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Akademik Srećko Gajović


University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatian Institute for Brain Research and Dpt. of Histology and Embryology, Šalata 12, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


1990-1993 PhD in Biomedicine, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
MSc in Biology (Biomedicine), School of Natural Sciences, Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia;
1983-1988 MD, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia;
Employments and duties at University of Zagreb:
July 2010 to date Full Professor (lifelong status awarded in April 2016)
February 2000 to date Head of Section of Neurogenetics, Medical Genetics and Regenerative Neuroscience at Croatian Institute for Brain Research
November 2011 to October 2021 Head of Department of Histology and Embryology
October 2010 to March 2018 Head of Centre for Electron Microscopy
December 1988 to July 2010 from Research Assistant to Associate Professor at the Dpt. of Histology and Embryology
Positions outside Croatia:
May 2013 Erasmus Visiting Professor University of Basque Country, Spain
March 2009 and 2010 Erasmus Visiting Professor Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
June 2006 Chaire internationale de recherche ou d'enseignement,
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Bruxelles, Belgium
1997 to 1998 Expert in Mission and
1995 to 1997 Postdoctoral Scientist within Molecular Pathology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechology, Trieste, Italy
1993 to 1995 Postodoctoral Fellow at Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany;
1994/95 EMBO postdoctoral fellowship “Identification of Genes Involved in Development of
the Nervous System”
1993/94 Max-Planck Society postdoctoral fellowship “Identification of Mouse
Developmental Contorol Genes”
Field of research:
neuroscience, regenerative medicine, nanomedicine, mouse molecular genetics;
neural and embryonic stem cells, molecular basis of regeneration after stroke;
interdisciplinary research in health-related knowledge in the digital society

2021-2024 EU-H2020-SC1-HCO-03-2020-964997 A4L_ACTIONS: Alliance for Life Sciences: From Strategies to Actions in Central and Eastern Europe (Partner; awarded by European Commission
2020-2023 KK. SineMozak – Sinergy of the molecular markers and multimodal in vivo imaging in preclinical evaluation of the consequences of ischemic stroke (supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund)
2020-2022 KK. BIMIS – Biomedical Research Center Šalata (supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund)
2019-2022 KK. CasMouse – Genomic engineering and gene regulation in cell lines and model organisms by CRISPR/Cas9 technology (supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund)
2017-2021 IP-06-2016-1892 Multimodal molecular imaging of the mouse brain repair after ishemic lesion (RepairStroke) (awarded by Croatian Science Foundation)
2017-2019 EU-H2020-SC1-HCO-08-2017-779303 Alliance4Life: Alliance for Life Sciences: Closing Research and Innovation Divide in the European Union (Partner; awarded by European Commission)
2016-2017 Mouse with bioluminescent neurons (awarded by HAMAG BICRO, Croatia)
2015-2019 EU-H2020-PHC-2015-681103 BIO-CHIP: BIOengineered grafts for Cartilage Healing In Patients (Partner; awarded by European Commission)
2015-2019 EU-H2020-ERC-2014-SUPPORT-1-672302 ScienceSquared: ERC = ScienceSquared (Partner; awarded by European Commission)
2012-2016 EU-FP7-REGPOT–2012–CT2012–316120 GlowBrain: Combining Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Brain Repair – Unlocking the Potential of the Existing Brain Research through Innovative In Vivo Molecular Imaging (Project Coordinator; awarded by European Commission)
2012-2013 Regulation of FGFR1 trafficking in brain tumors and neural stem cells (bilateral project with Austria, awarded by Minstery of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
2012-2013 Corticogenesis controlling genes in the brain repair and regeneration after ischemic lesion in the mouse (bilateral project with Germany, awarded by Minstery of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
2009-2011 UKF 35/08 Regeneration and plasticity after ischemic brain damage studied on innovative transgenic mouse models (awarded by Unity through Knowledge Fund for cooperation with Laval University, Quebec, Canada)
2008-2010 The role of endosomes in excitotoxic neural damage – the implications in pathogenesis of amiotrophic lateral sclerosis (bilateral project with Serbia, awarded by Minstery of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
2007-2009 Endosomes and the mouse nervous system: function of signal transducing adaptor molecule 2 (STAM2) (awarded by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnolology)
2006-2009 EU FP6 SSA Neuroimage (Third Party Participant)
2007-2014 Gene function in differentiation and plasticity of mouse central nervous system (awarded by Minstery of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
2003-2006 Functional analysis of nucleolar protein 1 (Nol1) in mouse (awarded by Minstery of
Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
