Bono Lučić

dr. sc.

higher research associate
+385 1 457 1356


NMR Centre

Krilo 1/107

Ruđer Bošković Institute
NMR Center
Laboratory for spectroscopy NMR and modeling
Bijenička c. 54
HR-10000 Zagreb


Ph.D.: 1997,  Chemistry, Theoretical and physical chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

M.Sc.: 1994, Physics, Molecular biophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

B.Sc.: 1989, Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Secondary School: 1983, Gymnasium, Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Investigation of relationships between structure and biological activity of polyphenols, CRO-SRB project (2011-), leader, Ministry of Science Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia


Structural bioinformatics of proteins and bioactive molecules, PhD StudyMolecular Biosciences(organized by: University of Osijek, Ruđer Bošković Institute and University of Dubrovnik)

Models and methods in structural bioinformatics, PhD StudyBiophysics(organized by: University of Split, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Zagreb), Institute of Physics (Zagreb),  and Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (Split))

Member of the Council of PhD study Biophysics, University of Split, Croatia

Featured Publications

B. Lučić, S. Nikolić, N. Trinajstić, D. Juretić, The Structure-Property Models Can Be Improved Using the Orthogonalized Descriptors. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 35 (1995) 532-538. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 77 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci00025a022

D. Juretić, D. Zucić, B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, Preference Functions for Prediction of Membrane-Buried Helices in Integral Membrane Proteins. Comput. Chem. 22 (1998) 279-294. (IF_2010 1.281, 5-year IF 1.476, 22 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1016/S0097-8485(97)00070-3

B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, D. Juretić, Recognition of Membrane Protein Structure from Amino Acid Sequence, in From Chemical Topology to Three-Dimensional Geometry (A.T. Balaban, Ed.) Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, pp 117-158, 1997.

B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, Multivariate Regression Outperforms Several Robust Architectures of Neural Networks in QSAR Modeling. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 39 (1999) 121-132. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 104 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci980090f

B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, S. Sild, M. Karelson, A. R. Katritzky, A New Efficient Approach for Variable Selection Based on Multiregression: Prediction of Gas Chromatographic Retention Times and Response Factors. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 39 (1999) 610-621. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 98 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci980161a

B. Lučić, D. Amić, N. Trinajstić, Nonlinear Multivariate Regression Outperforms Several Concisely Designed Neural Networks on Three QSPR Data Sets. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 40 (2000) 403-413. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 46 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci990061k

B. Lučić, N. Nadramija, I. Bašic, N. Trinajstić, Toward Generating Simpler QSAR Models: Nonlinear Multivariate Regression Versus Several Neural Network Ensembles and Some Related Methods. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 43 (2003) 1094-1102. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 25 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci025636j

T. Piližota, B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, Use of Variable Selection in Modeling the Secondary Structural Content of Proteins from Their Composition of Amino Acid Residues. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 44 (2004) 113-121. (IF_2010 3.822, 5-year IF 3.722, 15 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1021/ci034037p

D. Amić, D. Davidović-Amić, D. Bešlo, V. Rastija, B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, SAR and QSAR of Antioxidant Activity of Flavonoids. Curr. Med. Chem. 14 (2007) 827-845. (IF_2010 4.630, 5-year IF 4.961, 37 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.2174/092986707780090954

B. Lučić, N. Trinajstić, B. Zhou, Comparison Between the Sum-connectivity Index and Product-connectivity Index for Benzenoid Hydrocarbons. Chem. Phys. Lett. 475 (2009) 146–148. (IF_2010 2.282, 5-year IF 2.230, 8 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2009.05.022

B. Lučić, D. Amić, Reliability of Bond dissociation enthalpy calculated by the PM6 method and experimental TEAC values in antiradical QSAR of flavonoids. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 18 (2010) 28–35. (IF_2010 2.978, 5-year IF 3.108, 5 citations in WoSu till 11/2011) DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2009.11.015

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Chemical Society

Croatian Biophysical Society

Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology

Croatian Cultural Society "Napredak", Sarajevo


Member of Editorial board of Croatica Chemica Acta journal (since 2000), and one of Editors (since 2011)