ERA Chair team

Anita Horvatić, PhD Chemistry
Anita Horvatić gained her PhD in Chemistry (2014) from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. From 2005 to 2009 she was employed in Pliva R&D in Laboratory for Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. From 2009 to 2014 she was working as a research assistant at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory for Systems Biomedicine and from 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher. Her scientific work has been focused on biomarker discovery, pathogen diagnostics and protein stability using high-throughput proteomic methods and mass spectrometry. In 2015 Dr Horvatić joined the ERA Chair team at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagreb. Her current scientific interest is focused to vector borne diseases and protein-protein interactions. She is author of several papers in peer-reviewed journals, dozen conference proceedings and the US patent. In 2012 she was honoured for the second place in Alltech Young Scientists competition (Eastern Europe Region). In 2013 she obtained the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.


Asier Galan , PhD Biochemistry

Asier  Galan  gained  his  master  (Biochemistry  and  Molecular  Biology)  from  the University of the Basque country, Leioa (Spain) and in 2003 he obtained his PhD in Biochemistry  and  Molecular  Biology  from  the  same  university,  Department  of Biochemistry-   Biophysics   unit   CSIC-UPV/EHU.   In   2003 to   2004   he   was   a postdoctoral Marie Curie network (SMASHYBIO) fellow at the Technische Universität  München, Munich (Germany). From 2005 to 2011 he worked as Head of Proteomics Department at OWL Metabolomics SL, a biotechnological company in Derio, Basque country (Spain), developing diagnostic procedures for liver metabolic disorders. Dr. Galan has followed up his career as senior postdoctoral fellow in diverse areas of proteomics  at Palacky  University  Olomouc  (Czech  Republic) and  recently  at  Ruđer Bošković  Institute  Zagreb  (Croatia).  He  is  author  of  more  than  10  papers  in  peer-reviewed  journals,  a  patent,  delivered  dozens  of  oral  presentations  in  national  and international conferences and his work has been cited around 200 times.


Josipa Kuleš, MSc. Med. Biochem, PhD 


Josipa Kuleš holds an MSc in Biochemistry by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Zagreb (2008) and a PhD in Veterinary Medicine by theFaculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb (2014). From 2008 to 2014 she was employed as assistant – scientific researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb, and from 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher. In July 2015 Dr Kuleš joined the ERA Chair team at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Zagreb. Her major research interests are vector borne diseases and clinical laboratory diagnostics in veterinary medicine. Dr Kuleš was awarded as the best young scientist in 2014 by the Croatian society of medical biochemistry and laboratory medicine. 


Nicolas Guillemin, PhD Mol Physio and Genetics

Nicolas Guillemin obtained a PhD in molecular physiology and genetics at the National Institute for Agricutural Researches (INRA) in 2010, about beef meat tenderness. He set up a new Dot-Blot technique for fast protein quantification. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Laval, Canada, in 2013. He set up a new methodology for SNP markers detection. He identified unknown SNPs related with fertility, and made genetic prediction models. Dr Guillemin integrated the ERA Chair team at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Zagreb in July 2015. He was rewarded by a price during the International Symposium for Young Scientist in Poland in 2008, and a Post-doctoral excellence scholarship at the University Laval in 2012.

ERA Chair team