Dunja Šamec

Dunja Šamec

PhD

senior research assistant
+385 1 456 0987

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Bijenička cesta 54, 10 000 Zagreb

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Education

  • 2009-2013: University J.J. Strosmayer Osijek/Ruder Boskovic Institute/University of Dubrovnik, Doctoral study on Molecular Bioscience
    • Plant biology: PhD in biology
  • 2003-2008: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, double major: 
    • Food Engineering: Master of Food Engineering
    • Nutrition: Master of Nutrition
  • 1999-2003: First Gymnasium Varazdin

TRAINING ABROAD:

  • 2011(4 weeks), 2012 (2months), 2014 (2 weeks)- Institute of Botany, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • 2010/2011 (6 months)- Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
  • 2009/2010 (3 months)- Faculty of Science, Palacký University and the Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Projects

  • 2014-2017- NEWFELPRO Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND “Evaluating Metabolic Diversity to Understand Plant Adaptations to a Changing Environment (PlantMS)“
  • 2010/2011- UKF 2A Gaining experience grant “Identification of bioactive metabolites in medicinal plants and there In vitro propagation
  • 2010/2011- Fellowships for Doctoral Student, Croatian National Science Foundation, "Isolation and characterization of bioactive metabolites from medicinal plants grown in the greenhouse and in vitro by plant tissue culture"
  • 2009/2010- Fellowships for Doctoral Student, Croatian National Science Foundation “Bioactive compounds and antimicrobial activity of plants”

Awards and Achievements

2016
  • ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists) travel grant for attending Plant Biology 2016 in Austin-TX, USA
  • Croatian Women of Influence Awardin the fields of science and technology
2015
  • Croatian National Science Award- thehighest scientific honor for Junior Researchers in Croatia
2014
  • NEWFELPRO Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUNDgrant for a project “Evaluating Metabolic Diversity to Understand Plant Adaptations to a Changing Environment (PlantMS)“, project will be funded till 2017.
2013
  • FEBS (Federation of European biochemical societies) Bursaries grantfor attending 38th FEBS Congress in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • BioVision Next Fellowshipfor 100 the best young scientiest in the field of Life sciences for attending Biovision Life Science Forum in Lyon, France
2012
  • FESPB (Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology) travel grantfor attending Plant Biology Congress 2012 in Freiburg, Germany
2011
  • IUPAC travel grantfor attending Euroanalysis 16 in Belgrade, Serbia
2010
  • UKF 2A Gaining experience grant for a project “Identification of bioactive metabolites in medicinal plants and there In vitro propagation“
  • Fellowships for Doctoral Studentawarded by the Croatian National Science Foundation for a project "Isolation and characterization of bioactive metabolites from medicinal plants grown in the greenhouse and in vitro by plant tissue culture"
2009
  • Fellowships for Doctoral Studentawarded by the Croatian National Science Foundation for a project “Bioactive compounds and antimicrobial activity of plants”
  • CertificatefromRotary club Varaždinas finalist of the competition for the best diploma thesies in 2008
2008
  • Top 10% of 2008 graduating classat Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology
  • First place andgold medalin undergraduate student research at the XII. International competition in student research projects
  • Dean’s award
  • First placein “Case study” competition atBEST Engineers days
2007
  • Scholarshipsfor the best student attending a biotech faculty from theBiotechnical Foundation
  • Rector’s award
2004
  • Scholarship for the best Croatian studentsawarded by the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Croatia

Featured Publications

Šamec, D.*, Maretić, M., Lugarić, I., Mešić, A., Salopek-Sondi, B., Duralija, B. (2016) Assessment of the differences in the physical, chemical and phytochemical properties of four strawberry cultivars using principal component analysis. Food Chemistry, 194, 828-834. [IF: 4.052]

Šamec, D., Bogović, M., Vincek, D., Martinčić, J., Salopek-Sondi, B. (2013) Assessing the authenticity of the white cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. alba) cv. ‘Varaždinski’ by molecular and phytochemical markers, Food Research International, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2013.07.015. [IF: 3.182]

Salopek-Sondi, B., Šamec, D., Mihaljević, S., Smolko, A., Pavlović, I., Janković, I., Ludwig-Müller, J. (2013) Influence of stress hormones on the auxin homeostasis in Brassica rapa seedlings.  Plant cell reports, 32, 1031-1042. [IF: 3.088]

Šamec, D., Gruz, J., Strnad, M., Kremer, D., Kosalec, I., Jurišić Grubešić, R., Karlović, K., Lučić, A., Piljac- Žegarac, J. (2010) Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Teucrium arduini L. (Lamiaceae) flower and leaf infusions. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 113-119. [IF: 3.584]

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • American Council for Medicinally Active Plants
  • Croatian society of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Croatian Society for Plant Biology

Miscellaneous

Member of the organization committee:

  • "Znanstveni susreti treće vrste" held in Zagreb at Ruder Boskovic Institute July 7.-8., 2011
  • "1st International Symposium of Biotech Students" held in Zagreb at faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, September 24-26, 2009