Dr. Violeta Stojanovska


Dr. Violeta Stojanovska

Scientist, Theme Coordinator of Enivronmental pollutant effect on placenta morphology/physiology and Platform Coordinator of Cell culture models

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research – UFZ
Department of Environmental Immunology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 6025-1540

Dr. Violeta Stojanovska
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Research Interests

  • Development of complex and next-generation co-culturing 3D models of human placenta
  • Influence of environmental factors (long-lasting chemicals and viruses) on placenta functionality and development of pregnancy-associated disorders
  • Understanding the role of placenta in developmental programming of chronic disorders

Curriculum vitae / Scientific career

Since 09/2020

Scientist, Department of Environmental Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2018 - 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

2013 - 2018

Researcher, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 - 2018

PhD, Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Thesis: Fetal-programming in pregnancy associated disorders: studies in novel preclinical models)

2011 - 2013

MSc, Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2004 - 2010

MD, General Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia




Bio-techne European organoid research grant, 1st place

Helmholtz Imaging Contest Participants Choice Award, 3rd place



t.e.a.m. Mentee highly selective program aimed for female postdocs who pursue career in academia, University of Leipzig, Germany

Groete Vis Kleine Vis grant, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands


Full master scholarship from JoinEUSEE and Erasmus Mundus program, Graz, Austria


Annual award for exceptional achievements in the field of Medicine and Humanitarian areas, Center Municipality Skopje, Macedonia