Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health

View All Former Yugoslavia Facilities

Last Updated: April 22, 2014
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]

[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,”

Country Profile
Flag of Former Yugoslavia
Former Yugoslavia

This article provides an overview of the Former Yugoslavia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

Learn More →

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2019.