Dragomira Majhen, dr.sc.

Senior Research Associate
Telephone
+385 1 456 1145
Internal phone number
1545
1876
Address
Ruder Boskovic Institute
Department of Molecular Biology
Laboratory for Cell Biology and Signalling
Bijenicka 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2008 Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, Unversity of Zagreb. PhD; Field of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 2005 Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, Unversity of Zagreb, Mr. Sc. ; Field of biology
  • 2001 Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, Unversity of Zagreb, B. Sc. ; Field of molecular biology

Research Areas

Projects

2018-2019 HR SLO bilateral project: Testing biocompatibility of molybdenum and tungsten based nanoparticles: measuring cytotoxicity and inflammatory response in human cell lines

2016-2017 HAMAG BICRO Proof of concept: VirusHunter-identifying new potentially pathogen viruses

2015-2018 Croatian Science Foundation Installation research project: Understanding cell entry pathway of Adenovirus type 26: way of improving vaccine vectors

2010-2011 UKF: Deciphering entry pathway of NGR-retargeted adenovirus vectors by confocal microscopy

Classes

Assistant on postgraduate study:

  • Faculty of Science, Zagreb; “Molecular basis of gene therapy”, assistant to principal lecturer dr Andreja Ambriovic Ristov;
  • Faculty of food technology and biotechnology, Zagreb; “Gene therapy”, assistant to principal  lecturer dr Andreja Ambriovic Ristov

Sažeci sa skupova

Sažeci u zbornicima i časopisima

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Ocjenski radovi

Doktorske disertacije

  • Majhen, D. (2008) 'AUGMENTATION OF ADENOVIRUS TRASNDUCTION: CHANGING EXPRESSION OF NATURAL RECEPTORS AND RETARGETING TO NEW ONES', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Magistarski radovi

  • Majhen, D. (2005) 'Adenovirus type 5 retargeted on aminopeptidase N', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Diplomski radovi (uključujući i diplomske radove starog programa)

  • Majhen, D. (2001) 'Primary structure of genes located close to the recA gene from Streptomyces rimosus', diplomski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Poglavlja u knjigama

  • Majhen, D. & Ambriović Ristov, A. (2007) Measurement of glutathione concentration. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 832-836.

  • Ambriović Ristov, A. & Majhen, D. (2007) Adenoviruses. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 525-538.

  • Ambriović Ristov, A. & Majhen, D. (2007) Measuring of transcription activity using beta-galactosidase. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 514-517.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Member of “French Society for Cell and Gene Therapy”
  • Member of “Croatian Association for Cancer Research”
  • Member of “Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology”
  • Member of “Croatian Microbiology Society”

Miscellaneous

Awarded grants and fellowships:

  • 2013-2014. Crucell Holland BV, The Netherlands, Experienced Researcher in the FP7 Marie Curie ITN ADVance program
  • 2010-2012. CNRS UMR8203 IGR Villejuif, France; postdoctoral fellowship: Gaining Experience Grant, Unity Through Knowledge Fund
  • 2010-2012. CNRS UMR8203 IGR Villejuif, France; Croatian Science Foundation Postdoctoral grant
  • 2009. UMR 1161 Virologie INRA-AFSSA- ENVA, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, Maisons Alfort, France; Boehringer Ingelheim travel grant
  • 2007. INSERM U 524, Institute de Recherche sur le Cancer, Lille, France; Croatian Ministry of science fellowship
  • 2006. . INSERM U 524, Institute de Recherche sur le Cancer, Lille, France; FEMS short term fellowship
  • 2004. UMR 1161 Virologie INRA-AFSSA- ENVA, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, Maisons Alfort,, France; French Embassy fellowship
  • 2003. UMR 1161 Virologie INRA-AFSSA- ENVA, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, Maisons Alfort, France; EMBO short term fellowship

Organisation skills, committees and boards:

  • 2019- Marie Curie Alumni Association Croatian Chapter Chair
  • 2005-2010: representative of assistants of Department of Molecular biology at Assistant Council at Ruđer Bošković Institute, vice president of Assistant Council
  • 2005-2006, 2007-2010: member of Board  of postgraduate students association "Mreža mladih znanstvenika", MLAZ www.mlaz.net
  • 2002-2003.  coordinator of "Mladi istraživači", section of Croatian Biological Society
  • 2007-2008. member of organizing committee of workshop: "Adenoviruses basic biology to gene therapy" www.hmd-cms.hr/adenoviruses/index.html
  • 2007- 2014, Board member of  "Festival of Conversation for Culture and Science" http://www.flow-festival.com/
  • 2013-2014. member of organizing committee of summer school: "Power of Viral Vectors in Gene Therapy and Basic Science”, http://hmd-cms.hr/viral-vectors/

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