Aleksandra Vojvodić Cebin, PhD

Aleksandra Vojvodić Cebin

Contact information

Phone: + 385 1 4605 185
Fax: + 385 1 4605 072
Email: avojvodic@pbf.hr

Location: Kačićeva 23

Biography

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 16th November 1984

Place of birth: Sisak, Croatia

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Scientific/Teaching Assistant / Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb / July 2011 – onwards

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Biotechnical Sciences (Food Technology) / Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb / "Oligosaccharides from secondary raw materials of plant origin - isolation, characterization and implementation in the development of functional confectionery products" / 2019
  • Master's Degree in Biotechnology / Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb / "Waste biomass of mushroom Agaricus bisporus as a source of beta-glucans and antioxidants“ / 2010

TRAINING

  • French national Institute for Agricultural Research - Biopolymers, Interactions, Assembly Unit (INRA-BIA), Laboratory for Plant Cell Walls and Their Polysaccharides (PVPP) / research visit - isolation, compositional and structural characterisation and hydrolasis of plant cell wall polysaccharides from plant agro-industrial wastes / October 2015 - June 2016
  • Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences,  University of Milan – Milan, Italy / COST project action FA1001 – workshop „Gastro-intestinal engineering: The Role of Material Properties and Manufacture of Foods in Nutrient Release in the Gastro-intestinal Tract” / September 2014
  • National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia – Ljubljana, Slovenia / research visit – development and optimisation of thin-layer liquid chromatography technique in carbohydrate analysis/ March - May 2014
  • UCD Institute of Food and Health – Dublin, Ireland / COST project action FA1001 – workshop „Designing Food Structures With Health Benefits - From Concept To Commercialisation“ / June 2013

PROJECTS

  • National project “Sustainable Production of Biochemicals from Waste Lignocellulose Containing Feedstocks / associate / 2018 – onward
  • National project “Sustainable Production of Bioethanol and Biochemicals from Agricultural Waste Lignocellulosic Raw Materials”, supported by Croatian Science Foundation / associate / 2014 – 2018
  • European FP7 project “Processing Raw Materials into Excellent and Sustainable End products while Remaining Fresh”, supported by European Commission / associate / 2011 – 2014
  • National scientific project „The Stability of Alkaloids and Polyphenols in Products of Plant Origin”, supported by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports / associate / 2011 – 2014
  • Bilateral Croatian-Serbian scientific project “Compositional Characterization of Extracts Isolated from the Lamiaceae Plants and Determination of their Antioxidative, Antilipemic and Antihypertensive Activity in vivo“, supported by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports / associate / 2011 – 2013

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND WORK GROUPS

  • Board for Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb  / PhD students' representative / 2013 - 2015
  • Organizational Board / National Student Competition Ecotrophelia Croatia 2014 / member / 2014 - onward
  • Organizational Board / national professional meeting Functional Food in Croatia / member / 2012 – onward

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Scholarship of the French Government for research visit in France
  • Support of the Biotechnical Foundation of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb / 2013
  • Dean's Award for the best academic achievements within the generation during the study of Biotechnology/Biochemical engineering at the faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb / 2008
  • National scholarship in the category of student excellence / 2005 - 2007

OTHER ACTIVITIES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  • Teaching activities on undergraduate and graduate studies - performing laboratory exercises and seminars
  • Assistant supervisor for the experimental work for a number of defended Master and Bachelor Thesis from 2011 onward, and a student research awarded with Vice-Chancellor's Award of the University of Zagreb in 2014
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office programs and operating software for HPLC (ChemStation, Agilent Technologies) and GC
  • Languages / English  - C1 level (speaking, writing), C2 level (reading)