Ivana Držaić, PhD

Senior Expert Associate SZVO
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Science
Office location: object D, Laboratory for conservation genetics
Email: ikovac ( at ) agr.hr
Consultations: -

Academic qualifications

  • 2008 - 2010: Ms
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Croatian Spotted goat
  • 2005 - 2008: Bs
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Socio-economic aspects of the protection of Istrian cattle

Employment and work experience

  • 2022 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior Expert Associate SZVO
  • 2012 - 2022: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Expert Associate SZVO


Research interests

  • Genetic and animal breeding
  • Molecular methods in analysis of animal genome
  • Conservation of genetic biodiversity in indigenous breeds

Training and research experience

  • 2018/11/05 - 2018/11/10: Centre for Geogenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (scientific)
    Introduction to methods of archeogenetic analysis in animals.
  • 2013/06/24 - 2013/06/28: Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnlogía Animal. Edificio de Ciencia Animal (7G). Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (scientific)
    RGB-Net Training School in Genomic Selection Rabbit Breeding, Valencia, Spain
  • 2012/10/01 - 2012/10/07: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture;University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (scientific)
    Summer school: “Livestock Conservation Genomics: Data, Tools and Trends“, Pag, Croatia


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