Zrinka Dragun

Zrinka Dragun


Senior research associate


Krilo 3/204

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


1996 - Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry

2001 - Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, M.Sc. in Biology - Toxicology

2006 - Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Ph.D. in Biology


2012-2014 Croatian-Macedonian bilateral cooperation; project title: „The assessment of metal bioavailability and effects on feral fish in the rivers under the impact of mining activities“; project leaders: Zrinka Dragun, PhD, RBI, and Maja Jordanova, PhD, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia

2013-2014 Croatian-French bilateral cooperation - programme "Cogito", partnership Hubert Curien; project title: „Intracellular mapping of essential and nonessential trace elements in the organs of indigenous fish by NanoSIMS“; project leaders: Zrinka Dragun, PhD, RBI, and Dirk Schaumlöffel, PhD, Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour/CNRS, Pau, France

Featured Publications

    1. Biserka Raspor, Zrinka Dragun, Marijana Erk, Dušica Ivanković, Jasenka Pavičić. (2004) Is the digestive gland of Mytilus galloprovincialis a tissue of choice for estimating cadmium exposure by means of metallothioneins? Science of the Total Environment, 333:99-108.
    2. Zrinka Dragun, Marijana Podrug, Biserka Raspor. (2009) The assessment of natural causes of metallothionein variability in the gills of European chub (Squalius cephalus L.). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C, 150:209-217.
    3. Zrinka Dragun, Damir Kapetanović, Biserka Raspor, Emin Teskeredžić. (2011) Water quality of medium size watercourse under baseflow conditions: the case study of river Sutla in Croatia. AMBIO – A Journal of the Human Environment, 40:391-407.
    4. Zrinka Dragun, Nesrete Krasnići, Željka Strižak, Biserka Raspor. (2012) Lead concentration increase in the hepatic and gill soluble fractions of European chub (Squalius cephalus) - an indicator of increased Pb exposure from the river water. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 19:2088-2095.
    5. Nesrete Krasnići, Zrinka Dragun, Marijana Erk, Biserka Raspor. (2013) Distribution of selected essential (Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Se, Zn) and nonessential (Cd, Pb) trace elements among protein fractions from hepatic cytosol of European chub (Squalius cephalus L.). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20:2340-2351.
    6. Zrinka Dragun, Vlatka Filipović Marijić, Damir Kapetanović, Damir Valić, Irena Vardić Smrzlić, Nesrete Krasnići, Željka Strižak, Božidar Kurtović, Emin Teskeredžić, Biserka Raspor. (2013) Assessment of general condition of fish inhabiting a moderately contaminated aquatic environment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20:4954-4968.


Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Society of Medical Biochemists
  • Croatian Toxicological Society

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