Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

prof. dr. sc. Željan Maleš

E-mail: zmales@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 4683 051
Address: Department of Pharmaceutical Botany
Schrottova 39, 10000 Zagreb

prof. dr. sc. Željan Maleš

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Željan Maleš, PhD is a full professor with tenure and head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany. He is a course teacher of Pharmaceutical Botany (graduate study). His scientific interests include investigation of morpho-anatomical characteristics, chemical composition and biological activities of different plant species.

Education:

  • 1995 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: medicinal sciences– pharmacy
  • 1990 Faculty of Science; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study of Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry, academic title: Master of Science, field of science: natural sciences – chemistry (analytical chemistry)
  • 1985 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb,Graduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: Master of Pharmacy

Work experience:

  • from 1.10.2016. – to date: Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2010 – to date: full professor with tenure at Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2005 – 2010: full professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2001 – 2005: associate professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1997 – 2001: assistant professor at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1996 – 1997: senior assistant at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1990 – 1996: assistant at Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1985 – 1990: research assistant at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • 7.2.-22.2.2002 Institut für Pharmakognosie der Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria (CEEPUS scholarship)
  • 2.1. – 31.3.1996 Institut für Pharmakognosie der Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria (Republic of Austria scholarship)
  • 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2003 Institut für Pharmakognosie der Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria (brief study stays)

Projects:

  • 2018 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb “ The influence of flavonoids and polyphenolics rich plant species on platelet hemostasis “ – principle investigator: assistant professor Mirza Bojić
  • 2017 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb “Antithrombotic effect of Croatian medicinal plants and propolis“ – principle investigator: assistant professor Mirza Bojić
  • 2016 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb “Nanosensors and novel analytical methods for pharmaceuticals and bioactive molecules“ – principle investigator: full professor Biljana Nigović
  • 2015 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb „Development and application of novel analytical methods for pharmaceuticals and bioactive molecules  in complex samples“  (BM088) – principle investigator: full professor Biljana Nigović
  • 2014 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb “Secondary metabolites of Croatian plant species and their biological effects” (BM2.2) – principle investigator: associate professor Kroata Hazler Pilepić
  • 2013 – collaborator in the short-term financial science and research funding of University of Zagreb “Phytochemical, biological, pharmacological and molecular investigations of Globularia species” (Z1.1.2.7), principle investigator: associate professor Kroata Hazler Pilepić
  • 2007 – 2013 – Principle investigator in the project “Pharmacobotanical and chemical characterization of angiosperms of the Croatian flora” - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (006-0061117-1239)
  • 2002 – 2006 – Principle investigator in the project “Pharmacobotanical and chemotaxonomical investigations of medicinal plants” - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (0006521)
  • 1997 – 2001 – Collaborator in the project “Medicinal plants – biological active compounds and QSAR”– - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (006242) - principle investigator: full professor Marica Medić-Šarić
  • 1995 – 1996 – collaborator in the project “Investigations of the mechanisms and relationships structure - biological activities in vivo and in vitro” - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (3-04-319) - principle investigator: full professor Slobodan Rendić
  • 1990-1994 – collaborator in the project „Phytochemical investigation of the plant species from Croatia" - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (3-04-320) principle investigator: full professor Danica Kuštrak

Awards and honours:

  • 2018 – Charter of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb for the full opus at the Faculty
  • Award of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb for exceptional achievements in student education, academic year 2013/2014
  • 2013 – “Medal prof. dr. Julije Domac” – the highest honorable award of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society
  • 2012 – Award of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb for the personal contribution in the activity, development and promotion of the Faculty
  • The highest grade for the teacher, academic year 2005 / 2006 (according to the University student survey)
  • 2005 – Diploma of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society
  • 1983 and 1984 – Rector’s award as a top-grade student of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb

Memberships:

  • Croatian Botanical Society (2016-today)
  • Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (1997-today)
  • Croatian Society of Plant Biology (1997-today)
  • Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers and Technologists (1996-today)
  • Croatian Chemical Society (1988-today)
  • Croatian Pharmaceutical Society (1987-today)

Other:

  • Professor Maleš held lectures and exams of the course Pharmaceutical Botany at University of Mostar, Faculty of Pharmacy (2011/2012) and lectures, seminars and exams in the same course at University of Split, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology - Study of Pharmacy (2004/05 and 2005/06).
  • Mentor of 83 graduation theses, co-mentor of 53 graduation theses, mentor of one dissertation and co-mentor of two dissertations.
  • Reviewed 91 articles in scientific journals.
  • President of the Medical Plants Section of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society (1996-2002)
  • Editorial Board member of journal “Acta Pharmaceutica” (2006-today) 
  • Editorial Board member of journal "Journal of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products" (2015-today) 
  • Editorial Board member of journal “Farmaceutski glasnik” (1998-today)
  • Member of the Awards Committee of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society (2015-today)
  • Member of the Senate University of Zagreb (from 1.10.2016.)
  • Member of the Biomedicine Council University of Zagreb (from 1.10.2016.)
  • Member of the Committee for University textbooks University of Zagreb (from 2017)
  • Vice president of the Committee on Statutory Affairs University of Zagreb (from 2018)
  • Member of the Committee for Science and International Cooperation of the University of Zagreb (from 2019)
  • Member of the Education Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2014-2016)
  • President of the Disciplinary court for the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2011-2016)
  • President of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2015-2016)
  • Member of the Dean’s Board (extended group) of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2010-2014)
  • President of the Administration and Human Resources Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Science and Research Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (2006-2014)
  • Member of the Expert Committee for enriched food and nutritional and health claims of the Ministry of health and social welfare of the Republic of Croatia (2009-2012)

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)