EUBIROD Partner since 2008

University of Ljubljana
Univerza v Ljubljani
Kongresni trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Ph.: 01 241 85 00
Fax: 01 241 86 60
Scientific Coordinator

Tadej Battelino

Tadej Battelino obtained his MD at the Ljubljana Medical Faculty, where he also passed his board exam in pediatrics. In 1993 and 1994 he completed clinical fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. After obtaining his PhD, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 1996 and 1997 at Hôpital Robert Debré and INSERM U-457, Paris, France. He is currently a tenured professor of pediatrics at the Ljubljana Medical Faculty, and the head of Department of pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the UMC - University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received numerous publically funded grants in basic and clinical science. He served on the EASD council and is co-organizer of seven annual meetings of the ATTD (Advanced Technologies and Treatment of Diabetes). He serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Endocrinology and Pediatric Diabetes, and as reviewer for international journals and European Research Council grant committees. His laboratory for molecular genetics and metabolism is equipped for complete DNA, RNA and protein diagnostics with mass-spectrometry, tandem mass spectrometry, rapid mutation screening equipment with second generation sequencing, and full access to gene/protein-chip facility.

Official Delegate

Natasa Bratina


Iztok Stotl

Iztok Štotl is a medical doctor working in Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana in Slovenia. He works in metabolic intensive care unit specialized for hyperglycaemic crises in adult patients and also in outpatient diabetes clinic. He is a member of clinical group for bariatric surgery in University Medical Centre Ljubljana. His main medical fields of interest are: critical limb ischemia in diabetic patients, prediabetes, prediction and prevention of diabetes, bariatric surgery, obesity and metabolism. He is the author of Slovenian clinical guidelines for management of patients with high risk for developing diabetes. He is a system administrator of research servers in his clinic and actively uses open source solutions for conducting clinical research and his clinic.