Darija Klinčić

Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit

PhD / Scientific Associate

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 4 November 1982

Education

  • 2012 PhD in Chemistry-Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • 2006 Diploma in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Work Experience

  • Since 2016 Scientific Associate at Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb
  • 2012-2016 Senior Research Assistant at Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb
  • 2006-2012 Research Assistant at Biochemistry and Organic Analytical Chemistry Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb

Fields of interest

  • Development and improvement of analytical procedures for the determination of specific congeners of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides and their degradation products in complex biological and environmental samples.
  • Studying the distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental samples: air, pine needles as bioindicators of air pollution, marine organisms from the Adriatic Sea (mussels, fish, dolphins, sea turtles, and tuna), wild land animals (deer, bears, wolves). Comparison with the current legislation and human health risk assessment.
  • Study of POPs distribution in breast milk and a health risk assessment for the breastfeeding infants.

Additional training

  • 2011 Course „Statistica basic“, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008 Training course „Training course on chlorinated organic pollutants in environmental samples,IAEA”, Marine Environment Laboratories, Monaco
  • 2007 International summer school „Advances and Trends in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Persistent Toxic Substances“, Brno, Czech Republic

Awards

  • 2015 A grant of the American Chemical Society for the study visit to participate in the “2016 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy” (PITTCON), Atlanta, USA
  • 2015 The annual Institute’s award for a paper published in a leading scientific journal, which is best ranked in a corresponding scientific field according to Journal Citation Report in Web of Knowledge

Select Publications

  1. 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, Marine Pollution Bulletin 60 (2010) 1879-1889.
  2. D. Klinčić, S. Herceg Romanić, M. Matek Sarić, J. Grzunov, B. Dukić: Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in human milk samples from two regions in Croatia, Environmental toxicology and pharmacology 37 (2014) 543-552.
  3. S. Herceg Romanić, Z. Kljaković-Gašpić, D. Klinčić, I. Ujević: Distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in cultured mussels from the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, Chemosphere 114 (2014) 69-75.

Memberships

  • Croatian Chemical Society
  • Croatian Toxicological Society

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