Aleksandra Maršavelski

Aleksandra Maršavelski

Ph.D.


+385 99 8899799

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

CURRENT STATUS

01/2015 - Research assistant, Computational Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Group, Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

• 09/2013-12/2014 Professional training in science, Laboratory for chemical and biological crystallography, Division of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.
• 03/2012-09/2013 Volunteer in Laboratory for chemical and biological crystallography, Division of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.

EDUCATION

• 10/2014-07/2017 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

• 09/2010-07/2011 M. Sc. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
• 09/2006-07/2010 B. Sc. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

FELLOWSHIPS,SCHOLARSHIPSAND AWARDS

• 2017 Annual best young scientist's paper award from the Society of University Professors, scholars and other scientists in Zagreb

• 2016/2017 Town of Zagreb Scholarship for the best PhD students

• 2016 The Best Scientific Paper Award - Ruđer Bošković institute yearly award

• 2016 FEBS Short-Term Fellowship to visit the Kamerlin lab in Uppsala, Sweden
• 12/2011  Serbian Chemical Society Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
• 09/2011 Top Student Award, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
• 11/2010 Best Talk Award; 3rd scientific conference “Students encountering science“, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• 10/2010 The Fund for Young Talents, Republic of Serbia - Scholarship for top students
• 10/2010 Top Student Award, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
• 12/2007 Ljubica Zdravković Foundation Fellowship

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

• The Third European Crystallography School, Bol, Island of Brač, Croatia, 25/09–02/10/2016  
• Advancing the Frontiers of (Bio)Chemistry with Valence Bond Approaches, Workshop, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 23–25/06/2016
• Computational Enzymology by Empirical Valence Bond, Laboratory for Biocomputing and Bioinformatics, National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11–29/01/2016
• The 29th European crystallographic meeting, Rovinj, Croatia, 23-28/08/2015 (poster)
• International Summer School "Molecular Simulation for Neurological Targets", National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11–13/08/2015
• "Symposium & Workshop on Microscale Thermophoresis", Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 30/06-1/07/2015
• “The binding of histamine and N-methylhistamine to monoamine oxidase B and their metabolic pathways” Computational Chemistry for Neurological Targets, COST CM1103 ESR Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, 06-08/05/2015 (talk)
• “Computational investigations of the B. japonicum Gly:CP ligase 1 specificity towards amino acid substrate and aminoacyl carrier protein” AMBER Molecular dynamics workshop, Haifa, Israel, 26-30/04/2015 (poster)
• The 8th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropology and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine, Split, Croatia, 24–28/06/2013
• “Substrate selectivity of atypical methanogenic-type Seryl-tRNA synthetases-computational approach“. The 11th Greta Pifat-Mrzljak International School of Biophysics, Primošten, Croatia, 30/09–09/10/2012 (poster)
• Regional Biocamp 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29-31/05/2011
• FCUB-ERA Seminar: The structure of scientific articles, Belgrade, Serbia, 11-14/04/2011
• “Isolation and biochemical characterization of highly acidic protein fraction from human saliva“, 3rd scientific conference „Students encountering science“, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24–26/11/2010 (talk)

INVITED TALKS

• “Quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical methods in modeling enzymatic reactions”, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 14/10/2014.
• “Nobel for dummies - The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013”, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 17/12/2013.

TEACHING

• 2014 - Teaching Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Biochemistry practical classes: kinetics and competitive inhibition of alcohol dehydrogenase, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, chromatographic techniques, titration curve of amino acids

SERVICE TO SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

• 2015 - Department representative in the council of research assistants

PUBLICATIONS

A. Maršavelski, R. Vianello; “What a difference a methyl group makes - the selectivity of monoamine oxidase B towards histamine and N-methylhistamine”, Chemistry - A European Journal (2017), 23: 2915–2925.

R. J. Schwamm, R. Vianello, A. Maršavelski, M. Á. García, R. M. Claramunt, I. Alkorta, J. Saame, I. Leito, C. M. Fitchett, A. J. Edwards, and M. P. Coles; “15N NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray and Neutron Diffraction, Quantum-Chemical Calculations, and UV/vis-Spectrophotometric Titrations as Complementary Techniques for the Analysis of Pyridine-Supported Bicyclic Guanidine Superbases", Journal of organic chemistry, (2016), 81: 7612–7625.

A. Maršavelski; “A novel antimicrobial target—expanded and revisited mode of action of pantothenamides”, RSC advances, (2016), 6: 44888-44895.

M. Kržan, R. Vianello, A. Maršavelski, M. Repič, M. Zakšek, K. Kotnik, E. Fijan and J. Mavri; “The Quantum Nature of Drug-Receptor Interactions: Deuteration Changes Binding Affinities for Histamine Receptor Ligands”, PLOS ONE, (2016)

Đ. Škalamera, E. Sanders, R. Vianello, A. Maršavelski, A. Pevec, I. Turel and S. I. Kirin; “Synthesis and characterization of ML and ML2 metal complexes with amino acid substituted bis(2-picolyl)amine ligands”, Dalton transactions, (2016), 45: 2845-2858.

A. Maršavelski, V. Smrečki, R. Vianello, M. Žinić, A. Moguš-Milanković and A. Šantić; “Supramolecular Ionic-Liquid Gels with High Ionic Conductivity”, Chemistry - A European Journal (2015), 21: 12121–12128.

A. Maršavelski, M. Močibob, I. Gruić-Sovulj, R. Vianello; “The origin of specificity and insight into recognition between aminoacyl carrier protein and its partner ligase”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2015), 17: 19030-19038.

A. Maršavelski, S. Lesjak, M. Močibob, I. Weygand-Đurašević, S. Tomić; “A single amino acid substitution affects the substrate specificity of the seryl-tRNA synthetase homologue”, Molecular BioSystems (2014), 10: 3207-3216.

V. Prokopović, M. Popović, U. Anđelković, A. Maršavelski, B. Rasković, M. Gavrović-Jankulović, N. Polović; “Isolation, biochemical characterization and anti-bacterial activity of BPIFA2 protein”, Archives of Oral Biology (2014), 59: 302-309.

M. Grabar Branilović, A. Maršavelski, A. Tomić, S. Tomić; “Nobelova nagrada za kemiju 2013”, Kemija u industriji (2013), 62: 11-12.