Maja Lazarus

Analytical Toxicology and Mineral Metabolism Unit

PhD / Senior Scientific Associate

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 21 July 1980

Education

  • 2003-2009 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Postgraduate study in natural sciences, Biology-Toxicology, Ph.D. in Biology
  • 1998-2003 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, B.Sc. in Nutritional Technology

Work Experience

  • December 2003-present Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health (Analytical Toxicology and Mineral Metabolism Unit), Zagreb, Croatia

Fields of interest

Toxicokinetics and toxicodinamics of toxic elements and their interaction with essential elements; ecotoxicology: biomonitoring of elements in wildlife

  • 2017 – Associate researcher within the national research project “Assessment of Daily Exposure to Metals and Maternal Individual Susceptibility as Factors of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – METALORIGINS” (Croatian Science Foundation no. 1998, Principal investigator: Martina Piasek, MD, PhD)
  • 2007-2013 Associate researcher within the national research project “Exposure to Metals and their Effects in Pregnancy and Postnatal Period” (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports no. 022-0222148-2135, Principal investigator: Martina Piasek, MD, PhD)
  • 2011-2012 Associate researcher within the national professional project “Monitoring of organic and inorganic pollutants in the environment of Plitvice Lakes National Park” (NP Plitvička jezera, Principal investigator: Snježana Herceg Romanić, PhD)
  • 2003- 2006 Associate researcher within the national research project “Exposure, Intake and Effects of Toxic and Essential Elements” (Ministry of Science and Technology/Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports no. 0022012, Principal investigator: Maja Blanuša, PhD; Martina Piasek, MD, PhD)

Additional training

  • 4–8 April 2016, Principles of Toxicology (EUROTOX in colaboration with the Croatian Toxicological Society), Zagreb, Hrvatska
  • 17-27 November 2015, LabAnim 3 course (Laboratory Animal Science Course, FELASA category C equivalent), Zagreb, Croatia
  • 14-18 April 2014, Expert Mission on authorisation of biocidal products (ETT IND/EXP 55794, TAIEX), Zagreb, Croatia
  • 17-21 March 2014, Challenges in Health Risk Assessment (Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 10-16 September 2004, Basic Toxicology Course (EUROTOX in colaboration with the Croatian Toxicological Society), Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Memberships

  • Croatian Society of Toxicologists
  • Croatian Society of Physiologists
  • Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association

Other

Personal interests and hobbies
Hiking, psychology, dance

List of publications