Suzana Žunec

Toxicology Unit

Research Associate

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, August 26 1982

Education

  • 2012 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Doctoral thesis: “Efficiency of bispyridinium oximes against tabun and soman poisoning”, mentor Ana Lucić Vrdoljak, PhD, scientific advisor
  • 2006 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, thesis work: “Use of enhanced flow-injection method for the determination of the total polyphenol content in foods” mentor Prof. Zorana Grabarić

Work Experience

  • 2015- research associate at the Unit of Toxicology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
  • 2012-2015 senior research assistant at the Unit of Toxicology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
  • 2006-2012 scientific novice at Unit of Toxicology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health

Fields of interest

Toxicology of organophosphorus compounds, antidotes; assessment of antioxidant status and biomarkers of oxidative stress on model systems in vitro and in vivo

Additional training

  • 2017 “Animal Experiment Design”, Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (CroLASA), Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2015 “Application of 3R approaches in laboratory animal work” Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (CroLASA), Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012 FRAME Reduction Steering Commitee Training School in the Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis of Biomedical Experiments, SYRCLE, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 2011 “Continuing Education Course (CEC) 4 – Safety Pharmacology for the Beginners”, EUROTOX, Paris, France
  • 2011 “Basic Toxicology Course”, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Beograd, Beograd, Serbia
  • 2008 “Thirteen IUTOX Summer School on Risk Assessment of Chemicals”, Bodensee, Germany
  • 2007 Methodological courses in biology and medicine “DNA and RNA”, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2007 “Workshop and Laboratory Exercise on the Analysis of Chemicals Related to the CWC”, Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN), University of Helsinki and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Helsinki, Finland

Awards

  • 2013 – Award for the original scientific paper, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2011 – Award for the original scientific paper with the highest number of citation, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Memberships

  • Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association
  • Croatian Toxicological Society

List of publications