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Dr. Mariastefania Antica

Senior scientist with tenure (in the permanent title)
+385 1 456 1065
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Bijenicka 54
10 000 Zagreb



1984 - 1987, PhD  Ludwig  Maximilian’s University, Munich, Germany

1981-1984, Master of Sciences, Postgraduate Studies of Natural  Sciences (Molecular Biology), University of Zagreb, Croatia

1976-1981 Graduate Studies of Natural  Sciences University of Zagreb, Croatia

Research Areas

Specific research interests



  1. 2021 – 2025 Croatian Science Foundation, IP-2020-02- 2431 Thymus renewal for precision medicine in cancer and leukaemia treatment, principal investigator
  2. 01/07/2020 – 18/10/2022 Healthcareonline-HERO, Central European Initiative (CEI) COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals 2020, principal investigator
  3. 2017 - 2022 Scientific Center of Excellence for Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine (Grant Agreement KK01. which is funded by  the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund), Biomedical research on reproduction and development, coordinated by Professor Davor Ježek, PhD, MD and Regenerative medicine, coordinated by Professor Slobodan Vukicevic, PhD, MD, M. Antica partner from RBI
  4. 2017-2021 COST Action (The European Cooperation in Science and Technology) CA16223: LEukaemia GENe Discovery by data sharing, mining and collaboration (LEGEND) M.Antica is representative and Management Committee member for Croatia, Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.
  5. 2013 – 2017 FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 Development of Stem Cell Based Therapy for Thymic Regeneration, Thymistem,, M. Antica leader of the Croatian research team,  funding recieved from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No.602587
  6. 2016 - 2018 Terry Fox Foundation  Leukaemia research, M. Antica principal investigator
  7. 2014 – 2018 Croatian Science Foundation, IP-2013-11- 7140 Notch in hematopoietic stem cell differentiation and leukaemia development,  M. Antica principal investigator
  8. 2014 – 2016 Bilateral research project between Croatia and the People’s Republic of China, Tsinghua University Beijing, The function of transcription factors in the development of lymphocytes and dendritic cells, PI 
  9. 2014 - 2018 Project for career development of young scientist Croatian Science Foundation,
  10. 2012 Project of the French Croatian collaboration for science and technology 
  11. 2006 – 2013 Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia Molecular interactions in lymphocyte differentiation, No. 098-0982913-2332, PI

1995 - 2013 Held 4 International and 5 National projects

Awards and Achievements


Federal Award for Young Scientists for Outstanding Scientific Achievements, 1987

Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1999

Federal Award of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, 2000

Award of the Croatian Immunological society for the best paper of the year, 2009

Ruđer Bošković Institute Annual Award,  2012                                                  


Fellowship of the German Government, 1984-1987

EMBO 1990 and 2019

UICC  1992


Teaching activities:

Molecular interactions in lymphocyte development, Faculty of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

Mechanisms of cell differentiation, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia

Industrial Immunology, Faculty of Science, Zagreb and Faculty of Science Orleans, France

Publications - authored books

Monografija (znanstvena)

Monografija (znanstvena)


Publications - book chapters

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Stručni rad

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pismo (znanstveno)

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)


Publications - conference proceedings

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Diplomski rad

Doktorska disertacija


Ostali članci/prilozi

  • Antica, Mariastefania | Stem cells // Seminar on cell cultures. 1998.

Popularni rad

Membership in professional associations / societies


President-elected of the Croatian Immunological Society  2022

Life Member of the UICC (Union Internationale Contre le Cancer) Association since 1992.

Ambassador of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

Vice-president of the Croatian Immunological Society 1996-2001

Member of the Ethical Board of the Croatian Immunological Society 2016-2022

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