Hrvoje Rimac was born in 1988 in Zagreb, Croatia. He obtained his Master of Pharmacy degree at Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in 2011 and his Master Engineer of Molecular Biotechnology degree at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 2013. He also received the City of Zagreb Scholarship and Rector's Award in the category “Individual Scientific Achievement”. He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “Competition Between Flavonoids and Selected Xenobiotics for Binding Sites on Human Serum Albumin” in 2017 (summa cum laude), under the guidance of Assist. Prof. Mirza Bojić, PhD and Full Prof. Branka Zorc, PhD.
He won the French Government scholarship for a short research stay at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (fr. Institut national de la recherche agronomique, INRA) in Avignon, France in 2014 and in the academic year 2019/2020 he was employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the South Ural State University (SUSU), Laboratory of Computational Modeling of Drugs, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation.
Currently, he is a course leader of a graduate level course “Drug Metabolism” and is collaborator in courses “Medicinal Chemistry 1” and “Drug Design” at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He is also a leader of elective graduate level courses “Biochemical Basis of Toxicity of Endobiotics and Xenobiotics” and “Medicinal Chemistry” and is one of the authors of the University textbook “Introduction to Computational Chemistry and Drug Design” (2020).
Hrvoje Rimac has published 22 scientific articles (first author – seven articles, corresponding author – six articles) and three professional papers. He also participated in scientific conferences with two invited lectures, five oral presentations, and 25 poster presentations, and was a Topic and Guest Editor in the Pharmaceutics journal special edition “Covalent Inhibitors as Selective Drug Candidates“.
In 2020 he won the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb’s The Best Young Scientist Award and in 2021 he won the Croatian Chemical Society’s The Best Young Scientist Award in the Field of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. He is a member of Croatian Chemical Society, Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, and Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Area of his scientific interest involve computational design of bioactive molecules and molecular dynamics, computational and experimental investigation of interactions between ligands and macromolecules, and inhibition and induction of cytochrome P450 enzymes.
Winner of the young medicinal chemist meeting in United Kingdom
Mr Michael ROWLINSON
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, Manchester, United Kingdom
Winner of the young medicinal chemist meeting in Czech Republic
Mr Petr SLECHTA
CHARLES UNIVERSITY, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic