Blaženka Gašparović

Blaženka Gašparović


senior researcher
Head of Laboratory for marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry
+385 1 456 1148



Krilo 4/9A

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenicka 54, Zagreb, Croatia

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1996, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb. PhD in chemistry

 1990, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb. Master of science, Postgraduate study in Oceanology,  University of Zagreb

 1986, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb. Bachelor in Biochemical Technology


2014-2018 HRZZ project: Appearance and interaction of biologically important organic molecules and micronutrient metals in marine ecosystem under environmental stress;

2014-2015 Croatian-Chinese bilateral project: Comparison of organic matter biogeochemistry in oligotrophic and eutrophic estuary: illustrated by lipids and amino acid enantiomers

2008-2011 NATO, Science for peace, project: Project SfP 983147: B. Gašparović, L.A. Nelson, Sensors based on biomembranes for the detection of toxins and pollutants

2008- 2009 bilateral collaboration between Repubic of Croatia and Germany, B. Gašparović and G. Kattner: “A complex study of marine organic matter characterization in seas of the European coastal zone“.


Lecturer of Introduction to marine biogeochemistry at the doctoral study Oceanology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Lecturer of Environmental Electrochemistryat the Analytical Chemistry Doctoral Studies, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Lecturer of Inorganic and Organic Marine Chemistry at the doctoral study: Chemistry of Mediterranean Environment, Faculty of chemistry and technology University of Split.

Featured Publications

Gašparović, B., Penezić, A., Lampitt, R.S., Sudasinghe, N., Schaub, T. 2016. Free fatty acids, tri-, di- and monoacylglycerol production and depth-related cycling in the Northeast Atlantic. Mar. Chem. 186, 101–109.

Gašparović, B., Frka, S., Koch, B.P., Zhu, Z.Y., Bracher, A., Lechtenfeld, O. J. , Neogi, S.B., Lara, R.J., Kattner, G. 2014. Factors influencing particulate lipid production in the East Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I 89, 56-67.

Gašparović, B., Godrijan, J., Frka, S., Tomažić, I., Penezić, A., Marić, D., Djakovac, T., Ivančić, I., Paliaga, P., Lyons, D., Precali, R., Tepić, N. 2013. Marine plankton adaptation to environmental stresses by glycolipid accumulation. Mar. Environ. Res. 92, 120-132.

Marić, D., Frka, S., Godrijan, J., Tomažić, I., Penezić, A., Djakovac, T., Vojvodić, V., Precali, R., Gašparović, B. 2013. Organic matter production during late summer-winter period in a temperate sea. Cont. Shelf Res. 55, 52–65.

Lechtenfeld, O.J., Koch, B.P., Gašparović, B., Frka, S., Witt, M., Kattner G. 2013. The influence of salinity on the molecular and optical properties of surface microlayers in a karstic estuary. Mar. Chem. 150, 25–38.

Cunliffe, M., Engel, A., Frka, S., Gašparović, B., Guitart, C., Murrell, J.C., Salter, M., Stolle, C., Upstill-Goddard, R., Wurl, O., 2013. Sea surface microlayers: a unified physicochemical and biological view of the air-ocean interface. Progress in Oceanography, 109, 104–116.

Ivančić, I., Godrijan, J., Pfannkuchen, M., Marić, D., Gašparović, B., Đakovac, T., Najdek, M., 2012. Survival mechanisms of phytoplankton in conditions of stratification induced deprivation of orthophosphate: Northern Adriatic case study. Limnology and Oceanography, 57, 1721-1731.

Gašparović, B. 2011. Decreased production of surface-active organic substances as a consequence of the oligotrophication in the northern Adriatic Sea. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.02.0 0 4.

Frka, S., Gašparović, B., Marić, D., Godrijan, J., Djakovac, T., Vojvodić, V., Dautović, J., Kozarac, Z. 2011. Phytoplankton Driven Distribution Of Dissolved And Particulate Lipids In A Semi-Enclosed Temperate Sea (Mediterranean): Spring To Summer Situation. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 93, 290-304.

Penezić, A., Gašparović, B., Burić, Z., Frka, S. 2010. Distribution of marine lipid classes in salty Rogoznica Lake (Croatia). Estuar Coast. Shelf Sci. 86, 625–636.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers and Technologists

International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)

Croatian Chemical Society


Referee in international scientific journals cited by CC: Marine Chemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Limnology and Oceanography-Methods, Biogeosciences, Electrochimica Acta, Langmuir, Croatica Chemica Acta, Science of Total Environment, Geophysical Research Letters, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, Acta Chimica Slovenica

2013 participation on 2013 EuroBASIN cruise to the Atlantic PAP station (Research Cruise No. JC87) by research vessel James Cook


Member of Organizing committee of 4thCroatian Symposium on electrochemistry, member of Local Organizing Committee of the RSE-SEE (First Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry of South-East Europe), Crveni Otok, Croatia, May 4-8,2008 (

Member ofOrganizing committee of D2 "Organic matter and trace metalsin the sea" atthe Ruđer Bošković Institute Open days,21-24. April 2005.

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