University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Irina Tanuwidjaja, mag. ing. agr.

Department of Microbiology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, 2nd floor
phone: +385 1 239 3943
e-mail: ianuwidjaja ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english, german
Consultations: monday, from 10 am to 11 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2010 - 2012: M. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of indigenous lactococcal population isolated from the traditional Istrian cheese
  • 2007 - 2010: B. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Isolation and genetic characterization of the indigenous enterococci isolated from the Istrian cheese

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    assistant
  • 2015 - 2016: Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH, Neuherberg, Germany
    research assistant
  • 2012 - 2015: Chair of Soil Ecology, Technical University Munich, Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH Neuherberg, Germany
    PhD student

Teaching

Research interests

  • Soil microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular markers and microbial phylogenetics
  • Development and application of molecular methods for structural and functional microbial diversity research

Training and research experience

  • 03. 10. 2016. - 05. 10. 2016.: Applied Maths, NW, Ghent, Belgium (scientific)
    Workshop: Basic Training Workshop on BioNumerics version 7
  • 15. 11. 2012. - 30. 04. 2016.: Technical University Munich, Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH Neuherberg, Germany (scientific)
    Investigation of structural and functional microbial diversity in simplified, artificial soil-like systems. (DNA and RNA isolation, real-time PCR, T-RFLP, SIP, amplicon and metagenomic sequencing (Roche 454-pyrosequencing, MiSeq Illumina), bioinformatics, statistical analysis in R)
  • 14. 11. 2011. - 13. 04. 2012.: Laboratory for Molecular Genetics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Development of homologous and heterologous systems for the expression of bacterial lipase ScL2 isolated from Streptomyces coelicolor (plasmid isolation, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, Sanger sequencing, protein expression and purification, enzymatic activity determination)
  • 13. 06. 2011. - 14. 09. 2012.: Department of Microbiology, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of indigenous microbial communities from the traditional Istrian cheese (isolation i cultivation of LAB, antibiotic resistance, PCR, RAPD, T-RFLP, Sanger sequencing)

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Očuvanje mikrobne raznolikosti povezane s proizvodnjom tradicionalnih hrvatskih kobasica od mesa divljači: biotehnološka i sigurnosna karakterizacija Croatian science foundation in progress
Gastrointestinal microbiota composition of topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) in native (China) and non-native (Croatia) environment MZO in progress
Mikroinkapsulacija korisnih bakterija u poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Povećanje vijabilnosti korisnih bakterija s potencijalom primjene u različitim agroekosustavima Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished

teaching

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

Publications

  • Mrkonjić Fuka, M., Žgomba Maksimović, A., Tanuwidjaja, I., Hulak, N. and Schloter, M. (2017). Characterization of Enterococcal Community Isolated from an Artisan Istrian Raw Milk Cheese: Biotechnological and Safety Aspects. Food technology and biotechnology, 55(3), 368-380. doi:10.17113/ftb.55.03.17.5118.
  • Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Vogel, C., Babin, D., Bachmann, J., Ding, G.C., Ditterich, F., Gerzabek, M.H., Giebler, J., Hemkemeyer, M., Kandeler, E., Mouvenchery, Y.K., Miltner, A., Poll, C., Schaumann, G.E., Smalla, K., Steinbach, A., Tanuwidjaja, I., Tebbe, C.C., Wick, L.Y., Woche, S.K., Totsche, K.U., Schloter, M. and Kogel-Knabner, I. (2017). Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53(1), 9-22. doi:10.1007/s00374-016-1161-1.
  • Vogel, C., Heister, K., Buegger, F., Tanuwidjaja, I., Haug, S., Schloter, M. and Kögel-Knabner, I. (2015). Clay mineral composition modifies decomposition and sequestration of organic carbon and nitrogen in fine soil fractions. Biology and fertility of soils. 51(4), 427-442. doi: 10.1007/s00374-014-0987-7.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/355076?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=ZuZkn4oAAAAJ&hl=en