Laboratory for Nutrition Science


Irena Colić Barić, PhD

Phone: + 385 1 4605 093

The Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition was founded in 1956 as part of the Department for Knowledge and Analytics of Foodstuffs, and in 1964, it became an independent Section of Food Chemistry and Nutrition at the Biotechnology Department of the Faculty of Technology. Until 1962, it was located in the area of the Department for Knowledge and Analytics of Foodstuffs at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. After moving into today’s building, the Laboratory shared its space with the Laboratory for Food Analysis and continued its research and teaching activities on its subjects (“Knowledge of foodstuffs” and “Food microscopy”, and in 1963 in the subject “Chemistry of food and nutrition”), in which Prof. Nada Jurković, PhD, was included as an assistant. After the reorganization and the independent establishment of The Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 1972, two subjects were introduced: “Chemistry of foodstuffs” and “The fundamentals of nutrition science”. At that time, the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition was founded, and in 1984, Prof. Nada Jurković, PhD, set up a new course in the Food Engineering studies, and new subjects were introduced: “Chemistry of food”, “The fundamentals of nutrition science I”, “The fundamentals of nutrition science II” and “The fundamentals of human physiology”. By introducing the new curricula in 1996, “Diet therapy”, “Nutrition of athletes and military” and “Obesity and malnutrition” were formed. With the introduction of the new educational system in higher education in 2005, undergraduate and graduate study programmes called Nutrition were established, and in 2007, doctoral programme of Nutrition as well. In place of the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition, in 2009, two laboratories were established: Laboratory for Nutrition Science and the Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Biochemistry.


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Irena Colić Barić PhD Full Professor
Zvonimir Šatalić PhD Associate Professor
Irena Keser PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Ivana Rumbak PhD Senior Scientific Assistant


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
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
Ivančica Delaš PhD Assistant Professor
Željko Krznarić PhD Assistant 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
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
Sanja Kolaček PhD Associate

Courses (preddiplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Diatery Management of Diabetes 39852 6
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 39789 3
Geriatric Nutrition 53686 3
Introduction to the Profession of Nutritionist 37962 3
Nutrition I 21502 5
Nutrition II 21605 6
Nutrition of Athletes and Soldiers 39787 4
Phytochemicals in Health Protection 39853 3
Selected Topics in Functional Human Anatomy 32169 8

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, Nutrition, and Health 53642 5
Geriatric Nutrition 53686 3
Nutrition of Athletes and Soldiers 39787 4
Nutritional Epidemiology 53609 4
Traditional Diet 53717, 239496 4

Courses (doktorski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Essentiality and toxicity of mineral elements in human nutrition 165638 3
Food, nutrition and health 165632 3
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
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
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