Jasminka Špoljarić, PhD

Expert advisor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Dairy Science
Office location: 2nd pavilion, 1st floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3904
Email: jspoljaric ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2010: PhD Chemistry - Biochemistry
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science
    Metallopeptidase family M49: heterologous expression, purification and characterization of an human orthologous enzyme
  • 1998 - 2003: MSc Chemistry - Biochemistry
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science
    Prolin-specific aminopeptidase of Streptomyces rimosus
  • 1993 - 1998: Graduate Engineer Biotechnology
    University of Zagreb Faculty of food technology and biotechnology
    Preparation of water-methanol desulphoglucosinolates extract of cabbage for reversed-phase liquid chromatography

Employment and work experience

  • 2011 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2012 - today - Expert advisor
    2011-2012 - Expert associate
  • 1999 - 2011: Ruđer Bošković Institute
    2010-2011 - Young Researcher- Senior Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry
    2003-2010 - Young Researcher - Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry
    1999-2003 - Young Researcher- Young Assistant - Laboratory for celular biochemistry, Department of organic chemistry and biochemistry

Research interests

  • Milk and dairy product analytics
  • Adulteration of milk and milk products

Training and research experience

  • 2016/10/20 - 2016/10/21: European Union Reference Laboratory for Milk and Milk Products, ANSES (French agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety), Laboratory for food safety, Maisons-Alfort, Pariz, Fra (expert)
    Workshop - Determination of activity of alkaline phosphatase enzyme (ALP) in cheese.
  • 2016/09/14 - 2016/09/16: Technische Universitet in Munchen, Freising, Njemačka (mixed)
    Seminar on Emerging Dairy Technologies, Innovative ways for Dairy Product and Process Design Sustainability - Novel Nutritional Concepts – New Functionalities and Structures
  • 2012/01/25 - 2012/01/27: Croatian Metrology Society (expert)
    Seminar "Application of HRN EN ISO / IEC 17025"
  • 2011/03/13 - 2011/03/18: Institute of Biochemistry Technische Universität, Graz, Austrija (scientific)
    - work in the laboratory of molecular enzymology - experience in protein purification using the molecular biology method (Cloning and Expression of Targeted Protein in a Suitable Host Organism - yeast DPP III in bacteria E. coli).
  • 2004/09/25 - 2004/09/25: Institut für Teoretische Chemie und Moleculare Structurbiologie, Universität Wien (scientific)
    Pre-conference Tutorial “Modern Methods of Mass Spectrometry in Chemistry and Biology” - u okviru kongresa 2nd Central European Conference Chemistry towards Biology održanog u Seggau Austrija
  • 2004/07/05 - 2004/07/07: Univresity of Zagreb Faculty of Science (scientific)
    Introduction to Bioinformatics”, (attended the Practical Course)
  • 2000/09/14 - 2000/09/26: Croatian Biophysical Society (scientific)
    7th International Summer School on Biophysics “Supramolecular Structure and Function”



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Potencijal mikroinkapsulacije u proizvodnji sireva Operativni program konkurentnost i kohezija 2014.-2020. 2019/12/20 - 2022/12/20 coordinator
Elementi ekološke proizvodnje i analitičke metode za dokazivanje izvornosti sira MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Optimizacija temperature toplinske obrade mlijeka za proizvodnju ovčjeg jogurta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Koagulacijska svojstva kozjeg mlijeka ovisno o koncentraciji uree Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator


Other professional activities

  • 2004 - 2005: Journal of Chemists and Chemical Engineers of Croatia - text correction
    - proofreading - Journal of Chemistry in industry
  • 2011 - : Croatian Dairy Association - member
  • 2000 - : The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - member

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