Maja Hanić

Maja Hanic
PhD Student

University of Oldenburg
Department of Physics
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Room: W16A 1-115


2012-2017: Bachelor in Chemistry, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb
2017-2020: Master in Chemistry, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb

Current Research:

Structure and photoactivation of avian cryptochromes

Trying to decipher light-dependent magnetoreception and the connection between the structure and function of the avian cryptochromes 1 and 4 which enable migratory birds such as European robin (Erithacus rubecula) to migrate by using with MD simulations as well as QM approaches.

Previous research:

Interdisciplinary investigation of the mutans of human dipeptidyl peptidase III (hDPP III)

Experimental biochemical as well as MD simulations approach was used to investigate how the mutations found in cancer cells influence the interaction with other proteins.


On the energetic differences of avian cryptochromes 4 from selected species, Maja Hanić, Anders Frederiksen, Fabian Schuhmann, Ilia A. Solov'yov, European Physical Journal D, 76, 198-(1-14), (2022)
Computational Reconstruction and Analysis of Structural Models of Avian Cryptochrome 4, Maja Hanić, Fabian Schuhmann, Anders Frederiksen, Corinna Langebrake, Georg Manthey, Miriam Liedvogel, Jingjing Xu, Henrik Mouritsen, Ilia A. Solov'yov, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 126, 4623-4635, (2022)
Navigation of migratory songbirds: a quantum magnetic compass sensor, Siu Ying Wong, Anders Frederiksen, Maja Hanić, Fabian Schuhmann, Gesa Grüning, P. J. Hore, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Neuroforum, 27, 141-150, (2021)
Binding of dipeptidyl peptidase III to the oxidative stress cell sensor Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 is a two-step process, Sara Matić, Ivana Kekez, Marko Tomin, Ferenc Bogár, Filip Šupljika, Saša Kazazić, Maja Hanić, Shalinee Jha, Hrvoje Brkić, Benjamin Bourgeois, Tobias Madl, Karl Gruber, Peter Macheroux, Dubravka Matković-Čalogović, Mihaela Matovina, Sanja Tomić, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, (2020)