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Dr. Dušica Ivanković

Senior research associate
+385 1 456 1047
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Ruđer Boškoviċ Institute,
Division for Marine and Environmental Research
Bijenička cesta 54
P.O.Box 180
10002 Zagreb


1993 - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

1998 - Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, University of Zagreb, Master of Science in Biology

2006 - Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, University of Zagreb, PhD in Biology

Research Areas

Specific research interests

Awards and Achievements

Elsevier 2010: Marine Polluton Bulletin Highly Cited Author Award 2005-2009 for article: Ivanković D, Pavičić J, Erk M, Filipović Marijić V, Raspor R (2005) "Evaluation of the Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam. digestive gland metallothionein as a biomarker in a long-term field study: seasonal and spatial variability". 50, 1303-1313.


Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers

  • Ivanković, D., Dragičević, P., Dragun, Z., Lajtner, J., Krasnići, N., Filipović Marijić, V., Mijošek, T., Redžović, Z. & Erk, M. (2019) Metal concentrations in water and bivalves from Lakes Brljan and Visovac. U: Biondić, D., Holjević, D. & Vizner, M. (ur.)7. hrvatska konferencija o vodama s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Hrvatske vode u zaštiti okolisa i prirode" : zbornik radova.
  • Pavičić, J., Ivanković, D., Erk, M., Dragun, Z., Filipović Marijić, V. & Raspor, B. (2007) Biomarker application in evaluation of trace metals contamination ; elevated metallothionein level by mussels in the lower part of the river krka estuary. U: Marguš, D. (ur.)Simpozij rijeka Krka i Nacionalni park Krka: prirodna i kulturna baština, zaštita i održivi razvitak.

  • Dragun, Z., Raspor, B., Erk, M., Ivanković, D. & Pavičić, J. (2004) The influence of the biometric parameters on metal and metallothionein content in the cytosol of the whole soft tissue of transplanted mussels. U: Fisher, N. (ur.)Rapport du 37e Congres de la CIESM.

  • Roko, Ž., Ivanković, D. & Raspor, B. (2003) Metallothioneins of two bivalve species as biomarker for metal exposure. U: Gereš, D. (ur.)3. Hrvatska konferencija o vodama "Hrvatske vode u 21. stoljeću".

  • Ivanković, D., Pavičić, J., Erk, M., Filipović, V. & Raspor, B. (2003) Determination of metallothionein level in the digestive gland of mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, as a biomarker of metal exposure in coastal sea. U: Gereš, D. (ur.)Hrvatske vode u 21. stoljeću.

  • Falnoga, I., Tušek-Žnidarič, M., Jeran, Z., Jaćimović, R., Pavičić, J., Ivanković, D. & Ščančar, J. (2003) Water soluble metalloproteins in Hypogymnia phaisodes. U: Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (with emphasis on trace elements)-BioMAP II.

  • Erk, M., Jurič, D., Kozar, S., Pavičić, J. & Raspor, B. (2001) Physico-chemical study of cadmium-metallothionein complexes isolated from cadmium exposed mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis). U: Fowler, S. (ur.)Rapport du 36e Congres de la CIESM.

  • Erk, M., Jurič, D., Raspor, B. & Pavičić, J. (2001) Determination of metallothioneins isolated from mussels using Brdička reaction. U: Gojo, M. (ur.)Zbornik radova 2. hrvatskog simpozija o elektrokemiji.

  • Pavičić, J., Erk, M., Jurič, D., Kozar, S., Odžak, N., Kwokal, Ž. & Raspor, B. (1999) The application of metallothionein for metal biomonitoring in the coatal seawater. U: 2. Hrvatska konferencija o vodama- od Jadrana do Dunava.

  • Raspor, B., Erk, M., Pavičić, J., Jurič, D., Kwokal, Ž. & Odžak, N. (1999) Metallothionein as Biomarker of Mussel Exposure to Heavy Metals. U: Marine pollution.


Doctoral dissertation

  • Ivanković, D. (2006) 'The ecotoxicological importance of metallothioneins and lysosomal membrane stability in mussel Mytilus galloprovincialic Lam.', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Master thesis

  • Jurič, D. (1998) 'Cadmium-induced synthesis of metallothionein isoforms in the digestive gland of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

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