Dora Zurak, MSc. agr.

Doctoral Student
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Animal Nutrition
Office location: 2nd Pavilion, ground floor, right
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

Training and research experience

  • 2022/05/01 - 2022/06/30: BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (scientific)
    CEEPUS program (SK-1018-07-2122 – Biology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences)



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


  • Zurak, D., Slovenec, P., Janječić, Z., Bedeković, D., Pintar, J., & Kljak, K. (2022). Overview on recent findings of nutritional and non-nutritional factors affecting egg yolk pigmentation. World's Poultry Science Journal, 78(2), 531-560. DOI: 10.1080/00439339.2022.2046447.
  • Zurak, D., Grbeša, D., Duvnjak, M., Kiš, G., Međimurec, T., & Kljak, K. (2021) Carotenoid content and bioaccessibility in commercial maize hybrids. Agriculture, 11 (7) 586, 12 DOI:10.3390/agriculture11070586.
  • 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.

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Other professional activities

  • 2021 - : World Poultry Science Association (WPSA)
  • 2021 - : International Carotenoid Society

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