Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

prof. dr. sc. József Petrik

E-mail: jpetrik@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 784
Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. József  Petrik

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József Petrik, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology. He is the Head of the Center for Applied Medical Biochemistry and a medical biochemistry specialist. He teaches the following graduate courses: General Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry with Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry of Organs and Organ Systems 1,  Integrated Laboratory Diagnostics Course -Laboratory Results Interpretation and Cells and Cell Lines Cultivation. He also teaches the postgraduate courses: Apoptosis - Detection and Quantification and postgraduate specialist course in Clinical Pharmacy: Drugs and Laboratory Tests. His main field of scientific research focuses on mechanisms of cellular damage, apoptosis, molecular pathology, diagnosis of malignant diseases, cytokines, endothelins, oxidative stress, mycotoxins, and nanotechnology.
 

Education:

  • 2007 University Hospital Center Zagreb, Clinical Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics, Zagreb, Specialization in Medical Biochemistry
  • 2000 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study, academic title: PhD, field of science: Biomedicine and health
  • 1996 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study, academic title: Master of Science, field of science: Biomedicine and health
  • 1989 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Graduate study of Medical Biochemistry, academic title: Master of Medical Biochemistry (mag.med.biochem.).

Work experience:

  • 2012-present Professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2008-2012 Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2003-2008 Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2000-2003 Senior Assistant in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1993-2000 Assistant in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1991-1993 Research assistant in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1989-1991 Technical Assistant in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • 2009 – 2012 Croatian-Hungarian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation Programme, Project: Endothelin axis and antioxidants and malignant tumours, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary.
  • 2005 – 2007 Croatian-Hungarian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation Programme, Project: Effects of antioxidants and ochratoxin A-induced toxicity, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary.
  • 1996 – 2008 Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) mobility grant, Medical University of Pecs, Hungary (Department of Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology Center, Medical University of Pécs).

Projects:

Head of the project:

  • 2009 – 2012 Endothelin axis and antioxidants and malignant tumours, Croatian-Hungarian bilateral project: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • 2007 – 2013 Endothelin system and antioxidants in malignant tumours, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (scientific project 006-1340227-1248)
  • 2005 – 2007 Effects of antioxidants and ochratoxin A-induced toxicity, Croatian-Hungarian bilateral project: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • 2000 – 2003 Endothelins and endogenous digoxin-like factors in chronic kidney disease, project for young scientists by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatia, MST 006312.

Associate on projects:

  • 2013 – 2016 Integrating research in molecular life science at the University of Zagreb, FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 (scientific project 315997)
  • 2014 – 2015 miRNA profile in apoptosis induced by Hsp90 inhibition (University funding)
  • 2013 – 2014 miRNA profile in apoptosis induced by Hsp90 inhibition (University funding)
  • 2002 – 2006 The mechanism of cellular defense in chronic diseases, (scientific project 0006631)
  • 1996 – 2001 Biochemical markers of cellular damage, (scientific project 00631)
  • 1992 – 1994 Structural, chemical and physiological studies of proteins, (scientific project 1-07-102)

Membership in professional associations / societies:

  • Member of the Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists
  • Member of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
  • Member of the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member of public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Representative of Hungarian scientists from Croatia in the Hungarian Scientists Abroad Presidential Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest
  • Representative of Hungarian scientists from Croatia in the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Pécs

Other:

  • Member of the Teaching Commission at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2006 – present)
  • Member / Chairman of the Research Ethics Committee, FBF (2006 – 2014)
  • Member of the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia (2010 – 2013)
  • Member of the Committee for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications CCMB (2014 – -present)
  • Member of the Committee for continuing education CCMB (2010 – 2012)
  • Member of Editorial board of the Herald of Croatian Society of Medical Biochemists (1991 – 1992)
  • Member of Editorial Board at Biochemia Medica (2006 – 2011)
  • Member of the Association of Hungarian Scientists and Artists in Croatia (1996 – present)
  • Member of the Council of the Hungarian national minority in Zagreb (2003 – present)

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)