Associate professor, Mirjana Turkalj, MD, PhD

Associate professor, Mirjana Turkalj, MD, PhD

Associate professor Mirjana Turkalj, MD, PhD was born in 1963 in Slavonski Brod. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1987. Since 1998 she has been a pediatric specialist, since 2005 a subspecialist in allergology and clinical immunology and since 2014 a assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek. She was elected as a Scientific Assistant Professor in 2015 at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. The professional title of associate professor was acquired in 2017 at the Catholich University of Zagreb.
She works as a pediatric subspecialist at Srebrnjak Children’s Hospital in Zagreb, where she is also Deputy Director, Head of the Clinical Allergology Center of the Croatian Ministry of Health and Head of Department for Allergology and Pulmonology. Professor is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb (Integrated Medicine Study in English; “Basics of Pediatric Allergy”), at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology (“Immunology for nutritionists”), at the “Pediatrics” course at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, at the Croatian School of Nursing (“Pediatrics”) and at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (“Pathomechanisms and Diagnosis of Allergic Diseases”).

She was head of the 2 FP7 European projects. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Croatian Medical Association, the Croatian Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the Croatian Society of Pediatricians, Croatian Society for Pediatric Pathology, Croatian Society for Health Ecology, Croatian Society for Human Genetics and Croatian Association of Sports Medicine. Medical interesets: Immunological mechanisms in asthma and allergic diseases, patomechanisms of specific immunotherapy in allergic diseases, mechanisms of drug allergy, the role of bacterial and viral infections in development of early wheezing and asthma in children, prevention of allergic diseases in children. She wrote over 170 scientific papers with over 400 citations, 26 of which are CC indexed and 16 book chapters. She participates in domestic and international congresses, at witch she has presented or co-autored more than 100 abstracts.

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Invited speakers

Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • Biological models in growth
  • Growth disorders
  • Birth cohorts
  • Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)
  • Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition and body composition
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Environmental effects on growth
  • Recent advances in data analysis
  • Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology
  • Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases
  • Growth and development in educational context (in collaboration with Education and Teacher Training Agency - in Croatian)




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Important info

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to postpone the ISGA Congress, originally planned for May 27-31 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia. Even with the vaccinations, the situation is not improving significantly and prevents us from holding the Congress in 2021.

International Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology (ISGA), with the Institute and Anthropological Research as host, and European Anthropological Association (EAA) came to a mutual decision to hold a joint ISGA & EAA Congress in 2024 in Croatia. We look forward to this event as a great opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and networking!

As the planning for the 2024 Congress proceeds, we will be updating the website to keep you informed, so please check the website and do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.