Expression and function of nucleolar protein 1 (Nol1) in mouse (awarded by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnolology)
1996-2000 Expression of Nol1 gene in mouse (awarded as young investigator grant by Ministery of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
Teaching at University of Zagreb:
1988 to date Histology and Embryology to MD students of School of Medicine
1996 to date Basics of Neuroscience to MD students of School of Medicine
2014 to date Medical Ethics to MD students of School of Medicine
2008 to date Introduction to scientific research to MD students of Medicine
1991 to date electives: Before we are born, Biology of the Cell, and Neurons in health and disease to MD students of School of Medicine
1998 to date organizer of Morphological Methods in Biomedicine, Gene Targeting in Mammals, How to Become a Neuron, and Neuroethics, and
lecturer in Experimental Methods in vitro and in vivo, Experimental Methods in Mammalian Embryology, and Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research for PhD students of Biomedicine and Health, and of Neuroscience, University of Zagreb
2002 to date Biomorphological investigations in dentistry for PhD students of School of Dental Medicine
2008 to 2013 Histology and Embryology to DMD students of School of Dental Medicine
Teaching at other universities:
2001 to date Analysis of Gene Function in Mammals, and Contemporary methods in analysis of cells and tissues in biomedicine for PhD students in Biomedicine, JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
2022 to date Histologie for MD students in German language, JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
1997 to 2014 Histology to Medical Laboratory Engineer students of College of Applied Health Studies, Zagreb
Scientific Activities:
2016 to date founder and first President of RegMedHR (Croatian Association for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapies)
2015 to date member of Section for Neuroscience and Brain Diseases at Croatian Academy of Science and Arts
2011 – 2017 Editor-in-Chief of Croatian Medical Journal, IF (2016) = 1.619
2005 – 2011 President of Croatian Microscopy Society
Navigating Knowledge Landscapes network
2014 to date Co-founder and Vice Chair of the network, meetings in Zagreb (founding), Fredrikstad, Bilbao, York, Ostersund, and Ljubljana
COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research)
2013 – 2014 Chair of COST Domain Committee “Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences”
2006 – 2013 Vice Chair of the same COST Domain
2004 – 2006 Member from Croatia of COST Technical Committee of Medicine and Health
2016 to date Member from Croatia of Management Committee of COST CA15214 Action: An integrative action for multidisciplinary studies on cellular structural networks
2015 – 2018 Member from Croatia of Management Committee of COST CM1403 Action: The European upconversion network – from the design of photon-upconverting nanomaterials to biomedical applications
2011 – 2014 Member from Croatia of Management Committee of COST IS1001 Action “Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of society, politics, and science”
2006 – 2010 Member from Croatia of Management Committee of COST B30 Action “NEREPLAS: Neuronal Regeneration and Plasticity”
2002 – 2005 Member from Croatia of Management Committee of COST B10 Action: “Brain Damage Repair”
Honours and Awards:
2021 member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2017 member of Dana Alliance for Brain Intiatives
2016 advisory board member of DAFOH (Doctors against forced organ harvesting), organization nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
2014-2015 European Brain Council Ambassador for Year of the Brain
2012 selected among 100 people who made Croatia better by Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list
2011 Award for high scientific productivity from 2007-2011, awarded by University of Zagreb School of Medicine
1987 2 Rector’s awards of Zagreb University for the best student scientific works
Rector’s Awards as student supervisor:
1997, 1999, 2004, 2012 for the best student scientific work to students:
T. Malnar, N. Pavlić, D. Mitrečić, M. Žižić, L. Augustiničić, and N. Habek
Languages and other skills:
English and German (fluently), Italian (advanced), French, Spanish, and Slovenian (communicating), Korean (beginner)
Publication parameters (according to Web of Science Core Collection, June 2022):
Number of items listed: 110
Number of citations: 1564 h-index: 22

Skukan L, Brezak M, Ister R, Klimaschewski L, Vojta A, Zoldoš V, Gajović S. Lentivirus- or AAV-mediated gene therapy interventions in ischemic stroke: A systematic review of preclinical in vivo studies. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 Aug 24:271678X211039997. doi: 10.1177/0271678X211039997. Online ahead of print.
Kopilaš V, Hasratian AM, Martinelli L, Ivkić G, Brajković L, Gajović S. Self-Perceived Mental Health Status, Digital Activity, and Physical Distancing in the Context of Lockdown Versus Not-in-Lockdown Measures in Italy and Croatia: Cross-Sectional Study in the Early Ascending Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020. Front Psychol 2021 Feb 04;12:621633.
