Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

Research activity

Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (FBF) at University of Zagreb has a significant scientific activity in the fields of natural sciences and biomedicine and health sciences, especially in the field of pharmacy and medical biochemistry.

Today, the FBF, with a tradition of 132 years (pharmacy) and 50 years (biochemistry), with 153 employees (of which 61 in the scientific and teaching positions), and currently 204 postgraduate students, is one of the important scientific institutions of the University of Zagreb. FBF and its employees, in various forms are cooperating with 31 foreign institutions and is part of the Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) and the ERASMUS program.

Research activities on FBF is visible in 24 scientific research projects granted by Minstry of Science and Education (MSE), the three major international projects, four bilateral and eight professional projects and cooperation. To date, more than 10,000 graduates, with more than 300 master's and over 200 doctoral theses, shows that FBF significantly increased scientific potential of the Republic of Croatia and became a constant source of scientific and teaching activities at the national and international level (records of graduates starts form 1949/1950, and post-graduate students from 1962/1963)..

In the period from 2009 to 2013, employees of the FBF published a total of 425 publications, including original research papers (81.4%) and review scientific papers (12%). The works are mainly in the field of chemistry (144), biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (139), pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics (132) and medicine (97). According to Scopus, these works are cited 2232 times in total (h-index = 24), which undoubtedly confirms the scientific excellence and great research potential of FBF. In addition, in the last five years at the Faculty there were 917 graduate theses, 24 specialist work, 15 master's theses and 62 doctoral dissertations succesfully made and presented. All this shows that the FBF significantly increased scientific potential of the Republic of Croatia and became a constant source of scientific and teaching activities at the national and international level.