Asst. Prof. Monika Vidak, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Plant Sciences
Department of Plant Biodiversity
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, 3rd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3694
Email: mvidak ( at )
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2015 - 2019: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Origin and diversity of Croatian common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces
  • 2010 - 2013: MSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Impact of nitrogen top-dressing on the yield of winter pea and wheat
  • 2007 - 2010: BSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Relation between leaf chlorophyll content and grain yield in maize synthetic population

Employment and work experience

  • 2015 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2019-now - postdoctoral researcher

    2017-2019 - assistant

    2015-2017 - expert associate


Research interests

  • Legumes
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Plant Biodiversity
  • Seed science and technology
  • Plant genetic resources conservation

Training and research experience

  • 2017/06/12 - 2017/06/13: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, (scientific)
    Workshop: Archaeobotany & Integration of Genetics with Archaeobotany
  • 2017/04/10 - 2017/04/11: InovaGen (scientific)
    Course: Sequencing
  • 2016/12/05 - 2016/12/05: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (expert)
    Workshop: ERASMUS+ i Horizon 2020 Programs
  • 2016/02/15 - 2016/02/16: The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany (scientific)
    Course: Next Generation Sequencing: Whole Genome Sequencing Library Preparation
  • 2015/10/30 - 2015/10/30: Taylor & Francis, University of Zagreb School of Medicine (expert)
    Workshop: ‘How to Get Published’



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Znanstveni centar izvrsnosti za bioraznolikost i molekularno oplemenjivanje bilja (CroP-BioDiv) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj 2018/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Genetska osnova količne bioaktivnih hranivih tvari hrvatskih populacija graha Croatian science foundation 2014/06/16 - 2017/06/15 coordinator


  • Carović-Stanko, K., Liber, Z., Vidak, M., Barešić, A., Grdiša, M., Lazarević, B., Šatović, Z. (2017) Genetic Diversity of Croatian Common Bean Landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 604-1-604-8. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00604.
  • Vidak M., Carović-Stanko K., Barešić A., Grdiša M., Šatović Z., Liber Z. (2017) Microsatellite markers in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of central European agriculture. doi: 10.5513/JCEA01/18.4.1983.
  • Vidak M., Varga F., Gunjača J., Lazarević B., Šatović Z, Carović-Stanko K. (2017) Protein content in common bean row seeds in relation to a* and b* dimensions of the L*a*b* color space. Proceedings of Joint Conference on 8th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture and 16th Euro Global Summit on Food & Beverages.
    Los Angeles, SAD: u: Journal of Food Processing & Technology, 89-89.
  • Vidak M. Malešević S., Grdiša M., Šatović Z., Lazarević B., Carović-Stanko K. (2015) Phenotypic Diversity among Croatian Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Landraces. ACS. Agriculturae conspectus scintificus. 80 (3), 133-137.

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Other professional activities

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