Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

izv. prof. dr. sc. Nada Vrkić

E-mail: nvrkic@gmail.com
Phone: 01 4612 606
Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Domagojeva 2, 10000 Zagreb

izv. prof. dr. sc. Nada Vrkić

Profile

Nada Vrkić, PhD is associate professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology. She teaches graduate courses: Introduction to study of medical biochemistry, Clinical biochemistry organs and organ systems 1, Clinical biochemistry organs and organ systems 2 (course leader), Laboratory Informatics (course leader),Special areas of clinical biochemistry, Integrated course of laboratory diagnostics and Practical in clinic laboratory.

In the clinical setting educates graduate students in exercises and professional practice since the 50% working time she carried out at the University, and the rest in the Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Sestre Milosrdnice Clinical Hospital. She teaches also postgraduate course. For Specialist university study programme Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine she is leader on 2 courses: Medical biochemistry laboratory in health system and New technologies in medical laboratory. At doctoral programme Medical-biochemical science: course leader on Biochemical markers – from research to clinical application. Her scientific interests include research of pathobichemistry of chronic and psychiatric diseases. 

Education

  • 2013: elected to the the scientific title Senior Research Associate,  National Council on Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 2006: elected to the the scientific title Research Associate, National Council on Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 2000. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study, academic title: PhD, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 1988-1993: School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, postgraduate study  Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics,  academic title: Master of Science, field of science: biomedicine and health
  • 1988-1991: Specialization in medical biochemistry at Zagreb University Hospital Center – Rebro, Institute of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic; professional title: Medical Biochemistry Specialist
  • 1976: Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb, Graduate study of Pharmacy, academic title: Master of Medical Biochemistry

Work experience

  • 2013- today: Associate  Professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2008-2013: Assistant  Professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Zagreb
  • 2008 - today: Head of Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb
  • 1995-2008: Head of Department of Special Biochemistry, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb
  • 1980-1995: Head of Department of Automation, Institute of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic, Zagreb University Hospital - Rebro
  • 1977-1980: medical biochemist in several laboratories of Zagreb University Hospital Center – Rebro: Clinic of Pediatrics, Clinic of Surgery, Institute of Pathophisiology.

Projects

  • Researcher in projects funded by the Ministry of science, education and sport: 1) Patobiochemical processes in the liver (2002-2006, project ID: 0134019) and 2) Molecular-biochemical factors in patients with major depressive disorder (2008-2014, project ID: 134-0000000-3372).

    Senior researcher in scientific project funded by the Ministry of science, education and sport Hemorheology Disorders in Chronic Disease (2007-2014, project ID: 134-0061245-0205), It is also in a cooperative capacity in technological project invested by HAMAG BICRO New methods and technologies reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint (2014 - 2016, code POC5_01_16,) and two University scientific projects (2013 - 2016, School of Dental Medicine) .

Memberships

  • Member of Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory medicine (1977 - today)
  • Member of Croatian  Society of Toxicology (1983 -  today)
  • Member of Croatian  Society of Bioethic (2000 - today)
  • Member of Croatian  Chamber of Medical Biochemists (1995 - today)

The works included in the Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)