Dr. Dijana Pavlović Saftić

Research associate
Internal phone number
1466
Address
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Curriculum vitae

Education

CURRENT STATUS

  • 07/2019 till today - Research Associate, Laboratory for Biomolecular Interactions and Spectroscopy, Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 02/2019 - 05/2019 Senior Research Assistant–Postdoc, Scientific Specialization in Croatia, Laboratory for Green Synthesis, Division of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 05/2018 - 09/2018 Senior Research Assistant–Postdoc, Scientific Specialization in Croatia, Laboratory for Biomolecular Interactions and Spectroscopy, Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 11/2016 – 05/2018 Senior Research Assistant–Postdoc, Scientific Specialization abroad, Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Biological Chemistry, Institute of Medical Biology PAS, Lodz, Poland
  • 12/2013 – 11/2016 Senior Research Assistant–Postdoc, Scientific Specialization in Croatia, Laboratory for Biomolecular Interactions and Spectroscopy (previously  Laboratory for Supramolecular and Nucleoside Chemistry), Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 04/2008 – 11/2013 Research Assistant–PhD candidate, Laboratory for Supramolecular and Nucleoside Chemistry, Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

EDUCATION

  • 11/2016 – 05/2018 Postdoctoral study abroad, Institute of Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Science, Lodz, Poland
  • 11/2013 – 11/2016 Postdoctoral scientific training, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 11/2013 PhD in Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 05/2008 – 11/2013 Postgraduate Study of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 11/2007 M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 09/2002 – 11/2007 Biotechnology study, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1998 – 2002 Zagreb Health School, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1990 – 1998 Primary School, Zagreb, Croatia

Research Areas

Projects

TEAM MEMBER OF RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 2018 – 2022 „Višekromoforne probe za prepoznavanje pojedinih struktura DNA, RNA i proteina“, Principal Investigator: Dr. Ivo Piantanida, Senior Scientist, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 – 2019 ˝Mehanokemijska reaktivnost pod kontroliranim uvjetima temperature i atmosfere za čistu sintezu funkcionalnih materijala (MECHANOCONTROL)˝, Principal Investigator: Dr. Krunoslav Užarević, Senior Research Associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2017 – 2019 ˝Picolyl based cyanostilbene metallogel systems as anion sensors˝, Croatian-Chinese bilateral project, Principal Investigator in Croatia: Dr. Zoran Džolić, research associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia; Principal Investigator in China: Prof. dr. Shimei Jinag, State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun City, Jilin Province, PR China
  • 2016 – 2018 ˝Oligo-Derivative Composites of Nucleic Acids and Boron Clusters – a New Material for Bionanotechnology˝, Principal Investigator: Prof. dr. hab. Zbigniew J. Leśnikowski, Institute of Medical Biology PAS, Lodz, Poland
  • 2014 – 2018 ˝Multifunctional molecular sensing of DNA/RNA secondary structure by chemical sensors˝, Principal Investigator: Dr. Ivo Piantanida, Senior Scientist, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2014 – 2018 ˝Purine salvage pathway enzymes fromHelicobacter pyloriandEscherichia coli˝, Principal Investigator: Dr. Marija Luić, Senior Scientist, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2007 – 2014 ˝Synthesis of novel biologically active nucleobase and nucleotide derivatives˝, Principal Investigator: Dr. Biserka Žinić, Senior Scientist, Full Prof., Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Awards and Achievements

  • 11/2014 Fellowship to attend Zn-Net Conference & Workshop ˝Measuring Zinc˝, London, United Kingdom
  • 02/2014 Fellowship to attend European-Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry (E-WiSPOC 2014), Bressanone, Italy
  • 09/2002 – 11/2007 Sisak-Moslavina County Fellowship for Top Students
  • 09/1998 – 05/2002 PBZ foundation - Scholarship for Top Students

