Una Ivković obtained her Bachelor and Master degree in Biomedical Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, from KU Leuven, Belgium. As part of her Master thesis, she performed research abroad at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Dental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden (Erasmus+ Scholarship) from September 2021 until February 2022. There, she performed research on in vitro validation studies of scaffold applications within dental research. Moreover, she followed a two-week internship at Université de Paris – Department of Dental Surgery in Paris, France where she was acquainted with imaging methods within dental research.

Currently, she is a Ph.D. researcher for the OMFS-IMPATH research group under supervision of Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Jacobs (KU Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Ir. Arn Mignon (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. Mostafa EzEldeen (KU Leuven, Belgium). Her research topics focus primarily on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and the application potential of polymer-based biomaterials within dentistry, with the aim to tackle dental pulp injuries in children and adolescents in a sustained manner. For this PhD project, she has obtained a PhD Fellowship Strategic Basic Research from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) in November 2023.

Next to her scientific activities within the group, she is also responsible for maintaining the social media of the research group (Instagram/LinkedIn).