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Preparation of hybrid soft materials combining supramolecular anthraquinone-based gel systems and gold nanoparticles (SupraNanoGels)

Principal Investigator: Debdeep Maity

The observation of chirality on inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) systems is an interesting and highly important phenomenon which has recently attracted considerable attention and has become a hot topic in nanoscience research.

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ProNetMel - New Protein Networks for Novel Therapeutic Avenues in Human Melanoma

ProNetMel - New Protein Networks for Novel Therapeutic Avenues in Human Melanoma

Principal Investigator: Neda Slade

The main focus of this project is to reveal interactions of p53 with protein partners in melanoma that are capable of modifying its function. We are particularly interested in possible interactions of p53 with family members, namely p53 and p73 isoforms, with nm23, especially nm23-H1 and nm23-H2, and Gli family of proteins.

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Sensitive MeAsuRmenT, detection and identification of engineered NANO particles in complex matrices

Principal Investigator: Daniel Lyons

Nanotechnology is having a large impact in many industrial sectors and the use of nanoparticles is continuously increasing in many fields, from paints, automotive components, consumer products such as cosmetic sunscreens and anti-odorant up to biology and medicine.

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COST

Supramolecular Chemistry in Water

Principal Investigator: Marina Ilakovac Kveder

COST Action 1005

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Synthesis and efficacy of chlorophyllin derivatives as photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy

Synthesis and efficacy of chlorophyllin derivatives as photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy

Principal Investigator: Davor Margetić

Croatian-Chinese scientifiy and technological cooperation with Prof. Dr. Zhi-Long Chen from College of Chemistry and Biology, Donghua University, Shanghai

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The molecular links between cholesterol homeostasis, membrane trafficking and Alzheimer's disease

The molecular links between cholesterol homeostasis, membrane trafficking and Alzheimer's disease

Principal Investigator: Silva Katušić Hećimović

Aberrant proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) leading to increased formation/accumulation of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) is considered a central event in the pahogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although much has been known about the Aβ generation and its clearance, we still do not understand in great detail how Aβ metabolism is altered in the most common late-onset form of AD (LOAD) and what are the molecular trigger(s) that initiate these events. In this project we will test the hypothesis that cholesterol metabolism and membrane trafficking are tightly linked and that their dysregulation leads to Alzheimer's disease. 

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UKF Project: “Study of modern paint materials and their stability using MeV SIMS and other analytical techniques”

UKF Project: “Study of modern paint materials and their stability using MeV SIMS and other analytical techniques”

Principal Investigator: Ivančica Bogdanović Radović

Study of modern paint materials and their stability using MeV SIMS and other analytical techniques

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