Ervin Aščić

PhD Student

Unravelling the Mechanisms of Antigen Presentation in Cancer Cells


“The best vision is insight” – guided by such a stereotypic millennial motivation-quote, Ervin decided to follow a career path focused on research and development of therapeutic approaches. Therefore, he decided during his masters program at the University of Vienna to join Pereira Lab in order to do his thesis. After he gathered some interesting experiences in gene therapy laboratories within Big Pharma in Austria, Ervin longed for academic research.

Mixing his Austrian background with the other international group members did not only result in good data. Combining international baking experience led to a Swedish “fika” as nowhere else, with Spanish Yoghurt cake, Viennese Sacher cake, etc… and his absolute favorite: well brewed coffee. Nevertheless, joining the group in Sweden also taught Ervin a lot about the Portuguese culture and food. From Portuguese cheese to the language, Ervin feels now prepared for his next trip to the Atlantic Ocean.

Academic Backgroud

  • Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, University of Vienna (Austria);
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, University of Vienna (Austria).

Previous Experience

  • Immunoassay Development and Optimization – Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • AAV Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A, B – Takeda