Martinelli L, Kopilaš V, Vidmar M, Heavin C, Machado H, Todorović Z, Buzas N, Pot M, Prainsack B, Gajović S. Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Simple Protection Tool With Many Meanings. Front Public Health 2021 Jan 13;8:606635.
Martinelli L, Gajović S, Shim J. Menstrual cycle control – a controversial example of human enhancement in relation to women’s body and psyche. OSF Preprints 2020, Oct 26.
Glasnović A, O'Mara N, Kovačić N, Grčević D, Gajović S. RANK/RANKL/OPG Signaling in the Brain: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Front Neurol. 2020;11:590480.
Polsek D, Cash D, Veronese M, Ilic K, Wood TC, Milosevic M, Kalanj-Bognar S, Morrell MJ, Williams SCR, Gajović S, Leschziner GD, Mitrecic D, Rosenzweig I. The innate immune toll-like-receptor-2 modulates the depressogenic and anorexiolytic neuroinflammatory response in obstructive sleep apnoea. Sci Rep 2020 Jul 10;10(1):11475.
Kopilaš V, Gajović S. Wildfire-Like Effect of a WhatsApp Campaign to Mobilize a Group of Predominantly Health Professionals With a University Degree on a Health Issue: Infodemiology Study. J Med Internet Res 2020 Aug 10;22(8):e17051. doi: 10.2196/17051.
Gajović S. Independent, Publicly Funded Journals Adhering to Platinum Open Access Are the Future of Responsible Scholarly Publishing. J Korean Med Sci 2020 Feb 03;35(4):e13.
Kozina N, Mihaljević Z, Baus Lončar M, Mihalj M, Mišir M, Dobrivojević Radmilović M, Justić H, Gajović S, Šešelja K, Bazina I, Horvatić A, Matić A, Bijelić N, Rođak E, Jukić I, Drenjančević I. Impact of High Salt Diet on Cerebral Vascular Function and Stroke in Tff3−/−/C57BL/6N Knockout and WT (C57BL/6N) Control Mice. Int J Mol Sci 2019 Oct; 20(20): 5188.
Pongrac IM, Dobrivojević Radmilović M, Brkić Ahmed L, Mlinarić H, Regul J, Škokić S, Babič M, Horák D, Hoehn M, Gajović S. D-mannose-coating of maghemite nanoparticles improved labeling of neural stem cells and allowed their visualization by ex vivo MRI after transplantation in the mouse brain. Cell Transplantation 2019;28(5):553-567.
Gorup D, Škokić S, Kriz J, Gajović S. Tlr2-deficiency is associated with enhanced elements of neuronal repair and caspase 3 activation following brain ischemia. Sci Rep 2019;9(1):2821.
Svalastog AL, Allgaier J, Gajović S. Navigating Knowledge Landscapes in the digital society: a look back and visions for the future. Croat Med J. 2018;59(5):274-278.
Saccomano M, Albers J, Tromba G, Dobrivojević Radmilović M, Gajović S, Alves F, Dullin C. Synchrotron inline phase contrast µCT enables detailed virtual histology of embedded soft-tissue samples with and without staining. J Synchrotron Radiat. 2018;25:1153-1161.
Šimunić D, Kerner A, Gajović S. Digital mediators as key enablers of navigation toward health in knowledge landscapes. Croat Med J. 2018;59(4):178-182.
Pongrac IM, Ahmed LB, Mlinarić H, Jurašin DD, Pavičić I, Marjanović Čermak AM, Milić M, Gajović S, Vinković Vrček I. Surface coating affects uptake of silver nanoparticles in neural stem cells. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2018;50:684-692.
Gajović S. Knowledge-for-data trade at the interface between precision medicine and person-centered care. Croat Med J. 2018;59(3):132-135.
Brkić Ahmed L, Milić M, Pongrac IM, Marjanović AM, Mlinarić H, Pavičić I, Gajović S, Vinković Vrček I. Impact of surface functionalization on the uptake mechanism and toxicity effects of silver nanoparticles in HepG2 cells. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017;107(Pt A):349-361.
Svalastog AL, Donev D, Jahren Kristoffersen N, Gajović S. Concepts and definitions of health and health-related values in the knowledge landscapes of the digital society. Croat Med J 2017;58(6):431-435.
Polšek D, Bago M, Živaljić M, Rosenzweig I, Lacza Z, Gajović S. A novel adjustable automated system for inducing chronic intermittent hypoxia in mice. PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0174896.
