About employee

Mario Kekez, dr. sc.

Title: Senior expert associate

Location:
301/ZBK
Public phone number:
+385 1 4606 233
Internal phone number:
6233
Personal web page:
Department:
Division of Biochemistry
Graduation year:
2006
PhD graduation year:
2016
Employed in this institution since:
2009

Biography

Education at Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Diploma thesis (Biology, 2006).  

Affiliation and current position: Division of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Assistant (2009–).  

Previous positions: Assistant (2006 – 2007), Division of Botany, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; Chemistry teacher (2007 - 2007), Lucijan Vranjanin Highschool; Assistant (2007-2009), Laboratory of molecular pathology, Department of pathology, School of medicine, University of Zagreb; Assistant (2007-2009), University of Applied Health Sciences, University of Zagreb  

Visits to foreign research and education institutions:  2008- Institute fur Pathologie, Bonn, Germany (2 weeks)  2013- Biotehniska Fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2 weeks)  2014- Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, CNRS, Strasbourg, France (3 months)  

Research interest: Functional characterization of cytosolic seryl-tRNA synthetase from plant Arabidosis thaliana  

Awards and recognitions and memberships: Member of The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HDBMB, FEBS)  

Participation in research projects:  Strukturna raznolikost seril-tRNA-sintetaza i točnost biosinteze  proteina (119-0982913-1358)  Macromolecular complexes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and their  role in translational quality control and non-ribosomal peptide  synthesis (UKF 1B, 10/07)  Non-canonical roles of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (Nekanonske  uloge aminoacil-tRNA-sintetaza)

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

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List of select publications

Mario Kekez, Vladimir Zanki, Ivana Kekez, Jurica Baranasic, Vesna Hodnik, Anne-Marie Duchene, Gregor Anderluh, Ita Gruic-Sovulj, Dubravka Matković-Čalogović, Ivana Weygand-Durasevic, Jasmina Rokov-Plavec: Arabidopsis seryl‐tRNA synthetase: the first crystal structure and novel protein interactor of plant aminoacyl‐tRNA synthetase; FEBS J. https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.14735

List of select projects

Aminoacil-tRNA-sintetaze kao čuvari standardnog genetičkog koda (HRZZ)

Esencijalni metalni ioni u proteinima iz Helicobacter pylori i modelnim spojevima - struktura i funkcija/svojstvo (HRZZ)

Strukturna raznolikost seril-tRNA-sintetaza i točnost biosinteze

proteina (119-0982913-1358)

Macromolecular complexes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and their

role in translational quality control and non-ribosomal peptide

synthesis (UKF 1B, 10/07)

Non-canonical roles of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (Nekanonske

uloge aminoacil-tRNA-sintetaza)