Anamarija Štafa, PhD

Anamarija Štafa

Contact information

Phone: + 385 1 4836 013
Fax: + 385 1 4836 016

Location: Kršnjavoga 25


Date of birth: 15.08.1979.

Place of birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Nationality: Croatian



03. 11. 2009. Ph.D. in Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Mentor: Prof Z. Zgaga, Ph.D.)
10. 10. 2003. M.Sc. of Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Mentor: Prof Z. Zgaga, Ph.D.)
Foreign languages: English (fluent), German (intermediate), French (basic)


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



2015. Bioinformatics Methods in Genomics, Ruđer Bošković Instituite, Zagreb, Croatia
2014. InnoMol Proteomics Workshop, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
2010. 2nd AXA workshop on longevity and ageing, Institute for Agieng and Health/AXA, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
2009. A systems approach to individual differences in longevity, INSERM U1001/AXA, Pariz, France
2007. EURYI@MedILS Symposium, MedILS, Split, Croatia
2007. Practical Course: Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular Biology, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy
2007. Theoretical Course: RNA structure and function, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy
2006. 1st Young Scientists’ Brainstorming Meeting, MedILS, Split, Croatia
2006. Creating Interdisciplinary Research projects, MedILS, Split, Croatia



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



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.)



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