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Vladimir Zanki, mag. biol. mol.

Title: Assistant
Location: 301/ZBK
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 233
Internal phone number:6233
E-mail: E-mail
Personal web page: http://gruic.chem.pmf.unizg.hr/people/phd/#zanki
Department: Division of Biochemistry
Graduation year:2016
Employed in this institution since:2017

Teaching duties



integrated undergraduate and graduate


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

Affiliation and current position: Division of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Research Assistant (2017 - ).

Previous positions: Research Assistant (2016 - 2017) at the Division of Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Teachings: Biochemistry (practicum courses and seminars).

Awards: Special Rector's Award for Participation in Biology Night (2012), Award from the Council of Faculty of Science (2016) for outstanding results during the study.

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


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M. Kekez, V. Zanki, I. Antičević, J. Rokov-Plavec, A. Maršavelski. Importance of protein intrinsic conformational dynamics and transient nature of non-covalent interactions in ligand binding affinity, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 192 (2021), 692-700, doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.10.045

G. Josipović, V. Tadić, M. Klasić, V. Zanki, I. Bečeheli, F. Chung, A. Ghantous, T. Keser, J. Madunić, M. Bošković, G. Lauc, Z. Herceg, A. Vojta, V. Zoldoš. Antagonistic and synergistic epigenetic modulation using orthologous CRISPR/dCas9-based modular system, Nucleic Acids Research, 47 (2019), 9637-9657, doi:10.1093/nar/gkz709

M. Kekez, V. Zanki, I. Kekez, J. Baranašić, V. Hodnik, A.M. Duchêne, G. Anderluh, I. Gruić Sovulj, D. Matković-Čalogović, I. Weygand- Đurašević, J. Rokov Plavec. Arabidopsis seryl-tRNA synthetase: the first crystal structure and novel protein interactor of plant aminoacyl-tRNA synthetaseThe FEBS journal, 286 (2019), 536-554