Ana Novačić, mag. ing.

Ana  Novačić

Contact information

Location: Laboratory for Biochemistry, 6th floor


Birth date: January 22nd 1994

Birth place: Zagreb

Research interests:

Regulation of gene expression through non-coding RNAs and chromatin structure remodeling, molecular mechanisms and consequences of RNA exosome complex inactivation in yeast S. cerevisiae

Work experience:

2017 - ongoing: Assistant/PhD student at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb


2015 - 2017 Master of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

2015 - 2017 Master of Bioindustrial Techniques, University of Orléans and University of Zagreb

2013 - 2015 Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

Training at foreign institutions:

2019 - 2020 Three research stays at Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS in Orléans (France) for the duration of 1-2 months in the RNA Biology group led by A. R. Rahmouni

Research projects:

2017 - 2022 Associate on the Croatian Science Foundation installation project In silico and in vivo analysis of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall transcriptome and its application in construction of novel biotechnological strains led by associate professor Igor Stuparević

2019 - 2023 Associate on the Croatian Science Foundation project Biotechnological application of surface engineering by incorporation of heterologous proteins in the yeast cell wall led by professor Vladimir Mrša

2020 - 2021 Project leader on the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts project Gaining insight into function and regulation of the RNA exosome complex through functional assays and quantification of non-coding transcripts

2021 - 2022 Associate on the French-Croatian bilateral research project Hubert Curien ''Cogito'' Interplay of RNA exosome complex and non-coding RNAs in preserving cellular integrity led by associate professor Igor Stuparević and A. R. Rahmouni

Awards and scholarships:

2020 and 2019 Scholarship of French Government

2017 Rector's award for individual scientific work Crucial role of Arp subunits in regulating the activity of chromatin remodeling complexes in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, supervised by professor emeritus Slobodan Barbarić

2016 - 2017 Biotechnical Foundation Scholarship for best students and young researchers of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

2016 Dean's award for excellence in scientific work

2015 and 2013 Dean's awards for best grade point average at current year of study

2013 - 2016 University of Zagreb Scholarship for academic excellence

2012 - 2013 Republic of Croatia Scholarship for academic excellence