Senka Terzić

Senka Terzić

senior scientist
+385 1 456 0940


Ciklotronsko krilo 2/15D

Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Division for Marine and Environmental Research
Bijenicka 54
10000 Zagreb


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1983-1988      Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Diploma in biochemical engineering, BSc thesis: “Alcohol fermentation of acid hydrolysate of cellulosic corn waste using selected yeast strains”.

1988-1990      Postgraduate study in Oceanology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, MSc thesis: “Biodegradation kinetics of linear alkylbenzensulphonates in the Krka River estuary”

1990-1996      PhD thesis: “Biogeochemistry of autochtoneous organic matter in the neritic areas of the Mediterranean Sea: photosynthetic pigments and carbohydrates”, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb


Comprehensive assessment of the environmental behaviour and fate of pharmaceutically active contaminants: macrolide antibiotics and opioid analgesics (COMPASS)


Analysis of organic contaminants in marine water (PhD Study in Oceanology, University of Zagreb )

Analysis of organic contaminants (PhD Study in Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb )

Featured Publications

1. Terzić S., Hršak D., Ahel M. Primary biodegradation kinetics of linear alkylbenzene sulphonates in estuarine waters. Wat. Res. 26, 1992, 585-591. 

2. Terzić S., Hršak D., Ahel M. Enrichment and isolation of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) degrading bacteria from estuarine and coastal waters. Mar. Poll. Bull. 24, 1992, 199-204.  

3. Terzić S., Ahel M. Input and behaviour of linear alkylbenzenesulphonates (LAS) in a stratified estuary. Mar. Poll. Bull., 28, 1994, 735-740. 

4. Terzić S., M. Ahel, G. Cauwet, A. Malej. Group-specific phytoplankton biomass/dissolved carbohydrate relationships in the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic). Hydrobiologia. 363, 1998, 191-205. 

5. Fajon C., Cauwet G., Lebaron P., Terzić S., Ahel M., Malej A., Mozetič P., Turk V. The accumulation and release of polysaccharides by planktonic cells and the subsequent bacterial response during a controlled experiment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 29, 1999, 351-363.  

6. Sondergaard M. ,Williams P.J.L., Cauwet G., Riemann B., Robinson C., Terzić S., Woodward E.M.S., Worm J. Net accumulation and flux of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic nitrogen in marine plankton communities. Limnology & Oceanography. 45, 2000, 1097-1111.

7. Terzić S., Senta I., Ahel M.,Gros M., Petrović M., Barcelo D., Müller J., Knepper T., Martí I., Ventura F., Jovančić P., Jabucar D.. Occurrence and Fate of Emerging Wastewater Contaminants in Western Balkan Region. Science of the Total Environment. 399, 2008, 66-77. 

8. Terzić S.; Senta I.; Ahel M. Illicit drugs in wastewater of the city of Zagreb (Croatia)-Estimation of drug abuse in a transition country. Environmental Pollution. 158, 2010, 2686-2693.

9. Terzić S.; Ahel M. Nontarget analysis of polar contaminants in freshwater sediments influenced by pharmaceutical industry using ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography – quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Environmental Pollution. 159, 2011, 557-566. 

10. Terzic S., Senta I., Matosic M., Ahel M . Identification of biotransformation products of macrolide and fluoroquinolone antimicrobials in membrane bioreactor treatment by ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Analytical and Bionanalytical Chemistry. 401, 2011, 353-363.

11. Thomas, K.V.; Bijlsma, L.; Castiglioni, S.; Covaci, A.; Emke, E.; Grabic, R.; Hernández, F.; Karolak, S.; Kasprzyk-Hordern, B.; Lindberg, R.H.; Lopez de Alda, M.; Meierjohann, A.; Ort, C.; Pico, Y.; Quintana, J.B.; Reid, M.; Rieckermann, J.; Terzic, Senka; van Nuijs, A.L.N.; de Voogt, P. Comparing illicit drug use in 19 European cities through sewage analysis.Science of the total environment.432(2012); 432-439.

12. Smital, Tvrtko; Terzić, Senka; Lončar, Jovica; Senta, Ivan; Žaja, Roko; Popović, Marta; Mikac, Iva; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; Thomas, Kevin V.; Ahel, Marijan. Prioritisation of organic contaminants in a river basin using chemical analyses and bioassays.Environmental science and pollution research.20(2012); 1384-1395.

13. Senta, Ivan; Terzić, Senka; Ahel, Marijan.Occurrence and fate of dissolved and particulate antimicrobials in municipal wastewater treatment.Water research.47(2013), 2; 705-714.

14. Zaja, Roko; Terzić, Senka; Senta, Ivan; Lončar, Jovica; Popović, Marta; Ahel, Marijan; Smital, Tvrtko. Identification of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, Abcb1) inhibitors in contaminated freshwater sediments.Environmental science & technology.47(2013), 4813–4821.

15. Smital, Tvrtko; Terzić, Senka; Lončar, Jovica; Senta, Ivan; Žaja, Roko; Popović, Marta; Mikac, Iva; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; Thomas, Kevin V.; Ahel, Marijan. Prioritisation of organic contaminants in a river basin using chemical analyses and bioassays. Environmental science and pollution research international.20(2013), 3; 1384-1395.


16. Senta, Ivan; Krizman, Ivona; Ahel, Marijan; Terzić, Senka. Integrated procedure for multiresidue analysis of dissolved and particulate drugs in municipal wastewater by liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry.Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry.405(2013) 10; 3255-3268.


17. Jurina, Tamara; Terzić, Senka; Ahel, Marijan; Stipičević, Sanja; Kontrec, Darko; Kurtanjek, Želimir; Udiković-Kolić, Nikolina. Catabolism of terbuthylazine by mixed bacterial culture originating from s-triazine contaminated soil.Applied microbiology and biotechnology.98(2014), 16; 7223-7232.


18. Senta, Ivan; Krizman, Ivona; Ahel, Marijan; Terzić, Senka. Assessment of stability of drug biomarkers in municipal wastewater as a factor influencing the estimation of drug consumption using sewage epidemiology.Science of the total environment.48(2014), 1; 659-665.

20. Ort, C.; van Nuijs, A.L.N.; Berset, J.-D.; Bijlsma, L.; Castiglioni, S.; Covaci, A.; de Voogt, P.; Emke, E.; Fatta-Kassinos, D.; Griffiths, P.; Hernández, F.; González-Mariño, I.; Grabic, R.; Kasprzyk-Hordern, B.; , Mastroianni, N.; Meierjohann, A.; Nefau, T.; Östman, M.P; Pico, Y.Q; Racamonde, I.J; Reid, M.R; Slobodnik, J.S; Terzic, Senka; Thomaidis, N.; Thomas, K.V. Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis.Addiction.109(2014), 8; 1338-1352.

Membership in professional associations / societies

-          Croatian Chemical Society,

-          Croatian Society for Surfactants

-          Commission International pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Mediteranee (CIESM)

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