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Dear doctoral students,


We would like to inform you that the deadline for applying for active participation in the PhD Student Symposium has been extended to March 15, 2021 (including that day). We remind you that applications consist of filling out the appropriate Google Form and sending abstracts to the e-mail: phdss@pmf.hr. The template for abstracts is located in the Repository at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail at: phdss@pmf.hr.

Author: Marija Čuić
Prof. dr. sc. Josip Tambača

Prof. dr. sc. Josip Tambača is one of the world's experts in mathematical modeling in biomedicine and a full professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. He is the winner of the Annual State Science Award in 2019 for scientific achievement in the field of natural sciences, field of mathematics, branch of applied mathematics and mathematical modeling, for six papers published in 2019 in top international scientific journals. The papers rigorously derive lower-dimensional models that describe the behavior of elastic bodies starting from the equations of a three-dimensional elastic body, with the interaction of two elastic structures of different thicknesses and with specifics such as poroelasticity and biodegradability of materials. The basic applications of these results are in biomedicine, such as a stent model with displacements in all three dimensions based on a one-dimensional model of a curved elastic rod or a model and simulation of blood flow through elastic vessels. In these papers, numerical methods for these models are proposed and the results of simulations are presented, including the application to four types of commercial stents. His specific field of scientific work is the theory of elasticity, especially mathematical justification and derivation of lower-dimensional models, as well as modeling and properties of the interaction of elastic bodies with fluid. He is currently working on optimal stent design, in an area where modeling, simulation and optimization are combined. He also won the 2001 State Science Award for Research Fellows. He has published over 50 scientific papers and is a leader and collaborator on numerous scientific projects. He was a guest on popular science shows Treći element and Prometej, and was the leader of the Mathematical Modeling workshop in the field of applied mathematics and statistics in the XV. Gymnasium in Zagreb. He has given numerous popular lectures, especially for high school students.

Author: Marija Čuić
Prof. dr. sc. Iva Tolić

Prof. dr. sc. Iva Tolić is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of cell division biophysics, a permanent scientific advisor at the Ruđer Bošković Institute and a full professor at the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. She received her PhD in 2002 from the University of Zagreb, and she pursued further scientific training at Harvard University in Boston, the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and the University of Florence. Since 2004 she has been the leader of the research group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, and since 2014 she has been the leader of the research group at the Ruđer Bošković Institute. In her interdisciplinary research, she combines molecular cell biology and genetics with state-of-the-art microscopy techniques. She is the author of over 90 scientific papers and has given more than 120 invited lectures in more than 15 different countries, and under her mentorship 11 doctoral students have received their doctorates. She is a member of the European Organization for Molecular Biology (EMBO) and an associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU). For her outstanding scientific discoveries in the field of molecular cell biology, she received numerous awards such as the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the figure of Ruđer Bošković, the State Award for Science, the Influential Croatian Women Award, the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Award, the European Biophysical Association Medal and Award, the prize of the European Society for Microscopy and the Ignaz L. Lieben Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), which is also called the Austrian Nobel Prize. She is the holder of numerous scientific projects, among which the most prestigious projects of the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator and Synergy stand out, known as the "Scientific Oscars".

Author: Marija Čuić
Prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak

Prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak is a distinguished Croatian seismologist and full professor at the Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. He graduated in physics-geophysics in 1981, and received his master's degree in 1985. He defended his doctoral dissertation in 1991 at the University of Zagreb. He trained scientifically in Germany, Italy, the USA and China. In his scientific work he deals with numerous aspects of seismology, with special emphasis on studies of seismicity in Croatia, research into the properties of the Earth's interior, surface waves, earthquake quantification, historical seismology, earthquake statistics and work related to seismic hazard and threat assessment. He has published 83 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (Wos, Scopus, CC) and dozens of other papers, as well as many studies. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited more than 2,000 times with an h-index of 27. He is also the author of computer programs for various seismic data analyses and the main author of the Croatian Seismic Hazard Map. He has organized a number of international conferences and workshops and participated in more than 20 international and domestic research projects (in about half of them in the role of principal investigator or leader of the Croatian team). The professor distinguished himself in the academic community by performing the duties of the head of the department and vice-dean of the Faculty of Science for International Cooperation for two terms, and he also served as the president of the University Council of Natural Sciences. He was the president of the Scientific Council for Remote Sensing of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU), as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Geofizika. M. Herak is the Croatian representative in the European Seismological Commission and an associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2016, he was awarded the ‘Andrija Mohorovičić’ award of the University of Zagreb.

Author: Marija Čuić
Prof. dr. sc. Vernesa Smolčić

Prof. dr. sc. Vernesa Smolčić is a world-renowned astrophysicist and full professor at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. She continued her studies in the USA, Germany and Australia, and after nine years of work and training at the best universities in the world, she returned to Croatia. Her research focuses on the formation and development of galaxies, she studies active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies and extragalactic star formation. She is a member of numerous international collaborations, and in some of them she holds leadership positions, such as in the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) and The Ultimate XMM Extragalactic Survey. Among other things, she is the coordinator of the activities of the Faculty of Science related to the European Space Agency and a member of the Reference Group for Space (MSE). She has published over 140 scientific papers and received numerous awards for her work, such as the Ernst Patzer Award, Zagreb Woman of the Year 2014, Recognition of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science for significant scientific achievement and contribution to the reputation of the Faculty of Science, COSMO Scientist of the Year 2015, State Award for Science for 2017, Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for the highest scientific and artistic achievements in the Republic of Croatia for 2019 in the field of mathematical, physical and chemical sciences, and was included in the list of most successful people of generation 2013 by Forbes magazine. In addition to the prestigious ERC Starting Grant for the project “Constraining Stellar Mass and Supermassive Black Hole Growth through Cosmic Times: Paving the Way for the Next Generation Sky Surveys”, she has led numerous scientific projects. The professor is very active in popularizing science and runs a project called Astroučionica, a web platform intended for the popularization of astronomy. Astroučionica was created during the implementation of the ERC project in 2018 and has continued to grow since then. She is also the ambassador of the "Deep Above All" campaign of Jana's natural mineral water.