Kostiv U, Patsula V, Šlouf M, Pongrac IM, Škokić S, Dobrivojević Radmilović M, Pavičić I, Vinković Vrček I, Gajović S, Horák D. Physico-chemical characteristics, biocompatibility, and MRI applicability of novel monodisperse PEG-modified magnetic Fe3O4&SiO2 core–shell nanoparticles. RSC Adv. 2017;7:8786-8797.
Alić I, Kosi N, Kapuralin K, Gorup D, Gajović S, Pochet R, Mitrečić D. Neural stem cells from mouse strain Thy1 YFP-16 are a valuable tool to monitor and evaluate neuronal differentiation and morphology. Neurosci Lett. 2016;634:32-41.
Gajović S, Svalastog AL. When communicating health-related knowledge, beware of the black holes of the knowledge landscapes geography. Croat Med J. 2016;57(5):504-509.
Dobrivojević M, Špiranec K, Gorup D, Erjavec I, Habek N, Radmilović M, Unfirer S, Ćosić A, Drenjančević I, Gajović S, Sinđić A. Urodilatin reverses the detrimental influence of bradykinin in acute ischemic stroke. Exp Neurol. 2016;284(Pt A):1-10.
Pongrac IM, Dobrivojević M, Ahmed LB, Babič M, Šlouf M, Horák D, Gajović S. Improved biocompatibility and efficient labeling of neural stem cells with poly(L-lysine)-coated maghemite nanoparticles. Beilstein J Nanotechnol. 2016;7:926-36.
Pospišil T, Ferhatović Hamzić L, Brkić Ahmed L, Lovrić M, Gajović S, Frkanec L. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro biocompatibility assessment of a novel tripeptide hydrogelator, as a promising scaffold for tissue engineering applications. Biomater Sci. 2016;4(10):1412-1416.
Pongrac IM, Pavičić I, Milić M, Brkić Ahmed L, Babič M, Horák D, Vinković Vrček I, Gajović S. Oxidative stress response in neural stem cells exposed to different superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. Int J Nanomedicine. 2016;11:1701-15.
Patsula V, Kosinová L, Lovrić M, Ferhatovic Hamzić L, Rabyk M, Konefal R, Paruzel A, Šlouf M, Herynek V, Gajović S, Horák D. Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 Nanoparticles: Synthesis by Thermal Decomposition of Iron(III) Glucuronate and Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016;8(11):7238-47.
Jurašin DD, Ćurlin M, Capjak I, Crnković T, Lovrić M, Babič M, Horák D, Vinković Vrček I, Gajović S. Surface coating affects behavior of metallic nanoparticles in a biological environment. Beilstein J Nanotechnol. 2016;7:246-62.
Gorup D, Bohaček I, Miličević T, Pochet R, Mitrečić D, Križ J, Gajović S (2015) Increased expression and colocalization of GAP43 and CASP3 after brain ischemic lesion in mouse. Neurosci Lett. 597:176-82.
Selmani A, Coha I, Magdić K, Čolović B, Jokanović V, Šegota S, Gajović S, Gajović A, Jurašin D, Dutour Sikirić M. Multiscale study of the influence of cationic surfactants on amorphous calcium phosphate precipitation. CrystEngComm. 2015;17:8529-8548.
Vinković Vrček I, Pavičić I, Crnković T, Jurašin D, Babič M, Horák D, Lovrić M, Ferhatović L, Ćurlin M, Gajović S. Does surface coating of metallic nanoparticles modulate their interference with in vitro assays? RSC Adv. 2015;5:70787-70807.
Bohaček I, Bojanić I, Gajović S, Josipović M, Jelić M. Articular cartilage repair techniques exploiting intrinsic healing capacity – which one is the best? Period Biol. 2015;117:125–133.
Kapuralin K, Ćurlin M, Mitrečić D, Kosi N, Schwarzer C, Glavan G, Gajović S. STAM2, a member of the endosome-associated complex ESCRT-0 is highly expressed in neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015;67:104-115.
Dobrivojević M, Habek N, Kapuralin K, Ćurlin M, Gajović S. Krüppel-like transcription factor 8 (Klf8) is expressed and active in the neurons of the mouse brain. Gene. 2015;570:132-140.
Kosi N, Alić I, Kolačević M, Vrsaljko N, Milošević NJ, Sobol M, Philimonenko A, Hozák P, Gajović S, Pochet R, Mitrečić D. Nop2 is expressed during proliferation of neural stem cells and in adult mouse and human brain. Brain Res. 2015;1597:65-76.
Džombeta T, Kapuralin K, Ulamec M, Tomas D, Gajović S, Krušlin B. Immunohistochemical expression of STAM2 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Anticancer Res. 2014, 34(5):2291-2296.
