Meta PHoDcast #18: Mitja Pišlar, pharmacist

Pharmacist Mitja Pišlar discusses the modelling of active substance release in a pill making its way through the digestive system. #MetaPHoDcast

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MITJA PIŠLAR is a pharmacist and a Junior Researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana. Statistics, a subject he teaches at the Faculty, is both a hobby of his and part of his profession. He studies active substance release in solid pharmaceutical dosage forms (tablets in particular) and tries to predict the release of the substance into the bloodstream in the human body using a statistical model. He prefers statistics to the laboratory, but his biggest love might as well be film; he suggests watching BoyhoodForce Majeure or Nightcrawler. He is also a MOOC enthusiast – besides statistics courses, he recommends Harari’s Brief History of Humankind and Ariely’s Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior.


Author: LUKA AUSEC, holds a doctorate in biosciences and can fluently read DNA – and sometimes literature. Enthusiastic about bending the body and the mind in all directions – and sometimes inwards. Enjoys spreading inspiring ideas – sometimes as tweets.


Translated by: Urša Klinc.

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