Assoc. Prof. Ante Kasap, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Ante Kasap, PhD

Associate Professor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Science and Technology
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, 2nd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3950
Email: akasap ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: wedneseday from 10 am to 12 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2009 - 2015: Doctoral thesis
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Genomic evaluation of sheep populations with low connectedness among flocks
  • 2001 - 2009: B.Sc.
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Flatfish breeding

Employment and work experience

  • 2009 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture


Research interests

  • Quantitative genetic
  • Animal breeding and selection - prediction of breeding values
  • Genomic selection
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine learning
  • Biotechnology in goat and sheep production

Training and research experience

  • 1970/01/01 - : (scientific)
    Genomic selection in rabbit breeding analysis - Theory and application, (2013.) Valencia, Spain, instructor Ignacio Aguilar
  • 1970/01/01 - : (scientific)
    Selected topics in conservation Genetics, (2013.), Rodica (Domžale), Slovenia, instructor Ino Ćurik
  • 1970/01/01 - : (scientific)
    Basics of Linux (D101), (2012.) Zagreb, Croatia, instructor Krunoslav Hrnjak
  • 1970/01/01 - : (scientific)
    An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, (2012.) Domžale, Slovenia, instructor Gregor Gorjanc
  • 1970/01/01 - : (scientific)
    Practical course in survival analysis using the Survival Kit v6: Survival analysis -Theory and application, (2011.) instructors Gabor Meszaros I Johann Solkner



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Genomska karakterizacija, očuvanje genoma i selekcija s optimalnim doprinosima kod hrvatskih mliječnih pasmina ovaca Croatian science foundation 2020/01/01 - 2023/12/31 coordinator
Mesne odlike hrvatskih pasmina ovaca MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Karakterizacija i uskladba genotipa, fenotipa i tehnologija proizvodnje Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Karakterizacija proizvodnih i genetskih odlika domaćih životinja u Republici Hrvatskoj Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Valorizacija fenotipa i genotipa hrvatskih autohtonih pasmina domaćih životinja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Procjena uzgojnih vrijednosti za svojstva kakvoće mesa Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator


  • A. Kasap, A. Kaić, I. Širić, Z. Antunović, and B. Mioč, “The random regression coefficient approach in analysis of early growth of Alpine and Saanen kids,” Small Rumin. Res., vol. 150, pp. 40–45, 2017.
  • A. Kasap, A. Kaić, I. Širić, Z. Antunović, and B. Mioč, “Proximate and mineral composition of M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum of suckling lambs from three Croatian indigenous breeds reared in outdoor conditions,” Ital. J. Anim. Sci., vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–5, 2017.
  • I. Tucaković, D. Barišić, Ž. Grahek, A. Kasap, and I. Širić, “137 Cs in mushrooms from Croatia sampled 15–30 years after Chernobyl,” J. Environ. Radioact., vol. 181, no. October 2017, pp. 147–151, 2017.
  • D. Škorput, G. Gorjanc, A. Kasap, and Z. Luković, “Partition of genetic trends by origin in Landrace and Large-White pigs,” Animal, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 1605–1609, 2015.
  • A. Kasap, D. Skorput, D. Kompan, G. Gorjanc, B. Mioc, and K. Potocnik, “The effect of time elapsed from milking to scoring on udder linear scores and estimation of genetic parameters,” Vet. Arh., vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 9–18, 2014.
  • A. Kasap, B. Mioč, D. Škorput, V. Pavić, and Z. Antunović, “Estimation of genetic parameters and genetic trends for reproductive traits in Saanen goats,” Acta Vet., vol. 63, no. 2–3, pp. 269–277, 2013.

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Other professional activities

  • 2007 - 2013: Participation in scientific project
    Meat traits of Croatian sheep breeds. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Republic of Croatia. Coordinator: Boro Mioč, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture.
  • 2015 - 2017: Participation in technological project
    The possibility of economic evaluation of wool in Croatia
  • 2016 - 2018: Participation in technological project
    Sustainable outdoor pig production in the Banovina

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