Iva Hafner Bratkovic
National Institute of Chemistry
Dr. Hafner Bratkovic received her PhD in 2008 for the study of prion protein pathological conversion into prions. During her postdoctoral work she got engaged in the field of innate immunity, particularly in the mechanisms underlying neuroinflammation and NLRP3 inflammasome. She was a visiting scientist in Germany and Spain and as Fulbright research scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Her current research focuses on the mechanisms of NLRP3 inflammasome activation and its modulation, from basic molecular biology to autoinflammatory disease models.