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Dr. Ivo Piantanida

Head of laboratory
Head of division
+385 1 457 1326
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Bijenička 54
10000 Zagreb
Curriculum vitae


1987. - 1993.   Diploma Thesis at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, research group of Prof. Dr. sc. M. Šindler – Kulyk. Topic: photochemistry of heterocycles.

1993 – 1997.   Master of Science (M.Sc.) Thesis, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, research group of Dr. sc. M. Žinić. Topic: synthesis of heterocycles and interactions with nucleotides.

1997 – 2001.   Dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, research group of dr. sc. M. Žinić. Topic: organic synthesis of small molecules targeting DNA/RNA.

Research Areas


2020 – 2023. WP head in Horizon 2020 FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019, Project: 952110 “MARA-BASED INDUSTRIAL LOW-COST IDENTIFICATION ASSAYS” (MARILIA)

2018 - 2022. Principal investigator of the Croatian Science Foundation Project (grant No. 5475) "Multichromophore probes for recognition of particular DNA, RNA and protein structures"

2016- 2017:    HAMAG-Bicro Proof of Concept (PoC6) PoC6_11_71-U-1 “Novel method for detection of mycotoxin STC in food and environment"

2015- 2016:    European Social Fund (ESF); human resources development project HR.3.2.01-0254 (Title: „Strengthening capacities in medicinal research and chemistry of bioactive systems“), project mentor Ivo Piantanida

2014 – 2018.   Principal investigator of the Croatian Science Foundation Project (grant No. 1477): “Multifunctional molecular sensing of DNA/RNA secondary structure by chemical sensors”.

2013- 2016:    REGPOT Project Call FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1; “Integration of research entities from the EU´s Convergence and Outermost regions in the ERA and enhancement of their innovation potential”; coordinator Dr. Oliver Vugrek, I. Piantanida Head of WP3 (purchase, installation of new equipment, 5 mil. Eur)

2012 – 2013.   Leader on behalf of the Croatian side of the Croatian-Slovenian bilateral Project with Prof. Jurij Lah, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia “Interactions of small organic molecules with nucleic acids: Synthesis, structural features and thermodynamics”.

2012 – 2013.      Leader on behalf of the Croatian side of the Croatian-German bilateral (DAAD 2012/2013.) Project with Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner “Design and synthesis of novel chiral cationic perylene bisimides and study of their interactions with DNA/RNA”.

2007 – 2012.   Principal investigator of the Project “Design, synthesis and study of interactions of small molecules with DNA, RNA and proteins “; No 098-0982914-2918 financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Croatia.

2007 – 2012.   Director of the Program “New small molecules targeting macromolecules of tumor and inflammatory processes” No: 0982914 financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Croatia.

2008 – 2010.   Leader on behalf of Croatian side in the Croatian-German bilateral (DAAD 2009/2010.) Project “Design and synthesis of novel aryl--guanidiniocarbonyl-pyrroles, and study of their interactions with DNA/RNA”.

Awards and Achievements

2020: The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Award, in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievements in the field of mathematical, physical and chemical sciences

2014.    The Annual National Science Award, for scientific accomplishments in the field of chemistry.

2002.    The “Vladimir Prelog” Award of the Croatian Chemical Society and Pliva Ltd pharmaceutical industry for young organic chemists.


 Full Professor, Division of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka and Head of Module 5 in the Ph.D. study “Medicinal Chemistry” at the University of Rijeka; 2007 – Lecturer at PhD study "Molecular Biosciences" University of Osijek.

Direct supervisor and/or mentor of 6 Ph.D. Theses and 10 M.Sc. Theses, currently supervising 2 PhD students.

Publications - book chapters


Izvorni znanstveni rad

  • García-España, Enrique ; Piantanida, Ivo ; Schneider, Hans-Jörg | Nucleic acids as supramolecular targets // Supramolecular systems in biomedical fields / Schneider ; Hans-Jörg (ur.). London : Delhi: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013. str. 213-259


Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Prethodno priopćenje

Pregledni rad (stručni)

Kratko priopćenje

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)

Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Kratko priopćenje

  • Čipor, Ivona; Jakopec, Silvio; Gourdon, Lisa; Meščić Macan, Andrijana; Perić, Berislav; Piantanida, Ivo; Cariou, Kevin; Gasser, Gilles; Kirin, Srećko; Raić-Malić, Silvana | Fluorescent Re(I) Complexes - Interactions with Biomolecules and Biological Evaluation // 10th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium - Book of Abstracts. Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonia, Belgium: European Federation for Medicinal chemistry and Chemical biology (EFMC), 2023. str. 56-56

Publications - Conference journals

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - Conference unpublished

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Publications - Graded papers

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

Doktorska disertacija

Diplomski rad

Membership in professional associations / societies

      2022 Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

      2002 Member of the Croatian Chemical Society

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