Zeljka is Chemist, half-biologist and overall science enthusiast. She does lots of volunteer activities in fields of science popularization and education. Most of her free time is spent outside exploring the world around us, usually while cycling, rowing, kayaking or soil digging. Some of her special interests include ecology and environment, recycling and waste management. And cats, of course! In fact, all animals. She is a dreamer, with a touch of bohemian and rebel spirit and she loves to travel around and meet new people.
Technical data: 35 years, currently employed at Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, Croatia on a project studying phagocytosis and macropinocytosis in Dictyostelium discoideum (a very cute soil-dwelling amoeba). This will be my third time on IRS, fourth time visiting beautiful Russia and I am very excited about it!