Assist. Prof. Nataša Mikulec, PhD

Assist. Prof. Nataša Mikulec, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Dairy Science
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, 1nd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3904
Email: nmikulec ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2002 - 2010: Doctoral Thesis
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Changes of soluble peptides and aminoacids during ripening of Krk cheese
  • 1995 - 2000: Graduate Thesis
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Title of the Graduate thesis: Determination of Lead in Cow Milk by Electrotermiac and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Employment and work experience

  • 2002 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Dairy Science, Assistant Professor, Manager of Laboratory (since 2016);
    employed at the Faculty of Agriculture since February 15, 2002 as an expert associate.

Teaching

Research interests

  • Analysis of milk and dairy products
  • Biochemistry of cheese ripening

Training and research experience

  • 2017/10/04 - 2017/10/07: Crolab (expert)
    Crolab conference "Laboratory competence 2017"
  • 2016/09/14 - 2016/09/16: Technical University of Munich, Germany (scientific)
    Seminar on new technologies in dairy "Seminar on Emerging Dairy Technologies - Sustainability Novel Nutritional Concepts, New Funkcionalities and Structure"
  • 2016/03/14 - 2016/03/15: Croatian Institute of Public Health - Department for Toxicology (expert)
    Seminar: "Safe work with chemicals"
  • 2015/09/17 - 2015/09/19: MAKLAB (expert)
    Conference: "International conference - Quality and competence 2015"
  • 2006/02/05 - 2009/12/12: Ruđer Bošković Institute (scientific)
    As a guest researcher at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, as an associate participant in the scientific project "Amino-beta-lactam intermediates in the synthesis of biologically interesting compounds" development of analytical methods of high performance liquid chromatography of reversed phases (RP-HPLC) associated with DAD and ELSD detectors.

Projects

scientific

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

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Inovativna tehnologija ukontroli mljekomata u cilju povećanja kvalitete i konkurentnosti proizvođača mlijeka VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2015/11/05 - 2017/11/05 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

Publications

Other professional activities

  • 2019 - : Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia
    Member of the Expert Working Group Codex Alimentarius - Committee for Milk and Dairy Products of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2017 - 2020: Croatian Standards Institute (HZN)
    President of the HZN / TO 566 Technical Committee, Milk and dairy products.
  • 2013 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Dairy Science
    Manager of the Reference Laboratory for Milk and Dairy Products
  • 2011 - 2019: Journal Mljekarstvo
    Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mljekarstvo

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