Marko Kljaković-Gašpić - PRODUCTION
Croatian Medical Journal, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Marko Kljakovic-Gaspic never graduated. Maybe he will one day. Until then, he is working in a production department of CMJ. He is responsible for CMJ's covers. Now and then he writes editorials, too. Not married, one dog.
Sandra Kostić, PhD - ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
Sandra Kostić received her degree in Biotechnology from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 2008 and received her PhD from University of Split, School of Medicine in 2013. She works at University of Split School of Medicine as a research fellow and is involved in undergraduate teaching course in Histology and Embryology. She is a member of Laboratory for Pain Research and her interests are peripheral mechanisms of neuropathic pain.
Lidija Andrijašević, MD - MANUSCRIPT EDITINGDr Lidija Andrijašević graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2010 in top ten percent of her class. She obtained C2 degree in English from the Cambridge University and has been working as a medical translator and interpreter for English language. She is also fluent in German (passed the Goethe Institut Exam).
Antonija Paić, LANGUAGE EDITOR
My love for reading began very early. As a kid I used to read anything I could get my hands on – mostly adventures and detective stories. And I watched a lot of Hollywood catastrophe movies, which made me want to become a seismologist, predict earthquakes and climb volcanoes. After high school, my love for reading (and not-so-good marks in physics) prevailed and I decided to study Comparative Literature and English Language instead of seismology. I still read a lot. Only, since I started working for the Croatian Medical Journal, my reading has been consisting mostly of scientific articles. However, I realized that they also can be an interesting read and making them more readable for other people an interesting job.
Ozren Polašek MD, PhD - STATISTICSDr Polašek graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2003, completed a PhD at the same institution in 2008, and also completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK in 2009. He is currently working at the Medical School, University of Split as an assistant professor in Public health. He is also a Director of the Croatian Centre for Global Health. He is involved in several undergraduate and post-graduate teaching courses. His main career interests include genetic epidemiology and research in public health.
Mirza Žižak, MD, PhD - MULTIMEDIA
Department of Physiology and Immunology, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Dr Žižak graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 1987 and received his MS degree from the Zagreb University School of Natural Sciences in 1992, and PhD degree from Zagreb University School of Medicine in 1996. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology and Immunology, and teaches physiology and immunology. His research interests are in the field of membrane transports, regulation of Na+/H+ exchange, molecular biology of cell signalling. His major research achievement is discovering the accessory regulatory protein NHERF2, transmembrane topology of NHE3 and transmembrane binding protein for CaM kinase II. Since 2006, he is the Multimedia Editor of the Croatian Medical Journal.
Jelka Petrak, BA, PhD - SCIENTOMETRICS
Central Medical Library, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Dr Petrak is the Head of the Central Medical Library at the Zagreb University School of Medicine. She received her BA from the Zagreb University, Faculty of Philosophy, in 1977 and PhD in 1998. She teaches methods of scientific research at Zagreb University School of Medicine and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr Petrak is a member of the Editorial Board of the Newsletter to European Association for Health Information and Libraries. Her research interest is bibliometrics and user education, from which she published several scientific reports.
Dunja Gorup, MD - CROATIAN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONSDr Dunja Gorup graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2008, and in 2009 started a PhD program in neuroscience. She works as an assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and in the Laboratory for Neurogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research. She is involved in the collaboration with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Her research interests are in the field of recovery and regeneration after brain ischemia.
Marijana Gelo - OFFICE MANAGER
Marijana Gelo is the office manager at the Croatian Medical Journal. She obtained a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Communication and Media Studies from the Business College in Zagreb. She is married and has two children and a dog.
Ksenija Baždarić - RESEARCH INTEGRITY EDITOR
Department of Medical Informatics, Rijeka University School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia
Ksenija Baždarić is a research fellow at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia. She obtained a master’s degree in psychology and started the postgraduate study of Biomedicine at the Rijeka University. She joined the Croatian Medical Journal as the Research Integrity Editor in 2012 after she had completed the scientific project “Prevalence and Attitudes Towards Plagiarism” (2009-2011), which dealt with plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to the CMJ. Her current research activities include detection of plagiarism among medical students. She is also interested in biostatistics and scientific methodology; and she speaks English, Russian, and Italian.
Ivan Bohaček, MD - CROATIAN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Dr Ivan Bohaček graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2008, and in the same year started a PhD program in Neuroscience. He works as an research fellow-assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and in the Laboratory for Neurogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research. He is involved in the collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. He is involved in undergraduate teaching course in Histology and Embryology. His main career interests include neuroinflammatory response that follows stroke.
Hrvoje Barić, MD - MANUSCRIPT EDITINGGraduated from Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2012. When he is not working as an intern, he teaches anatomy and physiology in a medical high school and works in the CMJ. Enjoys ultra distance running and dreams of becoming a clinician. Fluent in English and German.
Dora Polšek, MD - MANUSCRIPT MANAGING
Dr Dora Polšek graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2012, and in 2013 started a PhD program in neuroscience. She works as an assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and in the Laboratory for Neurogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research. She is fluent in English and French. Besides medicine, her interests include reading, art, philosophy and gardening.
Tomislav Kuliš, MD, PhD - MULTIMEDIA
Tomislav Kuliš graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2005 and received his PhD in 2013. In 2010 he obtained Master of Health Management degree at the same University. Currently, he is urologist in Urology department of University Hospital Center Zagreb. His research interests include improvements in minimally invasive surgery, genetics of testicular and prostate cancer and cancer epidemiology.
Anton Glasnović, MD, PhD - MANUSCRIPT MANAGING AND EDITING
Anton Glasnović, MD, PhD is a neurology specialist and and employee of University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He worked on Department of Neurology, Clinical hospital "Dubrava" from 2007. up to 2015. His main scientific interest is neuroimmunology and he is also in official educational process to be a psychoanalyst. He was born in Đakovo, Croatia and moved to Zagreb during the war in Croatia where he lives ever since. He is a member of Croatian Immunological Society and Croatian Neurological Society. Fluent in English, can communicate in German. Also pursues career as a jazz guitarist with various bands and musicians, and performed with most of the prominent Croatian jazz musicians. Loves martial arts, Japan, music in general, wine, cheese and good company.