University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Darko Preiner, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Darko Preiner, PhD

Department of Viticulture and Enology
Office location: Separate building at the address: Fakultetsko dobro 10
phone: +385 1 462 7983
e-mail: dpreiner ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Monday, 8.00 - 10.00h

Academic qualifications

  • 2006 - 2012: Ph.D.
    Mass Positive Selection Efficiency Within Populations Of Dalmatian Native Grapevine (V. Vinifera L.) Varieties
  • 2000 - 2006: M.Sc.
    Ampelographic and genetic evaluation of mutant Plavac mali sivi (V. vinifera L.)

Employment and work experience

  • 2013 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Viticulture and Enology
    Assistant professor
  • 2012 - 2013: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Viticulture and Enology
    Senior research and teaching assistant - Postdoc
  • 2006 - 2012: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Viticulture and Enology
    Research and teaching assistant - PhD student

Teaching

Research interests

  • Grapevine genetic resoruces
  • Ampelography
  • Grapevine breeding
  • Grapevine propagation

Training and research experience

  • 01. 06. 2009. - 15. 07. 2009.: UC Davis, Californija, USA (mixed)
    Training in Wine & Viticulture Topics, UC Davis, California, USA; Cochran Fellowship Program
  • 01. 06. 2008. - 20. 06. 2008.: Nordic Genetic Resources Center – Alnarp, Švedska (scientific)
    Gen bank management and operation course
  • 01. 03. 2006. - 01. 06. 2006.: Division of Viticulture and Pomology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wiena, Austriaa (teaching)
    Introduction to “Bologna Process” on comparability in the standards and quality of higher education qualifications in European Countries

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Ekologija i karakterizacija dva nova virusa vinove loze Croatian science foundation in progress
Razvoj sintetskih kimera vinove loze (Vitis vinifera L.) Croatian science foundation in progress
Novi početak za stare hrvatske sorte vinove loze EU programi in progress
Hlapive komponente drveta i njihov utjecaj na kakvoću vina Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
In vitro razmnožavanje, krioprezervacija i kvantifikacija biološke aktivnosti plodova jagodastih vrsta voćaka i vinove loze MZO in progress
ZNANSTVENI CENTAR IZVRSNOSTI ZA BIORAZNOLIKOST I MOLEKULARNO OPLEMENJIVANJE BILJA (CroP-BioDiv) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj in progress
Nove metode analize nepoželjnih mirisa u vinima autohtonih i udomaćenih kultivara Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Nove metode ekstrakcije aroma i polifenola u evaluaciji sorata vinove loze Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Unutarsortna raznolikost vinove loze i unaprjeđenje klonske selekcije MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Klonska selekcija kultivara Moslavac II faza projekta Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress

teaching

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

Publications

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/290816

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=Y3rbJ58AAAAJ&hl=en

Other professional activities

  • 2015: Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
    Editorial Board
  • 2014: Croatian Ministry of Agriculture
    Comission for Grapevine Varieties Testing
  • 2013: ECPGR - European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources
    Work group Vitis, member - crop specialist
  • 2011: Croatian Ministry of Agriculture
    Commission for sensory analyses of wine and fruit wines