Assist. Prof. Maja Čačija, PhD

Assist. Prof. Maja Čačija, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Phytomedicine
Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavillion, ground floor, room 12
Phone: +385 1 239 3621
Email: mcacija ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Tuesday from 9 am till 10 am (online)

Academic qualifications

  • - 2015: PhD
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Distribution and dominance of species of the genus Agriotes in arable land in the continental Croatia
  • - 2008: MSc
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
    Title: Mutations in phosphomannomutase 2 gene that cause congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2009 - 2015: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Wireworm fauna and population dynamics
  • Molecular methods in entomology
  • Biological pest control
  • Soil fauna
  • Insect rearing

Training and research experience

  • 2017/11/10 - 2017/11/17: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshops: Raising the Quality of Higher Education Performance
  • 2016/04/08 - 2016/04/29: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshops: Raising the Quality of Higher Education Performance
  • 2016/03/10 - 2016/03/10: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    First Mentoring Workshop on Postgraduate Doctoral Program of "Agricultural Sciences" at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2016/02/22 - 2016/02/26: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Ground Beetle (Carabidae) Identification Workshop
  • 2015/09/07 - 2015/09/12: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Beč, Austrija (teaching)
    Didactic Course and E-learning for Teachers (LifeADA)
  • 2013/06/25 - 2013/06/28: Agricultural University – Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bugarska (teaching)
    Workshop: Training activity Exchange of Experience in Plant Medicine (TEMPUS)
  • 2012/07/03 - 2012/07/04: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshop: Teacher Training Activity in Environmental fate and plant interaction of plant production products (TEMPUS)
  • 2012/01/23 - 2012/01/28: Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirane, Tirana, Albanija (teaching)
    Workshop: Teacher Teacher Training activity in Biological control of plant diseases (TEMPUS)
  • 2011/12/12 - 2011/12/14: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Methodological courses in Biology and Medicine: Molecular Phylogeny
  • 2011/06/19 - 2011/06/23: University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck, Austrija (scientific)
    Workshop: Identification of Wireworms: Morphological and Molecular Approaches
  • 2010/07/25 - 2010/08/04: Szent István University, Gödöllő, Mađarska (scientific)
    Summer Course: Molecular Biology in the field of Aquaculture (CEEPUS)
  • 2010/05/23 - 2010/05/27: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Methodological courses in Biology and Medicine: DNA and RNA
  • 2009/12/01 - 2009/12/01: University Computing Centre (SRCE), Zagreb (teaching)
    Workshop: Advanced work in Merlin
  • 2009/10/06 - 2009/10/21: Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austrija (scientific)
    Course: Molecular approaches to study trophic interactions

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 coordinator
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnih organizama na sredstva za zaštitu bilja u Republici Hrvatskoj (2018-2020.) Ministarstvo poljoprivrede 2018/01/01 - 2020/12/31 coordinator
Unaprjeđenje ljudskog kapitala profesionalnim razvojem kroz istraživački program u fitomedicini Europski socijalni fond 2015/06/29 - 2016/09/29 coordinator
Enhancement of Collaboration between Science, Industry and Farmers: Technology Transfer for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Sugar Beet as the Way to Improve Farmer Income and Reduce Pesticide Use IPA 2013/03/15 - 2015/12/15 coordinator
Unaprjeđenja u tehnologiji uzgoja šećerne repe sukladno načelima integrirane zaštite od štetnika Croatian science foundation 2012/01/01 - 2015/01/01 coordinator
Sustav procjene rizika-temelj integrirane zaštite kukuruza od štetnika Other 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator
Utvrđivanje prostorne distribucije gospodarski važnih štetnika primjenom GIS-a MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Povećanje konkurentnosti i osiguranje proizvodnje šećerne repe uvođenjem alternativnih i nepesticidnih metoda suzbijanja štetnika VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2016/06/30 - 2018/06/30 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Nepesticidne mjere zaštite bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2013/10/01 - 2014/06/30 coordinator

Publications

Other professional activities

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Co-leader of the student "Entomological Group" at Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2011 - : Croatian Genetic Society (HGD)
    member
  • 2011 - : Croatian Entomological Society (HED)
    member
  • 2010 - : International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
    member
  • 2009 - : Croatian Plant Protection Society (HDBZ)
    member

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