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Dr. Zrinka Dragun

Head of laboratory
Head of laboratory
Internal phone number

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb


1996 - Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry

2001 - Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, M.Sc. in Biology - Toxicology

2006 - Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Ph.D. in Biology

Research Areas


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Dragun, Z., Filipović Marijić, V., Vuković, M. & Raspor, B. (2015) Metal bioavailability in the Sava river water. U: Milačič, R., Ščančar, J. & Paunović, M. (ur.) The Sava river. Berlin : Heidelberg, Springer, str. 123-155 doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44034-6_6.


Journal articles

Scientific and review papers


Doctoral dissertation

  • Dragun, Z. (2006) 'Determination of bioavailable metal concentrations in chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.) gills and in water', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Master thesis

  • Dragun, Z. (2001) 'Comparation of analytical procedures used in preparation of dietary products for determination of metals and metaloids', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Biološki odsjek, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Society of Medical Biochemists
  • Croatian Toxicological Society

Supervisor of doctoral students:

dr. Sheriban Ramani, title of doctoral thesis „The assessment of metal availability and effects on feral fish in the rivers under the impact of mining activities,“ Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, Republic of Northern Macedonia; date of defense: December 30th, 2019

dr. Nesrete Krasnići, doctoral study of biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; title of doctoral thesis „Distribution of selected metals among cytosolic biomolecules in gills and liver of chub (Squalius cephalus (Linnaeus) and Squalius vardarensis Karaman; Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from metal contaminated natural waters;“; date of defense: October 11th, 2019

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