University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Saša Prđun, PhD

Saša Prđun, PhD

Department of fisheries, beekeeping, game management and special zoology
Office location: Apiary
phone: +385 1 239 3915
e-mail: sprdjun ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2012 - 2017: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Honey bee colony foraging activity in the pasture and composition of Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) nectar and honey
  • 2004 - 2010: MSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Meaning of winter forage in feeding for game in hunting ground III/29 Prolom

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2012 - 2017: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Young researcher

Teaching

Research interests

  • Honey analytics, nectar flow plants, honey bee biology

Training and research experience

  • 12. 09. 2016. - 16. 09. 2016.: University of Naples Federico II Department of Agricultural Sciences, Naples, Italy (scientific)
    Summer school – Flowers and pollinators
  • 28. 01. 2015. - 30. 01. 2015.: University of Rijeka Faculty of Medicine, Rijeka (expert)
    Training course for honey sensors analysis - level 1
  • 09. 04. 2013. - 12. 04. 2013.: CRA - API (Agriculture Research Council- Research Unit for Apiculture and Sericulture) Bologna, Italy (expert)
    Introduction course to the sensory analysis of honey

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Utjecaj ksenobiotika i stresora na autohtone životinjske vrste i njihove nusproizvode Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Fizikalno-kemijske i senzorske karakteristike meda od ljekovite kadulje (Salvia officinalis L.) National finished
Održivi sustavi proizvodnje i korištenja ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Ishođenje oznake zaštite izvornosti za „Dalmatinski med“ Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress
Izrada dokumentacije za zaštitu „Zagorskog bagremovog meda“ Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress
Uspostavljanje testnih pčelinjaka u Republici Hrvatskoj : Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju finished
Primjena plinske kromatografije u analizi kakvoće meda prije i nakon zagrijavanja Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju finished
Utjecaj epidemiologije bolesti i vanjskih čimbenika na biološko-uzgojno stanje pčelinjih zajednica Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju finished
Utjecaj patvorenja satnih osnova na sigurnost, sastav i kakvoću meda i pčelinjeg voska Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju finished

Publications

  • Svečnjak, L., Prđun, S., Rogina, J., Bubalo, D. & Jerković, I. (2017) Characterization of Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) nectar-to-honey transformation pathway using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. Food chemistry, 232, 286-294. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.159
    & Jerković, I. (2017) Characterization of Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) nectar-to-honey transformation pathway using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. Food chemistry, 232, 286-294. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.159
  • Jerković, I., Prđun, S., Marijanović, Z., Zekić, M., Bubalo, D., Svečnjak, L. & Tuberoso, G.I.C. (2016)Traceability of Satsuma Mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) Honey through Nectar/Honey-Sac/Honey Pathways of the Headspace, Volatiles, and Semi-Volatiles: Chemical Markers. Molecules , 21, 10, 1302-1-1302-13. 10.3390/molecules21101302
  • Šprem, N., Piria, M., Prđun, S., Novosel, H. & Treer, T. (2016) Variation of wild boar reproductive performance in different habitat types : implications for management. Russian Journal of Ecology, 47, 96-103. 10.1134/S106741361506017X
  • Svečnjak, L., Baranović, G., Vinceković, M., Prđun, S., Bubalo, D. & Tlak Gajger, I. (2015) An approach for routine analytical detection of beeswax adulteration using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. Journal of apicultural science, 59:(2), 37-49. 10.1515/jas-2015-0018
  • Dražić, Marica M., Filipi, J., Prđun, S., Bubalo, D., Špehar, M., Cvitković, D., Kezić, D., Pechhacker, H. & Kezić, N. (2014) Colony development of two Carniolan genotypes (Apis mellifera carnica) in relation to environment. Journal of Apicultural Research, 53(2): 261-268

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/334512?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=K8_D9oYAAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2012: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Member of honey commission for sensory analysis of honey at county level