Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

prof. dr. sc. Lada Rumora

E-mail: lrumora@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 782
Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. Lada Rumora

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Lada Rumora, PhD, is a full professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology. She teaches courses in graduate studies: Biochemistry, Biological membranes and cell signalling, and Free radicals and antioxidants in health and diseases; courses in postgraduate doctoral study Pharmaceutical-Biochemical Sciences: Signalling pathways as therapeutic targets, and Free radicals and antioxidants in the control of cell function; course in postgraduate specialist study Molecular Diagnostics: Principles and methods of molecular diagnostics. Her scientific interests include mechanisms of cell death, activation of signalling pathways, oxidative stress, inflammation, protease-antiprotease imbalance, and molecular biology studies of gene expression and gene polymorphisms.

Education:

  • 2002 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: Biomedicine and health
  • 1997 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, postgraduate study, academic title: Master of sciences, field of science: Biomedicine and health
  • 1993 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, graduate study of Medical Biochemistry, academic title: Master of Medical Biochemistry

Work experience:

  • 2012.-today: full professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2008.-2012.: associated professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2005.-2008.: assistant professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2002.-2005.: senior research and teaching assistant at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1998.-2002.: research and teaching assistant at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1994.-1998.: junior researcher at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • 2004. - Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS), Medical Faculty of Warsaw, Poland
  • 1999. - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1998. - Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS), Medical Faculty of Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997. - McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Projects:

  • Prof. Rumora is the leader of four scientific research projects, and she was collaborator on 5 Croatian and 2 international scientific research projects.

leader of 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 Croatian science foundation)
  • 2016. TLR receptor activation in primary epithelial cells of tracheo-bronchial airways (Z1123, University of Zagreb grant for 2016)
  • 2015. Activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and TLR receptors with extracellular Hsp70 and cigarette smoke (BM096, University of Zagreb grant for 2015)
  • 2014. Extracellular Hsp70 induced activation of TLR2 and TLR4 receptors (BM1.7, University of Zagreb grant with higher financial support for 2014)

associate in scientific research projects:

  • 2013. – 2016. Integrating research in molecular life sciences at the University of Zagreb (scientific research project 315997; identification mark FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1)
  • 2007. – 2013. Molecular mechanisms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease pathogenesis (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project 006-0061245-0977)
  • 2007. – 2013. Glycobiological aspects of cellular adjustment and communication (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project 006-0061194-1218)
  • 2004. – 2006. Polymorphisms of galactose 1-phosphate uridil transferase and paraoxonase genes in healthy Croatian and Slovenian population (Croatian-Slovenian bilateral scientific project in the field of science and technology)
  • 2002. – 2006. Mechanisms of cell defence in chronic diseases (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project 0006631)
  • 1996. – 2001. Biochemical markers of cellular damage (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project 00631)
  • 1994. Structural, chemical and physiological study of proteins (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports scientific research project 1-07-102)

Awards and honours:

  • 2002. annual award for scientific work from the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory medicine
  • 2002. annual award for scientific work in medical biochemistry field from the Society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists in Zagreb
  • 1996. award for the best scientific work for young scientist / 2nd Croatian Congress of Medical Biochemists

Memberships:

  • Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Croatian Society for Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
  • Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists

Other:

  • 1998. – professional licence obtained

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS

  • 2005 – today: 24 graduation theses
  • 2005 – today: 6 PhD theses

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)