RNDr. Zuzana Jurašeková, PhD.

Senior researcher at the Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Safarik University in Kosice.
M.S. degree in Biophysics and Chemical Physics in 2002 at Safarik University in Košice, Slovakia.
PhD degree in Physical Chemistry in 2009 at National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain.
Her present research interest is focused on the application of Raman scattering methods in the field of Cultural Heritage and Raman imaging.

Stages abroad

2003 (3 weeks): Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
2005–2009 (4 years): IEM of CSIC in Madrid, Spain
2007; 2008; 2009/2010; 2010 (3 months; 1,5 month; 4 months; 4 months): ISOF of CNR in Bologna, Italy
2010 (1,5 month): The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA
2014 (3 months): IEM CSIC in Madrid, Spain
2015 (2 months): IEM CSIC in Madrid, Spain


VEGA 1/0929/16: Non invasive micro-Raman and SERS analysis of coloring materials in paper-based artifacts of cultural and historical interest: It is not a black as a black. (atRAM@Nt) – principal investigator


  • Garcia-Leis, A.; Jancura, D.; Antalik, M.; Garcia-Ramos, J. V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Jurasekova, Z.: Catalytic effects of silver plasmonic nanoparticles on the redox reaction leading to ABTS˙+ formation studied using UV-visible and Raman spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 (2016) 26562–26571.
  • Verebova, V.; Belej, D.; Joniova, J.; Jurasekova, Z.; Miskovsky, P.; Kozar, T.; Horvath, D.; Stanicova, J.; Huntosova, V.: Deeper insights into the drug defense of glioma cells against hydrophobic molecules. Int. J. Pharm. 503 (2016) 56–67.
  • Černák, J.; Helgesen,G.; Čižmár, E.; Kováč, J.; Jurašeková, Z.; Voltr, J.: Magnetic properties of graphene nanodisk and nanocone powders at low temperatures. Phys. Rev. B 92 (2015) 155429–1–7.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J. V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Effect of pH on the chemical modification of quercetin and structurally related flavonoids characterized by optical (UV-Visible and Raman) spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16 (2014) 12802–12811.
  • Guerrini L.; Jurasekova, Z.; del Puerto, E.; Hartsuiker, L.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Otto, C.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: The Effect of Metal-Liquid Interface Composition on the Adsorption of a Cyanine Dye onto Gold Nanoparticles. Langmuir 29 (2013) 1139–1147.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J. V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Adsorption and catalysis of flavonoid quercetin on different plasmonic metal nanoparticles monitored by SERS. J. Raman Spectrosc. 43 (2012) 1913–1919.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Tamba, M.; Torreggiani, A.: Silver nanoparticles active as surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates prepared by high energy irradiation. Vib. Spectrosc. 57 (2011) 42–48.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Tinti, A.; Torreggiani, A.: Use of Raman spectroscopy for the identification of radical-mediated damages in human serum albumin. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 400 (2011) 2921–2931.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; del Puerto, E.; Bruno, G.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Domingo, C.: Extractionless non-hydrolysis Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic detection of historical mordant dyes on textile fibers. J. Raman Spectrosc. 41 (2010) 1455–1461.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Marconi, M.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Torreggiani, A.: Spectroscopic and molecular modeling studies on the binding of the flavonoid luteolin and human serum albumin. Biopolymers 91 (2009) 917–927.
  • Torreggiani, A.; Jurasekova, Z.; D´Angelantonio, M.; Tamba, M.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Fabrication of Ag nanoparticles by γ-irradiation: Application to surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of fungicides. Colloids Surf. A Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 339 (2009) 60–67.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Torreggiani, A.; Tamba, M.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Garcia Ramos, J.V.: Raman and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) investigation of the quercetin interaction with metals: Evidence of structural changing processes in aqueous solution and on metal nanoparticles. J. Mol. Struct. 918 (2009) 129–137.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: In situ detection of flavonoids weld dyed wool and silk textiles by Surface-enhanced Raman scattering. J. Raman Spectrosc. 39 (2008) 1309–1312.
  • Torreggiani, A.; Jurasekova, Z.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Tamba, M.: Spectroscopic and pulse radiolysis studies of the antioxidant properties of (+)-catechin: metal chelation and oxidizing radical scavenging. J. Raman Spectrosc. 39 (2008) 265–275.
  • Guerrini, L.; Jurasekova, Z.; Domingo, C.; Pérez-Méndez, M.; Leyton, P.; Campos-Vallette, M.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Importance of Metal-Adsorbate Interactions for the Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering of Molecules Adsorbed on Plasmonic Nanoparticles. Plasmonics 2 (2007) 147–156.
  • Jurasekova, Z.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Domingo, C.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of Flavonoids. J. Raman Spectrosc. 37 (2006) 1239–1241.