It is with great sadness that we dedicate this page to the memory of Milica Nektarijevic. Milica tragically lost her life in a home accident following her move to Denmark to work with the AgRefine project. Her tragic passing has caused a deep shock and sadness for all of us on the AgRefine ITN. Our thoughts are with Milica’s family and loved ones.
When thinking about Milica, we remember a person who was full of life: curious, energetic and always with a smile on her face. Despite only knowing her a short few weeks, she made a huge impression on all who met her and has left a massive gap in this project and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Prior to starting her PhD, Milica’s interest in the development of novel bioprocesses led her to Belgium, where she worked as a bioprocess engineer intern at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent.
Milica held a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology and a Master’s Degree in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. As a student, she was awarded Panta S. Tutundzic Award and the Ministry of Education and Science scholarship.
Milica was passionate about science and driven by the words of Mihajlo Pupin: “Nothing makes a man happier, than his true conviction that he did all he could, investing nothing less than all of his capability“.