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Dr. Blaženka Gašparović

Head of laboratory
Head of laboratory
+385 1 456 1148
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Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenicka 54, Zagreb, Croatia


1996, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb. PhD in chemistry

 1990, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb. Master of science, Postgraduate study in Oceanology,  University of Zagreb

 1986, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb. Bachelor in Biochemical Technology

Research Areas

Specific research interests


2014-2019 HRZZ project (IP-11-2013-8607): Appearance and interaction of biologically important organic molecules and micronutrient metals in marine ecosystem under environmental stress;

2014-2015 Croatian-Chinese bilateral project: Comparison of organic matter biogeochemistry in oligotrophic and eutrophic estuary: illustrated by lipids and amino acid enantiomers

2008-2011 NATO, Science for peace, project: Project SfP 983147: B. Gašparović, L.A. Nelson, Sensors based on biomembranes for the detection of toxins and pollutants

2008- 2009 bilateral collaboration between Repubic of Croatia and Germany, B. Gašparović and G. Kattner: “A complex study of marine organic matter characterization in seas of the European coastal zone“.

1999 Project for young scientists funded by the French Republic „Characterization of organic matter upon photo-induced chemical reactions“, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Awards and Achievements

2023  Ruđer Bošković Institute annual award for the best scientific paper

2013 Ruđer Bošković Institute Competitive Project Award

2004 Germany government scholarship, Sonderforschungsbereichs 624, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Bonn

1999 French government scholarships for young researchers, Laboratorie d¢Oceanographie et de Biogeochimie, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille


Since 2015 Lecturer of Introduction to marine biogeochemistry at the doctoral study Oceanology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Since 2011 Lecturer of Environmental Electrochemistryat the Analytical Chemistry Doctoral Studies, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2009-2020 Lecturer of Inorganic and Organic Marine Chemistry at the doctoral study: Chemistry of Mediterranean Environment, Faculty of chemistry and technology University of Split.

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)



  • Stolle, C ; Ribas-Ribas, M ; Badewien, T. H. ; Barnes, J. ; Carpenter, L. J. ; Chance, R. ; Damgaard, L. R. ; Durán Quesada, AM. ; Engel, A. ; Frka, Sanja et al. | The MILAN campaign: Studying the Sea Surface Microlayer // Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 11 (2020), 4; 299-304. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0329.A


Publications - conference proceedings

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Kratko priopćenje

Membership in professional associations / societies

European geophysical union (EGU)

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)

Referee in international scientific journals :

Progress in Oceanography, Science, Biogeosciences, Biogeochemistry, Frontiers in Climate, Marine Environmental Research, Regional Studies in Marine Science, Marine Chemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Limnology and Oceanography, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Marine Systems, Biogeosciences, Geophysical Research Letters, Aquatic Ecology, Chemistry and Oceanology, Langmuir, Electrochimica Acta, International Journal of Aquaculture and Fishery Sciences, Croatica Chimica Acta, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, Acta Biologica Slovenica, Acta Chimica Slovenica, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Engineering Review, AIMS Molecular Science, Chromatographia, Ocean Science, Reviews in Aquaculture

Member of many Expert Committees for the evaluation of doctoral theses, registered topics of doctoral theses, seminar papers, for election to a scientific position, for election to a scientific title, …

2013 participation on 2013 EuroBASIN cruise to the Atlantic PAP station (Research Cruise No. JC87) by research vessel James Cook

Member of Organizing committee of 4thCroatian Symposium on electrochemistry, member of Local Organizing Committee of the RSE-SEE (First Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry of South-East Europe), Crveni Otok, Croatia, May 4-8,2008 (

Member of Organizing committee of D2 "Organic matter and trace metalsin the sea" atthe Ruđer Bošković Institute Open days,21-24. April 2005.

2023 Reviewer for Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency

Reviewer for Ministry of Science and Education for the State Award for Science 2019

Mentorship of several doctoral, master's and graduate theses.

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