Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

izv. prof. dr. sc. Jadranka Vuković Rodríguez

E-mail: jvukovic@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 454
Address: Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis
A. Kovačića 1, 10000 Zagreb

izv. prof. dr. sc. Jadranka Vuković Rodríguez

Profile

Dr Vuković Rodríguez obtained her MSc and PhD from the University of Zagreb, and she has been a key participant in two long-term research projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports: one for research into bioactive substances from plants (2002-2006), and another for methods to analyze drugs and bioactive substances (2007-present). She is co-author of 17 articles in Current Contents-indexed journals, including Analytica Chimica Acta (impact factor 4.387) Talanta (impact factor: 3.498) and the Journal of Chromatography (impact factor: 4.612). She has carried out short-term research stays in analytical chemistry at Kyushu University (Japan), in proteomics at the University of Oslo (Norway), and in solid-state sensors at the University of Granada (Spain). She has been active in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, on her own and as part of a team with colleagues; she has also mentored numerous students in their research projects.

Education:

  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Zagreb, Croatia
  • PhD in Biomedicine, field of Pharmacy, December 2004
  • MSc in Biomedicine, field of Pharmacy, December 2000
  • University diploma in Pharmacy, September 1996

Work experience:

  • Major academic discipline: Analytical chemistry
  • Specialization(s): Pharmaceutical Analysis, Trace Analysis, Analytical Proteomics, Quality Control of Medicines, Chemometrics, Validation of Analytical Procedures, Pharmaceutical ethics and deontology, History of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Associate Professor (June 2013 – Present)
  • Teach seminars and laboratory components of the year-long course "Pharmaceutical Analysis"
  • Created and teach a semester course “Pharmaceutical ethics and deontology”
  • Created and teach a semester course in validation of analytical procedures for postgraduate students
  • Created and taught a semester course “Fundamentals of designing and communicating scientific research”
  • Created and taught a semester course in the history of pharmacy, offered to all faculties of the university
  • Direct research projects in the areas of drug analysis and quality control carried out by professionals looking for national specialist certification
  • Direct final-year projects of undergraduate students (at least 40 students mentored since 1998)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Assistant Professor (2007-2013); Assistant, PhD (2005 – 2007); Assistant, MSc (2001 – 2005); Young assistant (1997 – 2001)
  • Taught laboratory components of the university course in qualitative and quantitative pharmaceutical analysis

Visiting positions:

  • October 2008 –October 2009, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain
  • June – October 2007, Group of Bio-Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway
  • March– July 2003, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Research experience and Projects

  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, National field study of ethics in pharmacy practice (2012-Present), Department of Social Pharmacy and Department of Analytics and Control of Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Currently developing a large-scale national field study of practicing pharmacists throughout Croatia
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Inhibition of virulence factors of Candida species (2013 – Present), Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Modulation of virulence factors of medically important Candida species (2013 – 2014), Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Investigations of new methods in analysis of drugs and bioactive substances (2007 – 2013), Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Seven publications and numerous conference presentations
  • Spanish Agency for Collaboration and International Development (AECID), Development of optical sensors and portable measurement systems (October 2008 –October 2009), Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain, Three publications (one as first author) and several conference presentations in Czech Republic (Europtode), Ireland, UK, Serbia (Electroanalysis), and Spain, Co-led the development of a field sensing device for which a patent application is being prepared
  • Croatian Foundation for Science, New sample preparation methods in analytical proteomics (June – October 2007), Group of Bio-Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway, First-author publication
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Investigation of bioactive substances in plants (2002-2006), Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia Three publications and numerous conference presentations in USA (American Chemical Society Meeting), Belgium (Drug Analysis), and Croatia
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia, Development of analytical methods based on solid-phase spectrophotometry for the analysis of drugs and bioactive substances (March– July 2003), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, Three first-author publications and conference presentations in USA (Pacifichem) and Croatia

Awards and honours:

  • Annual award of the Association of University Teachers and Other Scientists for Young Scientists and Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, 2000
  • Awarded for a scientific work in Biomedicine, field of Pharmacy as a co-author on the book: Pharmaceutical ethics, deontology and Practice (V. Grdinić, J. Vuković), Jadran-Galenski laboratorij, Rijeka, 2000

Cultural, Educational and Professional Societies (Membership)

  • The Association for Promotion of Multimedia Education, secretary
  • The Croatian-Japanese Cultural and Economical Society, member
  • The American Chemical Society, member (2007-2008)
  • The Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists – Zagreb (2000-2001)

Other:

  • Self-Made Computer Program: J. Vuković, O. Županić, Eskulap – an expert system for standardization and evaluation of the quality of an analytical procedure, 2004, Co-designed and-developed this program, which has been used in at least seven research publications
  • Book: V. Grdinić, Illustrated History of Pharmacopoeia, Medika, Zagreb, 2001, Proofreader and fact-checker
  • Book: V. Grdinić, J. Vuković, Farmaceutska etika, deontologija i praksa [Pharmaceutical ethics, deontology and practice], Jadran-Galenski laboratorij Rijeka, Zagreb, 2000, Co-author, proofreader, fact-checker
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Zagreb, 1999 European Conference of Inorganic Mechanisms, Zagreb, Croatia, January 6-9, 2000, Member of organizing committee
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, The Second Croatian Congress on Pharmacy, Cavtat, Croatia, May 29 – June 3, 2001, Member of organizing committee
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, 120 Anniversary of Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia, September, 2002, Zagreb, Croatia, Member of organizing committee
  • Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Visiting Researcher(October 2008 – October 2009)
  • Directed a PhD student on a project to develop optical sensors and portable measurement systems, leading to two co-authored publications and five conference presentations
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Split, Croatia
  • Visiting Lecturer (March – June 2008)
  • Designed and taught a semester course in the history of pharmacy

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)