Dr. sc. Aleksandar Višnjevac, CV

Address and contact

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Physical Chemistry Division (calixDNA project)
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb
Croatia
phone +385 1 4571405
mobile +385 91 5000112
E-mail: aleksandar.visnjevac@irb.hr
Website: https://calixdna.org/visnjevac

Work experience

15 Dec. 2008 – Present, Senior research associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (Croatia)
11 Nov. 2003 – 15 Dec. 2008, Research Associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (Croatia)
22 Feb. 1995 – 11 Nov. 2003, Assistant, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (Croatia)

Education and training

  • 1 Oct. 2005 – 31 Dec. 2007, PostDoc, Paris Descartes University, Paris (France)
  • 15 Dec. 1998 – 8 Nov. 2001, PhD in natural sciences (chemistry), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • 22 Feb. 1995 – 15 Dec. 1998, MSc in natural sciences (chemistry), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • 1 Oct. 1988 – 22 Dec. 1994, BSc in chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Zagreb (Croatia)

languagues

Mother tongue: Croatian

Language Understanding Speaking Writing
Listening Reading Interaction Production
English C1 C2 C1 C1 C1
French C1 C2 C1 C1 B2
Italian B1 B2 A2 B1 B1
German A2 B2 A2 A2 B1
Spanish B1 B1 A1 A2 A1

A1, A2: Basic; B1, B2: Independent; C1, C2: Proficient

Honors & Awards

  • Annual award of the Director of the Ruđer Bošković Institute for an extraordinary scientific achievement in 2010, Dec. 21st, 2010
  • Grant for the one-year long postdoc abroad, National foundation for science and technological development of the Republic of Croatia (NZZ), Nov. 14th, 2006
  • Grant for a 9 months long postdoc research in France, Government of the French Republic, June 12th, 2005

Funded ProjectS

  • Biomimetic “funnel” and “bowl” supramolecular systems for the selective recognition of DNA/RNA, HrZZ, IP-2020-02-3786, 2021 – 2025, HRK 1.483.000, project leader
  • Development of novel crystallization protocols for the water-soluble biomimetic supramolecular calixarene- and resorcinarene-based metal complexes, Croatian – French bilateral research project, 2019 – 2020, HRK 37.500,00 (project co-leader, French co-leader: prof. Olivia Reinaud)
  • Synthesis, physico-chemical and structural studies of novel, potentially bioactive Schiff bases – derivatives of dithiocarbamates, Croatian – Montenegrin bilateral research project, 2017 – 2018, EUR 4.000, project co-leader (Montenegrin co-leader: prof. dr. sc. Zorica Leka)
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 2, CASA Foundation, 2017, HRK 5.000, project leader
  • 3rd European Crystallography School, CASA Foundation, 2016, HRK 8.000, project leader
  • 29th European Crystallographic Meeting, CASA Foundation, 2015, HRK 10.000, project leader
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography, CASA Foundation, 2014, HRK 6.000, project leader
  • Antifungal activity of novel dithiocarbamate complexes with transition metals, Croatian – Montenegrin bilateral research project, 2013 – 2014, EUR 4.000, project co-leader (Montenegrin co-leader: prof. dr. sc. Zorica Leka)
  • A biomimetic approach towards the design of the novel peptide deformylase inhibitor, CASA Foundation, 2011, HRK 10.000, project leader
  • Synthesis, structure, and antifungal activity of novel dithiocarbamato EDTA derivatives and their metal complexes, Croatian – Montenegrin bilateral research project, 2010 – 2011, HRK 36.000, project co-leader (Montenegrin co-leader: prof. dr. sc. Zorica Leka)
  • Cambridge Structural Database Workshop, CASA Foundation, 2010, HRK 10.000, project leader
  • Cambridge Structural Database Workshop in Zagreb, National foundation of science and technological development of the Republic of Croatia, Project NZZ 03-721/3-2010/IJ, 2009 – 2010, HRK, 42.000, project leader
  • Microbial lipases – a search for novel biocatalysts, Croatian – Slovenian bilateral research project, 2004 – 2006, HRK 20.000, project co-leader (Slovenian co-leader: dr. sc. Mojca Benčina)

