Sanjica Rak

Sanjica Rak


+385 1 456 1145


Krilo 5/6

Laboratory for Genotoxic Agents
Division of Molecular Biology
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Sanjica short CV 2011.doc 53.50 kB


1990-1994  Grammar  School (Zabok, Croatia)

1994-1999  University education: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science - Program of Molecular Biology

2001-2004  Postgraduate studies at University of Zagreb, Molecular and Cell Biology

2004-2010  PhD studies at University of Zagreb, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Areas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences

Specific research interests

drug resistance, new anticancer agents

Awards and Achievements

FEBS YTF grant for:

1) FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: “TRANSLATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH”, Algarve, Portugal, 2011

2) Advanced FEBS lecture and practical course: "Estimation of DNA damage induced by radiation and genotoxic agents", Gliwice, Poland, 2002

Featured Publications

Jakopec S, Dubravcic K, Brozovic A, Polanc S, Osmak M (2006) Structurally similar diazenes exhibit significantly different biological activity. Cell Biol Toxicol 22(1): 61-71.

Jakopec S, Dubravcic K, Polanc S, Kosmrlj J, Osmak M (2006) Diazene JK-279 induces apoptosis-like cell death in human cervical carcinoma cells. Toxicol In Vitro 20(2): 217-226.

Štefulj J, Jakopec S, Osmak M, Jernej B (2002-2003) Serotonin and apoptosis: studies on rat lymphocytes. Neuroimmunomodulation 10(3): 132-133

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (branch of FEBS)

Croatian Association for Cancer Research (branch of EACR)


2006. married and have two children (2007. and 2009.)