Prof. Samir Kalit, PhD

Prof. Samir Kalit, PhD

Professor
Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Dairy Science
Office location: II Pavilion
Phone: +385 1 239 3879
Email: skalit ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian and English
Consultations: Every day between 13,00 and 14,00 h

Academic qualifications

  • 1999 - 2003: Biochemical processes during ripening of Tounj cheese
    Doctoral Thesis , University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1995 - 1999: Somatic cells and their influence on production and ripening of Podravec cheese
    Master Thesis, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1989 - 1995: Somatic cells and their influence on chemical composition, physical and technological properties of milk
    Bachelor Thesis, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 1995 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Full Professor

Teaching

Research interests

  • Cheesemaking, Cheese ripening, improvment in the production of traditional cheeses, milk quality

Training and research experience

  • 2018/09/18 - 2018/09/21: University of Wisconsin (scientific)
    Participation in the program "Sheep, Goat and Mixed Milk Cheeses" with four oral presentations: "Sheep, Goat, and Mixed Cheeses - An Overview of the History and Origins", "Impact of Milk Quality on Cheesemaking", "Sheep, Goat, and Mixed Milk Cheesemaking Techniques of the Eastern Mediterranean Part 1 and 2", and two practical presentations: "Cheesemaking with Focus on the Following: Sheep, Goat and Mixed Milk cheeses" and "Sensory evaluation of Sheep Cheese".
  • 2010/09/21 - 2010/09/23: University of Wisconsin, Sjedinjene Američke Države (scientific)
    Participation in the program entitled Cheeses and Fermented Milks from the Eastern Mediterranean and participation with presentation entitled Hard Cheeses of the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • 2001/04/23 - 2001/04/27: University of Guelph, Ontario, Kanada (expert)
    Participation in the program entitled Cheesemaking Technology Course.
  • 1999/02/20 - 1999/03/05: ETH Swiss Federal Institut of Technology; Zurich, Švicarska (scientific)
    Working on a method of determination of the ripening of cheese using the method of Urea-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and densitometry.
  • 1998/02/16 - 1998/03/20: IPC Livestock Oenker, Nizozemska (expert)
    Training the trainers in the field of dairy farm management.

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Elementi ekološke proizvodnje i analitičke metode za dokazivanje izvornosti sira MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator
Tehnološki parametri proizvodnje tradicijskih sireva u funkciji njihove zaštite MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 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
Optimizacija temperature toplinske obrade mlijeka za proizvodnju ovčjeg jogurta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Izrada i primjena matematičkog modela standardizacije mlijeka u proizvodnji tradicionalnih sireva Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2017/12/01 coordinator
Izbor mikrobne kulture za proizvodnju ovčjeg jogurta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Tudor Kalit, Milna; Lojbl, Tihana; Rako, Ante; Gün, Ilhan; Kalit, Samir
    Biochemical changes during ripening of cheeses in an animal skin // Mljekarstvo, 70 (2020), 4; 225-241 doi:10.15567/mljekarstvo.2020.0401
  • Rako, Ante; Tudor Kalit, Milna; Kalit, Samir
    Effect of sheep’s milk composition on strength and syneresis of rennet-induced milk gel during lactation // Food technology and biotechnology, 57 (2019), 3; 426-433 doi:10.17113/ftb.57.03.19.6218
  • Rako, Ante; Tudor Kalit, Milna; Rako, Zorica; Petrović, Denis; Kalit, Samir
    Effect of composition and proteolysis on textural characteristics of Croatian cheese ripen in a lamb skin sack (Sir iz mišine) // Mljekarstvo, 69 (2019), 1; 21-29 doi:10.15567/mljekarstvo.2019.0102
  • Dolenčić Špehar, Iva; Tudor Kalit, Milna; Kalit, Samir
    Characterization of Preveli cheese, traditional Croatian dried acid-coagulated cheese // Journal of central European agriculture, 19 (2018), 4; 810-822 doi:10.5513/JCEA01/19.4.2202
  • Vrdoljak, Marija; Mikulec, Nataša; Markov, Ksenija; Kalit, Samir; Frece, Jadranka
    Aromatic compounds of cheese ripening in animal skin: An overview // Journal of Central European agriculture, 19 (2018), 2; 318-334 doi:10.5513/JCEA01/19.2.2154
  • Rako, Ante; Tudor Kalit, Milna; Kalit, Samir; Soldo, Barbara; Ljubenkov, Ivica
    Nutritional characteristics of Croatian whey cheese (Bračka skuta) produced in different stages of lactation // Lebensmittel-wissenschaft und-technologie-food science and technology, 96 (2018), 657-662 doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2018.06.024

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=259500

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=n4ZvGoMAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2014 - 2014: Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association, Madison, The United States of America
    Judging on the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest.
  • 2012 - 2012: Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association, Madison, The United States of America
    Judging on the 2012 World Championship Cheese Contest.
  • 2018 - 2018: Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association, Madison, The United States of America
    Judging on the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest.
  • 2020 - 2020: Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association, Madison, The United States of America
    Judging on the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest.

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