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Rubin Gulaboski

Date of birth: 29. 11. 1972, Prilep
Place of birth: Prilep, Macedonia
Nationality: Macedonian
Marital Status: Married, one child

E-mail: rubingulaboski@excite.com
Official address in Macedonia:
Arhimedova 5
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Current Address:
Department of Biophysics,
Geb. 58, Saarland University,
66421 Homburg,

Education degrees awarded

  • 1997: Engineer of Chemistry: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 2001: Master of Science (MSci) in Chemistry: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 2004: Dr rer. nat: . at the University of Greifswald, Germany;
  • 2006: Assistant Professor (an outdoor member): Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 2006: Assistant Professor: Faculty of Management of Environment, FON-First Private University, Skopje, Macedonia.

Title of the MSc Thesis

Theoretical and experimental treatment of the redox processes coupled by adsorption phenomena under conditions of Square-wave voltammetry, Skopje, 2001

Title of the PhD Thesis

The Determination of the Standard Gibbs Energies of Ion Transfer across the Liquid|Liquid Interfaces with the Help of Three-Phase Electrodes. Supervisor: Prof. Fritz Scholz, Greifswald, Germany, 2004

Realized Working Studies and Stays

  • Two weeks at the Lab of Dr. Sebojka Komorsky-Lovric and Dr. Milivoj Lovric (in February 2001) at Institut Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia;
  • 2 weeks at the Lab of Prof. Dr. Boris Pihlar (in January und February 2001) at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Ljubljana, Slovenia;
  • 1 Month at the Lab of Prof. Dr. Berdnard Testa and Prof. Dr. P. –A. Carrupt at Institute de Chemie Therapeutique in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Invitated Talks and Seminars

  • April 2002 at Institut für Chemie und Biochemie in Greifswald, Germany
  • Juni 2003 at Institute de Chemie Therapeutique, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • December 2003 at Fakultät für Physikalische Chemie, Universität von Ulm, Germany
    • October 2005, at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Porto, Portugal.
    • March 2008 and September 2008, Institute of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Germany.

Teaching experience as a Teacher Assistant

  • Medicinal Chemistry (Faculty of Medicine)
  • Medicinal chemistry for dentists (Faculty of Medicine);
  • General Chemistry for biologist (Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Macedonia);
  • Experimental Chemistry course for Chemistry and Biology students.

Fields of Interest

Theoretical and Experimental Electrochemistry, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Voltammetric Techniques, Square-wave voltammetry, Protein-film Voltammetry, Coenzyme Q10 redox chemistry, Redox Chemistry of methoxy benzoquinones, Kinetic Measurements of various redox reactions under conditions of Voltammetry, Modelling of various electrochemical reactions under voltammetric conditions, Electrochemical Impedeance Spectroscopy (EIS), Transfer of Ions across the interface of two immiscible liquids, Biomimetic Membranes; Molecular Dynamic Simulations, Mechanism of Ca2+ transfer across mitochondria membranes, complexation chemistry.

Other Activities

  • Referee Reviewer of more than 100 papers submitted for publication in following international peer journals:
    • Journal of Physical Chemistry C; Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry; Croatica Chemica Acta; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP); Lab on a Chip, Langmuir; Biophysical Chemistry; Organic&Biomolecular Chemistry; Analytica Chimica Acta; The Open Electrochemistry Journal; Current Analytical Chemistry; Energy&Environmental Science; Analytical Biochemistry.
  • Active Participation in more than 20 national and international scientific projects
  • Invited Evaluator for the scientific projects of the Ministry of Science and Education of Argentina.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Electrochemistry Journal

Language Skills

English-fluent, German-very good, Serbo-Croatian-fluent, Portuguese-fair, French-good

Fellowship Awards

  • PhD scholarship of DAAD (A/01/11814) in the period 2001-2004
  • Post. Doc. Fellowship of Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT- SFRH/BPD/14894/2004), Portugal, in the period 2004-2008.
  • Alexander Von HUMBOLDT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship-2008, Germany.


