Division of Physical Chemistry
The mission of the Division of Physical Chemistry is the discovery, exploitation, and dissemination of fundamental knowledge in the fields of protein science, coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and computational and theoretical chemistry, in order to emerge as an internationally recognized Center of Excellence in selected areas of molecular scientific research.
The Division of Physical Chemistry is one of the oldest units of the Ruđer Bošković Institute and, indeed, several departments have evolved from it. Our research teams have expertise and exceptional research productivity in atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, structural chemistry, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, modeling of substance properties as well as physical and chemical processes, risk assessment, and structural and chemical analyses. Several research teams have applied their expertise and extended research activities into various areas of the biosciences. In addition to exceptional research productivity, Division members have contributed extensively to undergraduate and graduate education in Croatia. Division members provide over 30 undergraduate and graduate courses annually at universities in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek. The Division of Physical Chemistry also has a rich tradition in organizing well-known international scientific conferences, workshops and summer schools. With 28 events organized since 1986, Division members clearly have the leading role within the Institute in this eminent area of scientific endeavor.
Group for Computational Life Sciences brings together a team of researchers with complementary expertise in computational and theoretical chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics.more »
Our research is focused to understanding of molecular recognition at the atomic level, in particular the protein-ligand interactions, by means of X-ray diffraction methods, molecular modelling and spectroscopic methods.more »
1. DESiRe: Low-temperature molecular dynamics of systems exhibiting lattice disorder probed by ESR (HrZZ-1108)
This project aims to improve the understanding of dynamical properties of disordered systems by fully exploiting the advantage of embedded paramagnetic centres through focusing on their relaxation behaviour, which bears the information about the local frustration of the environment.more »
Biological Membranes in Action: A Unified Approach to Complexation, Scaffolding and Active Transport – MEMBRANESACT
Director of the School: Greta Pifat-Mrzljakmore »
Instrument: Zetasizer Nano-ZSmore »
Laboratory for synthesis and selfassembly processes of organic molecules offers analysis of urinary/gall calculi composition by FT-IR.more »
Organic Elemental Microanalysis: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur, and halogens (chlorine, bromine)
Laboratory for synthesis and selfassembly processes of organic molecules offers service Organic Elemental Microanalysis of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur, and halogens (chlorine, bromine).more »