University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Jasminka Špoljarić, PhD

Department of Dairy Science
Office location: 2nd pavilion, 1st floor
phone: +385 1 239 3904
e-mail: jspoljaric ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2010: PhD Chemistry - Biochemistry
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science
    Metallopeptidase family M49: heterologous expression, purification and characterization of an human orthologous enzyme
  • 1998 - 2003: MSc Chemistry - Biochemistry
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science
    Prolin-specific aminopeptidase of Streptomyces rimosus
  • 1993 - 1998: Graduate Engineer Biotechnology
    University of Zagreb Faculty of food technology and biotechnology
    Preparation of water-methanol desulphoglucosinolates extract of cabbage for reversed-phase liquid chromatography

Employment and work experience

  • 2011 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2012 - today - Expert advisor
    2011-2012 - Expert associate
  • 1999 - 2011: Ruđer Bošković Institute
    2010-2011 - Young Researcher- Senior Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry
    2003-2010 - Young Researcher - Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry
    1999-2003 - Young Researcher- Young Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry

Research interests

  • Milk and dairy product analytics
  • Adulteration of milk and milk products

Training and research experience

  • 20. 10. 2016. - 21. 10. 2016.: European Union Reference Laboratory for Milk and Milk Products, ANSES (French agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety), Laboratory for food safety, Maisons-Alfort, Pariz, Fra (expert)
    Workshop - Determination of activity of alkaline phosphatase enzyme (ALP) in cheese.
  • 14. 09. 2016. - 16. 09. 2016.: Technische Universitet in Munchen, Freising, Njemačka (mixed)
    Seminar on Emerging Dairy Technologies, Innovative ways for Dairy Product and Process Design Sustainability - Novel Nutritional Concepts – New Functionalities and Structures
  • 25. 01. 2012. - 27. 01. 2012.: Croatian Metrology Society (expert)
    Seminar "Application of HRN EN ISO / IEC 17025"
  • 13. 03. 2011. - 18. 03. 2011.: Institute of Biochemistry Technische Universität, Graz, Austrija (scientific)
    - work in the laboratory of molecular enzymology - experience in protein purification using the molecular biology method (Cloning and Expression of Targeted Protein in a Suitable Host Organism - yeast DPP III in bacteria E. coli).
  • 25. 09. 2004. - 25. 09. 2004.: Institut für Teoretische Chemie und Moleculare Structurbiologie, Universität Wien (scientific)
    Pre-conference Tutorial “Modern Methods of Mass Spectrometry in Chemistry and Biology” - u okviru kongresa 2nd Central European Conference Chemistry towards Biology održanog u Seggau Austrija
  • 05. 07. 2004. - 07. 07. 2004.: Univresity of Zagreb Faculty of Science (scientific)
    Introduction to Bioinformatics”, (attended the Practical Course)
  • 14. 09. 2000. - 26. 09. 2000.: Croatian Biophysical Society (scientific)
    7th International Summer School on Biophysics “Supramolecular Structure and Function”

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
Elementi ekološke proizvodnje i analitičke metode za dokazivanje izvornosti sira MZOS finished
Koagulacijska svojstva kozjeg mlijeka ovisno o koncentraciji uree Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished

Publications

  • Špoljarić, J., Plavljanić, D., Radeljević, B., Horvat Kesić, I., Antunac, N., Havranek, J. & Mikulec, N. (2017) Control of Ewe and Goat Cheeses Labelling on the Croatian Market. Food and Nutritional Sciences, 8 (4), 379-391.
  • Špoljarić, J., Mikulec, N., Plavljanić, D., Radeljević, B., Havranek, J. & Antunac, N. (2013) Proving the adulteration of ewe and goat cheeses with cow milk using the reference method of isoelectric focusing of γ-casein. Mljekarstvo, 63

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/231282?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=Vu2OBR8AAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2011: Croatian Dairy Association - member
  • 2004 - 2005: Journal of Chemists and Chemical Engineers of Croatia - text correction
  • 2000: The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - member