Magdalena Grce

Magdalena Grce


Senior Scientist
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  • 1998, PhD Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science & Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1983,  DERBH - Diplôme d'Etudes et de Recherche en Biologie Humaine, Virology of tumours and experimental leukaemia, Department of Experimental Oncology, Faculty of Science, University of Paris 7, Paris, France
  • 1981, BSc Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Paris 7, Paris, France
  • 1981, BSc Human Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Paris 7, Paris, France 


  • 2007-now: Principal investigator of the project “Aberrant DNA methylation in HPV associated lesions”, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Croatia
  • 2001-2006: Principal investigator of the project “Genetic and molecular prognostic factors of cervical oncogenesis”, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Croatia 

Awards and Achievements

  • 2010: Institut Rudjer Boskovic Award, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010: Pearl of Wisdom Award, European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) Brussels, Belgium


  • 2001-2011: Postgraduate course "Meaning of colposcopy in early diagnosis precancerous epithelial lesions of the cervix and lower genital tract", Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 2008-2011: Doctoral Studies "Methods of molecular diagnostics" and "Papilloma virus and related changes", School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 2010-2011: "Molecular diagnosis of HPV: Characteristics of virological (microbiological), diagnostic laboratory" and “HPV and cervical cancer prevention”, Graduate University study, Human biology (Elective Course), Molecular diagnostics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb 

Featured Publications

  1. de Sanjose S, Quint WG, Alemany L, … Grce M … Muñoz N, Bosch FX; Retrospective International Survey and HPV Time Trends Study Group. Human papillomavirus genotype attribution in invasive cervical cancer: a retrospective cross-sectional worldwide study. Lancet Oncol 11 (2010): 1048-56
  2. Sabol I, Čretnik M, Hadžisejdić I, Si-Mohammed A, Matovina M, Grahovac B, Levanat S, Grce M. A new approach for Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Variability Evaluation with High Resolution Melt Sequence Analysis. J Virol Meth 162 (2009) 142-7
  3. Grce M. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 9 (2009) 851-7 [Review]
  4. Nicula FA, Anttila A, Neamtiu L, Primic Žakelj M, Tachezy R, Chil A, Grce M, Kesić V. Challenges in starting organised screening programmes for cervical cancer in the new member states of the European Union. Eur J Cancer 45 (2009): 2679-84 [Review]
  5. Sabol I, Matovina M, Milutin-Gasperov N, Grce M. Identification of a novel Human papillomavirus type 16 E1 gene variant with potentially reduced oncogenicity. J Med Virol 80 (2008) 2134-40
  6. Sabol I, Salakova M, Smahelova J, Pawlita M, Schmitt M, Gasperov NM, Grce M, Tachezy R. Evaluation of different techniques for identification of human papillomavirus types of low prevalence. J Clin Microbiol 46 (2008) 1606-13
  7. Milutin-Gasperov N, Sabol I, Matovina M, Spaventi S, Grce M. Detection and Typing of Human Papillomaviruses Combining Different Methods: Polymerase Chain Reaction, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Line Probe Assay and Sequencing. Pathol Oncol Res 14 (2008) 355-63
  8. Grce M, Davies P. Human papillomavirus testing for primary cervical cancer screening. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 8 (2008) 599-605 [Review]
  9. Matovina M, Husnjak K, Milutin N, Ciglar S, Grce M. Possible role of viral and bacterial infections in miscarriages. Fertil Steril 81 (2004) 662-9 

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Member of the Croatian Society for Medical Biochemistry
  • Croatian Society for Medical Microbiology of the Croatian Medical Association
  • Founding board member of the Section on Human Papilloma Virus of the Croatian Society of Urogenital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Infections of the Croatian Medical Association
  • Member of the Croatian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of the Croatian Medical Association
  • Member of Croatian Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Member of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • Member of the International Papillomavirus society (IPVS)
  • Member of the Board of Director of the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) 


  • Guest editor of the professional and scientific journals: Collegium Antropologicum 31 Suppl 2 (2007), Medix 72 (2007) and Periodicum Biologorum 103 (2001)
  • Member of the Working Group of the Croatian Ministry of Health for drafting the National Programme for early detection of cervical cancer during the period 2003-2004
  • Reviewer for many national and foreign scientific journals
  • Organizer of national and international professional and scientific meetings 

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