Irina Tanuwidjaja, mag. ing. agr.

Assistant
Division for Agroecology
Department of Microbiology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, 2nd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3866
Email: ianuwidjaja ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english, german
Consultations: monday, from 10 am to 11 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2010 - 2012: M. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of indigenous lactococcal population isolated from the traditional Istrian cheese
  • 2007 - 2010: B. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Isolation and genetic characterization of the indigenous enterococci isolated from the Istrian cheese

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    assistant
  • 2015 - 2016: Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH, Neuherberg, Germany
    research assistant
  • 2012 - 2015: Chair of Soil Ecology, Technical University Munich, Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH Neuherberg, Germany
    PhD student

Teaching

Research interests

  • Soil microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular markers and microbial phylogenetics
  • Development and application of molecular methods for structural and functional microbial diversity research

Training and research experience

  • 2016/10/03 - 2016/10/05: Applied Maths, NW, Ghent, Belgium (scientific)
    Workshop: Basic Training Workshop on BioNumerics version 7
  • 2012/11/15 - 2016/04/30: Technical University Munich, Research Unit for Environmental Genomics (EGEN), Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health GmbH Neuherberg, Germany (scientific)
    Investigation of structural and functional microbial diversity in simplified, artificial soil-like systems. (DNA and RNA isolation, real-time PCR, T-RFLP, SIP, amplicon and metagenomic sequencing (Roche 454-pyrosequencing, MiSeq Illumina), bioinformatics, statistical analysis in R)
  • 2011/11/14 - 2012/04/13: Laboratory for Molecular Genetics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Development of homologous and heterologous systems for the expression of bacterial lipase ScL2 isolated from Streptomyces coelicolor (plasmid isolation, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, Sanger sequencing, protein expression and purification, enzymatic activity determination)
  • 2011/06/13 - 2012/09/14: Department of Microbiology, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of indigenous microbial communities from the traditional Istrian cheese (isolation i cultivation of LAB, antibiotic resistance, PCR, RAPD, T-RFLP, Sanger sequencing)

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Gastrointestinal microbiota composition of topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) in native (China) and non-native (Croatia) environment MZO 2018/01/31 - 2020/02/01 coordinator
Očuvanje mikrobne raznolikosti povezane s proizvodnjom tradicionalnih hrvatskih kobasica od mesa divljači: biotehnološka i sigurnosna karakterizacija Croatian science foundation 2014/10/01 - 2017/09/30 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Mikroinkapsulacija korisnih bakterija u poljoprivredi Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Povećanje vijabilnosti korisnih bakterija s potencijalom primjene u različitim agroekosustavima Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Jurić, S., Tanuwidjaja, I., Mrkonjić Fuka, M., Vlahoviček-Kahlina, K., Marijan, M., Boras, A., Kolić, N.U. & Vinceković, M. (2021) Encapsulation of two fermentation agents, Lactobacillus sakei and calcium ions in microspheres. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 197, p.111387. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.111387.
  • Tanuwidjaja, I., Vogel, C., Pronk, G.J., Schöler, A., Kublik, S., Vestergaard, G., Kögel-Knabner, I., Fuka, M.M., Schloter, M. & Schulz, S. (2020) Microbial Key Players Involved in P Turnover Differ in Artificial Soil Mixtures Depending on Clay Mineral Composition. Microbial Ecology, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s00248-020-01635-1.
  • Mrkonjić Fuka, M., Tanuwidjaja, I., Žgomba Maksimović, A., Zunabovic-Pichler, M., Kublik, S., Hulak, H., Domig, K. J. & Schloter, M. (2020) Bacterial diversity of naturally fermented game meat sausages: Sources of new starter cultures. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 118. 108782. doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2019.108782.
  • Mrkonjić Fuka, M., Žgomba Maksimović, A., Tanuwidjaja, I., Hulak, N. & Schloter, M. (2017) Characterization of Enterococcal Community Isolated from an Artisan Istrian Raw Milk Cheese: Biotechnological and Safety Aspects. Food technology and biotechnology, 55(3), 368-380. doi:10.17113/ftb.55.03.17.5118.
  • Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Vogel, C., Babin, D., Bachmann, J., Ding, G.C., Ditterich, F., Gerzabek, M.H., Giebler, J., Hemkemeyer, M., Kandeler, E., Mouvenchery, Y.K., Miltner, A., Poll, C., Schaumann, G.E., Smalla, K., Steinbach, A., Tanuwidjaja, I., Tebbe, C.C., Wick, L.Y., Woche, S.K., Totsche, K.U., Schloter, M. & Kogel-Knabner, I. (2017) Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53(1), 9-22. doi:10.1007/s00374-016-1161-1.
  • Vogel, C., Heister, K., Buegger, F., Tanuwidjaja, I., Haug, S., Schloter, M. & Kögel-Knabner, I. (2015) Clay mineral composition modifies decomposition and sequestration of organic carbon and nitrogen in fine soil fractions. Biology and fertility of soils. 51(4), 427-442. doi: 10.1007/s00374-014-0987-7.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/355076?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=ZuZkn4oAAAAJ&hl=en

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