Prof. Ivan Pejić, PhD

Prof. Ivan Pejić, PhD

Full Professor
Division for Plant Sciences
Department of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biometrics
Office location: 6th pavilion, 3rd floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3936
Email: ipejic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English

Academic qualifications

  • 1992 - 1996: Doctor of science (Dr.sc.)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Genetic identification and mapping QTLs in maize using molecular markers
  • 1988 - 1992: Master of Science (two-year degree program)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Heterotic pattern and genetic variability of Croatian exotic maize germplasm
  • 1982 - 1986: B.Sc. (four-year program)
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of "J.J. Strossmayer" Osijek

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Full professor tenure
    Plant breeding courses
  • 2014 - 2016: MInistry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia
    Assistant minister for science and technology
  • 1987 - 2014: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

Teaching

Research interests

  • Drought resistance, quality and low content of anti-nutritional compounds in soybean
  • Variety genetic fingerprinting of cultivated plants (cultivars)
  • Grapevine breeding (clonal selection)
  • Parentage analysis and natural development of native grapevine cultivars
  • Molecular plant breeding methods

Training and research experience

  • 2019/03/18 - 2019/03/29: National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge, UK (scientific)
    Advanced course "Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding"
  • 2013/04/01 - 2013/09/30: University of Bologna, Italy (mixed)
    Prof. S. Tartarini (host): Application of molecular markers in breeding fruit species (Sabbatical)
  • 1999/02/01 - 1999/06/30: University Hohenheim, Germany (scientific)
    Postdoc research
  • 1995/03/01 - 1995/07/31: University of Udine, Italy (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis
  • 1994/10/01 - 1994/12/21: North Carolina State Univ., USA (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis
  • 1994/01/09 - 1994/06/30: University of Udine, Italy (scientific)
    Part of research for PhD thesis

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Procjena tolerantnosti hrvatske germplazme vinove loze na sušu - TOLVIN Operativni program „Konkurentnost i kohezija 2014.-2020.“ Europski fond za regionalni razvoj (ERDF) 2020/03/01 - 2023/03/01 partner
Znanstveni centar izvrsnosti za bioraznolikost i molekularno oplemenjivanje bilja (CroP-BioDiv) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj 2018/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Procjena genetske adaptabilnosti hrvatskog sortimenta kukuruza i soje u funkciji oplemenjivanja prema tolerantnosti na sušu Croatian science foundation 2017/04/01 - 2019/04/01 coordinator
Genetička identifikacija i genetska varijabilnost sorti vinove loze i voćaka MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje tehnologije proizvodnje Škrleta primjenom registriranih klonova proisteklih iz projekta klonske selekcije Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2016/04/11 - 2019/04/11 coordinator
Klonska selekcija kultivara Kraljevina (Vitis vinifera L) Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2014/04/23 - 2018/12/31 coordinator
Klonska selekcija Žlahtine u 2016. godini Other 2016/07/11 - 2016/11/30 coordinator
Klonska selekcija i osnivanje virus-tested matičnog nasada cv. Žlahtine Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2015/07/15 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Osnivanje kolekcije autohtonih sorti (ampelovrt) Podregije Dalmatinska zagora Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2012/09/14 - 2015/09/30 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Morfološka i molekularna karakterizacija germplazme ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Molekularna karakterizacija germplazme ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Primjena molekularno-genetičkih metoda u analizi agrobioraznolikosti i oplemenjivanju poljoprivrednog bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2013/10/01 - 2014/06/30 coordinator

Publications

  • Pejić, I., P. Ajmone-Marsan, M. Morgante, V. Kozumplik, P. Castiglioni, G. Taramino, M. Motto. (1998) Comparative analysis of genetic similarity among maize inbred lines detected by RFLPs, RAPDs, SSRs, and AFLPs. Theor Appl Genet, 97: 1248-1255.
  • Sefc, K.M., Lopes M.S., Lefort F., Botta R., Roubelakis-Angelakis K.A., Ibanez J., Pejić I., Wagner H.W., Gloessl J., Steinkellner H. (2000). Microsatellite variability in grapevine cultivars from different European regions and evaluation of assignment testing to assess the geographic origin of cultivars. Theor Appl Genet 100: 498-505.
  • Maletić E., Pejić, I., Karoglan-Kontić, J., Piljac, J., Dangl, G. S., Vokurka, A., Lacombe, T., Mirošević, N., Meredith, C.P. (2004). Zinfandel, Dobričić and Plavac mali - the genetic relationship among three cultivars of the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. Am J Enol Vitic 55(2): 174-180.
  • K.M. Sefc, I. Pejic, E. Maletic, M.R. Thomas & F. Lefort (2009) Microsatellite Markers for Grapevine: Tools for Cultivar Identification & Pedigree Reconstruction. Springer Publ., The Netherlands, pp. 565-596
  • Žulj Mihaljević M., Šarčević, H., Lovrić, A., Andrijanić, Z., Sudarić, A. Jukić, G., Pejić, I. (2020) Genetic diversity of European commercial soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] germplasm revealed by SSR markers. Genet Resour Crop Evol, Vol.: 67 (6) 1587-1600
  • Žulj Mihaljević, M., Maletić, E., Preiner, D., Zdunić, G., Bubola, M., Zyprian, E., & Pejić, I. (2020). Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Parentage Analysis of Croatian Grapevine Germplasm. Genes, 11(7), 737

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=154216

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&user=y-CR2pcAAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2018 - : Department of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biometrics
    Head of Department

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