Invited and plenary lectures

  1. Aleksandar Višnjevac, Adnan Zahirović, Emira Kahrović: Crystal and Molecular Structures of Novel Organoruthenium Compounds featuring Chloro-Substituted 2′-Hydroxychalcone Structural Moiety, 18th Asian Crystallographic Meeting, Singapore, Dec. 17th – 20th, 2019 (invited)
  2. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Biomimetic modelling of metalloenzyme active sites by means of supramolecular bioinorganic edifices, 13th students’ congress of Society of Chemists and Technologist of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia, Sep. 19th – 22nd, 2019 (plenary)
  3. Aleksandar Višnjevac, Flavio Fanelli, Toni Lijić, Solène Collin, Olivia Reinaud: Resorcinarene-based biomimetic complexes; in-situ host-guest adduct formation and crystallization of the novel watersoluble species, 6th Tunisian Crystallographic Meeting and International Conference, Djerba, Tunisia, Nov. 1st – 5th, 2017 (plenary)
  4. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Biomimetic modelling of the (mononuclear) metalloenzyme active site, XII international symposium on the actual problems of chemistry, biology and technology of natural compounds, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sep. 7th – 8th, 2017 (plenary)
  5. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Biomimetic modelling of the (mononuclear) metalloenzyme active site, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, Aug. 28th, 2017 (invited)
  6. Аleksandar Višnjevac, Jérôme Gout, Olivia Bistri-Aslanoff, Olivia Reinaud: Single crystal X-ray crystallography in the study of biomimetic resorcinarene-based supramolecular complexes, 23rd conference of the Serbian Crystallographic Society, Andrevlje, Serbia, June 9th -11th, 2016 (plenary)
  7. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Supramolecular biomimetic modelling of the tripodal mononuclear active site, Fifth Tunisian Crystallographic Meeting (TCM5), Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, March 20th – 24th, 2016 (plenary)
  8. Aleksandar Višnjevac, Jérôme Gout, Olivia Bistri-Aslanoff, Olivia Reinaud: Mononuclear biomimetic resorcinarene-based copper(II) bowl complex – structure and chemical activity, 23rd Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 5th – 12th, 2014 (invited)
  9. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Biomimetic modelling in the study of biological macromolecules, Faculty of Metallurgy, University of Montenegro, Pogorica, Montenegro, Dec. 14th, 2011 (invited)
  10. Aleksandar Višnjevac: Crystallography as a Method of Choice in Biomimetic Modelling of Metalloenzyme Active Sites, 19th Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting, Strunjan, Slovenia, June 16th -20th, 2010 (plenary)
  11. Aleksandar Višnjevac, Marija Luić, Mladen Žinić, Biserka Žinić: Conformational Chirality of Sulfonylpyrimidine Derivatives, 22nd European Crystallographic Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 26th -31st, 2004 (invited)

ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

  1. Memišević, Mahira; Zahirović, Adnan; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*, Osmanović, Amar; Žilić, Dijana; Kralj, Marijeta; Muratović, Senada; Martin-Kleiner, Irena; Završnik, Davorka; Kahrović, Emira*: Copper(II) Salicylideneimine Complexes Revisited: From a Novel Derivative and Extended Characterization of Two Homologues to Interaction with BSA and Antiproliferative Activity, Inorganica Chimica Acta 525 (2021) 120460, DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2021.120460
  2. Zahirović, Adnan; Roca, Sunčica; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Kahrović, Emira*: Ruthenium Organometallics of Chloro-Substituted 2′-Hydroxychalcones – A Story of Catecholase Biomimetics beyond Copper, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 945 (2021) 121863, DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2021.121863
  3. Araškov, Jovana; Nikolić, Milan; Armaković, Stevan; Rodić, Marko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Padron, Jose; Todorović, Tamara; Filipović, Nenad*: Structural, antioxidant, antiproliferative, and in-silico study of pyridine-based hydrazonyl-selenazoles and their sulphur isosteres, Journal of Molecular Structure 1240 (2021) 130512, DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.130512
  4. Zahirović, Adnan; Roca, Sunčica; Kahrović, Emira; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*: Low DNA and High BSA Binding Affinity of Cationic Ruthenium(II) Organometallic Featuring Pyridine and 2’-hydroxychalcone Ligands, Journal of Molecular Structure 1236 (2021) 130326, DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.130326
  5. Jakas, Andreja; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Jerić, Ivanka*: Multicomponent approach to homo- and hetero-multivalent glycomimetics bearing rare monosaccharides, Journal of Organic Chemistry 85 (2020) 5, 3766-3787.
  6. Bjelogrlić, Snežana K.; Todorović, Tamara R.; Kojić, Milan; Senćanski, Milan; Nikolić, Milan; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Araškov, Jovana; Miljković, Marija; Mueller, Christian D.; Filipović, Nenad R.*: Pd(II) complexes with N-heteroaromatic hydrazone ligands: Anticancer activity, in silico and experimental target identification, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 199 (2019) 110758.
  7. Kahrović, Emira*; Zahirović, Adnan; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Osmanković, Irnesa; Turkušić, Emir; Kurtagić, Harun: Chalcone and Flavonol Copper(II) Complexes Containing Schiff Base Co-Ligand: Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Catecholase-like Activity, Croatica Chemica Acta – special issue, 91 (2018) 195 – 207.
  8. Elshaflu, Hana; Todorović, Tamara R.; Nikolić, Milan; Lolić, Aleksandar; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Hagenow, Stefanie; Padrón, José M.; Garcia-Sosa, Alfonso T.; Djordjević, Ivana S.; Grubišić, Sonja; Stark, Holger; Filipović, Nenad R.*: Selenazolyl-hydrazones as Novel Class of Selective MAO Inhibitors with Antiproliferative and Antioxidant Activities, Frontiers in Chemistry 6 (2018) 247.
  9. Matić, Josipa*; Nekola, Irena; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kobetić, Renata; Martin-Kleiner, Irena; Kralj, Marijeta; Žinić, Biserka*: C5-morpholino-methylation of N1-sulfonylcytosines by a one-pot microwave assisted Mannich reaction, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 16 (2018) 2678 – 2687, DOI: 10.1039/c8ob00253c.
  10. Vojta, Danijela*; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Leka, Zorica; Kosović, Milica; Vazdar, Mario*: Temperature-induced release of crystal water in the Co, Mo and Pt complexes of N,Ndiacetatedithiocarbamate. FTIR spectroscopy and quantum chemical study, Journal of Molecular Structure 1103 (2016) 245 – 253.
  11. Štefane, Bogdan; Perdih, Franc; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Požgan, Franc*: Novel Triazole-Based Ligands and Their Zinc(II) and Nickel (II) Complexes with Nitrogen Donor Environment as Potential Structural Models for Mononuclear Active Sites, New Journal of Chemistry, 39 (2015) 566 – 575.
  12. Gout, Jérôme; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Rat, Stéphanie; Parrot, Arnaud; Hessani, Assia; Bistri, Olivia; Le Poul, Nicolas; Le Mest, Yves; Reinaud, Olivia*: Supramolecular control of a mononuclear biomimetic copper(II)center: Bowl complexes vs. Funnel complexes, Inorganic Chemistry, 53 (2014) 6224 – 6234.
  13. Leka, Zorica; Vojta, Danijela; Kosović, Milica; Latinović, Nedeljko; Đaković, Marijana; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*: Syntheses, structures and antifungal activities of novel Co, Mo and Pt complexes with triammonium N,N-diacetatedithiocarbamate, Polyhedron, 80 (2014) 233 – 242.
