Assoc. Prof. Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka, PhD

Associate Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Microbiology
Office location: 3th Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Phone: +385 1 239 4034
Email: mfuka ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english, german
Consultations: wednesday, 11-12

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2007: PhD
    Technical University Munich, Germany
    Structural and functional diversity of proteolytic genes in an arable field
  • 1995 - 2002: M.Sc
    Faculty of science, University of Zagreb
    Investigation of Black Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla pratensis subs. nigricans) at Ravna Gora in Hrvatsko Zagorje

Employment and work experience

  • 2007 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2006 - 2006: Biotechnical Faculty University Ljubljana
  • 2003 - 2006: Technical University Munich

Teaching

Research interests

  • Food microbiology
  • Functional and structural diversity of microbial communities
  • Molecular markers and microbial phylogenetics
  • Microbial ecology
  • Application and development of molecular tools to study in situ microbial diversity

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Gastrointestinal microbiota composition of topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) in native (China) and non-native (Croatia) environment MZO 2018/01/31 - 2020/02/01 coordinator
Mikrobiota buraga i fecesa divljih preživača: longitudinalni odnos dobrobiti životinje i širenja patogenih bakterija MZO 2016/01/01 - 2017/12/31 partner
Očuvanje mikrobne raznolikosti povezane s proizvodnjom tradicionalnih hrvatskih kobasica od mesa divljači: biotehnološka i sigurnosna karakterizacija Croatian science foundation 2014/10/01 - 2017/09/30 coordinator
Tracking of pathogenic and beneficial microflora from fresh wild boar meat and fermented wild boar meat sausages produced by traditional procedures in Croatia and Austria MZO 2014/01/01 - 2015/12/31 partner
Abundance and diversity of bacteria of the genus Enterococcus in cheese products with multiple resistance against antibiotics MZO 2012/01/01 - 2013/12/31 partner
Mikrobiološka kontrola kvalitete autohonih mekih i tvrdih ovčijih sireva MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Aplikacija mikrobnih kultura u cilju unapređenja tehnologije proizvodnje tradicionalnih kobasica od divlje svinje VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2014/07/01 - 2015/07/01 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator
Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Adriatic Region Other 2013/12/01 - 2016/11/30 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Mikroinkapsulacija korisnih bakterija u poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Primjena korisnih mikrobnih populacija u integriranoj poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Povećanje vijabilnosti korisnih bakterija s potencijalom primjene u različitim agroekosustavima Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Fenotipska i genotipska karakterizacija bakterijskih kultura izoliranih iz različitih agroekosustava Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator

Publications

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