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Dr. Hrvoje Fulgosi

Head of laboratory
+385 1 456 1019
Internal phone number
Division of Molecular Biology
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


  • 1999 - 2002 Kiel, Christian-Albrechts Universität, Germany, Group J. Soll, plant molecular biology, postdoc
  • 1999 München, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Germany, Group R.G.Herrmann, plant molecular biology, dr. rer. nat., doctoral degree
  • 1993 Zagreb, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, molecular and cell biology, masters degree
  • 1991 Zagreb, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, molecular biology, university diploma

Research Areas

Specific research interests


  • 2012 - 2013 Croatian - Austrian bilateral project, "Proteins linking photosynthesis with antioxidative plant stress responses"
  • 2012 - 2015 International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), "Dissecting complex regulators of photosynthetic energy conversion"
  • 2011 Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU), "Molecular characterization of cyanobacterial system suitable for biological production of hydrogen"
  • 2011 - 2012 Croatian - German bilateral project, "Control of plant growth and senescence by energetic status of chloroplasts"
  • 2010 Industrial fonds, Croatian Electric Company (HEP), "Development of advanced  biological system for production of hydrogen in photosynthetic bacteria"
  • 2008 - 2010 Croatian - Austrian bilateral project, "Subcellular localization of glutathione and cysteine in cyanobacteria"
  • 2007 - present Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOŠ), "Regulatory mechanisms of photosynthesis and differentiation of plastids"
  • 1998 - 2000 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOŠ), Project for the young scientists "Regulatory mechansms of photosynthesis"
  • 1991 - 1993 Open Society Fund, "Overexpression of patatin in transgenic Sollanum tuberosum plants"

Awards and Achievements

  • 2011 Ruđer Bošković Institutes' Director General Prize for significant international project
  • 2010 Ruđer Bošković Institutes' Director General Prize for scientific achievement
  • 2002 Prize for the best research publication, Croatian Association of University Teachers and Other Scientists in Zagreb
  • 1990 University of Zagreb Rector's Prize


  • Course "Structure and Function of Photosynthetic Membranes", Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Zagreb
  • Course "Photosynthesis", Department of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Genome Evolution", Depatrment of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Genetic Engineering", Department of Biology, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek
  • Course "Microbiology", "Marko Marulić" Polytechnics, Knin
  • Course "Genetic Engineering in Biotechnology", University Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study "Molecular biosciences"
  • Course "Genetics and Evolution of Photosynthetic Organisms",  University Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study "Molecular biosciences""


Books and book chapters

Authored books

  • Bosnić, M., Antunović, B., Fulgosi, H., Capak, K., Zupan, I., Žafran Novak, J. & Ljubenko Mihelj, S. (2005) The Framework for the Development of the National Biosafety Strategy. Zagreb, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode. (

Books and book chapters

Book chapters

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers


Doctoral dissertation

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Genetic Society
  • Croatian Society for Plant Biology
  • Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Croatian Association of Genetic Engineers
  • Croatian Biological Society
  • International Photosynthesis Society
  • President of the GMO Council of The Government of the Republic of Croatia
  • Member of the Scientific Panel for Novel Food and Feed, Croatian Food Agency
  • Expert for accreditation of GMO laboratories Croatian Accreditation Agency

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