Lidija-Marija Tumir

dr. sc.

+385 1 457 1326

Research associate

Krilo 4/4C

Bijenička 54
10000 Zagreb



12. 05. 1995. B. Sc. Degree: “Preparation and Characterization of Bidentate and Monodentate Nitrogen Ligands with Oxazoline”, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. sc. V. Šunjić

1995. – 2000 Postgraduate study of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

19. 07. 2000. M. Sc. degree: “Aromatic π-π Interactions” Molecular Recognition of Nucleotides by Conjugates Phenantridinium-Nucleic Acid Base”, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. sc. M. Žinić

24. 04. 2006. Ph. D. degree: “Synthesis of Nucleotide-Selective Bisintercaland-Receptors and Their Interactions with Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids”, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. sc. M. Žinić

Research Areas

Chemistry, Organic Chemistry


Lecturer assistant in:

Postgraduate studies of Chemistry, Course: "Supramolecular Chemistry" (Faculty of Science, Organic Chemistry, with Prof. dr. sc. Mladen Žinić) Postgraduate studies of Chemistry, Course: "Stereochemistry" (Faculty of Science, Organic Chemistry, with Prof. dr. sc. Mladen Žinić)

Featured Publications

L.-M. Tumir, M. Grabar, S. Tomić, I. Piantanida, "The interactions of bis-phenanthridinium – nucleobase conjugates with nucleotides: adenine conjugate recognizes UMP in aqueous medium."; Tetrahedron 66 (2010), 2501-2513.

L.-M. Tumir, I. Piantanida, M. Žinić, I. Juranović Cindrić, Z. Meić, M. Kralj, S. Tomić; "Synthesis of phenanthridinium bis–nucleobase conjugates, interactions with poly U, nucleotides and in vitro antitumor activity of mono– and bis–nucleobase conjugates."; Eur. J. Med. Chem., 41 (2006) 1153-1166.

L.-M. Tumir, I. Piantanida, I. Juranović , Z. Meić, S. Tomić, M. Žinić, "Recognition of homo-polynucleotides containing adenine by a phenanthridinium bis-uracil conjugate in aqueous media"; Chem. Commun. (2005) 2561-2563.

V. Malinovski, L. Tumir, I. Piantanida, M. Žinić, H.-J. Schneider: "New porphyrin-nucleobase hybrid compounds and their interaction with nucleosides and nucleic acids"; Eur. J. Org. Chem. (2002) 3785-3795.

I. Juranović , Z. Meić , I. Piantanida, L.-M. Tumir, M. Žinić: "Interactions of phenanthridinium-nucleobase conjugates with polynucleotides in aqueous media. Recognition of poly U"; Chem. Commun. (2002) 1432-1433.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Chemical Society


DU’99 NMR, The First International Dubrovnik NMR Course, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, June 27-30th 1999, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visiting researcher in group of Prof. Dr. H.-J. Schneider; experimental part of project “Non-covalent interactions with aromatic compounds in natural and synthetic supramolecular complexes” (DFG 436 KRO 113/3), November 2000., Saarbrücken, Germany.

Visiting researcher in group of Prof. Dr. C. Schmuck; experimental part of project “Design and synthesis of novel aryl-guanidiniocarbonyl-pyrroles, and study of their interactions with DNA/RNA” (DAAD 2009/2010), November 2010., Essen, Germany.