Snježana Herceg Romanić

Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit

PhD / Scientific Advisor with Tenure / Head of Unit

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 1970

Education

  • 1999 – 2004
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science; Ph.D.
  • 1995 – 1999
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science; M.Sc.
  • 1989 – 1994
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology; B.Sc.

Work Experience

  • Since 1995 Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb (Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit)

Fields of interest

Studies on temporal and spatial differences in origin and distribution of persistent organochlorine compounds in the environment (air, plants, terrestrial and marine organisms) as well as on exposure of humans (human milk samples).

Additional training

  • 1997. IUTOX Training Course on Basic Toxicology”, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2006. “Workshop on Validation” – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and SENARC, Lipica, Slovenia
  • 2014. “TAIEX Expert Mission on authorisation of biocidal products” – European Commission’s DG Enlargement, Human exposure, Zagreb, Croatia

Awards

  • Following nomination by the Croatian Chemical Society, winner of the American Chemical Society Award to participate as the Croatian representative at the “Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy” (PITTCON), Chicago, IL, USA, 2007.
  • Annual Award of the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in 2015 for article published in the journal with the highest impact factor

Select Publications

  1. G. Jovanović, S. Herceg Romanić, A. Stojić, D. Klinčić, M. Matek Sarić, J. Grzunov Letinić, A. Popović. Introducing of modeling techniques in the research of POPs in breast milk – A pilot study. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 172 (2019) 341–347. (IF=3,947; Q1) INTERACTIVE CONTENT (made by A. Stojić, Institute of Physics of the University of Belgrade)
  2. S.Stanišić, M.Perišić, G.Jovanović, T.Milićević, S.Herceg Romanić, A.Jovanović, A.Šoštarić, V.Udovičić, A.Stojić. The PM2.5-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon behavior in indoor and outdoor environments, part I: Emission sources. Environmental Research 193 (2021) 110520 (Q1)
  3. A.Stojić, G.Jovanović, S.Stanišić, S.Herceg Romanić, A.Šoštarić, V.Udovičić, M.Perišić, T.Milićević. The PM2.5-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon behavior in indoor and outdoor environments, part II: Explainable prediction of benzo[a]pyrene levels. Chemosphere 289 (2022) 133154. (Q1)
  4. S Herceg Romanić, G. Jovanović, B. Mustać, J. Stojanović-Đinović, A. Stojić, T. Čadež, A. Popović.  Fatty acids, persistent organic pollutants, and trace elements in small pelagic fish from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 170 (2021) 112654 (Q1)
  5. Book chapter: S.Stanišić, G.Jovanović, M.Perišić, S.Herceg Romanić, T.Milićević, A.Stojić. Explaining the Environmental Fate of PAHs in Indoor and Outdoor Environments by the Use of Artificial Intelligence. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Sources, Exposure and Health Effects Warren L. Gregoire (Editor) Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2022. ISBN: 978-1-68507-626-9.
  6. Book chapter: A.Stojić, B.Mustać, G.Jovanović, J.Đinović Stojanović, M.Perišić, S.Stanišić, S.Herceg Romanić. Patterns of PCB-138 Bioaccumulation in Small Pelagic Fish from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Using Explainable Machine Learning Prediction. Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications. Pap, Andre (Editor). Springer. (2021) 175-189. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72711-6

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Memberships

Croatian Chemical Society

Other

List of project participations and leadership in the past five years

Mentorship

  • Supervisor of B.Sc. Theses:
  1. Supervisor of B.Sc. Thesis, Tea Mišić, “Determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in the air by gas chromatography”, Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, 2001
  2. Supervisor of B.Sc. Thesis, Darija Kožul, “Analysis and distribution polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in pine needles”, Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, 2006
  3. Supervisor of B.Sc. Thesis, Mirna Štrbac. “Organochlorine compounds in fish from Adriatic sea”, University of Rijeka, Department of Biotechnology, Rijeka, 2020.
  • Supervisor of Ph.D. Thesis:
  1. Supervisor of Ph.D. Thesis, Darija Klinčić, “Air pollution and bioindicators of human and marine organism exposure to persistent organochlorine compounds”, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 2012
  • Supervised postdoctoral researchers:
  1. Dr Darija Klinčić, Senior Research Assistant, under the mentorship of Snježana Herceg Romanić, 2012-2016 Postdoctoral Research in Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  2. Dr Gordana Vuković, Research Associate Environmental Physics Laboratory, Institute of Physics Belgrade, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research under the mentorship of Snježana Herceg Romanić as part of the project’s activities OPENTOX, CSF, in the Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  3. Dr Tijana Milićević, Research Associate, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia, As part of the project’s activities „Analysis of organic pollutants in biological systems and the environment“ in the Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia; 2021-2022.

List of publications