5000th grantee

The 5000th grantee, Dr Iva Tolić, is a leading Croatian cell biophysicist.

An ERC Consolidator Grant will allow her to study the forces acting on the chromosomes during cell division. Her research could be critical for the development of new therapies against cancer. Dr Tolić will carry out her project at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb.

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Dr. Iva Tolić
5000th ERC grantee
Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader in Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Dr Iva Tolić holds a PhD in biology from University of Zagreb in Croatia (2002) and did a PhD work in Harvard School of Public Health, USA in 1999-2001.

Before that she did graduate studies in molecular biology in Ruđer Bošković Institute. She obtained a diploma in molecular biology from the University of Zagreb in 1996. Before moving her lab to Croatia in the beginning of 2015 Dr. Tolić spent 10 years as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.

She was awarded the 2015 Young Investigators' Medal and Prize by the European Biophysical Societies Association (EBSA).
In 2014 Iva Tolić received the Order of Danica Hrvatska for science, outstanding contributions to science and its promotion in the Republic of Croatia and the world, awarded by the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović, as well as the European Life Science Award in the category Investigator of the Year.
She was chosen by the journal Cell as one of 40 top scientists from around the world working in diverse biological fields, "40 under 40" for 2014.