Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

izv. prof. dr. sc. Željka Vanić

E-mail: zvanic@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 6394 762
Address: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

izv. prof. dr. sc. Željka  Vanić

Profile

Željka Vanić, PhD is an associate professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. She is co-leader of obligatory courses Drug Formulation and Magistral Formulation as well as collaborator in teaching elective course Innovative Drug Delivery Systems (Study of pharmacy). She is a member of the Centre for Applied Pharmacy since its inception (2004), and participates in teaching in Introduction to the Pharmacy (co-leader) and coordinates the implementation of Pharmacy Practice for the students of third and fourth years of the Study of pharmacy program. In addition, she is co-leader of obligatory courses Excipients and Forms for Topical Administration and Advanced pharmaceutical forms at postgraduate studies Dermatopharmacy and Cosmetology as well as Drug Development. In addition, she collaborates in teaching Innovative Drug Delivery Systems at postgraduate/doctoral study Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her scientific interest mostly covers design and evaluation of the novel drug delivery (nano)systems for improved topical therapy (vaginal and skin). These are primarily phospholipid vesicles – liposomes (conventional, elastic, mucoadhesive) incorporated into semisolid vehicles (gels). She has also an experience in evaluation of pH-sensitive liposomes for triggered release inside the cells.

Education

  • 2002-Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, academic title: PhD, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 1997- Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: MSc, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 1994-Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Graduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: Master of Pharmacy

Work experience

  • 2015-: associate professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2005-2015: assistant professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2002-2005: senior research assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1999-2002: research assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 1995-1999: junior research assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • International research experience
  • June-December 2002: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy, Pharmaceutical Institute, Alberts-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany (postdoctoral research: „Investigations on the pH sensitivity of different liposome compositions“)
  • May-September 1999: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy, Pharmaceutical Institute, Alberts-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany (research subject: „Development of liposomes for treatment of vaginal infections“)

Projects

  • 2016: Development of drug delivery nanosystems for topical administration of antibiotics, University of Zagreb (collaborator)
  • 2012-2015: Improved therapy of genital infections: role of nanomedicines in antiviral therapy, Norske Kvinners Sanitetsforening, Norway (collaborator)
  • 2015: Biopharmaceutical evaluation of transcorneal drug transport, University of Zagreb (collaborator)
  • 2014: Development of functional wound dressings with drug delivery (nano)systems, University of Zagreb (collaborator)
  • 2013: A new approach in antimicrobial therapy: biocompatible, biofilm-penetrating nanosystems, University of Zagreb (leader)
  • 2007-2013: Drug delivery nanosystems, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (006-0061117-1244) (collaborator)
  • 1996-2006: Drug delivery systems for biologically active substances, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (006250, 006561) (collaborator)

Awards and honours

  • 1999, 2002: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarships for research performed in Germany
  • 1999: The 18th Pharmaceutical Technology Conference and Exhibition, Utrecht, The Netherlands - award for the best poster presentation

Memberships

  • 2009.-today: Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists
  • 1988-2002: International Liposome Society

Others

  • Malvern Instruments, Malvern, Great Britain (June 2003): photon correlation spectroscopy (training)
  • Organization committee of the 9th Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2012)
  • Editorial board member of Journal of Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery (2014 - )

 

 


The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)