Mateja Pećina, PhD

Mateja Pećina, PhD

Senior Assistant
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Science and Technology
Office location: 7th pavilion, 1st floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3890
Email: matejapecina ( at )
Languages: Croatian, English

Academic qualifications

  • 2017 - 2023: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Association of FASN, SCD and GH gene polymorphism with fat and fatty acid content in beef meat
  • 2013 - 2015: Master of Science (Animal Science and Technology)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Association of fat content and fatty acid composition of pork meat
  • 2010 - 2013: Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
    Karlovac University of Applied Sciences
    Technological process of ice cream in a cone

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2023. - Senior Assistant
    2017. - 2023. - Assistant
    2016. - Professional training without establishing a working relationship


Research interests

  • Development of molecular methods in research
  • Contemporary biotechnology in animal production
  • Use of molecular genetics in animal production
  • Systems and technologies for the production of beef meat and cow's milk
  • Influence of gene polymorphisms on quantitative properties of domestic animals
  • Molecular genetics and gene typing

Training and research experience

  • 2022/06/13 - 2022/06/18: University of Padova (scientific)
  • 2022/06/05 - 2022/06/10: University of Bologna (scientific)
  • 2022/03/06 - 2022/03/10: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (scientific)
  • 2019/04/15 - 2019/04/21: University of Padova (scientific)



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Genetske, gospodarske i društvene interakcije programa očuvanja lokalnih pasmina Croatian science foundation 2021/01/01 - 2024/12/31 coordinator


Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Boosting Excellence in Experimental Research for Agri-Food Economics and Management Horizon 2020 2020/10/01 - 2023/09/30 coordinator


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