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Thesis defense – Barbara Vuković

Dr Barbara Vuković, Master of Biochemistry, defended her doctoral thesis that was made within the NanoFaceS project “Interaction of metallic nanoparticles with sulphur-containing biomolecules – implications for nano-bio interface”, under the co-menthorship of Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and mentorship of Prof Vatroslav Šerić. Thesis defense was held on May 14 2021 at the School of Medicine, University of Osijek.

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Thesis defense – Marija Milić

Dr Marija Milić, Master of Biochemistry, successfully defended her doctoral thesis that was made within the NanoFaceS project “Interaction of metallic nanoparticles with sulphur-containing biomolecules – implications for nano-bio interface”, under the co-menthorship of Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and mentorship of Prof Vatroslav Šerić. Thesis defense was held on May 14 2021 at the School of Medicine, University of Osijek.

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Start of the Phoenix project

11 project partners from academia and industry have joined forces in the PHOENIX project to create an Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-pharmaceuticals. PHOENIX (Pharmaceutical Open Innovation Test Bed for Enabling Nano-pharmaceutical Innovative Products) is a research project funded by EU’s Horizon2020 research programme and it aims at providing services to the market for the development, testing, safety assessment, GMP production and commercialization of nano-pharmaceuticals.

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Nano2Clinic webinar

On February 17th 2021 at 4 pm the first COST Action CA17140 Nano2Clinic webinar will be held. For the training session, Prof. Lajosh Balogh will give a lecture on  “Manuscript preparation and publications – the basics.” For the dissemination session, Dr. Rinea Barbir (PhD student in the group of our WG2 leader Dr. Ivana Vinković Vrček and recipient of an STSM grant) will give a talk on “Steady-state fluorescence quenching method for evaluation of nano-bio interactions”. More information can be found on the official website.

Thesis topic defense – K. Ilić

On February 2nd 2021 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the public presentation of the thesis topic was held by PhD student Krunoslav Ilić. The proposed thesis title was “Evaluation of combined effect of silver and polystyrene nanoparticles on model immune cell lines”, supervised by Dr Ivan Pavičić and Prof Petra Turčić. The defense was held in front of the commission consisting of: Prof Anita Hafner, Prof Tin Weitner and Dr Dragomira Majhen.

Lara Zoric – Rector’s Award winner

Lara Zorić, student from Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry has won the Rector’s Award for the academic year 2019./2020. Her paper “Development and validation of HPLC-FD method for the simultaneous determination of doxorubicin metabolites in the urine of rats” has been awarded in category A – “Individual scientific or artistic work”.

The paper is a result of research on projects Supramolecular Synthesis of Self-Assembled Functional Nanomaterials and Complex Chemical Systems (SUPeRNANO, IP-2018-01-6910) and Safe-by-Design Approach for Development of Nano-Enabled-Delivery Systems to Target the Brain – SENDER (HRZZ-PZS-2019-02-4323).

We want to congratulate Lara, her mentor dr. sc. Ruža Frkanec and her comentor doc. dr. sc. Davor Šakić on this major success and we are looking forward to new collaborations.

Thank You Mandis Pharm

The research team of the project NanoFaceS, led by Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček, would like to thank Mandis Pharm company for their generous monetary donation. The funds donated were invested in the purchase of the new incubator for cell culture experiments, which allowed for the continuation of our research.

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Thesis topic defense – B. Pem

On July 7th 2020 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the public presentation of the thesis topic was held by PhD student Barbara Pem. The proposed thesis title was “Mechanism of interaction of endogenous biothiols with silver and gold nanoparticles”,supervised by Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and Prof Valerije Vrček. The defense was held in front of the commission consisting of: Prof Mario Jug, Dr Ivana Perković and Dr Robert Vianello.