Department of Biochemistry accommodates two research groups.

Professor Matić's group investigates the role of glucocorticoid hormones in pathophysiology of Metabolic Syndrome and other stress-related diseases, as well as in neuroendocrine adaptation to stress.

Research of Dr. Tomić's group is in the field of newly-synthesized and natural neuro/psychopharmacological substances and the research is focused on molecular mechanisms of their action in animal models and in vitro cell culture. In the field of nutritional biochemistry, the research is focused on role and mechanisms of folate and fatty acid action in the CNS and animal behavior.

Research is conducted on cell lines and animal models using different techniques including biochemical analysis, Western blot, qPCR, proteomics and behavioral testing.


• Effect of fructose enriched diet on the development of Metabolic Syndrome

• Role of glucocorticoid hormones in Metabolic Syndrome pathophysiology

• Role of glucocorticoid hormones in pathophysiology of stress-related diseases

• Biological effects of folates, homocysteine and polyunsaturated fatty acids on CNS

• Neuromodulatory effects of newly-synthesized and bioactive components of herbal origin


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