Prof. Marijana Barić, PhD

Office location: Hall6, 3.floor
Phone: +358 1 239 3940
Email: mbaric ( at )

Academic qualifications

  • 1996: Ph.D.
    Combining ability and heritability of some quantitative traits in wheat. (T. aestivum L.)
  • 1989: M.Sc.
    Crop density as a basis for testing resistance to lodging in new lines of wheat in the breeding process
  • 1979: B.Sc.
    Emergence and intensity of diseases in introduced soybean varieties in northwest part of Croatia

Employment and work experience

  • 1980 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2014 Full Professor
    2009 Full Professor
    2004 Asociate Professor
    1998 Assistant Professor

Research interests

  • Wheat - genetic investigations - phenotype and molecular level
  • Wheat breeding for resistance to a biotic stresses (drought)
  • Genetic parameters quantitative traits
  • Creation of genetic variability and accumulation of desired genes
  • Stability of quality and yield (genotype, environments, interactions GxE)



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Razvoj germplazme pšenice (Triticum aestivum L.) otporne na sušu MZOS 2017/01/01 - 2019/12/31 coordinator
Razvoj metoda mikrorazmnožavanja i uvođenje u hortikulturu endemičnih perunika MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Revitalizacija, selekcija i mikropropagacija poljoprivrednih kultura za održivi i ekološki uzgoj Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Procjena prirodne i inducirane varijabilnosti kod poljoprivrednih i aromatičnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Mikropropagacija kapara te poboljšanje genetske osnove pšenice i duhana Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Evaluacija genotipova pšenice tolerantnih na sušu, molekularna karakterizacija virusa smokve i mikropropagacija aromatičnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator
Razvoj genetske varijabilnosti pšenice na abiotski stres, epigenska varijabilnost među populacijama crvene djeteline i samaklonovima pšenice i mikropropagacija ukrasnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2013/10/01 - 2014/06/30 coordinator


Other professional activities

  • - :
    Faculty council- member (1983- today)
    Council of the postgraduate doctoral studies and PhD Agricultural science-member (2007- today)
    Plant variety testing committee -member (2001-2005)
    Croatian Genetic Society - treasurer (1985-1987)

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