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Dr. Borislav Kovačević

Head of laboratory
Head of division
+385 1 457 1385
Internal phone number
Group for Computational Life Sciences
Division of Physical Chemistry
Ruđer Bošković Institute
POB 180
10002 Zagreb


B. Sc. in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 1995.

M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry, University of  Zagreb, 1999.

Ph. D. in Theoretical Chemistry, University of  Zagreb, 2001.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia (prof. Leo Radom group) 2007-2008

Research Areas

Awards and Achievements

Croatian National Science Award - Annual award for junior researchers awarded by the Croatian Parliament and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (awarded for design of  strong organic bases and proton sponges), 2003.

Lavoslav (Leopold) Ružička Award of the Croatian Chemical Society for Young Scientists, 2004.


Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers


Doctoral dissertation

  • Kovačević, B. (2001) 'The structure and proton affinities of alpha-amino acids', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Master thesis

  • Kovačević, B. (1999) 'Computational Design of Organic Superbases', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

• Croatian Chemical Society (Chair of the Section for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry)

• Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology

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