June 2022 - present: Staff scientist at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB), National Research Council (CNR), Segrate (MI), Italy

Epidemiology Unit

Innovation, R&D: digital technologies for public health and persoanlised healthcare systems; ontology engineering and semantic technologies in epidemiology and biomedicine.

November 2020 - May 2022: Senior Consultant, Project Manager & Product Owner at MetaCell, Cambridge (MA - USA), Oxford (UK), Cagliari (IT) 

Software for neuroscience and healthcare

Responsibilities: managing projects & coordinating cross-functional teams working on software product and services design, development and maintenance.

July 2017 - November 2020: Postdoctoral scientist at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB), National Research Council (CNR), Segrate (MI), Italy

Epidemiology Unit

Responsibilities: knowledge management, innovation and development, digital health assessment, scientific communication, design of information structures, metadata, linked data and ontology-engineering, networking.


June - November 2018: European Project Manager at Holonix srl - Spin Off of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research and Innovation Department

Responsibilities: Management of European Projects (PM); Innovation based on Internet of Things (IoT), R&D&I of strategic, modular & integrated solutions. Open Innovation; Cloud-based interoperable systems and knowledge bases. 


2014-2017: Postdoctoral scientist at the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA), National Research Council (CNR), Milan, Italy

Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Applications (EVA)

Responsibilities: knowledge management and semantic modelling, innovation and development


2013:  Postdoctoral internship at the Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), University of Bremen, Germany

Responsibilities: 1) development of a metadata model for the Ontohub repository (with Till Mossakowski and Oliver Kutz); 2) networking with partners of the SpacePortal consortium; 3) populating a dedicated repository with spatial ontologies provided by the network partners, the internet sources and the literature; preparing the ontologies for inclusion in a dedicated ontohub.org node; 4) mapping ontologies to the subject categories defined as metadata. 


2008 –2012: The European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Department of experimental oncology at IFOM – IEO Campus, Milan, Italy

Ph.D research included 1) laboratory activities in molecular oncology; 2) theoretical analysis of breast cancer classificatory systems; 3)  examination of knowledge management approaches that can enable the integration of biomedical research and healthcare information within digital repositories (biomedical ontologies).

Participation in the research groups:

2011: The ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis), University of Exeter, UK

2003 –2008: Curator, Public relations manager at the National Museum of Serbia

Responsible for management, coordination and realisation of PR activities and special events, in particular:


2003:   Teaching logic & philosophy at the high schools in Belgrade