University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Ivan Pejić, PhD

Department of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biometrics
Office location: 6th pavilion, 3rd floor
phone: +385 1 239 3936
e-mail: ipejic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English

Academic qualifications

  • 1992 - 1996: Doctor of science (Dr.sc.)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Genetic identification and mapping QTLs in maize using molecular markers
  • 1988 - 1992: Master of Science (two-year degree program)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Heterotic pattern and genetic variability of Croatian exotic maize germplasm
  • 1982 - 1986: B.Sc. (four-year program)
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of "J.J. Strossmayer" Osijek

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - 2017: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Full professor tenure
    Plant breeding courses
  • 2014 - 2016: MInistry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia
    Assistant minister for science and technology
  • 1987 - 2014: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

Teaching

Research interests

  • Drought resistance and low content of anti-nutritional compounds in soybean
  • Variety genetic fingerprinting of cultivated plants (cultivars)
  • Grapevine breeding (clonal selection)
  • Parentage analysis and natural development of native grapevine cultivars
  • Application of DNA markers in plant breeding

Training and research experience

  • 01. 04. 2013. - 30. 09. 2013.: University of Bologna, Italy (mixed)
    Prof. S. Tartarini (host): Application of molecular markers in breeding fruit species (Sabbatical)
  • 01. 02. 1999. - 30. 06. 1999.: University Hohenheim, Germany (scientific)
    Postdoc research
  • 01. 03. 1995. - 31. 07. 1995.: University of Udine, Italy (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis
  • 01. 10. 1994. - 21. 12. 1994.: North Carolina State Univ., USA (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis
  • 09. 01. 1994. - 30. 06. 1994.: University of Udine, Italy (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Procjena genetske adaptabilnosti hrvatskog sortimenta kukuruza i soje u funkciji oplemenjivanja prema tolerantnosti na sušu Croatian science foundation in progress
Morfološka i molekularna karakterizacija germplazme ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
ZNANSTVENI CENTAR IZVRSNOSTI ZA BIORAZNOLIKOST I MOLEKULARNO OPLEMENJIVANJE BILJA (CroP-BioDiv) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj in progress
Molekularna karakterizacija germplazme ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Primjena molekularno-genetičkih metoda u analizi agrobioraznolikosti i oplemenjivanju poljoprivrednog bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Genetička identifikacija i genetska varijabilnost sorti vinove loze i voćaka MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Klonska selekcija kultivara Kraljevina (Vitis vinifera L) Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress
Unapređenje tehnologije proizvodnje Škrleta primjenom registriranih klonova proisteklih iz projekta klonske selekcije Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress
Klonska selekcija Žlahtine u 2016. godini Other finished
Klonska selekcija i osnivanje virus-tested matičnog nasada cv. Žlahtine Suradnja s tijelima uprave finished
Osnivanje kolekcije autohtonih sorti (ampelovrt) Podregije Dalmatinska zagora Suradnja s tijelima uprave finished

Publications

  • Pejić, I., P. Ajmone-Marsan, M. Morgante, V. Kozumplik, P. Castiglioni, G. Taramino, M. Motto. (1998) Comparative analysis of genetic similarity among maize inbred lines detected by RFLPs, RAPDs, SSRs, and AFLPs. Theor Appl Genet, 97: 1248-1255.
  • Sefc, K.M., Lopes M.S., Lefort F., Botta R., Roubelakis-Angelakis K.A., Ibanez J., Pejić I., Wagner H.W., Gloessl J., Steinkellner H. (2000). Microsatellite variability in grapevine cultivars from different European regions and evaluation of assignment testing to assess the geographic origin of cultivars. Theor Appl Genet 100: 498-505.
  • Maletić E., Pejić, I., Karoglan-Kontić, J., Piljac, J., Dangl, G. S., Vokurka, A., Lacombe, T., Mirošević, N., Meredith, C.P. (2004). Zinfandel, Dobričić and Plavac mali - the genetic relationship among three cultivars of the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. Am J Enol Vitic 55(2): 174-180.
  • Arroyo-Garcia, R., Ruiz-Garcia, L., Bolling, L., Ocete, R., Lopez, M.A., Arnold, C., Ergul, A., Soylemezoglu, G., Uzun, H.I., Cabello, F., Ibanez, J., Aradhya, M.K., Atanassov, A., Atanassov, I., Balint, S., Cenis, J.L., Constantini, L., Goris-Lavets, S., Grando, M.S., Klein, B.Y., Mcgovern, P.E., Merdinoglu, D., Pejić, I., Pelsy, F., Primikirios, N., Risovannaya, V., Roubelakis-Angelakis, K.A., Snoussi, H., Sotiri, P., Tamhankar, S., This, P., Troshin, L., Malpica, M., Lefort, F., Martinez-Zapater, J.M. (2006) Multiple origin of cultivated grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sativa) based on chloroplast DNA polymorphisms. Molecular Ecology 15: 3707-3714.
  • K.M. Sefc, I. Pejic, E. Maletic, M.R. Thomas & F. Lefort (2009) Microsatellite Markers for Grapevine: Tools for Cultivar Identification & Pedigree Reconstruction. Springer Publ., The Netherlands, pp. 565-596
  • E. Maletić, J. Karoglan Kontić, I. Pejić, D. Preiner, G. Zdunić, M. Bubola, D. Stupić, Ž. Andabaka, Z. Marković, S. Šimon, M. Žulj Mihaljević, I. Ilijaš, D. Marković. Zelena knjiga: Hrvatske izvorne sorte vinove loze (2015), Zagreb: Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode (monografija).

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=154216

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=y-CR2pcAAAAJ