Svalastog AL, Allgaier J, Martinelli L, Gajovic S. Distortion, confusion, and impasses: could a public dialogue within Knowledge Landscapes contribute to better communication and understanding of innovative knowledge? Croat Med J. 2014;55:54-60.
Dobrivojević M, Bohaček I, Erjavec I, Gorup D, Gajović S. Computed microtomography visualization and quantification of mouse ischemic brain lesion by nonionic radio contrast agents. Croat Med J. 2013;54(1):3-11.
Winters L, Winters T, Gorup D, Mitrečić D, Curlin M, Križ J, Gajović S. Expression analysis of genes involved in TLR2-related signaling pathway: Inflammation and apoptosis after ischemic brain injury. Neuroscience. 2013;238:87-96.
Maricic T, Günther V, Georgiev O, Gehre S, Curlin M, Schreiweis C, Naumann R, Burbano HA, Meyer M, Lalueza-Fox C, de la Rasilla M, Rosas A, Gajović S, Kelso J, Enard W, Schaffner W, Pääbo S. A Recent Evolutionary Change Affects a Regulatory Element in the Human FOXP2 Gene. Mol Biol Evol. 2013;30:844-52.
Gundert-Remy U, Dimovski A, Gajović S. Personalized medicine – where do we stand? Pouring some water into wine: a realistic perspective. Croat Med J. 2012;53:314-20.
Bohacek I, Cordeau P, Lalancette-Hébert M, Gorup D, Weng YC, Gajović S, Kriz J. Toll-like receptor 2 deficiency leads to delayed exacerbation of ischemic injury. J Neuroinflammation. 2012 Aug 8;9:191.
Gajović S. Regeneracija mozga: od neuroznanstvene nade do bioetičkog problema (in Croatian; engl. Brain regeneration: from neuroscience hope to bioethical issue). JAHR 2012;3:267-277.
Ćurlin M, Kapuralin K, Muro AF, Baralle FE, Chowdhury K, Gajović S. Stam2 expression pattern during embryo development. Gene Expr Patterns. 2012 Jan-Feb;12(1-2):68-76.
Kapuralin K, Van Ginneken C, Curlin M, Timmermans JP, Gajović S. Neurons and a subset of interstitial cells of Cajal in the enteric nervous system highly express Stam2 gene. Anat Rec. 2012 Jan;295(1):113-20.
Vrabec Branica B, Gajović S (2012) Lung Carcinoma Molecular Biomarkers. Frontiers in Bioscience, 4:865-75.
Mitrečić D, Nicaise C, Klimaschewski L, Gajović S, Bohl D, Pochet R. (2012) Genetically modified stem cells for the treatment of neurological diseases. Frontiers in Bioscience, 4:1170-81.
Mitrečić D, Nicaise C, Gajović S, Pochet R (2011) The Therapeutic Potential of Stem Cells in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Current Signal Transduction Therapy, 6, 341-346.
Gajović S (2011) Izvorne celice v zdravljenju in delovanju možganov (in Slovenian; Stem Cells in the Treatment and Functioning of the Brain). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, domišljijo in novo antropologijo 2011;246:103-113.
Mitrečić D, Nicaise C, Gajović S, Pochet R (2010) Distribution, differentiation and survival of intravenously administered neural stem cells in a rat model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Cell Transplantation, 19, 537-548.
Žižić Mitrečić M, Mitrečić D, Pochet R, Kostović-Knežević L, Gajović S (2010) The mouse gene Noto is expressed in the tail bud and essential for its morphogenesis. Cells Tissues Organs 192, 85-92.
Vrabec Branica B, Smojver Ježek S, Juroš Z, Grgić S, Srpak N, Mitrečić D, Gajović S (2010) Detection of Human Papillomaviruses Type 16, 18 and 33 in Bronchial Aspirates of Lung Carcinoma Patients by Polymerase Chain Reaction: A Study of 84 Cases in Croatia. Coll Anthropol, 34, 159-162.
Vrabec Branica B, Mitrečić D, Grgić S, Smojver Ježek S, Chalfe N, Gajović S (2009) PCR-Quality DNA Isolation from Human Bronchial Aspirates and Buccal and Eyelid Swabs by a Simple Procedure Based on Alkaline Lysis. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers, 13, 799-802.
Mitrečić, D, Pochet, R, Gajović, S (2009) Toward the treatments with neural stem cells: experiences from ALS. Anat Rec, 292, 1962-1967.
