Darija Klinčić

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Senior Scientific Associate


  • 2012 PhD in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • 2006 MSc in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Work Experience

  • 2006–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 (collaborator)
  • 2022–2023 Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dust of public places – do they pose a risk to human health?, Foundation of the Croatian Academy for Sciences and Arts (collaborator)
  • 2020–2021 Development of analytical methods for obtaining the first data on human exposure in Croatia to brominated compounds, Foundation of the Croatian Academy for Sciences and Arts (collaborator)
  • 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 (collaborator)
  • 2018–2023 Development, validation and application of analytical methods for PBDE determination – DeValApp, Croatian Science Foundation (leader)
  • 2018–2021 Persistent Organic Pollutants – Environmental Impact Assessment and Stability of Human Genetic Material, IMROH (collaborator)
  • 2014–2018 Organic Pollutants in Environment – Markers and Biomarkers of Toxicity – OPENTOX, Croatian Science Foundation (collaborator)
  • 2011–2013 Monitoring of Organic and Inorganic Pollution in the Environment of Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park (collaborator)
  • 2007–2014 Organic Pollutants in the Environment – Distribution, Interaction, Human Exposure, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (collaborator)

Science popularization projects

  • 2022–2024 Meet the Toxicity – Live Safely – MeeTox, EU Erasmus+ KA2 (collaborator)

Fields of interest

  • Analytical chemistry,
  • development of analytical methods,
  • persistent organic pollutants,
  • environmental samples, biological samples,
  • human health risk assessment

Additional training

  • 2022 Introduction to LC-MS, Labtim, Zagreb
  • 2021 17th RECETOX Summer School 2021, RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, online
  • 2020 How to organize and manage research data, SRCE, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2019 Automated sample preparation, Labtim, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 XVI International Chromatography School, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2011 Statistica basic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008 Professional Training Course on Chlorinated Organic Pollutants in Environmental Samples, IAEA, Marine Environment Laboratories, Monaco
  • 2007 5th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


  • 2021 Annual Award for at least 3 original scientific papers on which the employee is the first author, and were published in journals indexed in the Web of Science, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 ACS Pittcon Travel Grant, Pittcon International Delegation, American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • 2015 Annual award for scientific paper published in the top scientific journal according to the Web of Science, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scholarship for the professional development at the Marine Environment Laboratories, Monaco


  • Croatian Toxicological Society

List of publications