Marija Dvoršćak

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Scientific Associate

Place and date of birth

Varaždin, 4 December 1983


  • 1998-2002 I Gymnasium in Varaždin
  • 2002-2007 Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • 2007 Diploma in Chemistry
  • 2008-2015 Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study of natural sciences, Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry
  • 2015 PhD degree in natural sciences (chemistry)

Work Experience

  • Since 2006 at Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb.

Fields of interest

  • Development of analytical methodology for determination of persistent organochlorine compounds (PCB congeners and organochlorine pesticides) in environmental samples, as well as in oil products and waste oils
  • Distribution of pesticides and their metabolites in biological samples
  • Temporal and spatial distribution monitoring of organic pollutants in soil and water
  • Factors affecting stability and mobility of organic pollutants in a soil/water system

Additional training

  • 2009. „5th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology“, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2016. “Principles of Toxicology Course”, Croatian Toxicological Society and EUROTOX, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016. “XVI. International Chromatography School”, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb


  • 2016. Young Scientist Award, CROTOX 2016, Poreč, Croatia

Select Publications

  1. M. Dvoršćak, Determination of terbuthylazine in urine of rats exposed to low doses. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, Zagreb : Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada , 2016. 33-33.
  2. M. Dvoršćak et al., Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in atmospheric particles collected in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatica Chemica Acta 88 (2015), 2; 179-188.


Croatian Chemical Society
Croatian Society of Toxicology

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