Anamarija Štafa, PhD

Anamarija Štafa

Contact information

Phone: + 385 1 4836 013
Fax: + 385 1 4836 016
Email: astafa@pbf.hr

Location: Kršnjavoga 25

Biography

Date of birth: 15. 08. 1979.

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Mentor: Prof Z. Zgaga, Ph.D., 03. 11. 2009.)
  • M.Sc. of Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Mentor: Prof Z. Zgaga, Ph.D., 10. 10. 2003.)

 

Work expirience:

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (2016–present)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Principal Investigator Prof. I. K. Svetec, Ph.D., 2013–2016)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University, New York, USA (Principal Investigator Prof. L. S. Symington, Ph.D., 2011–2013)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, INSERM U1001, Evolutionary Systems Biology Group (Principal Investigator F. Taddei Ph.D., 2010–2011)
  • Ph.D. student Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Principal Investigator Prof. Z. Zgaga, Ph.D., 2003–2009)

 

Projects:

  • 2018- 2022: Sustainable production of biochemicals from waste lignocellulose containing feedstocks  (Principal Investigator  Prof. B. Šantek, Ph.D.)
  • 2014-2018: Sustainable production of bioethanol and biochemicals from agricultural waste lignocellulosic raw materials  (Principal Investigator  Prof. B. Šantek, Ph.D.)
  • 2015-2016: Jačanje konkurentnosti hrvatskih znanstvenika/ica u području molekularne biotehnologije (Principal Investigator  A. Štafa, Ph.D.)

Awards:

  • 2007: Outstanding poster presentation award ESF-EMBO Symposium on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms: Eukaryotic Genome Evolution, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2007.
  • 2003: Rector’s award for the best student research, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Mentor prof. Z. Zgaga PhD.)

 

Science outreach:

  • 2016: Lecturer "Gene Targeting: Of Yeasts and Men", Summer School of Science 2016, Požega, Croatia
  • 2011: Workshop leader “Taste buds”; Family Science Night at the Children’s Aid Society, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
  • 2010 – 2015: Founder and a steering board member of a NGO „Society for Out of Frame Education“, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010: Co-organiser of the Summer School of Science 2010, Višnjan, Croatia
  • 2009: Project leader "The Ames test - mutations in reverse gear", Summer School of Science, Višnjan, Croatia
  • 2007: Workshop leader "Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae", Summer Science Factory, MedILS, Croatia

 

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