Dr. Mariastefania Antica

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



Ludwig  Maximilian’s University, Munich, Germany

1984 - 1987, PhD

Postgraduate Studies of Natural  Sciences (Molecular Biology), University of Zagreb,

1981-1984, Master of Sciences

Graduate Studies of Natural  Sciences University of Zagreb,


Research Areas

Specific research interests



  1. 2013 – 2017 FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 Development of Stem Cell Based Therapy for Thymic Regeneration, Thymistem, http://www.thymistem.org/Partner, leader of the Croatian research team
  2. 2016 - 2018 Terry Fox Foundation  Leukaemia research, PI
  3. 2014 – 2018 Croatian Science Foundation, IP-2013-11- 7140 Notch in hematopoietic stem cell differentiation and leukaemia development,  PI
  4. 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 
  5. 2014 - 2018 Project for career development of young scientist Croatian Science Foundation,
  6. 2012 Project of the French Croatian collaboration for science and technology 
  7. 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 fellowship, 1990

UICC fellowship, 1992


Molecular interactions in lymphocyte development, Faculty of Medicine, Zagreb

Mechanisms of cell differentiation, Faculty of Science, Zagreb


Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Autorske knjige

  • Menac, A., Fink-Arsovski, Ž., Mironova Blažina, I. & Venturin, R. (2011) Croatian-Russian phraseological Dictionary : index of Croatian and Russian idioms. Zagreb, Knjigra.

Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Poglavlja u knjigama

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Radovi u zbornicima skupova

Znanstveni radovi u zbornicima skupova

Membership in professional associations / societies


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

Ambassador of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

Vice-president of the Croatian Immunological Society 1996-2001

Member of the Croatian Association of Natural Sciences

Member of the Ethical Board of the Croatian Immunological Society

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