Hausott B, Kurnaz I, Gajović S, Klimaschewski L (2009) Signaling by neuronal tyrosine kinase receptors: relevance for development and regeneration. Anat Rec, 292, 1976-1985.
Mitrečić D, Furić Čunko V, Gajović, S (2008) Semithin sections of epoxy resin embedded mouse embryos in morphological analysis of whole mount in situ RNA hybridization. J Microsc 232, 504-507.
Mitrečić D, Mavrić S, Vrabec Branica B, Gajović S (2008) Mice genotyping using buccal swab samples – an improved method. Biochem Genet 46, 105-112.
Mitrečić D, Mavrić S, Gajović S (2008) PCR based identification of short deletion/insertions and single nucleotide substitutions in genotyping of splotch and truncate mouse strains. Mol Cell Prob, 22, 110-114
Furić Čunko V, Mitrečić D, Mavrić S, Gajović S (2008) Expression pattern and functional analyis of mouse Stam2 in the olfactory system. Coll Anthrop, 32 (Suppl. 1), 59-63.
Mitrečić D, Malnar T, Gajović S (2008) Nucleolar Protein 1 (Nol1) Expression In The Mouse Brain. Coll Anthrop, 32 (Suppl. 1), 123-126.
Gajović S, Mitrečić, D, Augustinčić L, Iaconcig A, Muro, AF (2006) Unexpected rescue of alpha-synuclein and multimerin1 deletion in C57BL/6JOlaHsd mice by beta-adducin knockout. Transgenic Res, 15, 255-259
Ćurlin M, Lucić V, Gajović S (2006) Splice variant of Stam2 mRNA present in the nervous and muscular tissue contains within region coding for VHS domain an additional exon with the stop codon. Croat Med J 47, 16-24
Mitrečić D, Huzak M, Ćurlin M, Gajović S (2005) Determination of gene copy number in transgenic mice by serial dilution curves obtained by real-time quantitative PCR assay. J Biochem Biophys Met, 64, 83-98
Kostović-Knežević, Lj, Gajović, S (2005) Human embryo before ultrasound visualization. Ultrasound Rev Obstetr Gynecol, 5, 1-8
Stević N, Belovari T, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S (2004) Developmental potential of mouse embryos without extraembryonic membranes in modified organ culture. Coll Antropol 28, 681-688
Mitrečić D, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S (2004) Morphological features of tail bud development in truncate mouse mutants. Cells Tissues Organs 178, 23-32
Belovari T, Stević N, Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj (2004) Differentiation and developmental potential of rat post-implantation embryo without extra-embryonic membranes cultured in vitro or grafted in vivo. Anat Histol Embryol 33, 90-95
Burdon KP, McKay JD, Sale MM, Russell-Eggitt IM, Mackey DA, Wirth MG, Elder JE, Nicoll A, Clarke MP, FitzGerald LM, Stankovich JM, Shaw MA, Sharma S, Gajović S, Gruss P, Ross S, Thomas P, Voss AK, Thomas T, Gécz J, Craig JE. (2003) Mutations in a novel gene, NHS, cause the pleiotropic effects of Nance-Horan Syndrome including severe congenital cataract, dental anomalies and mental retardation. Am J Hum Genet 73, 1120-1130
Muro AF, Chauhan AK, Gajović S, Iaconcig A, Porro F, Stanta G, Baralle FE (2003) Regulated splicing of the fibronectin EDA exon is essential for proper skin wound healing and normal lifespan. J Cell Biol 162, 149-160
Ćurlin M, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S (2002) Gene trap mutagenesis of three genes expressed during mouse embryo development. Period Biol 104, 47-54.
Muro AF, Marro ML, Gajović S, Porro F, Luzzatto L, Baralle FE (2000) Mild spherocytic hereditary elliptocytosis and altered levels of α- and γ-adducins in β-adducin deficient mice. Blood 95, 3978-3985.
Marro ML, Scremin OU, Jordan MC, Huynh L, Porro F, Roos K, Gajović S, Baralle FE, Muro AF (2000) Hypertension of β-adducin-deficient mice. Hypertension 36, 449-453.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Belovari T (1999) Experimental models in the research of early embryogenesis. Med Vjesn 31, 23-26.
Gajović S, Gruss P (1998) Differentiation of the mouse embryoid bodies grafted on the chorioallantoic membrane of the chick embryo. Int J Dev Biol 42, 225-228.
Gajović S, Chowdury K, Gruss P (1998) Genes expressed after retinoic acid mediated differentiation of embryoid bodies are likely to be expressed during embryo development. Exp Cell Res 242, 138-143.
