Key People

BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Dr Ivana Gadjanski

DRAGON Coordinator; Research Fellow and Senior Scientific Consultant in BioSense Institute

Maja Radišić

DRAGON Quality manager, Senior assistant at the Business Development Department

Staša Stojkov Rošić

Staša coordinates the BioSense Accelerator and works on Horizon2020 projects that offer cascade funding to starups and SMEs working in the field of agriculture and technology. As part of the DRAGON project, she works on connecting young researchers with the startup ecosystem, as well as on building their entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.

Dr Sanja Brdar

DRAGON Innovation manager and WP5 leader; Research Fellow at BioSense Institute - Head of Knowledge Discovery group

Olivera Novović

Dissemination manager, Researcher at Knowledge Discovery group and PhD student

Dr Oskar Marko

DRAGON Data Protection Officer and WP4 leader, Senior researcher at Knowledge Discovery group

Gorana Lisjuk

DRAGON Financial Officer, assistant at the Business Development Department

Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands

Dr Ioannis Athanasiadis

(Dipl.Eng, PhD in Electr. & Comp. Eng.) is Assistant Professor with the Information Technology Group at WU - DRAGON Contact person for WU

Dr Sjoukje Osinga

is assistant professor, participates in the Complex Adaptive Systems theme of WU. She is member of SiLiCo Centre Wageningen, a virtual centre that acts as a portal to Wageningen University’s expertise on modelling complex systems through agent-based simulations

Christos Pylianidis

PhD student at Wageningen University & Research Studied Electrical and Computer engineering at Democritus University of Thrace. Interested in machine learning and precision agricul-ture.

Agri-EPI Centre, UK

Dave Ross

(BSc Hons, PDip, AMIMechE, AIAgrE, AMIFST, FRAgS) is Chief Executive Officer of Agri-EPI Centre, with a specific focus on Precision technologies and engineered solutions and is co-ordinating the development of the Centre in its emerging role, both nationally and internationally

Gavin Dick

Farms & Commercial Manager; Gavin has a broad working experience in agriculture, having managed a large farming enterprise in Aberdeenshire including combinable crops, seed potatoes, pigs, poultry and 650 dairy cows producing milk for ice-cream through a robotic milking system.

Prof. Ivan Andonovic

is an Associate of Agri-EPI Centre and through the close corporate working relationship with University of Strathclyde participates on behalf of both institutions

Dr Christos Tachtatzis

is a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde and holds a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship award.

Naomi Smitten

DRAGON Contact person for Agri-EPI Centre, currently coordinates and supports various projects at Agri EPI. Since completing her Business Management and Finance qualifications, Naomi has gone on to her Prince2 Project Management which is scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Yoni van Breukelen

Marketing Manager Yoni leads the Marketing and Communication activity to enhance Agri-EPI Centre’s presence within the UK and intercontinental Agri-Tech industry. The agricultural sector is new territory, but Yoni has an all-round background in Marketing and Communications, working for companies offering various specialised business-to-business services in different sectors: Human Resources, IT and Higher Education to name a few.