Projects

Adhesion of liposomes at electrode

Principal Investigator: Nadica Ivošević DeNardis

Proposed project is based on the application of electrochemicial method and the theoretical model in study of adhesion mechanism of liposome at the charged electrode. Results would contribute to the better understanding of fundamental processes important for vesicular transport (intra and extracellualr) and reaction of cell membrane on environmental stress.

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Appearance and interaction of biologically important organic molecules and micronutrient metals in marine ecosystem under environmental stress (AMBI...

Appearance and interaction of biologically important organic molecules and micronutrient metals in marine ecosystem under environmental stress (AMBI...

Principal Investigator: Blaženka Gašparović

The main aim of the project is to investigate quality and quantity of the seawater organic matter (lipids, acidic polysaccharides and polymeric organic matter containing N catalytic atoms) that is produced in the altering environment. Ecosystem changes that will be followed imply opposite nutritional regimes, oligotrophy and eutrophy, and temperature variations. Further on, this project aims to clarify how variations in the concentrations and forms of these organic substances are reflected in the availability and cycling of micronutrients metals of interest, being Fe, Co, Cu, Zn and Cd.

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Calibrations of paleoenvironmental records in (sub)recent tufa

Calibrations of paleoenvironmental records in (sub)recent tufa

Principal Investigator: Neven Cukrov

The aim of the study was to compare for the first time environmental records (stable isotope ratios, metal concentrations and radionuclide activities) obtained from the recent tufa with those from ambient water where tufa precipitated for the first time.

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Development and evaluation of innovative tools to estimate the ecotoxicological impact of low dose pesticide application in agriculture on soil func...

Development and evaluation of innovative tools to estimate the ecotoxicological impact of low dose pesticide application in agriculture on soil func...

The ECOFUN-MICROBIODIV project aimed at developing and evaluating innovative tools to estimate the ecotoxicological impact of low dose pesticides used in agriculture on soil functional microbial biodiversity. It proposed to estimate the impact of sulfonylurea herbicide on soil microbial biodiversity and functioning. This project is based on an interdisciplinary approach conducted at different scale, from the field plot to the greenhouse, to test in corn crop the impact of chemical weeding compared to mechanical.

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Ecotoxicological significance of ABC transport proteins in aquatic organisms

Principal Investigator: Tvrtko Smital

Project supported by the Croatian Ministry of Science Education and Sports

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