RNDr. Zuzana Jurašeková, PhD.

 

Education:

PhD degree in Physical Chemistry (2009) at National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain
RNDr degree in Biophysics and Chemical Physics (2005) at Safarik University in Košice, Slovakia
Graduated in Biophysics and Chemical Physics (2002) at Safarik University in Košice, Slovakia

 

Research interest:

Specialist in Raman and SERS spectroscopy; recent research interest: material characterization, cultural heritage analysis, detection of environmental pollutants, drug-biomacromolecule interaction, molecular paleontology, Raman imaging

 

Education:

• May 2014: Scientific qualification level IIa
Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic

• May 2005 – September 2009: PhD. (Scientiæ Doctor, „Cum laude“, Rector’s Special Award, European Doctorate) – Chemistry, specialization: Physical Chemistry
Dissertation Thesis Title: Application of Surface-enhanced Optical Spectroscopies for the study of Flavonoids: Yellow organic pigments used in Cultural and Historical Heritage
Faculty of Science, UNED, Madrid, Spain

• December 2002 – May 2005: RNDr. (Rerum Naturalium Doctor) – Physics, specialization: Biophysics and Chemical Physics Doctoral Work Title: Studying the interactions of selected structural derivates of hydroxyanthraquinones with serum albumins. Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic

• September 1997 – June 2002: Mgr. (Master of Science) – Physics, specialization: Biophysics and Chemical Physics; Pedagogical competence
Master Thesis Title: Preparation and optical properties of clays on the base of Laponite Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic

• September 1993 – June 1997: Graduated – School Leaving-Exam: Slovak language, English language, Biology, Chemistry

Secondary Grammar School GK2, Konštantínová 2, Prešov, Slovak Republic

Positions:

  • August 2014 – up to now: Senior scientist (Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic)
  • October 2013 – July 2014: Researcher (Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic)
  • September 2011 – September 2013: Researcher – postdoc position (Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic)
  • September 2010 – December 2010: Researcher – postdoc fellow (Istituto ISOF, CNR, Bologna, Italy)
  • April 2010 – May 2010: Researcher – specialist ( Of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)
  • November 2009 – March 2010: Researcher – postdoc fellow (Istituto ISOF, CNR, Bologna, Italy)
  • May 2005 – September 2009: Researcher – PhD student (Instituto IEM, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
  • December 2002 – May 2005: PhD student (Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic)

Language skills:

Slovak – native speaker

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Stages abroad:

  • Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Madrid, Spain (2005-2009 / 4 years, 2014 / 3 months, 2015 / 2 months; currently every year minimum 2-weeks-stays).
  • Istituto ISOF, CNR, Bologna, Taliansko (2007 / 3 months; 2008 / 1,5 month; 2009/2010 /4 months; 2010 / 4 months).
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (2010 / 1,5 month).

Principal investigator of 1 VEGA project* and scientific co-worker of 12 scientific projects (including EU FP projects, APVV, Spanish national projects).

* 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)

Publications:

Selected Peer-Reviewed CC Publications (WOS/SCOPUS) – In Total: 18 (see list below); Nº of citations (without self-citations): 386; h-index: 11

Other publications: 1 publication in non SCI included scientific journals; 1 Monograph; 3 Book chapters; author of more than 40 communications in national and international congresses.

List of publications:

Orsagova Kralova, Z.; Orinak, A.; Orinakova, R.; Petrus, O.; Macko, J.; Radonak, J.; Sukovska Lakyova, L.; Jurasekova, Z.; Smith, R.; Streckova, M.; Koval, K.: Electrochemically deposited silver detection substrate for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy cancer diagnostics. Journal of biomedical optics 23 (2018) 1-11 (IF = 2,367; No. of citations: 0).

Belej, D.; Jurasekova, Z.; Nemergut, M.; Wagnieres, G.; Jancura, D.; Huntosova, V.: Negligible interaction of [Ru(Phen)3]2+ with human serum albumin makes it promising for a reliable in vivo assessment of the tissue oxygenation. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 174 (2017) 37-44 (IF = 3,348; No. of citations: 0).

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. PCCP 18 (2016) 26562-26571 (IF = 4,123; No. of citations: 2).

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. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 503 (2016) 56-67 (IF(2016) = 3,649 ; No. of citations: 0).

Černák, J.; Helgesen, G.; Čižmár, E.; Kováč, J.; Jurašeková, Z.; Voltr, J.: Magnetic properties of graphene nanodisk and nanocone powders at low temperatures. Physical Review B 92 (2015) 155429-1-7 (IF(2015) = 3,836; No. of citations: 0).

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. PCCP 16 (2014) 12802-12811 (IF(2014) = 4,493; No. of citations: 32).

Guerrini, L.; Jurasekova, Z.; del Puerto, E.; Hartsuiker, L.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J. V.; Otto, C.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Effect of Metal–Liquid Interface Composition on the Adsorption of a Cyanine Dye onto Gold Nanoparticles. Langmuir 29 (2013) 1139-1147 (IF(2013) = 4,187; No. of citations: 4).

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. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 43 (2012) 1913-1919 (IF(2012) = 2,679; No. of citations: 13).

Jurasekova, Z.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Tamba, M.; Torreggiani, A.: Silver nanoparticles active as surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates prepared by high energy irradiation. Vibrational Spectroscopy 57 (2011) 42-48 (IF(2011) = 1,65; No. of citations: 5).

Jurasekova, Z.; Tinti, A.; Torreggiani, A.: Use of Raman spectroscopy for the identification of radical-mediated damages in human serum albumin. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 400 (2011) 2921-2931 (IF(2011) = 3,778; of citations: 10).

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. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 41 (2010) 1455-1461 (IF(2010) = 3,137; No. of citations: 47).

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 (IF(2009) = 2,605; No. of citations: 53).

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 and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 339 (2009) 60-67 (IF(2009) = 1,988; No. of citations: 17).

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. Journal of Molecular Structure 918 (2009) 129-137 (IF(2009) = 1,551; No. of citations: 38).

Jurasekova, ; 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. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 39 (2008) 1309-1312 (IF(2008) = 3,526; No. of citations: 53).

Torreggiani, A.; Jurasekova, ; Sanchez-Cortes, S.; Tamba, M.: Spectroscopic and pulse radiolysis studies of the antioxidant properties of (+)-catechin: metal chelation and oxidizing radical scavenging. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 39 (2008) 265-275 (IF(2008) = 3,526; No. of citations: 33).

Guerrini, ; 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 (IF(2007) = 2,765; No. of citations: 27).

Jurasekova, Z.; Garcia-Ramos, J.V.; Domingo, C.; Sanchez-Cortes, S.: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of Flavonoids. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 37 (2006) 1239-1241 (IF(2008) = 2,133; No. of citations: 49).