Terzić J, Müller C, Gajović S, Saraga-Babić M (1998) Expression of Pax2 gene during human development. Int J Dev Biol 42, 701-707.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj. (1998) Retinoic acid mediated neuronal differentiation of embryonic stem cells is enhanced in a culture medium with low levels of fetal calf serum. Period Biol 100, 239-244.
Gajović S, Muro FA, Baralle FE (1997) Appearance of vaginal duplication in outbred CD1 mice. Vet Arhiv 67, 145-150.
Gajović S, St-Onge L, Yokota Y, Gruss P (1997) Retinoic acid mediates Pax6 expression during in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells. Differentiation 62, 187-192.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj (1995) Ventral ectodermal ridge and ventral ectodermal groove – two distinct morphological features in the developing rat embryo tail. Anat Embryol 192, 181-187.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Papić M (1994) Regions of cell death in the rat embryo tail. Period Biol 96, 35-36.
Kardum-Skelin I, Gajović S, Kostović-Knezević Lj, Vrhovac R, Jaksić B. (1993) Electron-microscopic study of the Chediak-Higashi syndrome. Period Biol 95, 285-286.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Slavković R, Selinger D (1993) Scanning electron microscopic analysis of the caudal part of the rat embryo. Period Biol 95, 287-288.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Švajger A (1993) Morphological evidence for secondary formation of the tail gut in the rat embryo. Anat Embryol 187, 291-297.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Švajger A (1991) Morphogenetic features in the tail region of the rat embryo. Int J Dev Biol 35, 191-195.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Švajger A (1990) Development of axial organs in the rat embryo tail. Rad Med Fak Zagrebu 31, 143-150.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj, Švajger A (1989) Origin of the notochord in the rat embryo tail. Anat Embryol 179, 305-310.


Gajović S. Diamond Open Access in the quest for interdisciplinarity and excellence. Croat Med J. 2017 Aug 31;58(4):261-262.
Gajović S. Resisting small cake phenomenon – sharing resources and knowledge makes you rich. Croat Med J. 2017 Apr 14;58(2):93-94.
Barić H, Baždarić K, Glasnović A, Gajović S. Why scholarly publishing might be a bubble. Croat Med J. 2017;58:1-3.
Mašić I, Begić E, Donev DM, Gajović S, Gasparyan AY, Jakovljević M, Milošević DB, Sinanović O, Sokolović Š, Uzunović S, Zerem E. Sarajevo Declaration on Integrity and Visibility of Scholarly Publications. Croat Med J. 2016;57:527-529.
Gajović S, Pochet R. The cost of scientific excellence – could it be expensive and out of reach? Croat Med J. 2016;57:413-414.
Šućur A, Gajović S. Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) – a recognition of upholding ethical practices in medicine. Croat Med J. 2016;57(3):219-22.
Gajović S. Publishing interdisciplinary research – a perspective from the Croatian Medical Journal. Croat Med J. 2015;56:399-400.
Svalastog AL, Allgaier J, Gajović S. Navigating knowledge landscapes: on health, science, communication, media, and society. Croat Med J. 2015;56(4):321-3.
Vukmanović M, Gajović S. How to express visually the genetic identity of a scientific journal? – an example of the Croatian Medical Journal cover page. Croat Med J. 2015 Jun;56(3):179-80.
Gajović S, Pochet R. Brain extracellular matrix meets COST – Matrix for European research networks. Prog Brain Res. 2014;214:xix-xxiii
Mitrečić D, Bilić E, Gajović S. How Croatian patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have been turned into medical tourists – a comment on a medical and social phenomenon. Croat Med J. 2014;55:443-5.
Barić H, Polšek D, Andrijašević L, Gajović S. Open access – is this the future of medical publishing? Croat Med J. 2013;54:315-8.
Gajović S. What is constant in a time of change? Croat Med J. 2011;52:593.


Martinelli L, Bilyy R, Buzas N, Ceausu I, Głos A, Heavin C, Lhotska L, Machado H, Mali F, Masic I, de Miguel Berain I, Nasadyuk C, Olofsson J, Pale P, Pot M, Prainsack B, Şahinol M, Shim J, Simm K, Svalastog AL, Šribar R, Todorović Z, Vidmar M, Vyshka G, Webb H, Long Bie Y, Ziebland S, Gajović S, Kopilaš V. The collection of narratives on face mask wearing written by members of scholarly association Navigating Knowledge Landscapes Network in May 2020. Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/9s6fm7vdbc.1


Svalastog AL, Gajović S, Webster A (eds.). Navigating Digital Health Landscapes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis. Singapore: Springer Nature – Palgrave Macmillan, p. 321, 2021.
