Bojan Žunar, PhD

Bojan  Žunar

Contact information

Phone: + 385 1 4605 091
Email: bzunar@pbf.hr

Location: Laboratory for Biology and Microbial Genetics, Krsnjavoga 25

Biography

Birth date:

21 January 1988

Birth place:

Varaždin

Work Experience:

2020 - ongoing: Assistant professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in the Laboratory for Biochemistry, University of Zagreb.

2019 - 2020: Assistant professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in the Laboratory for Biology and Microbial Genetics, University of Zagreb.

2017 - 2019: Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in the Laboratory for Biology and Microbial Genetics, University of Zagreb.

2012 - 2017: Junior scientific assistant at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in the Laboratory for Biology and Microbial Genetics, University of Zagreb.

Education:

2012 - 2017: Postgraduate PhD Study in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb.

2011: Master of Bioindustrial Techniques, University of Orleans.

2011: Master of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb.

2009: Bachelor of Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb.

Research Projects:

2018 - ongoing: "Sustainable production of biochemicals from secondary lignocellulosic raw materials"; Croatian Science Foundation

2015 - 2016: "Enhancing the competitiveness of Croatian researchers in the field of molecular biotechnology"; European Social Fund

2014 - 2018: "Sustainable production of bioethanol and biochemicals from agricultural waste lignocellulosic raw materials", Croatian Science Foundation

2011 - 2014: “Palindromes in genomes and mechanisms of gene replacement in yeast”, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport

Science organizations and bodies:

Croatian Association of Genetic Engineers (member since 2011)

Croatian Microbiological Society (member since 2013)

Croatian Society of Biotechnology (member since 2015)

Awards:

2011: Rector's Award for the student work "Interdependence of intrachromosomal recombination and chromosome duplication in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae", Zagreb, Croatia.

2008: Dean's Award, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia.