Department of Food Quality Control


Ksenija Marković, PhD

Phone: + 385 1 4605 048
Fax: + 385 1 4605 108


Branka Babić

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


4. floor

The Department of Food Quality Control was established in 1956 and it consisted of the Laboratory for Food Quality Control and the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition; the latter was rearranged as Laboratory for Nutrition Science and Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2009. The Department staff is involved in undergraduate and graduate courses of studies of food technology, food safety management, food engineering, and nutrition, also in courses of postgraduate PhD and specialist study programs. Scientific activity of Department includes scientific projects and investigations from the fields of food quality and safety, food chemistry and nutrition. Research topics include development of concepts and methods of quality originating of food products; development and validation of modern analytical methods for food components determination in purpose of monitoring of quality and safety of products; study of food bioactive compounds content, antioxidative activity, physicochemical and sensory properties of food during processing and storage; study of influence of bioactive compounds, fatty acids, cholesterol and plant food supplements on oxidative/antioxidative status, lipoprotein composition and antihyperlipidemic effect in vivo; study and evaluation of consumers regarding nutritional habits and relation to risks in food chain; nutrition assessment of different population groups and determination of glycemic index of food, protein efficiency ratio and protein digestibility; role of nutrition in bone health, namely role of B vitamins nutritive status and homocysteine level among general population, vegetarians, and celiac disease patients. Besides national projects, Department is also involved in international scientific projects. Along with teaching and scientific activity, Department also collaborates with food industry and various institutions in country and abroad in the fields of food quality and safety and nutrition.



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
Saša Drakula mag. ing. Research Assistant
Valentina Hohnjec Technical Associate
Renata Petrović Eng. Technical Associate


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Snježana Gaćina Full Professor
Dane Bićanić PhD Full Professor
Domagoj Đikić PhD Full Professor
Jasna Jurasović, znan. savj. 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
Lea Sokolić PhD Full Professor
Vesna Žižić PhD Full Professor
Irena Martinis MSc Full Professor
Martina Piasek, znan. savj. u tr. zv. PhD Senior Scientist
Mauro Serafini PhD Senior Scientist
Vesna Benković PhD Associate Professor
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
Duje Lisičić PhD Assistant Professor
Dario Rahelić PhD Assistant Professor
Darija Vranešić Bender PhD Assistant Professor
Selma Cvijetić Avdagić PhD Scientific Associate
Zijad Duraković PhD Scientific Associate
Iva Hojsak PhD Scientific Associate
Mate Mihanović PhD Scientific Associate
Marjeta Mišigoj - Duraković PhD Scientific Associate
Sanda Renko PhD Scientific Associate
Tatjana Škarić-Jurić PhD Scientific Associate
Oleg Jadrešin MSc Scientific Associate
Saša Missoni PhD Research Assistant
Alemka Jaklin Kekez Associate
Anica Horvat Knežević PhD Associate
Sanja Kolaček PhD Associate
Jelka Pleadin PhD Associate
Lea Pollak PhD Associate
Zdenko Šmit PhD Associate
Neda Kovačevič MSc Associate

Courses (preddiplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Basics of Diet Therapy 39772 6
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Food 32412; 32435 6 PT studij; 5 N studij
Food analises 39811 5
Food Analyses 39845 4
Introduction to the Profession of Nutritionist 37962 3
Nutrition I 21502 5
Nutrition II 21605 6
Selected Topics in Functional Human Anatomy 32169 8
Sensory Analysis of Foods 39775 3
Sociology and Psychology in Nutrition 39846 3

Courses (doktorski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Achivements in the nutritional science 5
Biochemical function and nutritional significance of vitamins and minerals in nutrition 3
Design and analysis of experiments 5
Essentiality and toxicity of mineral elements in human nutrition 3
Food safety 5
Food, nutrition and health 3
Instrumental methods of quality control in food technology and food biotechnology 5
Marketing in biotechnology, food technology and nutrition 3
Nutrition and bone health 3
Nutrition of healthy children and pediatric clinical dietetics 3
Nutritional assessment 3
Nutritional epidemiology 3
Nutritional principles in the elderly 3
Nutritional status of human 5
Quality management systems 3
Sensory evaluation of food 3
Sports nutrition 3
Sustainable nutrition 3
The role of nutrition in medical treatment 3
Trends in diet and nutritional behaviour 5