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Davor Juretić

  • Scientific advisor at Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences,
    Mailing adress: Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 45, 21000, Split, Croatia

  • Professor Emeritus at University of Split, Faculty of Science,
    Mailing adress: Ruđera Boškovića 33, 21000 Split, Croatia

You can order my most recent book at Routledge or Amazon.

It summarizes my lifelong search for answers to how rivers of Life forever change Life and its environment by coupling biological to thermodynamic evolution.
The book explains why I am offering the following definition:

Life is the process of decreasing available forces Xa through primary and secondary fluxes Ja, Js. It results mainly in additional dissipation and partially into charge separation, chemical transformations, and the accumulation of power-producing couples XsJs for self-maintenance and reproduction – the processes that increase the complexity of Life and the entropy of Life's environment.

Major research areas

  1. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). How to discover or design them and interplay of bioinformatics, biophysics and bioenergetics needed to get insight into their mechanism of action. From AMPs to peptide antibiotics and other application possibilities.

  2. Research applications in bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics of our theorem about maximal entropy production for elementary transitions between functional states. Exploring how much the catalytic improvements achieved in simulations and through biological evolution are in accord with the evolution coupling hypothesis.

  3. Secondary structure prediction for membrane proteins. Finding sequence location for transmembrane and membrane-buried helices.

Davor Juretić

Professor Emeritus,

University of Split, Split, Croatia

Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Meštrovićevo šetalište 45,
21000 Split,  Croatia

Faculty of Science address:
Ruđera Boškovića 33,
21000 Split,  Croatia

Home phone: +385-(0)21-388724
Cellular phone: 098-581193
Fax: +385-(0)21-555605