Helena Virić Gašparić, mag. ing. agr.

Assistant
Division for Phytomedicine
Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, ground floor, room 010
Phone: +385 1 239 3804
Email: hviric ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2010 - 2012: Master of Engineering in Phytomedicine
  • 2006 - 2010: Bachelor in Engineering of Plant Protection

Employment and work experience

  • 2013 - 2017: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2017 - now: Assistant, Department of Agricultural Zoology
    2015 - 2017: Professional Assistant, ESF project "Improving human capital by professional development through the research program in Plant Medicine," HR.3.2.01-0071
    2014 - 2015: Professional Assistant, TEMPUS project "Lifelong learning for sustainable agriculture in Alps-Danube-Adriatic Region", 2013-4592/001-001
    2013 - 2014: Professional Assistant, International Relations Office

Teaching

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Pests in arable and vegetable crops
  • Integrated pest management
  • Biological insecticides
  • Phytopharmacy and ecotoxicology
  • Residues of plant protection products

Training and research experience

  • 2017/03/13 - 2017/05/16: Szent Istvan University, Poljska (scientific)
    E-course "Introduction to Scientific Communication".
    Supervizor: Zsuzsanna Heltai
  • 2016/11/01 - 2017/03/31: University of Sarajevo Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Sarajevo (scientific)
    Mobility of Postgraduate Students within the Erasmus + Program, Key Activities 1 (KA107).
    Supervizor: Prof. Nedžad Karić, PhD
  • 2016/06/01 - 2016/06/30: Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Plant Analysis and Stored Product Protection, Berlin (scientific)
    Specialization in laboratory techniques on the determination of neonicotinoid residues in plant and animal samples.
    Supervisor: Detlef Schenke, PhD
  • 2016/02/22 - 2016/02/26: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Ground beetle (Carabidae) identification Workshop.
    Supervisor: Teun van Gijzen
  • 2015/09/20 - 2015/09/25: University of Zagreb Faculty of Science (scientific)
    Scientific Communication and Publishing Workshop.
    Supervisors: Stephen Venn, PhD and Prof. Gabor Lövei, PhD
  • 2012/03/01 - 2012/06/29: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (scientific)
    Mobility of graduate students under the CEEPUS program.
    Supervizor: Prof. Hans Peter Kaul, PhD

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 coordinator
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnih organizama na sredstva za zaštitu bilja u Republici Hrvatskoj (2018-2020.) Ministarstvo poljoprivrede 2018/01/01 - 2020/12/31 coordinator
Unaprjeđenje ljudskog kapitala profesionalnim razvojem kroz istraživački program u fitomedicini Europski socijalni fond 2015/06/29 - 2016/09/29 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Povećanje konkurentnosti i osiguranje proizvodnje šećerne repe uvođenjem alternativnih i nepesticidnih metoda suzbijanja štetnika VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2016/06/30 - 2018/06/30 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Adriatic Region Other 2013/12/01 - 2016/11/30 coordinator

Publications

Other professional activities

  • 2010 - : Croatian Plant Protection Society
    2010 - 2017: member
    2017 - 2021: secretary / Organizing Committee
    2021 - now: member
  • 2016 - : Croatian Entomological Society
    2016 - now: member
  • 2016 - : International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
    2016 - now: member
  • 2021 - : Society Zasadi stablo, ne budi panj
    2021 - now: member

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