Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

prof. dr. sc. Branka Zorc

E-mail: bzorc@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 4856 202
Address: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Ante Kovačića 1, 10000 Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. Branka  Zorc

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Branka Zorc, PhD is a full professor tenure at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. She teaches Medicinal Chemistry 2 and Drug Metabolism and participates in teaching of Medicinal Chemistry 1 (graduate level), Therapeutic Application of Biomacromolecules (Postgraduate doctoral study) and Dermatics (Postgraduate study Dermatopharmacy and Cosmetology). Her scientific interests include synthesis of primaquine and sorafenib derivatives as potential antitumor drugs, sythesis of polymer-drug conjugates, prodrugs and hydroxamic acids.

Education:

  • 1985. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field natural sciences - chemistry
  • 1982. University postgraduate study of chemistry, field organic chemistry, academic title: MSc
  • 1977. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Graduate study of pharmacy, academic title: Master of Pharmacy

Work experience:

  • 2006.-today: full professor tenure, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2001.-2006.: full professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1996.-2001.: associate professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1990.-1995.: assistant professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1978.-1989.: assistant, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • 1988.-1994. short visits: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padua, Italy; McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1986. The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Projects:

  • Project leader: Primaquine and cinnamic acid derivatives as potential antitumour drugs (2014); project funded by the University of Zagreb
  • Project leader: New primaquinesemicarbazides and ureas with benzhydryl or trityl substituents (2013); project funded by the University of Zagreb
  • Project leader: Synthesis, characterization and activity of potential and known drugs (2007-2012, project ID: 006-0000000-3216); project funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
  • Project leader: Biotics and xenobiotics (1997.-2001., project ID: 006 243); project funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
  • Associate on project Ministry of Science and Technology: New generation of drugs: Substances and therapeutic systems (1991.-1995., project ID: 3-04-321)

Awards and honours:

  • 2014. Agency for education, award for mentorship of high-school students in 2013/2014
  • 2013. Agency for education, award for mentorship of high-school students 2012/2013
  • 2010. Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and Agency for education, award for mentorship of high-school students
  • 2009. Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and Agency for education, award for mentorship of high-school students
  • 2009. Award for the best photography, journal Moj cvijet.
  • 2000. Honour of journal Priroda for longlasting collaboration and promotion and popularization of natural sciences
  • 1977. Rector award for the best student of Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Memberships:

  • Croatian Pharmaceutical Society (1978-today)
  • Croatian Chemical Society (1978-today)
  • Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists (2005-today)

Other:

  • Head mentor of Croatian team participating International Chemistry Olympiad (2000.-today). A member of State Comitee for Chemistry which organizes and runs state competition in chemistry (1990.-today). Technical Editor of scientific journal Acta Pharmaceutica (1997.-today). Technical Editor of scientific journal Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (1986.-2000).

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)