Snježana Herceg Romanić

Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit

PhD / Scientific Advisor / Head of Unit

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 1970


  • 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)

  • Mentorship:
    Two graduate theses and one doctoral dissertation

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


  • 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. B. Krauthacker, S. Herceg Romanić, M. Wilken, Z. Milanović: PCDD/Fs in ambient air collected in Zagreb, Croatia, Chemosphere 2006;62:1829-1837.
  2. B. Krauthacker, A. Votava-Raić, S. Herceg Romanić, D. Tješić-Drinković, Do. Tješić-Drinković, E. Reiner: Persistent Organochlorine Compounds in Human Milk Collected in Croatia Over Two Decades, Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2009;57: 616-622.
  3. Z. Kljaković-Gašpić, S. Herceg Romanić, D. Kožul, J. Veža: Biomonitoring of organochlorine compounds and trace metals along the Eastern Adriatic coast (Croatia) using Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mar Pollut Bull 2010;60:1879–1889.
  4. B. Lazar, Luna Maslov, S. Herceg Romanić, R. Gračan, B. Krauthacker, D. Holcer, N. Tvrtković: Accumulation of organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the eastern Adriatic Sea, Chemosphere 2011;82:121–129
  5. S. Herceg Romanić, T.S. Marenjak, D. Klinčić, Z. Janicki, E. Srebočan, D. Konjević: Organochlorine compounds in red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) and fallow deer (Dama dama L.) from inland and coastal Croatia, Environ Monit Assess 2012;184:5173–5180.
  6. S. Herceg Romanić, D. Holcer, B. Lazar, D. Klinčić, P. Mackelworth, C.M. Fortuna: Organochlorine contaminants in tissues of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus from the northeastern part of the Adriatic Sea, Environ Toxicol Phar 2014;38:469-479.
  7. S. Herceg-Romanić, Z. Kljaković-Gašpić, D. Klinčić, Ivana Ujević: Distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in cultured mussels from the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, Chemosphere 2014;114:69–75.
  8. S. Herceg Romanić, D. Klinčić, Z. Kljaković-Gašpić, J. Kusak, S. Reljić, Ð. Huber: Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in wild terrestrial mammals from Croatia: Interspecies comparison of residue levels and compositions, Chemosphere 2015;137:52–58.
  9. S. Herceg Romanić, Z. Kljaković-Gašpić, T. Bituh, S. Žužul, M. Dvoršćak, S. Fingler, J. Jurasović, D. Klinčić, G. Marović, T. Orct, J. Rinkovec, S. Stipičević: The impact of multiple anthropogenic contaminants on the terrestrial environment of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, Environ Monit Assess 2016;188:27


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