  14. Gout, Jérôme; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Rat, Stéphanie; Bistri, Olivia; Le Poul, Nicolas; Le Mest, Yves; Reinaud, Olivia*: Bowl vs. funnel supramolecular concept for Cu(I) complexes within the biomimetic tris-imidazole core, European journal of inorganic chemistry (2013) 5171 – 5180.
  15. Krstulović, Luka; Ismaili, Hamit; Bajić, Miroslav; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Glavaš-Obrovac, Ljubica; Žinić, Biserka*: Synthesis of Novel Aliphatic N-sulfonylamidino thymine derivatives by Cu(I)- catalyzed Three-component Coupling Reaction, Croatica Chemica Acta, 85 (2012) 525 – 534.
  16. Lapić, Jasmina; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Cetina, Mario; Djaković, Senka; Vrček, Valerije; Rapić, Vladimir*: Experimental and DFT study of cyclodehydration and acetylation of ferrocenyl diols, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1019 (2012) 7-15.
  17. Saftić, Dijana; Žinić, Biserka; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*: DBU induced formation of 8- bromoguanosine dimer with three hydrogen bonds between the GG-pairs, Tetrahedron, 68 (2012) 1062-1070.
  18. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Gout, Jerôme; Ingert, Nicolas; Bistri, Olivia; Reinaud, Olivia*: First Zn(II) bowl-complexes modeling the active site of mono-nuclear metallo-enzymes, Organic Letters, 12 (2010) 2044 – 2047.
  19. Kobetić, Renata*; Gembarovski, Dubravka; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Žinić, Biserka; Gabelica Marković, Vesna: ESI MS Studies of Palladium (II) Complexes with 1-(p-Toluenesulfonyl)cytosine/cytosinato Ligands, Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 45 (2010) 51 – 64.
  20. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Biliškov, Nikola; Žinić, Biserka*: Transition metal complexes of N-1 tosylcytosine and N-1-mesylcytosine, Polyhedron, 28 (2009) 3001 – 3009.
  21. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Luić, Marija; Kobetić, Renata; Gembarovski, Dubravka; Žinić, Biserka*: Stabilization of the N-1-substituted cytosinate iminooxo form in dinuclear palladium complexes, Polyhedron, 28 (2009) 1057 – 1064.
  22. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Žinić, Mladen; Luić, Marija; Žiher, Dinko; Kajfež Novak, Tanja; Žinić, Biserka*: Conformational chirality and chiral crystallization of N-sulfonylpyrimidine derivatives, Tetrahedron, 63 (2007) 86-92.
  23. Ćurić, Manda*; Babić, Darko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Molčanov, Krešimir: Simple Route to the Doubly ortho-Palladated Azobenzenes: Building Blocks for Organometallic Polymers and Metallomesogens, Inorganic Chemistry, 44 (2005) 17, 5975-5977.
  24. Poljak, Tanja; Molčanov, Krešimir; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Habuš, Ivan; Kovač, Veronika; Rapić, Vladimir*: Synthesis and structure of trans-(+)-(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-ferrocenyl-1-pmethoxyphenylazetidin-2-one, Journal of Molecular Structure, 751 (2005) 60-64.
  25. Škorić, Irena; Basarić, Nikola; Marinić, Željko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija*: Synthesis and photochemistry of b,b’-diheteroaryl substituted-odivinylbenzenes. Intra- and/or intermolecular cycloaddition as an effect of annelation, Chemistry – a European Journal, 11 , No. 2 (2005) 543-551.
  26. Tušek-Božić, Ljerka*; Višnjevac, Aleksandar, Marotta, Ester; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: The inside and outside protonation of a 15-membered O2N2-macrocycle. Synthesis and structural characterization of the protonated ligand salts, Polyhedron, 24 (2005) 97-111.
  27. Butković, Kristina; Basarić, Nikola; Lovreković, Kristijan; Marinić, Željko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija*: Photochemistry of b-(4-sydnonyl)-o-divinylbenzene: Competitive cis-trans isomerization and photolysis, Tetrahedron Letters, 45 (2004) 9057-9060.
  28. Kovač, Veronika; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Rapić, Vladimir; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: Ferrocene Compounds. XV. Synthesis and Characterisation of Ferrocene Schiff Bases, Journal of Molecular Structure, 687 (2004) 107-110.
  29. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Tušek-Božić, Ljerka: Two types of monoethyl alphaanilinobenzylphosphonates: a zwitterion and a molecular compound, Acta Crystallographica C – Crystal Structure Communication. C60 (2004) o434-o437.
  30. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Vinković, Marijana; Mlinarić-Majerski, Kata: 2,10-bis-spiro(2-adamantyliden)-1,3,6,9,11,14-hexathiacyclohexadecane, Acta Crystallographica C59 (2003) 314-316.
  31. Krizmanić, Irena; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Luić, Marija; Glavaš-Obrovac, Ljubica; Žinić, Mladen; Žinić, Biserka*: Synthesis, Structure and Biological Evaluation of C-2 slufonamido pyrimidine nucleosides, Tetrahedron, 59 (2003) 4047-4045.
