Dr. Tvrtko Smital

Head of laboratory
Head of laboratory
+385 1 456 1088
Internal phone number
Academic title
Assistant Professor
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Division for Marine and Environmental Research
Laboratory for Molecular Ecotoxicology
Bijenicka 54, 10000 Zagreb
Curriculum vitae


-       UniversityofZagreb, Faculty of Science; B. Sc., 1994, Biology-Ecology

-       UniversityofZagreb, Faculty of Science; Mr. Sc., 1998, Biology-Toxicology

-       UniversityofZagreb, Faculty of Science; PhD, 1999, Biology-Ecotoxicology

Research Areas

Specific research interests


Ongoing projects:

-        Ecotoxicological characterization of biologically active substances and complex marine environment samples – Project within the Centre for Excellence for Science and Technology – Integration of Mediterranean Region (ZCI-STIM;  https://stim.unist.hr/hr/) (2017-2021) – project funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund – the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 (KK.; principal investigator.


Educational Activities:

 - B. Raspor, T. Smital – Course Biological effects of metals and organic pollutants on marine organisms; Postgraduate study, Oceanology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb;

T. Smital – Course Ecotoxicology; Postgraduate study "Protection of Nature and the Environment", University of Osijek;

-  G. Klobučar, M. Pavlica, V. Garaj-Vrhovac, T. Smital – Course Biomarkers in Biomonitoring of Environmental Contamination; Postgraduate study in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.


Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Poglavlja u knjigama

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Radovi u zbornicima skupova

Znanstveni radovi u zbornicima skupova

  • Dražić, M., Bubalo, D., Smital, T., Krča, Sanja, Britvić, Smilja & Kezić, N. (2005) Expression of Multixenobiotic resistence of honeybee exposed to active compounds of medication drugs. U: Kovačević, V. & Jovanovac, S. (ur.)Proceedings, XL Croatian Symposium on Agriculture.

  • Hackenberger, B., Hylland, K., Raspor, B., Smital, T., Klobučar, G. & Stepić, S. (2003) Applicability of Molecular biomarkers to the quality monitoring of Croatian waters. U: Gereš, D. (ur.)3. hrvatska konferencija o vodama Hrvatske vode u 21. stoljeću : zbornik radova = 3rd Croatian Conference on Waters Croatian waters in the 21st century : proceedings.

  • Sauerborn, R., Stupin Polancec, D., Zaja, R. & Smital, T. (2003) Identification of the multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) related genes in several marine and freshwater fish species. U: 12th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO12) : conference proceedings.


  • Kurelec, B., Smital, T. & Pivčević, B. (1996) Exstract from marine tropic alga introduced into Mediterranean, Caulerpa taxifolia, reverts multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumor cell culture.

Ocjenski radovi

Doktorske disertacije

  • Smital, T. (1999) 'Activity of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism in aquatic organisms as an indicator of the environmental quality', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Magistarski radovi

  • Smital, T. (1998) 'In vivo determination of the concentration of inhibitors of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism (MXR) in river waters', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Member of Croatian Biological Society, Croatian Toxicological Society and International Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (SECOTOX).

This site uses cookies.

Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

  • Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.