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Ilina Hristova

Ilina Hristova, M.A., Consultant, holds a Master's degree in East European Research and Studies from the University of Bologna. She has worked at a consultancy company in Brussels and at the EU and International Project Service of the University of Parma, Italy, before joining the team of RR & CO. She has worked on the preparation and management of several projects, mainly FP7, and has held a number of lectures and seminars on topics related to project preparation, management and FP7. She currently works as administrative and financial coordinator of the CytoThreat project (FP7).

Aljoša Kocjančič

Aljoša Kocjančič Senior Consultant, holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and is part of the company for more than 7 years. He is an excellent expert and lecturer in the field of finances, project budget preparation and justification of the costs of grant funded projects and implementation of full-cost model of indirect costs to various organizations. During his work, he gained extensive experience, especially in coordinating large international projects, individual preparation of in-depth analysis of managing financial support documentation and in preparations for project audits. In 2006, he presented a working paper on problems of implementation of full-cost model in projects, financed with public means, at the world conference of project managers ICEC & IPMA. He has actively taken part, as financial expert, in the projects: EASIER (FP6), GENEPARK (FP6), SUCCESS (EUREKA), CytoThreat (FP7).

Jelena Knežević-Vukčević, PhD

Jelena Knežević-Vukčević, PhD is a full professor at Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She was a visiting researcher at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Edinbourgh, Great Britain and finished her post doctoral stay: 1990-1991 Laboratory of Enzymology, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. She participated in national research projects: "Plant antimutagens" (Serbian Ministry of Science, 2001-2005); "Natural antigenotoxic substances and mechanisms of their action" (Serbian Ministry of Science, 2006-2010). She is Councilor of Serbia in European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), and dean at Faculty of Biology. She is the author of four books and over 100 scientific papers on microbiology. She is an expert in the field of microbiology. In the project, she will contribute research on comet assay. She is also a member of Serbian Genetic Society, member of the Editorial Board of Society journal “Genetika”, Serbian Microbiology Society, Serbian Biology Society and European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS).

Branka Vuković-Gačić, PhD

Branka Vuković-Gačić, PhD is head of the Department of Microbiology. And associate professor Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Postdoctoral stay: 1996. FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) Fellowship, C.N.R. Ist. di Mutagenesi e Differenzamento, Pisa, Italy. She participated in several national research projects: "Plant antimutagens", "Natural antigenotoxic substances and mechanisms of their action". She was Councilor of Serbia in European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS) between 1999 and 2004.

Momir Paunović, PhD

Momir Paunović, PhD Scientific Associate is leader of the IBISS team within ALARM Project Participation in international longitudinal surveys: Joint Danube Survey . As a national coordinator he participated also in the AQUATERRA FP6 project. He has experience in biological monitoring of different types of flowing and standing waters in Serbia and practice in the process of developing modles ofr the evaluation of the ecological status of running waters; Familiar with local and regional circumstances in regard to water quality and quantity monitoring methods; He is a member of Expert Group Biotic Processes and Water Quality and Macroinvertebrate Expert Group, Society for Water Protection of Serbia, Ecological Association of Serbia.

Zoran Gačić, PhD

Zoran Gačić, PhD in Biology was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Problems of Information Transmission, Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia. He participated in several national projects (e.g. Studies on diversity, protection and sustainable use of fish fauna as key components in developing strategies for integral management of water resources in Serbia) and also in international projects (“Ecological aspect of vision in aquatic and amphibian animals”, Serbian Academy of Science and Art –Russian Academy of Science; Management of freshwater fisheries on bordering rivers – pilot study with a holistic regional approach, 2004-2005) and contributed to a program concerning the development of a database on aquatic ecosystem bio-diversity in Serbia. He is an expert on fish electrophysiology.

Goran Gajski MD

Goran Gajski MD is employed at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in Mutagenesis Unit from 2007 as a Scientific Novice. He has obtained a degree in molecular biology on Faculty of Science, Department of Biology at University of Zagreb. He is engaged in two scientific projects; „Mutagens and antimutagens in ecogenetic research“ under Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and in bilateral project between Slovenia and Croatia „ In vitro studies of cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of cyanobacterial toxins“. He is now in his second PhD year program at University of Zagreb. Until now he published 13 scientific articles. The main fields of research are genetic toxicology with an emphasis on ecotoxicology and water pollutants.

