dr. Miha Moškon


Miha Moškon is an assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science. He received his BSc degree in Computer Science in 2007 and his PhD in 2012. His main research interests are accurate quantitative modelling and analysis of biological systems in the context of systems and synthetic biology applications. He is currently advising a PhD student on the field of sensitivity analysis of stochastic multiscale models and co-advising a PhD student working on the SteatoNet computational model. He was an advisor of the modelling part of Slovenian iGEM student team in 2010 (grand prize winners), in 2012 (first runner up, best model prize) and in 2016 (best foundational advance project). He currently teaches the following courses: Computational approaches in systems and synthetic biology (MSc and PhD), Introduction to digital circuits (BSc) and Digital Logic Design (BSc) and leads the laboratory practice for the course Unconventional information processing methods and platforms (MSc). He is a member of European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM).

research interests

  • systems biology
  • systems medicine
  • synthetic biology
  • unconventional computing
  • information processing in biological systems
  • modelling, analysis and design of biological systems
  • fuzzy logic
  • artificial life

education and awards

  • coauthor of one of the best 10 research achievements of the University of Ljubljana in 2017 (for the work Large-scale computational models of liver metabolism: how far from the clinics)
  • certificate of recognition for young university teachers and associates (2016) - among the highest awards at the University of Ljubljana
  • advisor to the computational part of the Slovenian iGEM 2016 team - Best foundational advance prize at the iGEM World Championship (2016)
  • COBRA Exchange Programme award (2013)
  • PhD from computer science (2012)
  • advisor to the computational part of the Slovenian iGEM 2012 team - 1st runner up at the iGEM World Championship (2012)
  • advisor to the computational part of the Slovenian iGEM 2010 team - Grand Prize winners at the iGEM World Championship (2010)
  • BSc from computer science (2007)
  • Prešeren's award for the thesis on Fuzzy model of foraging behavior in a bird flocking simulation (2007)
  • Dean's awards from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and information Science (2005 and 2006)
  • Zois scholarship for distinctly talented pupils and students (1998-2008)

other professional activities

  • occasional reviewer for
    • Bioinformatics
    • BMC Systems Biology
    • BMC Bioinformatics
    • BMC Research Notes
    • Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
    • Computers in Biology and Medicine
    • Biochemistry and Biophysics
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems
    • International Journal of Metaheuristics
    • Neural Computing and Applications
    • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
    • Journal of Advanced Transportation
    • Economic and Business Review
  • co-chair of the 13th CFGBC Scientific Symposium - Taste of Genomics (Ljubljana, 21. 6. 2018)

PhD students

  • Tanja Cvitanović: Application of SteatoNet to predict network disorders in liver metabolism (co-advisor)

past PhD students

  • Mattia Petroni: Computational methodology for enhanced sensitivity analysis of gene regulatory networks (graduated in 2018) (thesis)

contact and information