Prestigious Award to Our Stipendium Hungaricum Student

Zoran Marinović, a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar at the Department of Aquaculture, Institute of Aquaculture and Environmental Safety, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has been awarded the prestigious Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award for his presentation at the CRYO2018 conference held in Madrid, Spain on July 10-13th, 2018. The conference is the most important annual meeting of physicians, scientists and practicioners working on the cryopreservation of live cells and tissues which is organized and overseen by the Society for Cryobiology.

Zoran graduated from the Faculty of Science of the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and has been working at the Department of Aquaculture since 2015, first as a volunteer, then with support of the Visegrád Fund and finally, from September 2016, with a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship as a PhD student. His PhD topic is the cryopreservation and transplantaton of fish germ cells and his supervisor is senior research fellow Ákos Horváth PhD.

The title of his presentation was „Testis Cryopreservation and Spermatogonia Transplantation as a Tool for Zebrafish Line Reconstitution„. The Student Award Committee has nominated the top four applicants to compete for the Society's most prestigious student prize for the best presentation and has finally selected Zoran as the winner. Thus, he has surpassed students working at top-ranking universities of the world (University of Cambridge, Leibniz Universität Hannover).

Congratulations, Zoran and lots of success for your future scientific career!