  32. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Tušek-Božić, Ljerka; Šepac, Dragan; Hameršak, Zdenko; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: The Synthesis and Crystal Structures of 7-Bromo-1,3-dihydro-1-methyl-3(S)-methyl-5-(2′-pyridyl)-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one and its Cu(II) Complex, Croatica Chemica Acta (2003) 76, No. 1, 107-112.
  33. Basarić, Nikola; Marinić, Željko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Griesbeck, Axel G.; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija*: Photochemical Transformations of 2,2′-(1,2 phenylenedivinylene)dipyrroles, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 1, No. 12 (2002) 37-44.
  34. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Tušek-Božić, Ljerka; Majerić-Elenkov, Maja; Hameršak, Zdenko; Kooijman, Huub; De Clercq, Erik; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: Synthesis, Structural Characterisation and Biological Activity of Zn(II) and Pd(II) Complexes of 3-Substituted 5-(2′-Pyridyl)-1,4-benzodiazepin2-one Derivatives, Polyhedron, 21 (2002) 2567-2577.
  35. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Basarić, Nikola; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija: E-5-Methyl2-(2-methylstyryl)pyrrole, Acta Crystallographica E58 (2002) o909-o910.
  36. Banić-Tomišić, Zrinka; Kujundžić, Nedjeljko; Bukvić Krajačić Mirjana; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka*: Molecular Structures of New Ciprofloxacin Derivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure, 611 (2002) 73-81.
  37. Stiplošek, Zdenka; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija; Jakopčić, Krešimir; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: On the Photochemical Dimerization of Some 5-Substituted 2-Styryl-4-pyrones. The effect of 5-Hydroxy-/5-Methoxy- Substitution, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 39 (2002) 37-44.
  38. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Avdagić, Amir; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: 3(S)-Acetoxymethyl-7-chloro-1,3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one. Acta Crystallographica E58 (2002) o148-o150.
  39. Majerić-Elenkov, Maja; Žiher, Darko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Hameršak, Zdenko; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šunjić, Vitomir*: Diastereoselective Aldol Reaction of 7-Bromo-5-pyrido-1,4-benzodiazepin2-one; Relative and Absolute Configuration of All Stereoisomers, Croatica Chemica Acta, 74, No. 3 (2001) 707-724.
  40. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*, Basarić, Nikola; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija: Photochemical formation of 2-acetyl-7-methylbenz[e]indole, Acta Crystalographica E57 (2001) o1252-o1254.
  41. Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: Ethyl-(7-chloro-2,3-dihydro-2-oxo-5-phenyl-1H-1,4-benzodiazepine)-3-carboxylate, Acta Crystallographica E57 (2001) o356 – o357.
  42. Milovac, Srdjan; Šimunić-Mežnarić, Vesna; Vančik, Hrvoj; Višnjevac, Aleksandar*; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka: 5-Chloro-6-nitroso-2-norbornene dimer as a motif for supramolecular assembly, Acta Crystallographica E57 (2001) o218-o219.
  43. Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Tušek-Božić, Ljerka; Majerić-Elenkov, Maja; Šunjić, Vitomir; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka*: Cu(II)-promoted chemical transformations of 3-substituted 5-(2′-pyridyl)-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one derivatives. Crystal structures and spectroscopic characterisation of metal complexes, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2001) No. 10, 2647-2654.
  44. Mlinarić-Majerski, Kata; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kragol, Goran; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka*: Molecular structure of bis[(1,3)2-oxaadamantano]-18-crown-6 and its potassium picrato complex, Journal of Molecular Structure, 554 (2000) 279-287.
  45. Tomašić, Vlasta; Tušek-Božić, Ljerka; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Filipović-Vinceković, Nada*: Physicochemical Properties of Dodecylammonium Picrate, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 227 (2000), 427-436.
  46. Marković, Dean; Hameršak, Zdenko; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Šunjić, Vitomir: syn/anti Diastereoselectivity in the Aldol Reaction of Aldehydes with C(3) Carbanion of 1,3-Dihydro -2H-1,4-Benzodiazepin-2-one, Helvetica Chimica Acta, 83 (2000), 603-615.
  47. Frkanec, Leo; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka; Žinić, Mladen*: Calix[4]arene Amino Acid Derivatives. Intra- and Intermolecular Hydrogen-Bonded Organisation in Solution and the Solid State, Chemistry – a European Journal, 6, No. 3 (2000), 442-453.

