Slavica Ražić

University of Belgrade, Serbia
Lecture Title: 
"Contemporary Approach to Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds - Analytical Challenges and Case Studies"

Full professor
Departement of the Analytical Chemistry
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Brief biography
Slavica Ražić was born in Prizren (Serbia), where she finished Elementary and Grammar schools. She graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy, from which she obtained the MS degree. For PhD accomplished at the Faculty of Chemistry - Department of analytical chemistry (2000) Slavica Ražić received the Annual award of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade for the best Doctorial dissertation in that year. Since 2012 Slavica Ražić is a full professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Belgrade. She served as the Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry for two terms in the last decade. In 2014 she accomplished the Specialist Academic Studies at the Faculty of Pharmacy on Toxicological risk assessment for environmental pollutants.
Since 2002, she has chaired the Division of the Analytical Chemistry of the Serbian Chemical Society (SCS), acting also as a representative of SCS in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (DAC-EuCheMS). She started her term as Chairperson of the DAC-EuCheMS for the period 2017-2019 Slavica is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society and is the Sub Editor for Analytical Chemistry. In a period 2012-2016 she served as the Vice-president of the Serbian Chemical Society and from 2013 Slavica is official representative of the SCS in the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and also a member of its Analytical Chemistry Division from 2016 to 2017.
Slavica's main research interests lie in the analytics of environmental and biological samples, in method development and the monitoring of trace and minor elements using atomic absorption and emission spectrometry (F-AAS, F-AES, GF-AAS, ICP-AES and ICP-MS) combined with contemporary sample preparation techniques and chemometric methods of analysis. Established objectives are: elucidation of the bioavailability, mobility, distribution and accumulation of elemental species in different environmental compartment with their impact on human health protection. In addition, the next area includes GC-MS (BVOCs analysis), HPTLC and HPLC analysis of biological active organic compounds in plants important in phytopharmacy and forensic science. Another extension is going to (i) direction of the risk and toxicity assessment and of various compounds, related to environment and human health impact and (ii) analytical aspects of green chemistry and its role/applications in pharmaceutical sciences.