Branka Njegić Džakula

PhD

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Bijenička c. 54,
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

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Education

1999. - B. Sc. degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Thesis title: Measurements of ozone fractions in the air

2010. - Ph. D. degree in Natural sciences, field of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Thesis title: Effects of synthetic acidic polypeptides on precipitation of calcium carbonate

Research Areas

Physical Chemistry

Projects

2011. - International project, project supported by Unity Through Knowledge Fund– UKF, Connectivity program – “Gaining Experience Grant - (2A)”: Effect of natural acidic macromolecules on calcium carbonate precipitation

Classes

2007. - Assistant in the Physical chemistry course, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2011. - Assistant at undergraduate study “Biotechnology and Investigation of Drugs”, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka. Course: “Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry”

2011. - Assistant at undergraduate study “Biotechnology and Investigation of Drugs”, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka. Practical Course: “Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry”

2012. – Co-lecturer and assistant at undergraduate study “Biotechnology and Investigation of Drugs”, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka. Course: “Precipitation and Crystalization”

Featured Publications

B. Njegić-Džakula, Lj. Brečević, G. Falini, D. Kralj, Calcite crystal growth kinetics in the presence of charged synthetic polypeptides, Crystal Growth & Design. 9 (2009) 2425-2434.

B. Njegić-Džakula, G. Falini, Lj. Brečević, Ž. Skoko, D. Kralj, Effects of initial supersaturation on spontaneous precipitation of calcium carbonate in the presence of charged poly-L-amino acids, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 343 (2010) 553-563

A. Adamiano, S. Bonacchi, N. Calonghi, D. Fabbri, G. Falini, S. Fermani, D. Genovese, D. Kralj, M. Montalti, B. Njegić Džakula, L. Prodi, G. Sartor, Structural changes in a protein fragment from abalone shell during the precipitation of calcium carbonate, Chemistry A European Journal. 18 (2012) 14367-14374

Membership in professional associations / societies

2000. - Croatian Chemical Society

2005. - Royal Society of Chemistry

2011. - Croatian Crystallographic Association and European Crystallographic Association

2012. – Croatian Microscopy Society