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Dr Zeljka Krpetic
Dr Zeljka Krpetic
postal addressPeel Building (Room G06), 43 The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
email addressz.krpetic@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44(0)161 2955465
website addresshttp://www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences/els-academics/zeljka-krpetic
Key Memberships
From October 2016 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Biomedical Research Centre
From September 2016 to present.
Profile Summary

 My area of research expertise is the preparative nano-chemistry and tailored functionalisation of nanoparticles for diverse range of biomedical applications and nanomedicine including development multimodal sensing platforms, synthesis of nanoparticles for targeted delivery and cancer therapy and development of new approaches to nanoparticle characterisation.

I am conducting an interdisciplinary research at the interface between chemistry, biology and applied nanoscience focusing on the design, preparation, characterisation and advanced applications of nanomaterials for biological and biomedical applications.

My research aims to better understand the interactions of nanoparticles with living systems, environment and define and manufacture better quality next generation nanomaterials for commercial and biomedical uses. Moreover, my research includes the development of nanosensing tools for probing the biological responses, design and preparation of smart multicomponent intracellular nano-vehicles and development of new approaches to nanoparticle analysis and characterisation strategies for critical assessment of anisotropic metal nanoparticles and their interactions with living cells. My research combines the Electron Microscopy tools and analytical centrifugation approaches (Differential Centrifugal Sedimentation) for advanced characterisation of the bio-nano interface.

Key Qualifications
2008
PhD in Chemistry (Doctorate School in Chemical Science and Technology) awarded from The University of Milan, Italy in December 2008 for the interdisciplinary work in the field of preparative and applied nano chemistry. Dissertation title: 'Preparation, Characterisation and Biological Applications of Gold Nanoparticles', supervisor Prof Francesca Porta co-supervisor Dr Giorgio Scari
2005
MSc. Chem degree awarded by The University of Milan, Italy Dissertation title: ¿Gold Nanoparticles Stabilised by Mono and Polyfunctional, N and/or O Functionalised Organic Ligands. Applications in Biological Systems¿ Supervisor: Prof. Francesca Porta; co-supervisor Dr. Giorgio Scarí
Key Projects
2017
Apr
Kidscan Placement Scheme
Kidscan, £2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: Z Krpetic (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2017
Jun
2014
Jan
2008
Oct
Conference Presentations
2018
Jun
2013
May

Zeljka Krpetic, Philip M. Kelly, Andrzej Pitek, Eugene Mahon, Kenneth A. Dawson. Differential Centrifugal

Sedimentation (DCS) as an emerging technique for the detection of proteins within a nanoparticle protein corona... more >>.
2011
Jul

 Zeljka Krpetic, Faaizah Khan, John C. Pickup, Karen Faulds, Duncan Graham. Gold nanoparticle-glucose/galactose

binding protein-based colorimetric sensor for selective and rapid detection of glucose. BioNano@2011... more >>.
External Examiner Duties
2018
Nov

Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Javier Patarroyo. Thesis title: 'Synthesis of hollow and multi-meric plasmonic NPs'

2018
Apr

Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Shazia Mumtaz. Thesis title: ‘NANOPARTICLES-BASED SENSING STRATEGIES FOR DETECTION OF BACTERIA IN WATER'

2017
Jun

Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Benedetta Santini. Thesis title: ‘Studies of Different Administration Routes of Engineered Colloidal Na... more >>.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2016
Nov

 2016 – Invited speaker at the Focus User Meeting: Differential Centrifugal Sedimentation, National Physical Laboratory

(NPL) London, UK. 20-30 November 2016
2015
Jun

 2015 – Invited as an expert panel member to discus experimental reproducibility issues in nanoscience at Gordon

Research Conference (GRC) on Environmental Nanotechnology, 21-26 June, 2015, West Dover, Verm... more >>.
2014
Mar

 2014 – Invited talk at the SPP 1313 meeting ‘Biological Responses o Nano Scale Particles’ entitled ‘Biological identity of

nanoparticles: Nanotechnology at a bio-nano interface’, 3-... more >>.
2013
Jul

 Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Invited Lecturer at PhD Summer School ‘Nanomaterials i Nanotecnologia 2012/600494’
‘Biological identity of nanoparticles: Nanotechnology at a bio... more >>.
Journal Editorship
2017
Apr

 https://cancer-nano.springeropen.com/about/editorial-board

2014
Mar

 Editorial bboard member of the Cancer Nanotechnology since March 2014 https://cancer-nano.springeropen.com/about/editorial-board

Social-Media manager for the Cancer Nanotechnology journal

Media Appearances
2016
Jun

 http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/could-nano-drugs-be-the-key-to-cancer-treatment-1.2689218

2014
Mar

 2014 – Analytik report on use of CPS Disc Centrifuge system for characterising nanoparticles at the University of

Liverpool and University College Dublin, by Jezz Leckenby, www.talking-science.com availabl... more >>.
2010
Oct

 2010 – Chemistry World highlight of the Nano Letters paper ‘New light shed on 'photothermal' cell death’ available at:

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2010/October/07101001.asp
Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Mar

 

Awarded Member (MRSC) of The Royal Society of Chemistry

2016
Nov
2012
Oct

Member of The Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), a multi-disciplinary platform for NanoSafety and NanoMedicine.

more >>.
2011
Jan

 Member of E-MRS (European Materials Research Society), 2011.

2010
May

 Member of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology, the University of Strathclyde collaborative centre between the Departments of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Physics and associated interdisciplinary groupings from across th... more >>.

2007
Jan
Other Research Activity
2015
Feb

 

2015 – Science for Environment Policy. Thematic issue: Nanomaterials’ functionality. February 2016, Issue 48. Editorial:

Nanomaterials: addressing the challenges, benefiting from the opportuni... more >>.