University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Sandra Voća, PhD

Prof. Sandra Voća, PhD

Department of Agricultural Technology, Storage and Transport
Office location: 1st pavilion, 1st floor, romm 009
phone: +385 1 239 3843
e-mail: svoca ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: wednesday from 12 pm to 14 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 1991 - 1996: Bsc
    Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb
    Nitrification and denitrification ammonical nitrogen in waste water from coke produce of with mix bacteriological cultures
  • - 2007: PhD
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Fruit quality of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa duch.) in different harvest time
  • - 2003: Msc
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Quality of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) during storage in polyethylene films

Employment and work experience

  • 1998 - : Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb; Department of Agricultural technology, storing and transport
    1998th to 2008th assistant; 2008th to 2012th Assistant Professor; 2012- 2017 Associate Professor; 2017 - nowadays Professor)
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb; Department of Agricultural Technology, Storage and Transport

Teaching

Research interests

  • ◾Technological methods of fruits and vegetables processing
  • ◾Nutritional quality of fruits, vegetables and their products
  • ◾Nutritional quality of subtropical vegetables and fruits
  • ◾Non-invasive methods during food products processing
  • ◾Bioactive compounds of fruits and vegetables

Training and research experience

  • 01. 06. 2010. - 30. 06. 2010.: Novi Sad; Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    CEEPUS program – Novi Sad; Faculty of Agriculture

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Bioaktivni spojevi češnjaka iz ekološkog i konvencionalnog uzgoja Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Selekcija i kemotipizacija prirodnih populacija planike s područja Istre i Dalmacije Suradnja s gospodarstvom in progress
Antioksidacijski potencijal praha aronije Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Bioaktivni spojevi i antioksidacijski potencijal bosiljka s tla i plutajućeg hidropona Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Dorada i prerada tržišno neprihvatljivog voća i povrća i njihova primjena u hrani životinja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Bioraznolikost populacija samoniklog voća u Hrvatskoj MZOS finished
Nutritivna vrijednost plodovitog i suptropskog povrća MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Selekcija i kemotipizacija prirodnih populacija planike s područja Istre i Dalmacije Suradnja s gospodarstvom in progress
Suvremene tehnologije sušenja šljive uz uštedu energije VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi finished

Publications

  • Šic Žlabur, J., Voća, S., Dobričević, N., Pliestić, S., Galić, A., Boričević, A., Borić, N. (2016). Ultrasound-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from lemon balm and peppermint leaves. International Agrophysics, 30(1):95-104.
    Šic Žlabur, J., Voća, S., Dobričević, N., Brnčić, M., Dujmić, F., Rimac Brnčić, S. (2015). Optimization of ultrasound assisted extraction of functional ingredients from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves. International Agrophysics, 29(2):231-237
    Voća, S., Šic Žlabur, J., Dobričević, N., Jakobek, L., Šeruga, M., Galić, A., Pliestić, S. (2014). Variation in the Bioactive Compound Content at Three Ripening Stages of Strawberry Fruit. Molecules, 19: 10370-10385.
    Dujmović Purgar, D.; Duralija, B.; Voća, S.; Vokurka, A.; Ercisli, S. (2012). A comparison of fruit chemical characteristics of two wild grown Rubus species from different locations of Croatia. Molecules. 17, 9; 10390-10398
    Jakobek, L.; Šeruga, M.; Voća, S.; Šindrak, Z.; Dobričević, N. (2009): Flavonol and Phenolic Acid Composition of Sweet Cherries (cv. Lapins) Produced on Six Different Vegetative Rootstocks; Scientia Horticulturae.; Vol.123, No.1; 23-28.
    Voća, S.; Dobričević, N.; Družić, J.; Duralija, B.; Skendrović Babojelić, M.; Dermišek, D.; Čmelik, Z. (2009): The change of fruit quality parameters in day-neutral strawberries cv. Diamante grown out of season, International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, Vol. 60, No. 3, 248-254.

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=220300

Other professional activities

  • 2014: ◾Head of the undergraduate study Agricultural Engineering
  • 2014: ◾Member of the Committee for drafting the Regulations on the Implementation of Measures 01 "Knowledge transfer and information activities," Ministry of Agriculture
  • 2012: ◾Member of editorial board of scientific journal ACS
  • 2011: ◾Member of the Scientific Council for Agriculture and Forestry, Section of processing of agricultural products and biotechnology HAZU
  • 2000 - 2000: ◾Technical Editor of Proceedings of the International Congress of the Croatian technologists for post-harvest technology "Zrnko"
  • 1998 - 1998: ◾Member of the Organizing and Scientific committee Conference for postharvest technology and biofuels, Zagreb