Prof. Martina Skendrović Babojelić, PhD

Prof. Martina Skendrović Babojelić, PhD

Professor
Division for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Department of Pomology
Office location: Hall 1, 3. floor, office number 32
Phone: +385 1 239 4070
Email: mskendrovic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 11.30 to 13.00

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2009: Doctoral thesis
    Work title: Biochemical and anatomical changes in heat treated fruits of Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) cv. Owari after storage
    Place and date of defense: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture; April 29, 2009.
    Mentor: prof. dr. sc. Nikola Pavičić and prof.dr.sc. Hrvoje Lepeduš
  • 1997 - 2002: Master thesis
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Work title: Pollen germinability of apple pollenizers and their effect on chemical composition of Golden Delicious clone "B"
    Place and date of defense: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture; June 14, 2002.
    Mentor: mr. sc. Tomislav Jemrić

Employment and work experience

  • 2003 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Associate Professor (2015.- today)
    Assistant Professor (2010.-2015.)
    Assistant post doc (2009.-2010.)
    Assistant (2003.-2009.)

Teaching

Research interests

  • Morphological characterization of fruit trees
  • Systems and technologies of growing fruit trees
  • Properties, analysis and quality of fruits
  • Oxidative stress and anatomy of fruits
  • Collection and preservation of traditional cultivars of fruit species
  • Ornamental value of fruit species

Training and research experience

  • 2006/12/01 - 2007/02/28: University J.J Strossmayer of Osijek: Department of Biology, Division of Plant Cell Biology and Ecophysiology (scientific)
    Experimental research for dissertation
  • 2005/02/01 - 2005/02/28: University J.J Strossmayer of Osijek: Department of Biology, Division of Plant Cell Biology and Ecophysiology (scientific)
    Methods for determination of enzymatic activity in the tissue of plants and making herbal preparations for light microscope
  • 2004/02/01 - 2004/02/01: University J.J Strossmayer of Osijek: Faculty of Education, Department of biology (scientific)
    Methods for measuring photosynthesis and determining concentrations of photosynthesis pigments

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Utjecaj prehrambenih vlakana na bioraspoloživost polifenola istraživanjem adsorpcije i simuliranih probavnih procesa, in vitro Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 partner
Subsector analyses of Croatian Agriculture World bank, Svjetska banka 2019/09/12 - 2020/06/30 coordinator
Low pesticide IPM in sustainable and safe fruit production LIFE+ 2014/06/16 - 2017/12/06 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Selekcija i kemotipizacija prirodnih populacija planike s područja Istre i Dalmacije Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2017/10/30 - 2019/10/30 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

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Primjena WinFOLIA TM sustava u morfološkoj karakterizaciji listova voćnih i ukrasnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Primjena WinSEEDLE™ sustava u morfološkoj karakterizaciji sjemenki voćnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Morfološka i digitalna karakterizacija sjemenki voćnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Mlinarić, S., Antunović Dunić, J., Skendrović Babojelić, M., Cesar, V., Lepeduš, H. (2017) Differential accumulation of photosynthetic proteins regulates diurnal photochemical adjustments of PSII in common fig (Ficus carica L.) leaves. Journal of Plant Physiology. 209; 1-10
  • Skendrović Babojelić, M., Korent, P., Šindrak, Z., Jemrić, T., (2014) Pomological characteristics and fruit quality traditional apple cultivars, Glasnik zaštite bilja, 37 (3): 20-27
  • Jemrić, T., Skendrović Babojelić, M., Fruk, G., Šindrak, Z. (2013) Fruit quality of nine old apple cultivars. Not Bot Horti Agrobo 41: 504-509
  • Kovač, A., Skendrović Babojelić, M., Pavičić, N., Voća, S., Voća, N., Dobričević, N., Jagatić, A.M., Šindrak, Z. (2010) Influence of harvest time and storage duration on "Cripps Pink" apple cultivar (Malus × Domestica Borkh) quality parameters. Cyta-Journal of Food. 8, 1; 1-6.
  • 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. 60, 3; 248-254
  • Skendrović Babojelić, M., Janjić, V., Lesičar, J., Dobraš, N., (2014) Fruit quality of traditional apple cultivars' Cox's Orange Pippin'and'Slavonska srčika', Zbornik radova 7.
    International scientific conference. Poljoprivreda u zaštiti prirode i okoliša. p. 211-216

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=258012

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

Other professional activities

  • 2017 - : Ministry of Agriculture
    Member of the Committee for the development of the National strategy for sustainable operational programs of producer organizations in the fruit and vegetable sector
  • 2016 - : Ministry of Agriculture
    Member of Working group Fruit (subgroup Continental fruits) for the preparation and implementation of the National Program for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in the Republic of Croatia in the period of 2017. - 2020.
  • 2014 - : Ministry of Agriculture
    Member of the Commission for the development of the national strategy for the implementation of School Scheme (Školska shema)
  • 2015 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Member of the Faculty council
  • 2012 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Member of the Committee for postgraduate doctoral studies and doctorates
  • 2013 - : Ministry of Agriculture
    Member of the Commission for the implementation of registration procedures of designation of origin and geographical indication of agricultural and food products (Category 1.6 Fruit, vegetables and cereals in natural state or processed)
  • 2015 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Member of Editorial Committee of the Proceedings of the 51st Croatian and 11th International Symposium of the Agronomists (Section of Pomology)

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