Helena Ćetković

Helena Ćetković

dr. sc.

+385 1 456 1115

1515
senior research associate

Krilo 5/129A

Bijenička 54

Education

1993 - graduate school, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, B.Sc. in molecular biology

1997 - postgraduate study in molecular and cellular biology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, M.Sc. in molecular and cellular biology

2003 - doctoral study, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, PhD in molecular biology

Research Areas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Phylogenetics, Natural Sciences

Specific research interests

metazoan evolution, sponges (porifera)

Projects

2007-2011 "Genes and genomes: structure, function and evolution" Ministry of Science, Technology and Sports, Republic of Croatia

2007-2009 "Improving the quality of products based on sour cherry maraska juice" Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development

Awards and Achievements

2010 Rudjer Boskovic Institute Award for the scientific publication in 2010.

2008. Award J. J. Strossmayer (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts/ Zagreb fair), for the best publishing venture in science, for the book «Methods in molecular biology» by Andreja Ambriović Ristov (Editor-in-chief) and Anamaria Brozović, Branka Bruvo Mađarić, Helena Ćetković, Maja Herak Bosnar, Dubravka Hranilović, Silva Katušić, Hećimović, Nevenka Meštrović Radan, Snježana Mihaljević, Neda Slade, Dušica Vujaklija (Eds.).

Classes

2008-, "DNA sequencing and sequence analysis” - Doctoral studies, Biology department, Faculty of science and mathematics, Zagreb (course leader Dr.sc. Helena Ćetković and Dr.sc. Andreja Mikoč)

2003-, “Methods in molecular biology” Graduate studies, Biology department, Faculty of science and mathematics, Zagreb

2010-, "Molecular methods in microbial ecology" (course leader Dr.sc. Dušica Vujaklija) Doctoral studies Agroecology – Microbial biotechnology in agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb

2008-, "Methods in molecular biology and medicine" (course leader Dr.sc. Andreja Ambriović Ristov and Dr.sc. Neda Slade), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Molecular Biosciences, Osijek

Featured Publications

  1. Perina, D., Herak Bosnar, M., Bago, R., Mikoc, A., Harcet, M., Dezeljin, M., Cetkovic, H. (2011) Sponge non-metastatic Group I Nme gene/protein - structure and function is conserved from sponges to humans. BMC Evol Biol 11:87
  2. Perina, D., Bosnar, M.H., Mikoč, A., Müller, W.E.G., Cetkovic, H. Characterization of Nme6-like gene/protein from marine sponge Suberites domuncula. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2011 May 2.
  3. Perina D, Korolija M, Roller M, Harcet M, Jeličić B, Mikoč A, Cetković H. (2011) Over-represented localized sequence motifs in ribosomal protein gene promoters of basal metazoans. Genomics. 98:56-63
  4. Harcet, M., Roller, M., Ćetković, H. Perina, D., Wiens, M., Müller, W.E.G. and Vlahovicek, K. (2010) Demosponge EST sequencing reveals a complex genetic toolkit of the simplest metazoans. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27:2747-56
  5. Harcet, M., Bilandžija, H., Bruvo Mađarić, B., and Ćetković, H. (2010) Taxonomic position of Eunapius subterraneus (Porifera, Spongillidae) inferred from molecular data - a revised classification needed? Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 54:1021-1027
  6. Ćetković, H., Mikoč, A., Müller, W.E.G. and Gamulin, V. (2007) Ras-like small GTPases form a large family of proteins in the marine sponge Suberites domuncula. J. Mol. Evol. 64:332-41
  7. Perina, D., Ćetković, H., Harcet, M., Premzl, M., Lukić-Bilela, L., Müller, W.E.G. and Gamulin, V. (2006) The complete set of ribosomal proteins from the marine sponge Suberites domuncula. Gene, 366: 275-284
  8. Ćetković, H., Grebenjuk, V., Müller, W.E.G., and Gamulin, V. (2004) Src proteins/src genes: from sponges to mammals. Gene, 342: 251-261
  9. Perović-Ottstadt, S.. Ćetković, H., Gamulin, V., Schröder, H.C., Kropf, K., Moss, C., Korzhev, M., Diehl-Seifert, B., Müller, I.M., and Müller, W.E.G. (2004) Molecular markers for germ cell differentiation in the demosponge Suberites domuncula. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 48:293-305
  10. Ćetković, H., Müller, W.E.G., and Gamulin, V. (2004) Bruton tyrosine kinase-like protein, BtkSD, is present in the marine sponge Suberites domuncula. Genomics, 83:743-745 (IF 3.142)
  11. Ćetković, H., Müller, I.M., Müller, W.E.G., and Gamulin, V. (1998) Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of a cDNA encoding the Fes/FER related, non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase in the marine sponge Sycon raphanus. Gene, 216:77-84

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Croatian Genetic Society

Miscellaneous

2005 DNA Center for DNA sequencing at RBI (ABI-Prism 3100 Sequencer), under my supervision

Mentorship

- 2011 One diploma thesis: Preliminary analysis of cDNA library from endemic stygobitic sponge Eunapius subterraneus (Martina Marić)

- 2010 One PhD thesis: Gene characteristics of marine sponge Suberites domuncula (Olivi, 1792) (Matija Harcet, 2010) and Co-mentorship on PhD thesis: Morphologic and genetic characterization of intestinal parasites (acanthocephala) of freshwater fish from Croatian rivers (Irena Vardić Smrzlić, 2010)

- 2009 Two diploma theses: Structure and expression of genes for proteins Rad51 and Rad51D from marine sponge Suberites domuncula (Ana Šimatović, 2009); Structure and expression of genes for protein Btk from marine sponge Suberites domuncula (Dujo Sladojević, 2009).

- 2009 Rector’s award: Phylogenetic analysis of endemic bivalve Congeria kusceri Bole, 1962 (Dreissenidae, Bivalvia) (Inga Patarčić, 2009).

Two ongoing PhD theses (Dragutin Perina, Helena Bilandžija).

Co-mentorship on two diploma theses (Dragutin Perina, 2005; Ivana Kurelac, 2006).

Editor and author of several chapters in the textbook:

“Metode u molekularnoj biologiji” urednice: Andreja Ambriović Ristov, Anamaria Brozović, Branka Bruvo Mađarić, Helena Ćetković, Maja Herak Bosnar, Dubravka Hranilović, Silva Katušić Hećimović, Nevenka Meštrović Radan, Snježana Mihaljević, Neda Slade i Dušica Vujaklija, izdavač:Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, 2007.