Assoc. Prof. Vlatka Čubrić Čurik, PhD

Associate Professor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Science
Office location: 2nd Pavilon, 2nd floor, room 052
Phone: +385 1 239 4008
Email: vcubric ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatain, English, Italian
Consultations: Thursday, from 12:00 pm -14:00 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2005 - 2009: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    The diversity of sheep prion gene protein of the Croatian coast and islands
  • 2001 - 2005: Ms
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Genetic polymorphism of sheep milk proteins
  • 1992 - 1998: Bs
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Numerical analysis of level of inbreeding in Croatian simmental Cattle

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Associate professor
  • 2011 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant professor
  • 2009 - 2011: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2005 - 2009: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant
  • 2000 - 2005: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    PhD student

Teaching

Research interests

  • Laboratory methods for molecular biodiversity
  • Analysis of molecular- genetic data
  • Study of the population of domestic animals and their wild relatives
  • Study of prion protein gene of the different species of animals
  • Archaeogenetics

Training and research experience

  • 2001/02/01 - 2002/06/01: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute for Animal Genetics, Vienna, Austria (scientific)
    Genetic differentiation of sheep breeds in the eastern part of the Alps
  • 2000/02/01 - 2000/04/30: nstitut'L. Spallanzani', Milan, Italy (scientific)
    Milk protein polymorphism in autochthonous Croatian sheep

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Genomic BIodiversity Knowledge for Resilient Ecosystems COST 2019/03/08 - 2023/03/07 partner
Potencijal mikroinkapsulacije u proizvodnji sireva Operativni program konkurentnost i kohezija 2014.-2020. 2019/12/20 - 2022/12/20 coordinator
Primjena NGS metoda u procjeni genomske varijabilnosti preživača Croatian science foundation 2018/01/12 - 2022/11/30 coordinator
Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia: Minding and Mending the Gap Horizon 2020 2016/02/01 - 2019/01/31 coordinator
Upotreba cijelog genoma mitohondrijske DNA u oplemenjivanju i konzervacijskoj genetici goveda Croatian science foundation 2014/07/01 - 2018/06/30 coordinator
A collaborative European Network on Rabbit Genome Biology COST 2011/11/18 - 2016/11/17 partner
BISTEC - Building Innovation Support Through Efficient Cooperation Network IPA 2013/04/01 - 2015/03/31 coordinator
Povijest poljoprivrede-prilozi za povijest gospodarstva Hrvatske MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Uvođenje trave Miscanthus kao energetske kulture za grijanje plastenika na OPG-u VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2012/11/13 - 2014/11/13 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Adriatic Region Other 2013/12/01 - 2016/11/30 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Prostorne informacije u istraživanju domaćih životinja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Arheogenetika goveda u Hrvatskoj; ekstrakcija i priprema aDNA do sekvenciranja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Identifikacija signala selekcije u genomu domaćih životinja pomoću visoko rezolutne genomske informacije Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Iacolina, L., Brajković, V., Canu, A., Šprem, N., Cubric-Curik, V., Fontanesi, L., Saarma, U., Apollonio, M. and Scandura, M. (2016), Novel Y-chromosome short tandem repeats in Sus scrofa and their variation in European wild boar and domestic pig populations. Anim Genet, 47: 682–690. doi:10.1111/age.12483
  • Ristov, S., Brajkovic, V., Čubrić Čurik, V., Michieli, I., Čurik, I. (2016) MaGelLAn 1.0: a software to facilitate quantitative and population genetic analysis of maternal inheritance by combination of molecular and pedigree information. Genetics selection evolution 48: 65 doi.org/10.1186/s12711-016-0242-9
  • Monteiro Ferreira A, Tomás Marques A, Bhide M, Cubric-Curik V, Hollung K, Knight CH, et al. (2015) Sequence Analysis of Bitter Taste Receptor Gene Repertoires in Different Ruminant Species. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0124933.
  • Čubrić Čurik, Vlatka; Feligini, Maria; Ferenčaković, Maja; Džidić, Alen; Salajpal, Krešimir; Ambriović-Ristov, Andreja; Ćetković, Helena; Majhen, Dragomira; Čurik, Ino: Sequence polymorphism of PrP exon 3 gene in Istrian and crossbred sheep. Italian journal of animal science (ISSN 1594-4077) 8 (2009), S3; 86-88 doi.org/10.4081/ijas.2009.s3.86
  • Baumung, R., Cubric-Curik, V., Schwend, K., Achmann, R. and Sölkner, J. (2006), Genetic characterisation and breed assignment in Austrian sheep breeds using microsatellite marker information. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 123: 265–271. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0388.2006.00583.x
  • Feligini, M., Vlaco, S., Cubric Curik,V., Parma, P., Greppi, G. F. and Enne, G. (2005) A single nucleotide polymorphism in the sheep kappa-casein coding region. Journal Dairy Research.
    doi.org/10.1017/S0022029905000932

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/263164

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=bI31as0AAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2016 - 1986: Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
    2012 - Guest editor of the scientific editon Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
  • 2012 - 2015: Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
    Editorial Board of the scientific editon Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
  • 2011 - 1984: Animal Science Days, Primošten
    2011 - Organization of conference, Animal Science Days, Primošten
  • 2001 - 2001: Croatian Scademy of Science and Arts
    Organization of conference, Biodiversity in livestock production in Croatia, HAZU Zagreb, Secretary of conference

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