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Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014 - 2017 (DNA Damage and Repair Group) working on the project: The role of SPRTN protease in the repair of DNA-protein crosslinks at CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, UK.

PhD Molecular Biosciences, Feb 2014, Interdisciplinary postdoctoral programme led by Institute Rudjer Boskovic, University of Osijek and University of Dubrovnik

MSc Oxford University, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Centre For Environment (OUCE), MSc Environmental Change & Management, 2007

BSc University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science; BSc. Biology-Ecology, 2005

Research Areas


2018-2023. Deciphering DNA-Protein Crosslink Repair in vivo using zebrafish model, Croatian National Science Foundation Installation grant.

Awards and Achievements

2014 - Annual award ‘Zeljko Trgovcevic’ given by Croatian Genetics Society for the best publication by young scientists (Popovic et al., JBC, 2013)

2014 - Departmental award for best publication in 2013, Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia.

2013 – FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies), EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) and IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) joint scholarship for the attendance at Spetsai summer school ‘Protein interactions, assemblies and human disease', Greece.

2012 –Student scholarship given by Croatian society for biochemistry and molecular biology’ for the attendance (presentation) at theFEBS3+ Meeting – From molecules to life and back,Opatija, Croatia.

2011 – Student scholarship for the attendance (presentation) at the 16th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 16), Long Beach, California.

2010 – FEBS scholarship for the attendance (poster and short presentation) at the 35th Annual meeting of Federation of European Biochemical Societies – ' FEBS - Molecules of Life’ and YSF (Young scientist Forum), Goteborg, Sweden.

2009 Best presentation award for young researchers at the 15th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine  Organisms (PRIMO 15), Bordeaux, France.

2006/2007 OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarship (Open Society Institute/Foreign Commonwealth Office), fully funded for MSc at Oxford University

2002 – 2004 City of Zagreb scholarship


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Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian society of biochemistry and molecular biology - member

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