
Julijana joined UNIL in September 2015 after working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Prof. Siuzdak's Center for Metabolomics, The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA. She received her PhD in chemical ecology (supervisors Thierry Perez (DR, CNRS) & Olivier Thomas (Prof. NUI Galway)), at the Aix-Marseille University, France, in 2011.
She serves as a Vice-president of the Swiss Metabolomics Society and Editor for Metabolites, Metabolomics and Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Advances in the Clinical Lab.