Gajović S, Svalastog AL (eds.): Navigating knowledge landscapes. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, p. 245, 2018.
Gajović S. (ed.): GlowBrain – Unlocking the Potential of Brain Research. Zagreb: University of Zagreb School of Medicine. p. 154, 2016.
Gajović S. (ed.): Bio-objects at the intersection of medicine, science and society. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, p. 230, 2014.
Bauman D, Gajović S. Electron microscopy in Croatia. Zagreb: Hrvatsko mikroskopijsko društvo, p. 205. 2012.

Book chapters:

Gajović S. Morphogenetic and differentiation powers of the human embryo. In: Kurjak A, Chervenak FA (eds.) Donald School Embryo as a person and as a patient. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, p. 12-18, 2020.
Gajović S, Radmilović Dobrivojević M, Glasnović A. The development, consequences and recover after brain stroke depend on the individual risk factors and comoribidities – preclinical perspectives. In: Jakovljević M (ed.) Comorbidity, resilience and epigenetics from the perspectives of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. Zagreb: Pro mente: Medicinska naklada, 2019., str. 14-24.
Gajović S. Basics of human histology. In: Lauc T, Čuković-Bagić I (eds.) Dental and craniofacial anthropology. Zagreb: Alfa, p. 29-36, 2019.
Čuković-Bagić I, Gajović S. Development and appearance of teeth. In: Lauc T, Čuković-Bagić I (eds.) Dental and craniofacial anthropology. Zagreb: Alfa, p. 287-292, 2019.
Gajović S, Dobrivojević Radmilović M, Glasnović A. Incidence of stroke, its consequences and possibilities of brain repair depend on individual risk factors and comorbidities – view from perspective of preclinical research. In: Jakovljević M (ed.) Comorbidities, resilience and epigenetics from perspectives of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, p. 126-135, 2019.
Gajović S. Open Access and digital environment of the sceintific journals. In: Hebrang Grgić I (ed.) Openess in science and high education. Zagreb: Školska knjiga, p. 254-264. 2018.
Gajović S. Stem cell therapies – technological limitations and bioethical dillemas. In: Čović A., Radonić M (eds.) Bioethics and child: moral dillemas in pediatry. Zagreb: Pergamena, 2011.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S. Early embryonic development. In: Kuvačić I, Kurjak A, Đelmiš J (eds.) Obstetrics. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, p. 54-60, 2009.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Mitrečić D. Development of the human embryo. In: Kurjak A, Chervenak FA (eds.) Donald School textbook of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. (2nd edition) New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, p. 143-152, 2008.
Gajović S, Kostović-Knežević Lj. Embryonic development of the female genital organs In: Kurjak A, Djelmiš J. (eds.) Gynecology and Perinatology, vol. 1, Varaždinske Toplice: Tonimir, p. 127-132, 2004.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S. Fertilization and embryo development. In: Kurjak A, Kupešić S (eds.) Gynecology and Perinatology, vol. 2, Varaždinske Toplice: Tonimir, p. 3-14, 2004.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S. Embryonic development of the thyroid gland. In: Djelmiš J, Kusić Z, Ivanišević M (eds.) Diseases of thyroid gland during pregnancy. Zagreb: Laserplus, p. 13-19, 2004.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S. Development of the human embryo. In: Kurjak A, Chervenak FA (eds.) Donald School textbook of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. (1st edition) New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, p. 103-113, 2004.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Grbeša Đ. Human embryonic development. In: Kurjak A, Chervenak FA, Carrera JM (eds.) The embryo as a patient. New York, London: The Parthenon Publishing Group, p. 1-12, 2001.
Gajović S. How to make a mouse with desired genetic modification? In: Šerman D, Sertić J, Stavljenić-Rukavina A, Bulić-Jakuš F (eds.) Molecular Biology Methods in Biomedicine. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2001.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Ježek D. Electron microscopy in analysis of biological samples. In: Kostović-Knežević Lj (ed.) Morphological methods of investigations in biomedicine. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2001.
Gajović S. Gene trap – a search for new genes important for embryo development. In: Radačić M, Bašić I, Eljuga S. (eds.) Experimental models in biomedicine. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2000.
Gajović S. Embryonic stem cells. In: Batinić D. (ed.) Experimental methods in vivo and in vitro. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2000.
Kostović-Knežević Lj, Gajović S, Latin-Milković V. Before we were born. Zagreb: Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 1991.
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