Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

doc. dr. sc. Biljana Blažeković

E-mail: bblazekovic@pharma.hr
Phone: 01 4394 793
Address: Department of Pharmacognosy
Marulićev trg 20/II, 10000 Zagreb

doc. dr. sc. Biljana  Blažeković

Profile

Biljana Blažeković, PhD is an assistant professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy. She teaches graduate courses Pharmacognosy 1 and 2 and Isolation of bioactive natural products and also several postgraduate specialist courses (Natural products in drug research and development, Pharmaceutical essential oils: quality, efficacy and safety and Toxicologic aspects of phytopharmacy). Her major scientific interest is focused on medicinal plants, aromatic plants and natural products as sources of new drugs. The studies include pharmacobotany, phytochemistry, in vitro bioassays and in vivo pharmacological activities as well as quality control of herbal drugs and their preparations.

Education:

  • 2011. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 2002. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Graduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: Master of Pharmacy

Work experience:

  • 2013 – today: assistant professor at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2011 – 2013: senior research assistant at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2003 – 2011: assistant at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb

Visiting positions:

  • Several short-term stays during the 2012 – 2013. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Department of Pharmacognosy, Karl-Franzens-University (Austria)
  • June 2009. China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing (China)
  • April – June 2008. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, Karl-Franzens-University (Austria)
  • April – July 2007. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, Karl-Franzens-University (Austria)

Projects:

  • Associate on projects funded by the University of Zagreb: 1) Investigation of biomedical potential of plant secondary metabolites (2014) and 2) Phytochemical characterization and biological effects of traditional medicinal plants (2013)
  • Associate on the FP7 projektu RegPot INTEGRA-Life Integrating research in molecular life sciences at the University of Zagreb (2013-2017, project ID: 315997)
  • Associate on the international bilateral Croatian-Austrian scientific project Investigations of herbal medicinal products and pure natural compounds for prevention and treatment of aging diseases (2012-2013)
  • Associate on projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia: 1) Biologically active compounds and QSAR (2003-2005, project ID: 0006541) and 2) Bioactive natural products: isolation, characterization and biological effects (2007-2013, project ID: 006-0061117-1238)

Memberships:

  • Croatian Pharmaceutical Society
  • Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)
  • International Society for Ethnopharmacology
  • Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (GP-TCM) Research Association

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)