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 17th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC17), Šibenik, Croatia, June 15th to 18th, 2021, Co-Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 4 (HTCC4), Mlini, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 1st -6th, 2019, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 3 (HTCC2018), Bol, Croatia, September 23rd – 27th, 2018, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • 4th European Crystallography School (ECS4), Warsaw, Poland, June 2nd – 7th, 2017, Member of the scientific committee (organized by the Polish academy of sciences)
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 2 (HTCC2017), Poreč, Croatia, April 22nd – 26th, 2017, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • 25th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (25HSKIKI), Poreč, Croatia, April 19th – 22nd, 2017, Secretary of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Chemical Society)
  • 1st PanAfrican Conference on Crystallography (PCCr1), University of Dschang, Cameroon, Oct. 5th – 10th, 2016, Member of the organizing committee (organized by the International Union of Crystallography)
  • 3rd European Crystallography School (ECS3), Bol, Croatia, Sep. 25th– Oct. 2nd, 2016, Co-Chair of the organizing Committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • 30th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM30), Basel, Switzerland, Aug. 28th– Sep. 1st, 2016, Member of the bursary committee (organized by the Swiss Society for Crystallography)
  • Little school of crystallography, Rovinj, Croatia, Nov. 9th – 10th, 2015, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • 29th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM29), Rovinj, Croatia, Aug. 23rd – 28th, 2015, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • Contemporary Crystallography in Croatia, Zagreb, Sep. 30th, 2014, Member of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Crystallographic Association)
  • Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 1 (HTCC2014), Šibenik, Croatia, May 10th – 15th, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Association of Crystallographers)
  • Crystallography in Croatia, Zagreb, Jan. 25th, 2012, Member of the organizing committee (organized by the Croatian Crystallographic Association)
  • Cambridge Structural Database Workshop, Zagreb, March 3rd – 4th, 2010, Chair of the organizing committee (organized by the Ruđer Bošković Institute)
  • Croatian-Slovenian and Slovenian-Croatian annual crystallographic meetings, Member of the organizing committee (2001- 2019) (organized by the Croatian Crystallographic Association and Slovenian Crystallographic Society)

