Anita Krisko is a leader of a research group at the University Medical Center in Goettingen, Germany, dedicated to aging research.
She obtained her PhD in 2005 at the University of Zagreb, after which she pursued her postdoctoral studies at the Université Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes for the next 6 years. Among other awards, she received the Chancelor’s Award at the University of Zagreb, UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellowship for Women in Science as well as the National Science Award of the Republic of Croatia.
She is passionate about photography and graffiti art. She is a co-founder of Le Monde Analogue, a collective for the promotion of analog photography. She won the Silver Award for emerging artists in the Fine Art Competition. So far, she has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Paris, California and Croatia.
Her goal is to raise awareness on the importance of openly talking as well as taking action about mental health. She hopes that the result of this project in the coming years will bring easier access to mental health providers for the people in need of help.