Filip Varga, mag. biol. exp.

Division for Plant Sciences
Department of Seed Science and Technology
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, 3rd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3845
Email: fvarga ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Tuesday from 12 pm do 2 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2011 - 2014: mag. biol. exp.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
    Digitising, geocoding and analysis of Ivo Trinajstić's herbarium collection in Croatian Natural History Museum
  • 2008 - 2011: univ. bacc. biol.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
    Ferns of Paleophytic

Employment and work experience

  • 2015 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    2015- : assistant


Research interests

  • DNA marker techniques for assessment of genetic diversity
  • Molecular Phylogenetics
  • Herbarium Collections
  • Ethnobotany
  • GIS

Training and research experience

  • 2017/12/13 - 2017/12/15: Exaltum Ltd. (scientific)
    Bioinformatics and Statistics for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • 2017/07/03 - 2017/07/14: Utrecht University (scientific)
    Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists
  • 2017/06/12 - 2017/06/13: Biology Division of Faculty of Science; University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture; CroP-BioDiv (scientific)
    Archeobotany (wood determination) & integration of genetics and archeobotany



  • Varga, Filip; Šolić, Ivana; Jug Dujaković, Marija; Łuczaj, Łukasz; Grdiša, Martina
    The first contribution to the ethnobotany of inland Dalmatia: medicinal and wild food plants of the Knin area, Croatia // Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, 88 (2019), 2; 1-20 doi:10.5586/asbp.3622
  • Delač, Domina; Gršić, Kristina; Ninčević, Tonka; Carović-Stanko, Klaudija; Varga, Filip; Grdiša, Martina
    The Influence of Hydropriming and Osmopriming with KNO3 on Seed Germination of Dalmatian Pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium /Trevir./ Sch. Bip.) // Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 83 (2018), 3; 205-211
  • Varga, F., Carović-Stanko, K., Ristić, M., Grdiša, M., Liber, Z. & Šatović, Z. (2017) Morphological and biochemical intraspecific characterization of Ocimum basilicum L.. Industrial crops and products, 109, 611-618. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.09.018.
  • Varga, F., Vidak, M., Ivanović, K., Lazarević, B., Širić, I., Srečec, S., Šatović, Z., Carović-Stanko, K. (2019). How does Computer vision compare to standard colorimeter in assessing the seed coat color of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)? // JCEA, 20(4): 1169-1178
  • Biošić, M., Varga, F., Dabić, D., Topalović, I., Šatović, Z., Grdiša (2020). Matrix solid-phase dispersion optimization for determination of pyrethrin content in Dalmatian pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium /Trevir./ Sch. Bip.) by liquid chromatography. Industrial Crops and Products, 145, 111999.
    doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.111999

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Other professional activities

  • 2017 - : CroP-BioDiv
    Member of Centre of excellence for biodiversity and molecular plant breeding, Work group Dalmatian pyrethrum
  • 2017 - : National Program for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
    Member of Work group for Medicinal and aromatic plants of the National Program for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • 2016 - : Croatian botanical society
    Member of Croatian botanical society

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