Katja Ester

Katja Ester


Research associate


Biologija 2/1

Bijenička 54,
10000 Zagreb


Ester CV 2016.pdf 104.80 kB


Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty, Zagreb University, 1992-1998, B.Sc., Molecular Biology

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty Graduate School, Zagreb University, 2000-2006., Ph.D., Biology

Awards and Achievements

Third prize, National competition for guitar students, Velika Gorica, Croatia, 1986

Student Scholarship to top students, 1998-1992

Certificate of Appreciation to top students, V Gymnasium Zagreb, 1992

Certificate of Appreciation, Rudjer Bošković Open Days Organizing Comity, 2004

The Best Poster Award: Third Croatian Congress of Pharmacology, Zagreb, Septembar 18-21, 2001.

FEMS award to outstanding young scientists to participate on Scientific Meeting ‘Workshop on molecular pathogenesis of Marek’s disease and avian immunology’, Cyprus, October 2002


Graduate course: Functional genomics, Graduate School Molecular Biosciences, Dubrovnik

Featured Publications

Ester, Katja; Supek, Fran; Majsec, Kristina; Marjanović, Marko; Lembo, David; Donalisio, Manuela; Šmuc, Tomislav;  Jarak, Ivana; Kraminski-Zamola, Grace; Kralj, Marijeta.  Putative mechanisms of antitumor activity of cyano-substituted heteroaryles in HeLa cells. Investigational New Drugs. 2012 Apr;30(2):450-67

Ester, Katja; Hranjec, Marijana; Piantanida, Ivo; Caleta,  Irena; Jarak, Ivana; Pavelić, Krešimir; Kralj, Marijeta;  Karminski-Zamola, Grace.
Novel Derivatives of Pyridyl-Benzo(b)thiophene-2-carboxamides  and Benzo(b)thieno(2,3-c)naphthyridin-2-ones: Minor Structural  Variations Provoke Major Differences of Antitumor Action Mechanisms. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 52 (2009), 8; 2482-2492.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Biological Society
EACR (European Association of Cancer Research)



Voluntary work:

Petrova Gynaecology Clinic, Zagreb, 1996

Division of Molecular Medicine, Rudjer Bošković Institute, 1999-2000.

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