Dora Zurak, mag. ing. agr.

Doctoral Student
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Nutrition
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, ground floor
Phone: +385 1 239 3945
Email: dzurak ( at )
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2016 - 2019: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Effect of maize grain endosperm traits on in vitro digestibility kinetics starch in small intestine of swine
  • 2013 - 2016: B.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Selected quality parameters of corn silage from large farms in Croatia

Employment and work experience

  • 2020 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Research interests

  • nutritive value of feeds
  • physical-chemical traits of animal feed
  • nutrient digestibility kinetics



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Biodostupnost karotenoida kukuruza kod nesilica: utjecaj mikrostrukture zrna i sastava smjese Croatian science foundation 2020/01/15 - 2024/01/14 coordinator


  • Kljak, K., Novaković, K., Zurak, D., Pamić, S., Duvnjak, M., Grbeša, D. (2020). Physical properties of kernels from modern maize hybrids used in Croatia. Journal of Central European agriculture, 21 (3), 543-553 doi:10.5513/JCEA01/21.3.2865.
  • Zurak D., Kljak K., Grbeša D. (2020). The composition of floury and vitreous endosperm affects starch digestibility kinetics of the whole kernel. Journal of Cereal Science. 95, 2 - 6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcs.2020.103079.
  • Zurak D., Grbeša D., Kljak K. (2018). Physical properties and fermentation profile of maize silage on large farms in Croatia. Journal of Central European Agriculture. 19 (1), 126 – 141. doi: 10.5513/JCEA01/19.1.2031.

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