University Of Zagreb
PhD Assistant Professor Centre for Translational and Clinical Research University of Zagreb School of Medicine Šalata 2, Zagreb Donatella Verbanac completed undergraduate studies in 1984 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb. She obtained MSc degree in 1990 at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb. In 1993 she obtained doctoral degree with the work completed at the University of Trieste. In 1996 she completed postdoctoral specialization at the Immunology & Ageing Department of INRCA, Ancona, Italy. After completing her internship in 1985 at the Clinics for Infection Diseases Zagreb, she got young assistant position at the School of Medicine in Rijeka. She joined PLIVA Research Institute in 1998 at the time when she held assistant professor position. She started her work at PLIVA Research Institute as Laboratory Coordinator and Project Manager of a joint research project with US-based Biotech Company and afterward Head of Screening Unit. From 2006, after GlaxoSmithKline’s acquisition of PLIVA Research Institute, she was responsible for managing projects in anti-infective and anti-inflammatory area as Project Manager. She has been awarded with PLIVA and GSK awards. Since 2009 she works at the School of Medicine University of Zagreb. In parallel, she participates in several scientific EC and national funded projects, as well as in education activities for the graduate and post-graduate students. She published more than 50 scientific and professional papers. Co- inventor is on one patent, co-author of several chapters in the books, author of three professional books on nutrition and one text-book. She acts as a reviewer, monitor and vice-chair for the projects funded within different EC, international and national calls. She is member of the Croatian Council for GMOs and involved in EC&JRC working group on Nutritional Challenges. She is member of Croatian Chemical Society, Croatian Biochemical and Molecular Biology Society, Croatian Pharmacological Society, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and British Biochemical Society.
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