Author: Marija Čuić

We are proud to announce this year's invited lecturers who will give a lecture on their scientific path, the problems they encountered, but also the opportunities they were given as scientists:

Prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak
Prof. dr. sc. Vernesa Smolčič
Prof. dr. sc. Josip Tambača 
Prof. dr. sc. Iva Tolić

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Author: Marija Čuić

We are officially opening registrations for the 2021 Faculty of Science PhD Student Symposium!

Here are instructions for both active and passive participants.

 

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

Active participants can be all PhD students of the Faculty of Science and related studies (regardless of the year of their studies), who will present their PhD research results at the Symposium.

 

1.      Registration

To successfully register for the Symposium, you need to complete the Participation form via Google Forms that you can find here.

You can participate by giving:

  1. an oral presentation
  2. a poster presentation
  3. a flash and poster presentation. 

In the Participation form, participants can choose the type of presentation they prefer, and when receiving the confirmation of acceptance of their application, they will be informed about the type of lecture they will have. Due to the time constraint of the Symposium, it is possible that not all accepted participants will be able to present in the way they have chosen.

A standard oral presentation lasts up to 10 minutes (8 minutes plus 2 minutes for discussion). A flash presentation lasts up to 5 minutes (3 minutes plus 2 minutes for discussion). PhD students who opt for a flash presentation, also need to present their results in form of a poster. Students giving a poster presentation need to prepare a poster of dimension 100 cm x 80 cm (100 cm is the height and 80 cm is the width, i.e. the poster is oriented vertically).

The official languages of the Symposium are English and Croatian. Students who choose to participate through oral or flash presentations can choose whether to give their presentation in English or Croatian. In both cases, the text in the presentations must be in English. Also, the text on the posters must be in English.

Since results from all research areas will be presented at the Symposium, students are encouraged to formulate their presentations in a way that is suitable for a wider (scientific) audience.

 

2.      Abstract submission

In addition to filling in the Participation form, it is necessary to send an abstract according to the template that accompanies these instructions. The title of the document should contain the name and surname of the presenting author and the Field of research, in the form "Surname_Name_Study" (e.g. "Surname_Name_Mathematics"). You should send your abstracts as a Microsoft Office Word document to the e-mail address: phdss@pmf.hr.

Authors are kindly requested to follow the technical instructions when writing the abstract and to use the attached template. Abstracts not written according to the attached template will be automatically returned to the authors.

Important: the abstract should be written in Croatian and English.

 

Deadline for registration and abstract submission is February 28, 2021.

 

 

PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS

A passive participant can be anyone interested in listening to the Symposium, especially undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Registration

In order to participate in the Symposium as observers, you need to fill in the Passive participation form via Google Forms that you can find here.

 

Deadline for registration of passive participants is March 31, 2021.

 

For all inquiries, feel free to contact us via e-mail at: phdss@pmf.hr.

Author: Petra Lazić

Registration for the Symposium will open on February 1, 2021. In addition to PhD students who will present their research, all other interested parties are welcome to participate in the Symposium as observers, i.e. passive participants. Deadline for application and abstract submission is February 28, 2021.

Who can register?

All PhD students of the Faculty of Science and related studies (regardless of the year of their studies) can participate in the Symposium presenting their PhD research results. We invite everyone else to register as passive participants, especially students at any stage of their studies.

In which ways can you participate?

You can participate by giving an oral presentation, a flash presentation, or a poster presentation, as well as by being a passive participant. A standard oral presentation lasts up to eight minutes, plus two minutes for discussion. A flash presentation lasts up to three minutes, plus two minutes for discussion, and aims to present the most important aspects of one's research. For a flash presentation, one slide (maximum) is allowed, and encouraged. PhD students who opt for a flash presentation also need to present their results in form of a poster. Students having a poster presentation need to prepare a poster of dimension 100 cm x 80 cm (100 cm is the height and 80 cm is the width, i.e. the poster is oriented vertically).

Since results from all research areas will be presented at the Symposium, students are encouraged to formulate their presentations in a way that is suitable for a wider (scientific) audience.

Author: Marija Čuić
Date of the Symposium

The Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb is organizing the Faculty of Science PhD Student Symposium for the fifth time . Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Symposium will take place in a later, spring term: from April 24 to April 25, 2021. The Symposium will be held in one of the following three ways: in person (at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science), as a hybrid model (part of the participants in person, part online), or completely online, depending on the epidemiological situation at the time of the Symposium.

Participation in the Symposium can be evaluated with ECTS credits according to the decision of the competent council of doctoral studies.

We are looking forward to welcoming you, building new collaborations and to a constructive scientific exchange!

 

Scientific committee of the Symposium:

assoc. prof. dr. sc. M. Đaković, Vice Dean for Science and Doctoral Studies, prof. dr. sc. D. Bucković, assoc. prof. dr. sc. P. Korać, assoc. prof. dr. sc. A. Lukić, prof. dr. sc. E. Marušić-Paloka, prof. dr. sc. P. Novak, ass. prof. dr. sc. K. Pikelj, prof. dr. sc. V. Smolčić

Organising committee of the Symposium:

D. Barišić, V. Butorac, M. Čuić, K. Kajan, P. Lazić, A. Močević, J. Pelikan, Z. Redžović, P. Schneider

Author: Petra Lazić

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