Assist. Prof. Nataša Hulak, PhD

Assist. Prof. Nataša Hulak, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Microbiology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, 1st floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3699
Email: nhulak ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english, spanish
Consultations: monday from 10h to 12h

Academic qualifications

  • 2009 - 2014: PhD Advanced Biotechnology
    Characterization of the expression of transcriptionally silent loci during the plant response against Pseudomonas syringae.
    Faculty of Science, University of Malaga, Spain. IHSM-UMA-CSIC
  • 2008 - 2010: Master Degree in Advanced Biotechnology (M.Sc)
    Generation of Type III secretion system effectors mutants in Pseudomonas syringae pv.tomato.
    University of Malaga and International University of Andalucia.
    Malaga- Spain. IHSM-UMA-CSIC
  • 2001 - 2006: Graduated in Biology and Chemistry (B.Sc.)//Master Degree in Biology and Chemistry (M.Sc)
    Major in Biology.
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, University of J.J.Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia.
    Final project titled: Physico-chemical properties of phytocenosis of Papuk.
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, University of J.J.Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia.

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2009 - 2014: Department of Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology, University of Málaga. IHSM-UMA-CSIC
    Researcher
  • 2007 - 2009: Department of Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology, University of Málaga. IHSM-UMA-CSIC
    Research Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Food Microbology
  • Functional and structural diversity of microbial communities
  • Molecular markers and microbial phylogenetics
  • Molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics
  • Development of molecular methods in research
  • Biotechnology

Training and research experience

  • 2017/05/15 - 2017/05/18: Univerza v Ljubljani Biotehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za živilstvo, Katedra za mikrobiologijo Ustanova: Univerza v Ljubljani Biotehniška fakulteta (scientific)
    Fatty acid profiling (sausages).
  • 2016/11/15 - 2016/11/20: Univerza v Ljubljani Biotehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za živilstvo, Katedra za mikrobiologijo Ustanova: Univerza v Ljubljani Biotehniška fakulteta (scientific)
    Fatty acid profiling (GIT).
  • 2016/01/29 - 2016/02/05: Helmholtz Zentrum München, Department of Environmental Ecogenetics. München (scientific)
    NGS sequencing.

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
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

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

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