Daša Pavc

Daša Pavc

Ph.D. student




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Daša Pavc was born on February 25th, 1991 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She received her B.Sc. degree in Cosmetology at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy in 2014. She received her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry at University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical Technology in 2017 with thesis entitled: “NMR structural study of G-rich DNA oligonucleotides with GC ends” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Janez Plavec. Since October, 2017 she is involved in “Young researcher” program at the NMR Centre at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is currently doing research for her Ph.D. thesis entitled: “Influence of terminal ends and nature of cations on G-quadruplex formation” under the supervision of Dr. Primož Šket. In 2019, she won second place in the Best poster award at ANNA 2019 conference.

Research interest
• self-assembling ability of guanine rich DNA oligonucleotides
• interactions of cations with guanine-rich DNA oligonucleotides
• determination of 3D structures based on NMR data




D. Pavc, N. Sebastian, L. Spindler, I. Drevenšek-Olenik, G. Koderman Podboršek, J. Plavec and P. Šket
Understanding self-assembly at molecular level enables controlled design of DNA G-wires of different properties
Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, article number: 1062.
Web access at Nature Communications



D. Pavc, B. Wang, L. Spindler, I. Drevensek-Olenik, J. Plavec and P. Sket
GC ends control topology of DNA G-quadruplexes and their cation-dependent assembly
Nucleic Acids Res. 2020, 48 (5), 2749-2761.
Web access at Oxford Journals