University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Sanja Sikora, PhD

Prof. Sanja Sikora, PhD

Department of Microbiology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, 1st Floor
phone: +385 1 239 3880
e-mail: ssikora ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian , English
Consultations: Monday from 12 -14 p.m.

Academic qualifications

  • 1992 - 1996: PhD
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Symbiotic Efficiency of Indigenous Bradyrhizobium japonicum Population Isolated from Some Soils in Western Slavonia
  • 1986 - 1992: MSc
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad
    Microbial Characteristics of Some Anthropogenic Soils in Western Slavonia
  • 1978 - 1983: BSc
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Fire Blight - Erwinia amylovora (Burrill) Winslow

Employment and work experience

  • 1986 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2016- full professor- permanent position
    2009-2016: full professor
    2003- 2009: associated professor
    1998-2003: assistant professor
    1997-1998: higher assistant
    1992-1997 assistant
    1990-1992: scientific assistant
    1989-1990: research associate
    1986-1989: scientific novice

Teaching

Research interests

  • biological nitrogen fixation
  • soil microbiology
  • microbial ecology
  • biodiversity of indigenous microbial populations
  • characterization and selection of indigenous rhizobial strains

Training and research experience

  • 08. 03. 2006. - 29. 03. 2006.: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, National Soybean Research Center – Embrapa Soybean, Laboratory of Soil Biotechnology, Londrina, Parana, Brasi (scientific)
    dr. Mariangela Hungria,Identification of Indigenous Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains using different PCR methods, Quality control of rhizobial inoculants; Symbiotic efficiency of different B. japonicum strains,
  • 01. 10. 1998. - 31. 10. 1998.: National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial Microorganisms, Budapest, Hungary (scientific)
    dr. Judit Tornai-Lehoczki, Identification and characterization of yeasts by traditional and molecular methods
  • 05. 05. 1993. - 28. 05. 1993.: Elchrom Scientific AG, Horgen, Switzerland (scientific)
    dr. Branko Kozulić, Application of molecular methods for the identification of rhizobial strains

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Fenotipska i genotipska karakterizacija bakterijskih kultura izoliranih iz različitih agroekosustava Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Mikroinkapsulacija korisnih bakterija u poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Povećanje vijabilnosti korisnih bakterija s potencijalom primjene u različitim agroekosustavima Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Primjena korisnih mikrobnih populacija u integriranoj poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Fenotipska i molekularna karakterizacija prirodnih populacija rizobija koje noduliraju lucernu (Medicago sativa L.) Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Hranidbeni potencijal krmnih kultura za prehranu divljači MZOS finished
Korisne mikrobne zajednice u održivom uzgoju leguminoza MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Mikrobna biotehnologija u funkciji povećanja konkurentnosti proizvodnje graha VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi finished

Publications

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/85451?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=P7JrRXEAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2004 - 2008: Croatian Standards Institute
  • 2004 - 2008: Croatian Food Agency
  • 2003 - 2006: National Coordination Board for Project Implementation "Development of National Biosafety Framework"