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Dr. Marijana Erk

Senior scientist

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb

Curriculum vitae


  • March 08, 2000 - PhD in chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • February 10, 1995 - MSc in oceanology, Faculty of Sceince, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • July 01, 1991 - BSc - Teacher of biology and chemistry, Faculty of Education, J.J.Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia

Research Areas


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

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.

  • Erk, M., Raspor, B. & Zelić, M. (2004) Determination of metallothionein using square wave voltammetry. U: Gojo, M. (ur.)Zbornik radova 3. hrvatskog simpozija o elektrokemiji.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Erk, M. & Raspor, B. (1998) Electrochemical study of binding of Cd and metallothionein isolated from mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. U: Gojo, M. (ur.)I. Hrvatski simpozij o elektrokemiji.

  • Erk, M. & Raspor, B. (1998) Electrochemical characterization of cadmium-binding properties of metallothionein. U: Fowler, S. (ur.)Rapport du 35e Congres de la CIESM.


Doctoral dissertation

  • Erk, M. (2000) 'STUDY OF CHEMICAL REACTIVITY OF METALLOTHIONEINS USING ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Master thesis

  • Erk, M. (1995) 'The interactions of manganese-54 with aminopolycarboxylic, humic, and fulvic acids in water systems', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

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