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Division of Analytical Chemistry – New Chair

Prof. Dr. Slavica Ražić is the new Chair of the EuCheMS Division of Analytical Chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Slavica Ražić is a full professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Belgrade. She graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy, where she obtained her MS degree. Dr. Slavica Ražić obtained her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Chemistry – Department of analytical chemistry. She served as the Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry for two terms in the last decade.

Since 2002, she has chaired the Division of the Analytical Chemistry of the Serbian Chemical Society (SCS), acting also as a representative of SCS in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (DAC-EuCheMS). She started her term as Chair of the DAC-EuCheMS on the 1st January 2017. In the International year of chemistry (2011), she organized European conference on analytical chemistry in Belgrade with attendance of about 600 participants from 57 countries from Europe and other continents. Slavica is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society and is the Sub Editor for Analytical Chemistry. In a period 2012 -2016 she served as the Vice-president of the Serbian Chemical Society and from 2013. Slavica is official representative of the SCS in the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and also a member of its Analytical Chemistry Division (2016. – 2017.).

Main research interests are related to the analytics of environmental and biological samples, in method development, in two major research areas: 1) monitoring of trace and minor elements using atomic absorption and emission spectrometry (F-AAS, F-AES, ET-AAS, ICP-AES and ICP-MS) combined with contemporary sample preparation techniques and chemometrics methods of analysis. Elucidation of the bioavailability, mobility, distribution and accumulation of elemental species in different environmental compartment with their impact on human health protection gains its significance as a constant analytical challenge; and 2) GC-MS (especially BVOCs), HPTLC and HPLC analysis of active organic compounds in plants important in phytopharmacy and forensic science. Both research areas are combined in the risk and toxicity assessment and of various compounds, related to environment and human health impact.