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Dr. Tvrtko Smital

Head of laboratory
Head of division
+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



-        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; (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.

-      Understanding the (eco)toxicological role of selected SLC and MATE transport proteins in zebrafish (Danio rerio) using functional genomics tools, (2020-2023) – Croatian Science Foundation research project – principal investigator;


Educational Activities/Lecturing

-        M. Erk, 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.

Publications - book chapters

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)


Prethodno priopćenje

Stručni rad

Prikaz, osvrt, kritika

Pregledni rad (stručni)

Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - Conference journals

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Publications - Conference unpublished

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Publications - Graded papers

Magistarski rad (mr. sc. i mr. art.)

Doktorska disertacija

Diplomski rad

Other Publications

Ostali članci/prilozi


Membership in professional associations / societies

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

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