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Dr. Matea Nikolac Perković

Research associate
Internal phone number
1818
Academic title
Assistant Professor
Address
Bijenicka cesta 54
Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2010 – 2015      PhD Studies in Molecular Biosciences, University of Osijek,    Osijek         
  • 2002 – 2008      Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb; Title of qualification: MSc, molecular biologist
  • 1998 – 2002      “2. Opća gimnazija” high school, Zagreb; Title of qualification: High school graduate

Research Areas

Awards and Achievements

  • National Science Award of the Republic of Croatia-Annual Award for Junior Researchers for 2013 in the field of Biomedicine
  • The annual award of the society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists – Zagreb for young scientists and artists for 2013

Publications

Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Tudor, L., Konjevod, M., Nikolac Perković, M., Švob Štrac, D., Nedić Erjavec, G., Uzun, S., Kozumplik, O., Šagud, M., Kovačić Petrović, Z. & Pivac, N. (2020) Genetic variants of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor and metabolic indices inveterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. U: Frye, R., Rose, S., Martorell, L. & Boles, R. (ur.) Metabolic ad Immune Disorders Associated with Psychiatric Disease: Potential Etiology and Pathway for Treatment. Lausanne, Frontiers Media SA, str. 5-17 doi:10.3389/978-2-88963-958-8.

    doiwww.frontiersin.orgwww.frontiersin.org
  • Šagud, M., Tudor, L., Uzun, S., Nikolac Perković, M., Živković, M., Konjevod, M., Kozumplik, O., Vuksan Ćusa, B., Švob Štrac, D., Radoš, I., Mimica, N., Mihaljević Peleš, A., Nedić Erjavec, G. & Pivac, N. (2020) Haplotypic and genotypic association of catechol-o-methyltransferase rs4680 and rs4818 polymorphisms and treatment resistance in schizophrenia. U: Manchia, M. & Carpiniello, B. (ur.) Decreasing the impact of treatment resistance in schizophrenia: Identifying novel molecular targets/pathways to increase treatment efficacy. Lausanne, Frontiers Media SA, str. 8-21 doi:10.3389/fphar.2018.00705.

    doi
  • Nedić Erjavec, G., Nikolac Perković, M., Tudor, L., Švob Štrac, D. & Pivac, N. (2020) Neurotransmitter and neurotrophic biomarkers in combat related PTSD. U: Updesh, K. (ur.) The Routledge International Handbook of Military Psychology and Mental Health. London, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, str. 467-481 doi:10.4324/9780429281266-31.

    doi
  • Nikolac Perković, M. & Pivac, N. (2019) Genetic Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease. U: Kim, Y. (ur.) Frontiers in Psychiatry. Singapur, Springer, str. 27-52 doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9721-0_3.

    doi
  • Nedić Erjavec, G., Nikolac Perković, M., Švob Štrac, D. & Pivac, N. (2017) Biomarkers of treatment response in depression. U: Yong-Ku, K. (ur.) Major Depressive Disorder: Risk Factors, Characteristics and Treatment Options. New York, NOVA SCI Publishers, str. 181-233.

  • Svob Strac, D., Samardzic, J., Erhardt, J., Krsnik, Z., Martinovic, J., Drakulic, D., Tudor, L., Nikolac Perkovic, M., Nedic Erjavec, G. & Pivac, N. (2017) In Vitro and In Vivo Studies of Prolonged DHEA(S) Treatment. U: Berhardt, L. (ur.) Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 117. New York, NOVA Science Publishers, str. 69-98.

  • Pivac, N., Nikolac Perković, M. & Švob Štrac, D. (2017) The genetics of obesity. U: Štimac, D. (ur.) Debljina-klinički pristup. Zagreb, Medicinska naklada, str. 69-81.

  • Pivac, N. & Nikolac Perković, M. (2015) The role of BDNF in Alzheimer's disease. U: Klepac, N. & Borovečki, F. (ur.) Praktičan pristup bolesniku s demencijom. Zagreb, Medicinska naklada, str. 17-27.

  • Pivac, N., Svob Strac, D., Nikolac Perkovic, M. & Nedic Erjavec, G. (2015) How laboratory can help us in the selection of antipsychotics. U: Mihaljević Peleš, A. & Šagud, M. (ur.) Klinička primjena antipsihotika. Zagreb, Medicinska naklada, str. 21-38.

