Remembering Martina Nikšić, ICGEB alumna, class of ’99

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our alumna Martina Nikšić, PhD, on 19 April 2021.

Martina joined the Baralle laboratory at ICGEB Trieste, Italy in 1995 and obtained her PhD in 1999, under the direct supervision of Prof. Francisco E. Baralle, Molecular Pathology Group Leader at the time, and former Director-General of ICGEB. She was enrolled with the International School for Advanced Studies SISSA, and presented a thesis on the molecular basis of the splicing regulation in human CFTR exon 9.

Following her PhD, she moved to the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK, and subsequently to the Centre for Genomic Regulation, CRG, in Barcelona, Spain.

ICGEB celebrates its alumni and mourns, together with them, the untimely loss of one of its brilliant and successful academics.

We join with the scientific community in her home country, Croatia, and with all colleagues whose hearts and minds she touched, in celebrating Martina’s life. ICGEB Director-General, Lawrence Banks, on behalf of the Organisation, expressed “our heartfelt condolences to family and friends for the loss of Dr. Martina Nikšić – ICGEB alumna, scientist, and colleague.”

Link to the anti-cancer fund established in memory of Martina Nikšić: