Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health

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Last Updated: June 1, 2004
Other Name: Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada (IMI)
Location: Ksaverska cesta 2, POB 291, HR-10001 Zagreb, Croatia
Subordinate To: University of Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports
Size: Approximately 150 staff members as of May 2004
Facility Status: N/A

The Laboratory of Biochemistry employs a number of persons engaged in CW relevant research who appear to have been previously involved in the protective CW program of Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. [1] This institute also hosted Dr. Zlatko Binenfeld prior to his death in 1996. Other persons of significance are Dr. Elsa Reiner and Dr. Vera Simeon-Rudolf. [2] As of 2004, the institute is the second largest research institution in Croatia, reporting to the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports. [3]

Sources:
[1] E. Reiner, V. Simeon, S. Simaga, S. Cizl, D. Jelicic, V. Sumanovic, and D. Batinic, "A field-test for detecting organophosphorus compounds in water," Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 44 (2) (June 1993), pp. 159-162; M. Skrinjaric-Spoljar, N. Burger, and J. Lovric, "Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by three new pyridinium compounds and their effect on phosphonylation of the enzyme," Journal of Enzyme Inhibition, 14 (5) (1999), pp. 331-41;  V. Simeon-Rudolf, E. Reiner, M. Skrinjaric-Spoljar, B. Radic, A. Lucic, I. Primozic, and S. Tomic, "Quinuclidinium-imidazolium compounds: synthesis, mode of interaction with acetylcholinesterase and effect upon Soman intoxicated mice," Archives of Toxicology 72 (5) (April 1998), pp. 289-95;
[2] V. Simeon-Rudolf, M. Skrinjaric-Spoljar, E. Reiner, Z. Orehovec, I. Jukic, S. Bokan, and B. Smoljan, "Identification of the contents and the shelf-life of indicator tubes from field kits for detection of organophosphorus compounds in the air," Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 48 (2) (1997), pp. 219-224;
[3] Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, “Laboratory of Biochemistry,” www.imi.hr

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