MEntorships

  • Corentin Thouzé, Interactions of TMPA capped calixarene derivatives and their copper complexes with mono- and polynucleotides, student internship; Ecole Nationale Superieure de Caen), Caen, France (April 26th – August 13th, 2021)
  • Toni Lijić, Crystallisation of the water soluble supramolecular resorcinarene based biomimetic Zn complexes by macromolecular crystallisation techniques, student practice; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (October 1st to December – 18th, 2017)
  • Flavio Fanelli, Crystallisation of the organic and water soluble supramolecular resorcinarene based biomimetic Zn complexes by macromolecular crystallisation techniques, Hands-on practice abroad as a part of the PhD study programme; University of Bari, Department of pharmacy and drug-sciences and Institute of Crystallography, CNR of Bari, Bari, Italy (July 24th, 2017 to Sep. 8th, 2017)
  • Vladimir Lukačević, Antifungal activity of novel dithiocarbamate complexes with transition metals, Hands-on obligatory practice at the 3rd study year (160 working hours); Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (2014)
  • Srđan Milovac, Approach to a Topochemical Study of Photochromism of Nitroso Compounds in Solid State, graduate thesis Supervisor: prof. dr Hrvoj Vančik, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia (2001)

commissions and boards

  • Ruđer Bošković Institute, Physical Chemistry Division: committee member for the election of the Head of the Physical Chemistry Division (2021)
  • Alen Bjelopetrović, committee member for the PhD thesis assessment and defense (2021)
  • Martina Vrankić, committee chair for the election to the title of Research Associate (2017)
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute, committee member for the evaluation of new laboratories (Laboratory for synthesis and X-ray crystallography of functional materials, P.I: dr. sc. Jasminka Popović) (2015)
  • Jasminka Popović, committee member for the election to the title of Senior Research Associate (2015)
  • Boris Marko Kukovec, committee member for the election to the title of Research Associate (2013)
  • Croatian Association of Crystallographers, president, 2012 to 2020 and 2020 to 2024
  • Croatian Crystallographic Association, board member, 2002 to 2020

memberships

  • Croatian Association of Crystallographers (CAC), founder and president (2012 to 2016, 2016 to 2020, and 2020 to the present day)
  • Croatian Chemical Society, member
  • Croatian Crystallographic Association, board member (2012 to 2020)
  • European Crystallographic Association
  • International Union of Crystallography, collective membership

editorships and reviewerships

SUMMER SCHOOLS AND COURSES

  • ESCONet Science Communication workshop – Training of trainers, Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, June 23rd – 27th, 2006
  • ISCSS – International Science Communications Summer School, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 18th – 24th, 2004
  • DU 2003 NMR – The Fourth International Dubrovnik NMR Course and Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June, 27th – July 1st, 2003
  • L’Ecole Thématique “Analyse structurale par diffraction des Rayons X, structures absolues, macles, incommensurables”, Toulouse, France, Sep. 23rd – 27th, 2002
  • School on symmetry of crystals, Krakòw, Poland, Aug. 21st – 25th, 2001
  • Workshop della cristallografia sperimentale, Sinchrotron Ellettra, Trieste, Italy, Oct. 24th – 26th, 2000
  • Ninth ACA Summer Course in Crystallography, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, July, 7th – 21st, 2000
  • Cambridge Structural Database Workshop, Lodz, Poland, June 26th – 27th, 2000
  • 7th BCA/CCG Intensive Course in X-ray Structure Analysis, Trevelyan College, Durham, UK, April 7th – 15th, 1999

Science communication and outreach

Participant in the EU funded (FP7) project “ESCoNet Trainers” (P.I. prof. Steve Miller, University College London) in the field of science communication and outreach, first as a trainee (2004 – 2007), and then as a trainer (2007 to 2010). As a trainer in science communication and outreach I delivered dozens of presentations with different topics, at the series of ESCoNet workshops:

  • Who are you communicating with and why (Dublin, Ireland, 10.-12.05.2007),
  • Public science on the web (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 13.-15.09.2007; Sofia, Bulgaria, 15.-18.02.2008),
  • Science and Society in Dialogue: How to communicate Scientific Achievements (Sofia, Bulgaria, 15.-18.02.2008),
  • Science and culture (Trieste, Italy, 14.-18.04. 2008),
  • Writing for the media (Dublin, Ireland, 25.-27.05.2008; Malmoe, Sweden, 28.06.2008; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 24.-31.03.2009; Velingrad, Bulgaria, 10-15.09.2009),
  • Communicating science to the policy makers and Science in dialogue (Velingrad, Bulgaria, 10 – 15.09.2009).
  • Series of interviews on Croatian national radio and television dedicated to crystallography
  • Column “Science in context” (Znanost u kontekstu) in the Croatian monthly business magazin “CroatiaBiz”,
  • Series of popular scientific articles in the leeding Croatian daily and weekly newspapers