  • over 50 original papers (45 of them appeared in SCI journals) published in 24 various international-peer journals;
  • one book and two chapters in books (all written in English):
    • Fritz Scholz, Uwe Schroeder, Rubin Gulaboski “Electrochemistry of Immobilized Particles and Droplets”, Springer Verlag, New York, pp. 1-269, 2005.
    • Rubin Gulaboski in ELECTROCHEMICAL DICTIONARY, A J. Bard, G. Inzelt, F. Scholz (editors) Springer, 2008.
    • Rubin Gulaboski and Carlos M. Pereira, Electrochemical Methods and Instrumentation in Food Analysis, in Handbook of Food Analysis Instruments, Taylor & Francis, Semih Otles (ed.) 2008
  • over 30 posters, procedings and oral talks.

Selected Publications

  • R. Gulaboski, M. Lovric, V. Mirceski, I. Bogeski, M. Hoth, “Protein-film voltammetry: a theoretical study of the temperature effect using square-wave voltammetry”, Biophys. Chem. 137 (2008) 49-55.
  • R. Gulaboski, “Surface ECE mechanism in protein film voltammetry—a theoretical study under conditions of square-wave voltammetry”, J. Solid State Electrochem. (2008) DOI 10.1007/s10008-008-0665-5
  • R. Gulaboski, M. Chirea, C. M. Pereira, M. N. D. S. Cordeiro, R. B. Costa, A. F. Silva, “Probing of the Voltammetric Features of Graphite Electrodes Modified with Mercaptoundecanoic Acid Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. C 112 (2008) 2428-2435
  • 4. R. Gulaboski, C. M. Pereira, M. N. D. S. Cordeiro, M. Hoth, I. Bogeski, “Redox properties of the calcium chelator Fura-2 in mimetic biomembranes”, Cell Calcium 43 (2008) 615-621.
  • Rubin Gulaboski, M. Natalia D.S. Cordeiro, Nuno Milhazes, Jorge Garrido, Fernanda Borges, Miguel Jorge, Carlos M. Pereira, Ivan Bogeski, Aluska Helguera Morales, Blaze Naumoski and A. Fernando Silva, “Evaluation of the lipophilic properties of opioids, amphetamine-like drugs, and metabolites through electrochemical studies at the interface between two immiscible solutions” Anal. Biochem. 361 (2007) 236-243.
  • R. Gulaboski, C. M. Pereira. M. N. D. S. Cordeiro, I. Bogeski, E. Fereira, D. Ribeiro, M. Chirea, A. F. Silva, “Electrochemical Study of Ion Transfer of Acetylcholine across the Interface of Water and a Lipid-Modified 1,2-Dichlorethan” J. Phys. Chem B 109 (2005) 12549-12559.
  • R. Gulaboski, F. Scholz, “Lipophilicity of peptide anions-an experimental data set for lipophilicity calculations”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 107 (2003) 5650-5657.

Scientific Collaborators

  • Prof. Markus Hoth (Faculty of Medicine, Uni-Saarland, Germany);
  • Prof. Fritz Scholz (Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Uni-Greifswald, Germany);
  • Prof. Valentin Mirceski (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Skopje, Macedonia);
  • Prof. Milivoj Lovric (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia);
  • Prof. Sebojka Komorsky-Lovric (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia);
  • Prof. M. Natalia D. S. Cordeiro (Faculty of Sciences, Uni-Porto, Portugal);
  • Prof. Carlos M. Pereira (Faculty of Sciences, Uni-Porto, Portugal);
  • Prof. A. F. Silva (Faculty of Sciences, Uni-Porto, Portugal);
  • Dr. med. Ivan Bogeski (Faculty of Medicine, Uni-Saarland, Germany);
  • Prof. Reinhard Kapple, Faculty of Medicine, Uni-Saarland, Germany).