Snježana Herceg Romanić

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Scientific Advisor with Tenure

Education

  • 2004 PhD in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • 1999 MSc in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • 1994 BSc, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

Work Experience

  • 1995-present  Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Research projects

  • 2024-2027  Environment Pollution and Human Health: Physico-Chemical Analysis, Toxicity and Machine Learning Models – EnvironPollutHealth, NextGenerationEU (leader)
  • 2024-2027  Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Animal Species from Aquatic, Marine and Terrestrial Habitats and Food of Animal Origin: Exposure and Risk Assessment of Croatian Consumers – PFASsFoodWildlife, NextGenerationEU (collaborator)
  • 2021–2024  Analysis of Organic Pollutants in Biological Systems and the Environment, IMROH (leader)
  • 2019-2022   Persistent Organochlorine Compounds in Human Milk and Their Potential Effect on the Level of Primary DNA Damage in Human Cells, Croatian-Serbian Bilateral Grant (leader)
  • 2018-2021   Persistent Organic Pollutants – Environmental Impact Assessment and Stability of Human Genetic Material,  IMROH (leader)
  • 2014–2018  Organic Pollutants in Environment – Markers and Biomarkers of Toxicity – OPENTOX, Croatian Science Foundation (collaborator)
  • 2011-2013    Monitoring of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants in the Environment of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park (leader)
  • 2007–2014  Organic Pollutants in the Environment – Distribution, Interaction, Human Exposure, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)
  • 2002–2006 Pesticides, Persistent and Volatile Organic Pollutants in the Environment, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)
  • 1999–2001   Analysis and Chemistry of Pesticides and Related Compounds in Biosphere, Croatian-Slovenian Bilateral Grant (collaborator)
  • 1996–2002   Distribution of Pesticides and Related Compounds in Humans and in the Environment, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)
  • 1995-1998     Monitoring of Organochlorine Compounds in Coniferous Trees and Ambient Air, and Human Milk, US EPA (collaborator)
  • 1995-1996     Pesticides: Mechanism of action and distribution in the biosphere, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)

Professional projects

  • 2003    Report on the Sources, Distribution and Effects of POPs Compounds on Environment and Human Health, Croatian Center for Cleaner Production (Project „Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs, in the Republic of Croatia“), UNIDO and Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)
  • 2001-2002    Report on Emission Measurements from „PUTO“, „PUTO“ Thermal Treatment of Technological Waste d. o. o. (collaborator)
  • 1997-1998     Program for the Monitoring of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDD) and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in the Air as a Baseline for PUTO, ZGO d. o. o. (collaborator)

Fields of interest

  • Persistent organic pollutants in the environment – distribution, sources and human exposure,
  • marine environment, freshwater environment, air,
  • human biomonitoring

Additional training

  • 2014  TAIEX Expert Mission on authorisation of biocidal products – European Commission’s DG Enlargement, Human exposure, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1997   IUTOX Training Course on Basic Toxicology, Budapest, Hungary

Awards

  • 2015 Annual award for scientific paper published in the top scientific journal according to the Web of Science, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2007 ACS Pittcon Travel Grant (nomination by the Croatian Chemical Society), Pittcon International Delegation, American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Memberships

  • Croatian Chemical Society

Other engagements

  • 2022 Member of the Provisional Workgroup for Passing a Scientific Opinion on the Exposure of Croatia’s Adult Population to Dioxins and Dioxin-like Polychlorinated Biphenyls (DL-PCBs) from Various Food Types
  • 2021  Member of the Working Group for Monitoring and Fulfilment of the Obligations under the „The Third National Plan for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants”
  • 2014  Member of the Working Group for Monitoring and Fulfilment of the obligations under the „The Second National Plan for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants”

List of publications