Natura In Minimis Maxima

Hrvoje Fulgosi

Prof. dr.

senior scientist
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Division of Molecular Biology
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


  • 1999 - 2002 Kiel, Christian-Albrechts Universität, Germany, Group J. Soll, plant molecular biology, postdoc
  • 1999 München, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Germany, Group R.G.Herrmann, plant molecular biology, dr. rer. nat., doctoral degree
  • 1993 Zagreb, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, molecular and cell biology, masters degree
  • 1991 Zagreb, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, molecular biology, university diploma


  • 2012 - 2013 Croatian - Austrian bilateral project, "Proteins linking photosynthesis with antioxidative plant stress responses"
  • 2012 - 2015 International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), "Dissecting complex regulators of photosynthetic energy conversion"
  • 2011 Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU), "Molecular characterization of cyanobacterial system suitable for biological production of hydrogen"
  • 2011 - 2012 Croatian - German bilateral project, "Control of plant growth and senescence by energetic status of chloroplasts"
  • 2010 Industrial fonds, Croatian Electric Company (HEP), "Development of advanced  biological system for production of hydrogen in photosynthetic bacteria"
  • 2008 - 2010 Croatian - Austrian bilateral project, "Subcellular localization of glutathione and cysteine in cyanobacteria"
  • 2007 - present Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOŠ), "Regulatory mechanisms of photosynthesis and differentiation of plastids"
  • 1998 - 2000 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOŠ), Project for the young scientists "Regulatory mechansms of photosynthesis"
  • 1991 - 1993 Open Society Fund, "Overexpression of patatin in transgenic Sollanum tuberosum plants"

Awards and Achievements

  • 2011 Ruđer Bošković Institutes' Director General Prize for significant international project
  • 2010 Ruđer Bošković Institutes' Director General Prize for scientific achievement
  • 2002 Prize for the best research publication, Croatian Association of University Teachers and Other Scientists in Zagreb
  • 1990 University of Zagreb Rector's Prize


  • Course "Structure and Function of Photosynthetic Membranes", Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Zagreb
  • Course "Photosynthesis", Department of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Genome Evolution", Depatrment of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Genetic Engineering", Department of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Microbiology", "Marko Marulić" Polytechnics, Knin
  • Course "Genetic Engineering in Biotechnology", University Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study "Molecular biosciences"
  • Course "Genetics and Evolution of Photosynthetic Organisms",  University Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study "Molecular biosciences""

Featured Publications

  1. S. Puthiyaveetil, I.M. Ibrahim, B. Jeličić, A. Tomašić, H. Fulgosi, J.F. Allen: Transcriptional control of photosynthesis genes: the evolutionarily conserved regulatory mechanism in plastid genome function. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2 (2010): 888-896.
  2.  S. Jurić, K. Hazler Pilepić, A Tomašić, H. Lepeduš, B. Jeličić, S. Puthiyaveetil, T. Bionda, L. Vojta, J.F. Allen, E. Schleiff, H. Fulgosi: Tethering of ferredoxin:NADP+ oxidoreductase to thylakoid membranes is mediated by novel chloroplast protein TROL. The Plant Journal. 60 (2009): 783-794.
  3. B. Boelter, A. Nada, H. Fulgosi, J. Soll: A chloroplastic inner envelope membrane protease is essential for plant development. FEBS Letters 580 (2006): 789-794.
  4. P. Weber, H. Fulgosi, I Piven, L. Muller, K. Krupinska, V.H. Doung, R.G. Herrmann, A. Sokolenko: TCP34, a novel nuclear-encoded response regulator-lke TPR protein of higher plant chloroplasts. Journal of Molecular Biology 357 (2006): 535-549.
  5. H. Fulgosi, H. Lepeduš, V. Cesar, N. Ljubešić: Differential accumulation of plastid preprotein translocon components during spurce (Picea abies. L. Karst.) needle development. Biological Chemistry 386 (2005): 777-783.
  6. H. Fulgosi, L. Gerdes, S. Westphal, C. Glockman, J. Soll: Cell and organelle division requires ARTEMIS. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 99 (2002): 11501-11506.
  7. H. Fulgosi, J. Soll: The chloroplast protein import receptors Toc34 and Toc195 are phosphorylated by distinct protein kinases. Journal of Biological Chemistry 277 (2002): 8934-8940.
  8. H. Fulgosi, J. Soll, S. de Faria maracshin, H. Kourthout, M. Wang, C. Testernik. 14-3-3 proteins and plant development. Plant Molecular Biology 50 (2002): 1019-1029.
  9. A. Vener, A Rokka, H. Fulgosi, B. Andersson, R.G: Herrmann: A cyclophilin-regulated PP2A-like protein phosphatase in thylakoid membranes of plant chloroplasts. Biochemistry USA 39 (1999): 14955-14965.
  10. H. Fulgosi, A. Vener, L. altschmied, R.G. Herrmann, B. Andersson: A novel multi-functional chloroplast protein: identification of a 40 kDa immunophilin-like protein located in the thylakoid lumen. EMBO Journal (1998): 1577-1587.
  11. A. Sokolenko, H. Fulgosi, A. Gal, L. Altschmied, I. Ohad, R.G. Herrmann: The 64 kDa polypeptide of spinach may not be the LHCII kinase, but a lumen-located polyphenol oxidase. FEBS Letters 371 (1995): 176-180.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Genetic Society
  • Croatian Society for Plant Biology
  • Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Croatian Association of Genetic Engineers
  • Croatian Biological Society
  • International Photosynthesis Society


  • President of the GMO Council of The Government of the Republic of Croatia
  • Member of the Scientific Panel for Novel Food and Feed, Croatian Food Agency
  • Expert for accreditation of GMO laboratories Croatian Accreditation Agency