Vida Štrancar

I am master degree student in Biochemistry and my current work is focused on preparing recombinant versions of metacaspases from algal organisms. I am trying to determine their kinetic properties and thus identify their role in programmed cell death in the organisms of their origin. So far, I have prepared recombinant metcaspase type II from model algae Chlamydomonas reinhradtii and tested its activity towards synthetic substrates.