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dr. sc. Igor Živković

Title: Postdoctoral student
Location: 312/ZBK
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 234
Internal phone number:6234
E-mail: E-mail
Personal web page: http://gruic.chem.pmf.unizg.hr/people/phd/#zivkovic
Department: Division of Biochemistry
Graduation year:2016
PhD graduation year:2021
Employed in this institution since:2016




integrated undergraduate and graduate


Education at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry (2014), Master's degree in Chemistry (2016), PhD in Chemistry (2021).

Affiliation and current position: Division of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Research Assistant (2016 - 2022), Postdoc (2022 - ).

Teachings: General biochemistry (seminars) and Biochemistry laboratory (practicum courses).

Research interest: Reaction of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases with natural and synthetic non-cognate substrates, substrate specificity, kinetics

Memberships: Member of the Croatian Chemical Society Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select publications

1. Živković I., Ivković K., Cvetešić N., Maršavelski A., Gruić Sovulj I., Negative catalysis by the editing domain of class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases; Nucleic Acids Research, 50 (2022) 4029-4041. (IF = 16,971); doi:10.1093/nar/gkac207

2. Živković I., Moschner J., Koksch B., Gruić Sovulj I., Mechanism of discrimination of isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase against nonproteinogenic α-aminobutyrate and its fluorinated analogues; The FEBS Journal, 287 (2020) 800-813. (IF = 5,542); doi:10.1111/febs.15053

3. Biluš M., Šemanjski M., Močibob M., Živković I., Cvetešić N., Tawfik D., Toth-Petroczy A., Maček B., Gruić Sovulj I., On the mechanism and origin of isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase editing against norvaline, Journal of Molecular Biology, 431 (2019) 1284-1297. (IF = 5,469); doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2019.01.029

4. Dulić M., Cvetešić N., Živković I., Palencia A., Cusack S., Bertoša B., Gruić Sovulj I., Kinetic origin of substrate specificity in post-transfer editing by leucyl-tRNA synthetase, Journal of Molecular Biology, 430 (2018) 1-16. (IF = 5,469); doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2017.10.024