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
Mirjana Hruškar PhD Full Professor
Irena Landeka Jurčević PhD Full Professor
Ksenija Marković PhD Full Professor
Ines Panjkota Krbavčić PhD Full Professor
Ivana Rumbak PhD Full Professor
Zvonimir Šatalić PhD Full Professor
Nada Vahčić PhD Full Professor
Martina Bituh PhD Associate Professor
Irena Keser PhD Associate Professor
Marina Krpan PhD Associate Professor
Ivana Rumora Samarin PhD Associate Professor
Saša Drakula PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Ana Ilić mag. Senior Scientific Assistant
Anja Vukomanović mag. Scientific Assistant
Valentina Hohnjec Technical Associate


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Zijad Duraković PhD Full Professor
Jasminka Lažnjak PhD Full Professor
Irena Martinis PhD Full Professor
Zdravko Petanjek PhD Full Professor
Pavao Rudan PhD Full Professor
Ksenija Vitale PhD Full Professor
Mauro Serafini PhD Senior Scientist
Željko Krznarić PhD Associate Professor
Anita Lauri Korajlija PhD Assistant Professor
Tena Niseteo PhD Assistant Professor
Dario Rahelić PhD Assistant Professor
Jasmina Ranilović 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
Nives Pustišek PhD Scientific Associate
Sanda Soucie (Renko) PhD Scientific Associate
Tatjana Škarić-Jurić PhD Scientific Associate
Saša Missoni PhD Research Assistant
Alemka Jaklin Kekez Associate
Anja Katić PhD Associate
Jelka Pleadin PhD Associate
Lea Pollak PhD Associate
Antonija Sulimanec Grgec PhD Associate
Mirjana Turkalj 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 252797; 39845 4
Geriatric Nutrition 53686 3
Introduction to the Profession of Nutritionist 240362 -
Introduction to the Profession of Nutritionist 37962 3
New Achievements in Nutrition Science 39847 2
Nutrition I 252786; 21502 5
Nutrition II 252793; 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 53688; 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
Rol of nutritionist in the health care system 253100 -
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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