University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Joško Kaliterna, PhD

Assist. Prof. Joško Kaliterna, PhD

Office location: 3rd Pavillion, 1st Floor, Department of Plant Pathology, room number 030
phone: +385 1 239 3730
e-mail: jkaliterna ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: tuesday from 12pm to 2pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2013: doctorate (Ph.D.)
    Institution: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Title of doctoral thesis: “Identification, pathogenicity and distribution of fungal species from families Botryosphaeriaceae and Diaporthaceae on grapevine in Croatia”
  • 2006: graduate diploma (M.Sc.)
    Institution: Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
    Title of graduate thesis: "Inhibitory potency of pesticides on transmembrane P-glycoprotein in mouse fibroblasts"

Employment and work experience

  • 2008 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    2016 - present: Assistant Professor
    2014 - 2016: Junior researcher, postoc
    2008 - 2014: Junior researcher, assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • mycoses of grapevine, olive, pomegranate, fig tree, blueberry and other woody hosts
  • mycoses of fruits
  • mycoses of vegetables
  • mycoses of ornamental plants
  • molecular identification of plant pathogenic fungi
  • pathogenicity of plant pathogenic fungi

Training and research experience

  • 16. 02. 2015. - 20. 02. 2015.: INRA Centre de recherche Bordeaux-Aquitaine, UMR 1065 Santé et Agroécologie du Vignoble ISVV – IFR103, Villenave d'Ornon, France (scientific)
    “Biological methods to study the microbial communities colonizing the wood of vines”
  • 07. 04. 2011. - 24. 06. 2011.: Center for Microbiological Resources, University New Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal (scientific)
    “Morphological and molecular identification of Botryosphaeriaceae species”
  • 04. 05. 2008. - 14. 05. 2008.: Department of Plant Protection and Applied Mycrobiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy (scientific)
    “Molecular methods in Mycology”
  • 07. 04. 2008. - 11. 04. 2008.: Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    “Methodology courses in biology and medicine - DNA and RNA”

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases COST in progress
Standardizacija molekularne dijagnostike uzročnika biljnih bolesti Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Istraživanje manje poznatih i neistraženih patogena smokve na području Republike Hrvatske Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Horologija fitopatogenih gljiva na vrstama od posebne važnosti u flori Hrvatske MZOS finished
Identifikacija fitopatogena molekularnim i drugim metodama MZOS finished

Publications

  • Kaliterna, J., Miličević, T., Benčić, Đ. & Mešić, A. (2016) First Report of Verticillium Wilt Caused by Verticillium dahliae on Olive Trees in Croatia. Plant disease, 100 (12), 2526-2526. doi:10.1094/PDIS-04-16-0481-PDN.
  • Kaliterna, J., Miličević, T., Benčić, Đ. & Duralija, B. (2013) First Report of Neofusicoccum parvum Associated with Grapevine Trunk Diseases in Croatia. Plant disease, 97 (12), 1656-1656. doi:10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0283-PDN.
  • Kaliterna, J., Miličević, T. & Cvjetković, B. (2012) Grapevine Trunk Diseases Associated with Fungi from the Diaporthaceae Family in Croatian Vineyards. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 63 (4), 471-478.
  • Kaliterna, J., Miličević, T., Ivić, D., Benčić, Đ. & Mešić, A. (2012) First Report of Diplodia seriata as causal agent of olive dieback in Croatia. Plant disease, 96 (2), 290-290. doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-11-0628.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/302716?w_mentor=1

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

Other professional activities

  • 2011: Croatian Microbiological Society / member
  • 2008: Croatian Plant Protection Society / member