Verica Garaj Vrhovac, PhD

Verica Garaj Vrhovac, PhD is a scientific advisor of the Mutagenesis Unit at IMI. Throughout the years, she has been acting as a chief-investigator of several projects including “ Biochemical effects of electromagnetic field“ (COST Action 244), “Development of infrastrucure for radiation and nuclear safety in the Republic of Croatia Task”, 5 “Health physical aspects of irradiated workers estimation of dose-risk relationships of accidents“, „Target sites in human genome connected with the process of cancerogenesis“, “ Ecogenetic research of mutagenic action with special attention on cell genome“ and „Biomarkers of the cell genome damage in ecogentic research“. VGV visited several foreign universities and institutes and participated in: Interregional Traning Course on Radiation protection, dealing with Cytogenetics in Biomedical Protection Problems, Tokyo, sponsored by IAEA; Traning course „New methods in genotoxicology“, Mol (Belgium) sponsored by COST Avtion 244. Her main field of interest concerns the investigation of mutations on chromosomal and molecular level induced by physical and chemical mutagens on animal and human cells. Results of her research are based on examination of cytogenetic and molecular biomarkers exposed to those genotoxic agents in vivo and in vitro. Her main field of interest cocnern the investigation of the acute and genotoxic properties of natural products derived from animals and plants. Other current reseach activities are the environmental toxicology of fresh water and pollution effects in water ecosystems. She is full professor of Radiobiology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, vice president of Croatian Genetic Society, member of Executive Committe of Croatian Radiation Protection Society and was president of the Organizing Committee of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS) as well as member of the Croatian National Correspondent of EEMS (see annex for references).

Mar Olmos Liberal

Mar Olmos Liberal. Born in January 1974 in Pamplona (Spain). She has a degree in Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Graduated like high technician in Environmental Chemistry at IES Narcís Monturiol, Barcelona. Since September 2010 she is working at the Department of Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Researh (IDAEA), as a JAE-TEC student.

Involvement in the project:
Analytical experimental work for identification (WP3) and quantification (WP2) of cytostatics and transformation products in water.

Noelia Negreira Ferrol, PhD

Noelia Negreira Ferrol, PhD. Born on 27th August 1983 in A Coruña (Spain). PhD in Chemistry by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2007-2011. Since January 2012, post-doc at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Miren López de Alda Villaizán. Her work is focused on the development of analytical methodologies for the determination of emerging contaminants in the environment (water, dust, sludge), in biota and food samples, as well as in degradation studies in the presence of chlorine and bromine in the medium. Moreover, she is specialized in analytical instrumentation, such as GC-MS and LC-MS/MS, but also in pre-analytical sample treatments such as extraction, concentration, purification and derivatization. She has 9 papers published in international refereed journals.

Involvement in the project:
Quantitative chemical analysis of cytostatic pharmaceutical residues in aqueous samples (WP2) and identification of transformation products (WP3); dissemination activities (WP9).

Related publications
P.Canosa, I. Rodríguez, E. Rubí, N. Negreira, R. Cela. “Formation of halogenated by-products of parabens in chlorinated water”. ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 575 (2006) 106-113.
N. Negreira, I. Rodríguez, M. Ramil, E. Rubí, R. Cela. "Study of some UV filters stability in chlorinated water and identification of halogenated by-products by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry". JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1178 (2008) 206–214.
N. Negreira, I. Rodríguez, M. Ramil, E. Rubí, R. Cela. ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 638 (2009) 36–44 “Sensitive determination of salicylate and benzophenone type UV filters in water samples using solid-phase microextraction, derivatization and gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry”.
N. Negreira, I. Rodriguez, M. Ramil, E. Rubi, R. Cela. “Solid-phase extraction followed by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of hydroxylated benzophenone UV absorbers in environmental water samples”. ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 654 (2009) 162–170.
N. Negreira, I. Rodríguez, E. Rubí, R. Cela. “Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the rapid and sensitive determination of UV filters in environmental water samples”. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 398 (2010) 995-1004.

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