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Ivana Weygand - Đurašević

Ivana Weygand - Đurašević, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 06/15/1952

Place of birth:

  • Osijek

Date of death:

  • 04/07/2014

Place of death:

  • Zagreb

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Professor doctor of sciences

Institutions:

  • Professor - Faculty of Sciences University Zagreb

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Natural Sciences (05/10/2012 - 04/07/2014)
  • Associate member - The Department of Natural Sciences (05/16/2002 - 05/10/2012)

 

Biography

 

Education and training
  • 1971. – 1975. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, B.Sc. in Chemistry
  • 1975. – 1978. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, M.Sc. in Molecular Biology
  • 1978. – 1981. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Biochemistry)
  • 1979. – 1980. Department of Biostructural Chemistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark; Research Fellow (with Prof. B.F.C. Clark)
  • 1984. – 1987.  Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; Postdoctoral Associate (with Prof. Dieter Söll)
  • 1988. Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS, Strasbourg, France; Visiting Fellow (with Profs. J.-P. Ebel and F. Fasiolo)
  • 1995. European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble, France; Visiting Fellow (with Prof. R. Leberman)

Employments, scientific and educational profession

  • 1975. – 1981. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry; Research and Teaching Assistant
  • 1981. – 1988. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry; Research Associate
  • 1988. – 1990. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry; Assistant Professor
  • 1990. – 1993. Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, visiting fellow
  • 1993. – 1995. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry; Assistant Professor
  • 1995. (short term) Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, Visiting Associate Professor
  • 1995. – 2000. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry; Associate Professor
  • 2000. – present: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry;  Professor

Distinctions

  • 1997. – 1999.  International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, President of IAESTE Croatia
  • 1998. – 2005. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Trieste), Croatian Affiliated Centre, Liaison Officer
  • 1999. – present:   University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry Division of Biochemistry, Chair
  • 2002. – 2012. : Assistant-member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2005. – 2006. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Chemistry, Chair
  • 2006. – 2010. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Vice-dean for science
  • 2006. – 2010. Member of the Committee for ethics in science and higher education of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2009. – present:member of the Committee for the field of chemistry (at The National Council for Science)
  • 2012.– present: Full member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts


Membership and functions at scientific and professional societies

Member:
  • Hrvatsko kemijsko društvo / Croatian Chemical Society,
  • Hrvatsko društvo za biokemiju i molekularnu biologiju / Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
  • Hrvatsko biološko društvo / Croatian Biological Society,
  • Hrvatsko biofizičko društvo / Croatian Biophysical Society
  • Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti / Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts


Awards

  • 1989. Nagrada Jugoslavenskog biokemijskog društva mladom znanstveniku / Award of Yugoslav Biochemical Society for scientific achievement (young scientist)
  • 2006. Državna nagrada za znanost (za 2005. godinu) /  National Annual Science Award (Republic of Croatia)

Scientific projects
  • 1993. – 2000. Transfer RNA recognition by class II synthetases, (with D. Söll, Yale University); NIH/FIRCA
  • 1995. – 1998. Protein engineering of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases; PI; ICGEB
  • 1996. – 2002. Struktura, funkcija i evolucija aminoacil-tRNA-sintetaza; voditelj; MZOŠ
  • 1999. – 2002. Evolution of determinants in seryl-tRNA synthesis; PI; ICGEB
  • 2001. – 2003. X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of unusual archaeal seryl-tRNA synthetases (suradnja s N. Ban, ETH, Zürich); SCOPES
  • 2001. – 2004. Seryl-tRNA Synthetases: Evolution and Diversity, (suradnja s D. Söll, Yale University); NIH/FIRCA
  • 2002. – 2006. Seril-tRNA-sintetaze: mehanizmi i kontrola serilacije u biosintezi proteina; voditelj; MZOŠ
  • 2005. – 2008. Structural studies of atypical seryl-tRNA synthetases from methanogenic archaea (suradnja s N. Ban, ETH, Zürich); SCOPES
  • 2007. – 2010. Macromolecular complexes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and their role in translational quality control and non-ribosomal peptide synthesis; PI; UKF
  • 2007. – 2011. Strukturna raznolikost seril-tRNA sintetaza i točnost biosinteze proteina; voditelj;  MZOŠ


Nastavna djelatnost / Educational activity

Predavanja / Lectures
Since 1993. teaches several fundamental biochemical courses for undergraduate students of chemistry and molecular biology and various specialized courses on genetic and protein engineering and the accuracy of protein synthesis for graduate students.
Voditeljstvo teza / Thesis advising
10 Ph.D. thesis, 4 M.Sc. thesis, ~ 30 diploma thesis
Komisije za obranu teza / Theses defense commities
numerous

 

Publication editing

  • Editorial board member for Croatica Chemica Acta

 

 

 


date: 02/20/13 ; 09/29/11
editor D. Torbica

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