  • Švob Štrac, D., Nikolac Perković, M., Nedić Erjavec, G., Kiive, E., Dodig-Ćurković, K., Ćurkovic, M., Kocijan Hercigonja, D., Harro, J., Muck-Šeler, D. & Pivac, N. (2014) Biomarkers of Impulsivity. U: Olmstead, C. (ur.) Psychology of Impulsivity: New Research. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., str. 93-140.

  • Pivac, N., Nedić, G., Kozarić-Kovačić, D., Nikolac, M., Grubišić-Ilić, M., Mustapić, M., Jendričko, T., Rakoš, I. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2013) Biomarkers as new tools to improve the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. U: Wiederhold, B. (ur.) New tools to enhance posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis and treatment : invisible wounds of war. Amsterdam, IOS Press, str. 21-74.

  • Švob Štrac, D., Mustapić, M., Šagud, M., Uzun, S., Kozumplik, O., Presečki, P., Nikolac, M., Mimica, N., Nedić, G., Mihaljević Peleš, A., Pavlović, M., Marčinko, D., Pivac, N. & Mück-Šeler, D. (2013) Lipid levels in neuropsychiatric disorders. U: Araujo, C. & Perez, D. (ur.) Tryglicerides : chemical structure, biosynthesis and role in disease. New York, NOVA Science Publisher, Inc., str. 1-79.

  • Pivac, N., Nedić, G., Nikolac, M., Fistonić, M., Kovačević, M., Mustapić, M., Gverić-Korkut, I., Grubišić-Ilić, M., Kozarić-Kovačić, D. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2012) Neurobiological basis of pain syndrome in war veterans with PTSD: preliminary findings. U: Wiederhold, B. (ur.) Pain Syndrome - From Recruitment to Returning Troups. Amsterdam, IOS Press, str. 94-122.

  • Pivac, N., Nedić, G., Nikolac, M., Mustapić, M., Švob Štrac, D., Jazvinšćak Jembrek, M. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2011) Molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury. U: Wiederhold, B. (ur.) Traumatic brain injury. Wounds of war III.. Amsterdam, IOS Press, str. 81-111.

  • Pivac, N., Nikolac, M., Nedić, G. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2010) Genetics of suicidal behaviour. U: Wiederhold, B. (ur.) Coping with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Troops. Amsterdam, IOS Press, str. 31-55 doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-571-6-31.

    doi
  • Mück-Šeler, D., Mustapić, M., Nedić, G., Babić, A., Mimica, N., Kozarić-Kovačić, D., Nenadić- Šviglin, K., Stipčević, T., Presečki, P., Nikolac, M., Borovečki, F., Folnegović-Šmalc, V., Kovačić, Z. & Pivac, N. (2010) Genetic and biochemical markers of serotonergic and catecholaminergic systems in neuropsychiatric disorders. U: Urbano, K. (ur.) Advances in Genetics Research Volume 3. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, str. 1-67.

  • Pivac, N., Nedić, G., Nikolac, M., Nenadić-Šviglin, K., Kozarić-Kovačić, D., Mustapić, M., Kovačić, Z., Grubišić Ilić, M., Borovečki, F., Hajnšek, S. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2010) Sleep disturbances and serotonergic markers in psychiatric disorders. U: Columbus, A. (ur.) Advances in Psychology Research. Vol. 7. New York, NOVA Science Publisher, str. 1-85.

  • Pivac, N., Kozarić-Kovačić, D., Nedić, G., Nikolac, M., Mustapić, M., Babić, A., Grubišić-Ilić, M., Kovačić, Z. & Muck-Šeler, D. (2010) Genetic markers in suicidal and non-suicidal veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder, Chapter 4. U: Egan, S. (ur.) Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): causes, symptoms and treatment. New York, NOVA SCI Publisher, str. 109-139.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Theses

Doctoral dissertation

  • Nikolac Perković, M. (2015) 'The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in dementia', doktorska disertacija, Sveučilišni poslijediplomski interdisciplinarni doktorski studij Molekularne bioznanosti, Osijek.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Pharmacological Society
  • The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies
  • The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Croatian Society for Neuroscience
  • International Brain Research Organization
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

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