University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Iva Dolenčić Špehar, PhD

Assist. Prof. Iva Dolenčić Špehar, PhD

Department of Dairy Science
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, 1st floor
phone: +385 1 239 3704
e-mail: ispehar ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Thursday from 12 to 13 hours

Academic qualifications

  • 2006 - 2014: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture.
  • 1995 - 2004: B.Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture.

Employment and work experience

  • 2005 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture.

Teaching

Research interests

  • Production technology of autochthonous cheese
  • Production of goat and sheep cheeses
  • Endogenous enzymes of milk

Training and research experience

  • 16. 12. 2016. - 16. 12. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (expert)
    Workshop: Preparation of project proposals: ERASMUS + and Horizon 2020 programs.
  • 08. 06. 2016. - 08. 06. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshop: Criteria for Selection and Design of Media, Methods and Didactic Strategies in University Teaching and Project Teaching at a Higher Education Institution.
  • 01. 06. 2016. - 01. 06. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshop: Collaborative learning and monitoring and evaluation.
  • 08. 04. 2016. - 29. 04. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Cycle of workshops, Improving the quality of the performance of higher education (Goals as outcomes of student achievements, Challenges of respecting dialogue, collaborative learning methods and their justification in teaching, Methods of reading, viewing and demonstration, Evaluation of teachers and students - current role and perspectives).
  • 10. 03. 2016. - 10. 03. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    1. Mentoring workshop of the postgraduate doctoral study of Agricultural science.

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Potencijal mikroinkapsulacije u proizvodnji sireva Operativni program konkurentnost i kohezija 2014.-2020. in progress
Optimizacija tempereture toplinske obrade mlijeka za proizvodnju ovčjeg jogurta Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Izbor mikrobne kulture za proizvodnju ovčjeg jogurta Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Izrada i primjena matematičkog modela standardizacije mlijeka u proizvodnji tradicionalnih sireva Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Elementi ekološke proizvodnje i analitičke metode za dokazivanje izvornosti sira MZOS finished

teaching

Title Funding Status
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond in progress

Publications

  • Dolenčić Špehar, I., Martinković, F., Havranek, J., Marinculić A., Tudor Kalit, M., Kalit, S. (2013) Detection of cathepsin D in ewe milk by Western Blotting method. Mljekarstvo, 63, 1, 36-41.
  • Dolenčić Špehar, I., Mioč, B. (2013) Čimbenici proizvodnje i kemijskog sastava kozjeg mlijeka. Stočarstvo : časopis za unapređenje stočarstva, 3, 67, 89-97.
  • Zamberlin, Š., Dolenčić Špehar, I., Kelava, N., Samaržija, D. (2012) Probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus : beneficial and adverse effects on human health. Milchwissenschaft, 67, 1, 30-33.
  • Pogačić, T., Kelava, N., Zamberlin, Š., Dolenčić-Špehar, I., Samaržija, D. (2010) Methods for Culture-Independent Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Dairy Products. Food technology and biotechnology, 48, 1, 3-10.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/270491

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=_MuETUQAAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2016: Ministry of Agriculture RH
    Member of the Working Group on milk labeling within the Council for monitoring the situation in the production and processing of milk at the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2006: Croatian Milk Association, Zagreb
    Member of Croatian Milk Association, Zagreb.