Department of Food Quality Control


Mirjana Hruškar, PhD

Phone: + 385 1 4605 043
Fax: + 385 1 4605 497


Branka Babić

Phone: + 385 1 4605 046
Fax: + 385 1 4605 497


4. floor

Today, the Department of Food Quality Control comprises three Laboratories

  • Laboratory for Food Quality Control
  • Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Laboratory for Nutrition Science.

These Laboratories have been operating since 1956 through the Laboratory for Quality Control in the Food Industry and the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition, from which two separate laboratories were formed in 2009: the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Laboratory for Nutrition Science. The employees of the Department lecture on all three university levels in undergraduate study programmes Nutrition and Food Technology, graduate study programmes Nutrition, Food Safety Management and Food Engineering and postgraduate doctoral and specialist study programmes. Research activities of the Department are carried out through national and international research projects and research in the field of food quality and safety, food chemistry, diet therapy and nutrition science. In addition to teaching and scientific activities, the Department has developed continuous professional cooperation with numerous national and international food industries and institutions.



Laboratories and Cabinets
Laboratory for Nutrition Science
Laboratory for Food Quality Control
Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Biochemistry


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Irena Colić Barić PhD Full Professor
Mirjana Hruškar PhD Full Professor
Ines Panjkota Krbavčić PhD Full Professor
Nada Vahčić PhD Full Professor
Irena Landeka Jurčević PhD Associate Professor
Ksenija Marković PhD Associate Professor
Zvonimir Šatalić PhD Associate Professor
Martina Bituh PhD Assistant Professor
Marina Krpan PhD Assistant Professor
Irena Keser PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Ivana Rumbak PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Ivana Rumora Samarin PhD Scientific Assistant
Anja Vukomanović mag. Scientific Assistant
Saša Drakula PhD Research Assistant
Valentina Hohnjec Technical Associate
Renata Petrović Eng. Technical Associate


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Domagoj Đikić PhD Full Professor
Jasna Jurasović, znan. savj. PhD Full Professor
Irena Martinis PhD Full Professor
Zdravko Petanjek PhD Full Professor
Alica Pizent, znan. savj. PhD Full Professor
Jasmina Ranilović PhD Full Professor
Pavao Rudan PhD Full Professor
Martina Piasek, znan. savj. u tr. zv. PhD Senior Scientist
Mauro Serafini PhD Senior Scientist
Jasminka Ilich-Ernst PhD Associate Professor
Jasminka Lažnjak PhD Associate Professor
Ivančica Delaš PhD Assistant Professor
Željko Krznarić PhD Assistant Professor
Anita Lauri Korajlija PhD Assistant Professor
Dario Rahelić PhD Assistant Professor
Darija Vranešić Bender PhD Assistant Professor
Selma Cvijetić Avdagić PhD Scientific Associate
Iva Hojsak PhD Scientific Associate
Mate Mihanović PhD Scientific Associate
Marjeta Mišigoj - Duraković PhD Scientific Associate
Sanda Soucie (Renko) PhD Scientific Associate
Tatjana Škarić-Jurić PhD Scientific Associate
Oleg Jadrešin MSc Scientific Associate
Saša Missoni PhD Research Assistant
Alemka Jaklin Kekez Associate
Anja Katić PhD Associate
Sanja Kolaček PhD Associate
Jelka Pleadin PhD Associate
Lea Pollak PhD Associate
Antonija Sulimanec Grgec PhD Associate

Courses (preddiplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Analysis of Food Products 39811 5
Basics of Diet Therapy 39772 6
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Food 32412; 32435 6 PT studij; 5 N studij
Diatery Management of Diabetes 39852 6
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 39789 3
Food Analyses 39845 4
Geriatric Nutrition 53686 3
Introduction to the Profession of Nutritionist 37962 3
New Achievements in Nutrition Science 39847 2
Nutrition I 21502 5
Nutrition II 21605 6
Nutrition of Athletes and Soldiers 39787 4
Obesity and Malnutrition 39788 4
Phytochemicals in Health Protection 39853 3
Selected Topics in Functional Human Anatomy 32169 8
Sensory Analysis of Foods 39775 3
Sociology and Psychology in Nutrition 39846 3
Women’s Nutrition Through the Life Cycle 39777 3

Courses (diplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Basic Nutrition Principles 53733 3
Consumer, Food, and Nutrition 66739 5
Diet Therapy 53630 7
Education and Communication Skills in Nutriton Science 53633 5
Food Assessment 53662 5
Food Chain Traceability 53701 7
Food Quality Management 5
Food Safety Management 6
Food Supplements 53631 3
Food, Nutrition, and Health 53642 5
Geriatric Nutrition 53686 3
Interaction of Essential and Toxic Elements 53656 2
Modern Methods in Food Analysis 53704 5
Modern Methods in Food Quality Control 53287 5
Nutrition of Athletes and Soldiers 39787 4
Nutritional Epidemiology 53609 4
Protein Engineering 53253 2
Traditional Diet 53717, 239496 4

Courses (doktorski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Achivements in the nutritional science 165656 5
Biochemical function and nutritional significance of vitamins and minerals in nutrition 165637 3
Design and analysis of experiments 165660 5
Essentiality and toxicity of mineral elements in human nutrition 165638 3
Food safety 165670 5
Food, nutrition and health 165632 3
Instrumental methods of quality control in food technology and food biotechnology 165654 5
Marketing in biotechnology, food technology and nutrition 165650 3
Nutrition and bone health 3
Nutrition of healthy children and pediatric clinical dietetics 165640 3
Nutritional assessment 165631 3
Nutritional Epidemiology 165630 3
Nutritional principles in the elderly 165641 3
Nutritional status of human 165659 5
Quality management systems 165647 3
Sensory evaluation of food 165644 3
Sports nutrition 165642 3
Sustainable nutrition 165633 3
The role of nutrition in medical treatment 165643 3
Trends in diet and nutritional behaviour 165655 5

Courses (poslijediplomski specijalistički)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Food Chain Traceability 3
Food Safety Management 4
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