Classes

  • 09/2015 Lecturer - within the Course ˝Preparation, Analysis and Application of Oligonucleotides˝, International PhD Study in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
  • 01/2012, 10/2013 Invited Lecturer with the Course ˝Instrumental Measurement Techniques and Physical Methods in Biomedical Analytics˝, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University Undergraduate Study in Biomedical Laboratory Technologies, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
  • 07/2013 Mentor of the student’s Praxis, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 10/2004 – 01/2005 Teaching Assistant, General Microbiology in the Laboratory for General Microbiology and Food Microbiology, Department of Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Publications

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Ocjenski radovi

Doktorske disertacije

  • Saftić, D. (2013) 'Novel 1, 4-Disubstituted 1, 2, 3-Triazole Derivatives of the Purine and Pyrimidine Series: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Chemical Society (HKD)
  • Member of COST Action TD1304: The Network for the Biology of Zinc (Zinc-Net)
  • The alumni society of the chemical engineers and their friends at the University of Zagreb (AMACIZ) and Academic Choir Vladimir Prelog

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

  • Workshop on Molecular modeling organised by Croatian Association for Cancer Research (HDIR), Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (October 24 – 25, 2019)
  • 1st ITALIAN-UK Platelet Meeting 2017, Bath, United Kingdom (September 7–8, 2017) (poster)
  • EFMC-ASMC'17, EFMC International Symposium of Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry, Vienna, Austria (August 27–31, 2017) (poster)
  • XXII. International Roundtable on Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France (July 18–22, 2016) (poster)
  • InnoMol New Platforms for Molecular Solutions in Research and Development Workshop, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (May 11–12, 2016)
  • Symposium & Workshop on Microscale Thermophoresis, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (June 30 - July 01, 2015)
  • XXIV. Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Zagreb, Croatia (April 21–24, 2015) (posters)
  • Zn-Net COST Action TD1304, Zn-Net Conference & Workshop˝Measuring Zinc˝, London, United Kingdom (November 03–05, 2014)
  • InnoMol Bioimaging Workshop, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia (October 20–22, 2014)
  • 5th Euchems Chemistry Congress-2014, Istanbul, Turkey (August 31 - September 04, 2014) (poster)
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector and the Croatian Chemical Society Meeting: ˝Macrocycles: Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Activity˝, Zagreb, Croatia (April 28–29, 2014) (poster)
  • Zn-Net COST Action TD1304 (member ofWorking Group 1: Chemical Biology), Budapest, Hungary (March 25–26, 2014)
  • E-WiSPOC 2014 European-Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry, Bressanone, Italy (February 02–07, 2014) (COST Action CM1005)
  • XX. International Roundtable on Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, Montréal, Québec, Canada (August 05–09, 2012) (poster)
  • XXII. Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Zagreb, Croatia (February 13–16, 2011) (poster)
  • Cambridge Structural Database Workshop, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (March 03–04, 2010)
  • 18th Croatian – Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting, Varaždin, Croatia (June 17–21, 2009)
  • XXI. Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Split, Croatia (April 19–22, 2009) (posters)
  • Workshop on the topic of˝Stationary phase of the HPLC and UPLC columns (News in liquid chromatography)˝, Zagreb, Croatia (March 03, 2009)
  • Mass spectroscopy - Quadrupole UPLC/MS Innovations and Applications, Slovenian-Croatian Waters LC & MS Users' Meeting, Moravske Toplice, Slovenia (November 04–07, 2008)
  • Congress of the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology HDBMB 2008, Osijek, Croatia (September 17–20, 2008) (poster)

INVITED TALKS

  • XXIII. Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Osijek, Croatia (April 21–24, 2013)

SERVICE TO SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

  • Committee member and participant of the project - Festival of Science by Young Researchers at RBI, Zagreb, Croatia (2011)
  • Active participation in the projects related to the promotion of science - Coordination and participation at the Open days RBI, Zagreb, Croatia (2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)
  • Coordination and participation at the Festival of Science organized by the University of Zagreb, British Council and the Technical Museum in Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (2012, 2013)

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