Assist. Prof. Dragica Šalamon, PhD

Assist. Prof. Dragica Šalamon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Science
Office location: 2nd pavilion, 2nd floor, room number 043
Phone: +385 1 239 3992
Email: dsalamon ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: friday from 11am to 3pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2008 - 2014: PhD
    Udder shape, milkability and genetic diversity of Istrian sheep
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2000 - 2006: Master of Biology
    Population of Balkan stripe necked terrapin (Mauremys rivulata (Valenciennes 1833.)) in the Majkovi pond
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of science, Department of biology

Employment and work experience

  • 2008 - 2000: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    2016 - Today: Assistant professor
    2014 - 2016: Postdoctoral researcher
    2008 - 2014: Research fellow
  • 2007 - 2008: Croatian Herpetological Society – Hyla, Zagreb
  • 2006 - 2005: Pet centar, Zagreb
  • 2005 - 2006: Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb

Teaching

Research interests

  • Assessment and conservation of biodiversity
  • Population genetics and landscape genetics
  • Functional morphology and morphometrics
  • Milkability and lactation
  • Molecular techniques in characterisation and conservation of populations

Training and research experience

  • 2017/07/03 - 2017/07/07: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Introduction to functional morphology and geometric morphometrics
  • 2017/04/04 - 2017/04/04: SRCE - University computing centre, University of Zagreb (mixed)
    Infrastructure for advanced computing
  • 2017/02/27 - 2017/03/03: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (scientific)
    Big data and machine learning (3 ECTS)
  • 2016/12/05 - 2016/12/07: SRCE - University computing centre, University of Zagreb (mixed)
    Graphical systems in R (S740)
  • 2016/06/05 - 2016/06/10: BOKU, Vienna, Austria (scientific)
    Methods and software for genomic data phasing
  • 2015/11/23 - 2015/11/27: SRCE - University computing centre, University of Zagreb (mixed)
    Visualization and analysis of spatial data in R (S730)
  • 2015/11/02 - 2015/11/06: Croatian herpetological society -Hyla (mixed)
    Using GIS devices and working with georeferenced data in ArcGIS
  • 2012/10/01 - 2012/10/07: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture and BOKU, Vienna, Austria (scientific)
    Summer school "Livestock Conservation Genomics - data, tools and trends" (2 ECTS)
  • 2012/01/19 - 2012/04/16: Universidad de Leon, Departamento de Produccion Animal, Leon, Spain (scientific)
    genetic variability of sheep populations
  • 2011/03/21 - 2011/03/25: International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies and Universidad de Leon, Departamento de Produccion Animal, Leon, Spain (scientific)
    Genomic applications in animal breeding
  • 2011/03/18 - 2011/06/21: Universidad de Leon, Departamento de Produccion Animal, Leon, Spain (scientific)
    sequencing in search of SNPs
  • 2010/09/06 - 2010/09/09: Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italija (scientific)
    GLOBALDIV- Summer school- Animal genetic resources
  • 2009/04/15 - 2009/07/11: Universidad de Leon, Departamento de Produccion Animal, Leon, Spain (scientific)
    microsatellite genotyping and linkage analysis
  • 2008/09/08 - 2008/09/12: Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italija (scientific)
    GLOBALDIV- Summer school- Animal genetic resources (2 ECTS)
  • 2008/03/03 - 2008/03/07: SRCE - University computing centre, University of Zagreb (mixed)
    SAS and basic statistics: Applied statistics I (S410)

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Primjena NGS metoda u procjeni genomske varijabilnosti preživača Croatian science foundation 2018/01/12 - 2022/11/30 coordinator
Twinning Open Data Operational Horizon 2020 2019/10/01 - 2022/09/30 partner
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
Runs of homozygosity: detecting selection signatures in livestock populations MZO 2016/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Genetics, Genomics and Evoluiton of prolific breeds of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) MZO 2015/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Genetski i okolišni utjecaji na muznost i morfologiju vimena ovaca MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 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

Publications

  • D. Salamon, B. Gutierrez-Gil, J.J. Arranz, J. Barreta, V. Batinic, A. Dzidic (2014): Genetic diversity and differentiation of twelve eastern Adriatic and western Dinaric native sheep breeds using microsatellites. Animal, 2; 200-207.
  • Džidić A., Šalamon D., Kaić A., Salajpal K., Kapš M. (2009): Relationship between udder and milking traits during lactation in Istrian dairy crossbreed ewes. Italian journal of animal science 8(3):154-156.
  • Salamon D., Gutierrez-Gil B., Kostelic A., Gorjanc G., Kompan D., Dzidic A. (2012): Preliminary study on the genetic diversity of the Istrian sheep, Lika and Krk pramenka sheep populations using microsatellite markers. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica Suppl.3: 125- 129.
  • Banadinović M., Džidić A., Simčić M., Šalamon D. (2017). Geographic patterns of
    genetic variation in indigenous eastern adriatic sheep breeds. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 82(3): 281-283
  • Šalamon D., Gutierrez-Gil B., Simčič M., Kompan D., Džidić A. (2015) Microsatellite based genetic structure of regional transboundary Istrian sheep breed populations in Croatia and Slovenia. Mljekarstvo. 65, 1; 39-47.
  • Salamon D., Matokovic I., Batinic V., Dzidic A.(2011): The effect of prestimulation on milking characteristics in Simmental, Holstein-Friesian and Brown Swiss cow breed. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 76(4): 317-320.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=303754

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=CrIeM28AAAAJ&hl=hr

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