About Me

I’m a young researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Education and a PhD student at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Slovenia. My field of research is complex networks in biological systems (beta cells of the pancreas). Besides my formal research I am also very interested in the application of complex network tools on financial markets and in rocket propulsion technology.

Contact information

Name/surname: Marko Šterk
Address: University of Maribor , Faculty of Education, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
eMail: marko.sterk1@um.si
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marko_Sterk

Curriculum Vitae

11.3.1989
Born in Maribor, Slovenia.

1.9.1996-30.8.2004
Attended primary school named Bojan Illich in Maribor, Slovenia.

1.10.2012-30.8.2013
Attended high school DOBA in Maribor, Slovenia where I finished my high school education with final exams called matura.

1.10.2013-30.9.2016
Attended and finished (cum laude) the undergraduate physics program at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Slovenia. My bachelor thesis was on the topic of solid fuel rocket engines titled “Measurement of temperature, pressure and thrust of solid fuel rocket engine”.

1.10.2016-30.9.2018
Attended and finished (cum laude) the graduate physics program at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Slovenia. My master thesis was on the topic of entropy production in enzyme reactions titled “Maximum entropy production and maximum Shannon information entropy in enzyme kinetics”.

23.-24.8.2018
Attended my first national conference called 4. Dnevi biofizike at Rogla, Slovenia and had a poster presentation about my research in entropy production in enzyme reactions.

16.-20.5.2018
Attended my first international conference called 8th Regional Biophysics Conference in Zreče, Slovenia where I presented my research in the form of a poster presentation.

23.8.2018-1.9.2018
Attended the 14th Greta Pifat Mrzljak International School of Biophysics in Split, Croatia where I presented my research about entropy production in enzyme reactions in the form of a poster presentation and a short talk.

1.10.2018
Started as a PhD student at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Slovenia.

17.10.2018
Started my first job as a research assistant at the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Slovenia.

1.11.2018
Started my job as a research assistant at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia.

23.11.2018
Attended a national conference of physics called 11. Konferenca fizikov v osnovnih raziskavah in Dobrna, Slovenia.

Other qualifications

Online courses @ COURSERA
1) Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
2) Industrial Biotechnology, University of Manchester
3) Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis, Stanford University