Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

doc. dr. sc. Anita Somborac Bačura

E-mail: asomborac@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 780
Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

doc. dr. sc. Anita Somborac Bačura

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Anita Somborac Bačura, PhD, is a senior research assistant at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology. She teaches graduate courses Immunochemistry, Introduction to the study of medical biochemistry, Biochemistry, General clinical biochemistry, Clinical biochemistry of the organs and organic systems 2, Clinical biochemistry with haematology, Free radicals and antioxidants in health and disease, Biological membranes and cell signalling, and Professional training. Her scientific interests include biochemical and molecular analysis of mechanisms of pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with the aim of discovering new potential biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis of disease.

Education:

  • 2013 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: Biomedicine and health
  • 2007 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Graduate study of Medical Biochemistry, academic title: Master of Medical Biochemistry

Work experience:

  • 2013 – today: senior assistant – research associate at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2007 – 2013 assistant – research associate at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2007 – 2008 internship for health professionals at the Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • June – July 2010 Laboratory of Allergology and Pulmonary Diseases, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • August - November 2008 Laboratory of Allergology and Pulmonary Diseases, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Projects:

Associate in scientific research projects:

  • 2015 – 2019 ''The role of stress protein Hsp70 in immune and inflammatory responses in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'' (# IP-2014-09-1247, research project of the Croatian science foundation)
  • 2017 ''Activation of necroptosome and inflammasome with extracellular Hsp70 and cigarette smoke'' (# 6711159, University of Zagreb grant)
  • 2015 ''Activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and TLR receptors with extracellular Hsp70 and cigarette smoke'' (# BM096, University of Zagreb grant)
  • 2014 ''Extracellular Hsp70 induced activation of TLR2 and TLR4 receptors'' (# BM1.7, University of Zagreb grant)
  • 2007 – 2013 ''Molecular mechanisms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease pathogenesis'' (# 006-0061245-0977, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project)

Awards and honours:

  • October 2012 2nd award for poster presentation at the 2nd EFCC-UEMS European Joint Congress / 7th Congress of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • June - July 2010 Graduate School of Medical Sciences grant, Research Institute GUIDE, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • September 2009 best poster award at the 6th Croatian Congress of Medical Biochemists with international participation, Supetar, Brač, Croatia
  • August - November 2008 Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme fellowship, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • May 2008 best poster award at the EMBO Conference on Cellular Signaling & Molecular Medicine, Cavtat, Croatia
  • 2001-2006 Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia scholarship in category A (for extremely talented graduate students)

Memberships:

  • European Respiratory Society (2012-today)
  • Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (2009-today)
  • Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2008-today)
  • Almae Matris Alumni Farmaceutico-Biochemicae Universitatis Zagrebiensis (2008-today)
  • Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (2007-today)

Other:

  • 2012-today: member of the Organizing and / or Scientific committee of the Students’ Symposium of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemistry (FARMEBS), Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017: workshop leader at Open Doors Day of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
  • 2009. professional licence obtained

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)