Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

izv. prof. dr. sc. Anita Hafner

E-mail: ahafner@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 765
Address: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

izv. prof. dr. sc. Anita  Hafner

Profile

Anita Hafner, PhD is an associate professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. She teaches graduate courses Pharmaceutics, Biopharmacy and pharmacokinetics and Innovative drug delivery systems as well as several courses at postgraduate PhD and specialist studies. Her scientific interests include the development of innovative drug delivery systems with the potential to improve pharmacokinetics of the incorporated drug and patient compliance.

Education

  • 2008. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 2003. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study, academic title: MSc Pharm, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 2000. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Graduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: Master of Pharmacy

Work experience

  • 2014-today: associate professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2009-2014: assistant professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2000.-2009.: assistant at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb

Internships

  • September 2002- Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Kralove

Projects

Principal investigator

  • 2014. Development of functional wound dressings with drug delivery (nano)systems, Projects founded by University of Zagreb
  • 2014.-2017. Melatonin-loaded chitosan (nano)systems, PLIVA – Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Participating investigator

  • 2016: «Biopharmaceutical evaluation of transcorneal drug transport», Research support funded by University of Zagreb
  • 2015 – to date: «Modelling of the Pharmaceutical Spray Drying Process of the Emulsions in Laboratory and Pilot Scale», industrial partner PLIVA Croatia d.o.o.
  • 2013. (December)-2014. (June); New approach to antimicrobial therapy: biocompatible, biofilm-penetrating nanosystems, Projects founded by University of Zagreb
  • 2012.-2015.: The development of in vitro and ex vivo models for the permeability testing of new topical ophthalmic formulations; Partnership in Research: Croatian Science Foundation and PLIVA
  • 2008.-2011.: Microparticles for controlled drug delivery, PLIVA – Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
  • 2007.-2013.: Nanodelivery systems, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Republic of Croatia 006-0061117-1244
  • 2002.-2006.: Drug delivery systems, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Republic of Croatia 006561
  • 2002.: Synthesis and evaluation of thiomers as potential excipients for the development of new bioadhesive delivery systems, PLIVA - Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Awards and honours

  • 2014. Award for excellence in teaching in academic year 2013/2014, according to the Ordinance on Awards and Recognitions of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
  • 2008. “For Women in Science” L'Oreal-UNESCO and Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia national award
  • 2007. European Science Foundation scholarship to attend 1st ESF Summer School in Nanomedicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2001. Best poster award, Chitosan microspheres with gemfibrozil. 4th Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology, Wiena, Austria

Other

  • 9th Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology; September 20-22, 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia (www.cespt2012.org), Member, Organizing Committee
  • 2012. – today: the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED), external expert

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)