Amela Jusic, PhD

Dr. Amela Jusic is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship holder and joined the CVRU in August 2020. She previously was an associate professor at the University of Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina. Dr. Jusic obtained her PhD in molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases and MSc degree, summa cum laude in the integrative genomics of Parkinson disease at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her current research interest mainly focuses on investigation of RNA biomarkers and mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiovascular diseases. Her postdoctoral project ’’The function and biomarker potential of mitochondrial micro RNAs in hypertension’’ (MITO) is funded by the European Commission Programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020). She actively participate in CardioRNA and MitoEAGLE Cost Actions as the Management Committee member.

Main activities

"As postdoctoral fellow, I participate actively in the implementation and monitoring of all work packages of the MITO project:

• Project management,

• Biomarker discovery,

• Biomarker validation,

• Functional association,

• Project dissemination and communication."


• Noncoding RNAs

• Micro RNAs

• Mitomirs

• Mitochondrial function and dysfunction

• Biomarkers

• Hypertension

• Cardiovascular disease

• Sex differences in cardiovascular disease

• Precision medicine


The following techniques will be used in the MITO project:

• RNA extraction from whole blood and mitochondria

• Mitochondria extraction


• miR-sequencing

• High-resolution Respirometry (O2k)

• Cell culture

• Reporter and pull down assays

• IonOptix and patch clamp fluorescence microscopy


Amela Jusic, CVRU, Postdoctoral fellow

CVRU Postdoctoral Fellow

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