Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

prof. dr. sc. Renata Zadro

E-mail: rzadro@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 4612 718
Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. Renata Zadro

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Renata Zadro, PhD, specialist in medical biochemistry and laboratory medicine, is employed as full professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology and as head of a clinical unit at Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, University Hospital Center Zagreb. She is leader of the undergraduate study courses Coagulation, Hematology I and Transfusiology with Immunohematology. In doctoral studies of pharmaceutical-biochemical sciences, she is leader of the course Novelties in Laboratory Diagnostics of Coagulation Disorders, while in specialist studies entitled Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine she is leader of the course Novelties in Laboratory Hematology and Immunohematology. She participates as a collaborator in graduate study courses Hematology II, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Biochemistry with Hematology, and in doctoral studies in the course Diagnostics of Malignant Tumors. Basic area of her research and professional activities is molecular basis of malignant hematological diseases, and standardization of molecular monitoring procedures in the therapy of hematological patients; molecular basis of coagulation disorders, particularly correlation between gene polymorphisms and cerebrovascular disorders in children.

Education

  • 1992 Zagreb University Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, doctoral studies, PhD degree in the field of chemistry
  • 1981 Zagreb University Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, postgraduate studies, MSc degree in natural sciences
  • 1978 Zagreb University Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, graduate studies, BSc in medical biochemistry

Working experience:

  • 2011 – present: full professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2006 – 2011: associate professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 2001 – 2006: assistant professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1997 – 2001: assistant at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1995 – present: head in Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, UHC Zagreb
  • 1989 – 1992: residency in medical biochemistry, UHC Zagreb
  • 1985 – 1989 medical biochemist, Traumatology Clinic, Zagreb
  • 1980 – 1985: researcher, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb
  • 1979 – 1980: intern, Traumatology Clinic, Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio Texas, 1992-1994
  • University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, 1998

Projects:

Scientific projects:

National (principal investigator):

  • Prothrombotic risk factors in cerebrovascular disorders in children, Ministry of Science and Technology No. 0214212, 2002-2006

National and international (collaborator):

  • Clinical and biological factors determining severity and activity of chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Unity through knowledge (principal investigator: prof. D. Nemet, prof. S. Pavletić) 2013 -
  • International Collaborative Study to establish the 3rd International Standards for factors VII in plasma and calibration of Lot 4 of secondary coagulation standard ISTH/SSC, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Great Britain, 2011.
  • International Collaborative Study to establish the 4th International Standards for factors II, VII, IX and X in plasma and calibration of Lot 4 of secondary coagulation standard ISTH/SSC, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Great Britain, 2011.
  • International Collaborative Study to establish the 3rd International Standard for Antithrombin in plasma and calibration of Lot 4 of secondary coagulation standard ISTH/SSC (antithrombin activity), National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Great Britain, 2009.
  • International Collaborative Study to establish 1st WHO international standards for C1-Inhibitor, plasma and concentrate,
  • National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Great Britain, 2009.
  • Leukemia and stem cell transplantation, Ministry of science, education and sport No. 108-1081872-1913 (principal investigator prof.dr Boris Labar) 2006-
  • Biological parameters of cells growth and differentiation in vitro in acute mixed lineage leukemias in adults: importance for classification and biological charasteristics of disease, Ministry of Science and Technology No. 214006 (principal investigator dr Drago Batinić) 2002-2006
  • Expression of COL1A1 in periodontal osteoblasts (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Teksas, SAD – principal investigator dr Dubravko Pavlin) 1992-1994
  • Molecular pathobiochemistry of hepatocyte proliferation, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport No. 3-01-253 (principal investigator prof. Elizabeta Topić), 1989-1992
  • Investigation of antigenic and immunogenic potency of inactivated vaccines by immunoprecipitation method (principal investigator dr Zvonimir Pučar PLIVA Zagreb) 1981-1984
  • Preparation of new subunit viral vaccines and determination of their antigenic and immunogenic potencies (New Castle disease vaccine), Ministry of Science No. IPI 27/1 (principal investigator dr Zvonimir Pučar), 1981-1984
  • Investigation, exploitation, protection and improvement of Adriatic Sea in Croatia, Center for marine research Zagreb, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Ministry of Science No.43, 1980-1985

Awards and recognitions:

  • Annual award for scientific achievement, Croatian Society of Medical Biochemists, 2008.

Membership in professional associations:

  • 1978 – Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine(HDMBLM)
  • 1993 – Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists
  • 1995 – Croatian Cooperative Group for Hematologic Diseases (KROHEM)
  • 1997 – International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); Croatian Society for Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
  • 2003 – Subcommittee on External RNA Control, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
  • 2007 – European LeukemiaNet - head of European LeukemiaNet Referral Laboratory (subproject: Molecular Monitoring) for Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro.

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)