Nikolina Udiković Kolić

Nikolina Udiković Kolić

PhD

Senior Research Associate
Lab Head
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Education

2012-2013 Fulbright fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA (host: Prof. Jo Handelsman)

30.06.2008. PhD in Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Thesis title: ˝Catabolic potential and genetic structure of bacterial communities originating from environment contaminated with atrazine and other s-triazine compounds˝. Supervisor: dr.sc.Dubravka Hršak

2002-2008 Postgraduate study of Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

01.10.2001. Dipl.Ing. in Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

1996-2001 Biotechnology study, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

Projects

2017-2019  ˝Studying the link between environmental pollution with antibiotics and development of resistance to antibiotics in human pathogens˝, research grant from Adris Foundation

2015-2018   ˝Exploring the impact of wastewaters from pharmaceutical industries on the composition and antibiotic resistance profile of exposed microbial communities in freshwater sediments˝; start-up research grant  from the Croatian Science Foundation 

2015-2016  ˝Biodegradation of the macrolide antibiotic azithromycin and its effect on microbial community composition and structure in wastewater treatment plants˝;  Croatia-Germany bilateral project. Partner: Prof. Michael Schloter, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

2012-2013 ˝Antibiotic resistance on vegetable farms fertilized with dairy cow manure from antibiotic-treated cows˝; Individual Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellowship for 11-months stay at Yale University, USA

Awards and Achievements

2016  Grant from the Foundation of the Croatian academy of Sciences and Arts for the project ˝Ecotoxicological evaluation of effluents from local pharmaceutical industries˝

2015  Grant from the Croatian Microbiological Society for support the attendance at the Symposium

2012  Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grant for 11 months stay at Yale University, USA

2008  The BP Young Scientists & Students Award, 13th International Biotechnology Symposium  and Exhibition, Dalian, China

2003  FEMS Visiting Grant for 3 months stay at INRA Institute, Dijon, France

2001  Rector´s Award of the University of Zagreb for the best undergraduate student paper in the field of biotechnology for academic year 2000/2001

2001  Dean´s  Award of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb University for the best undergraduate student on the undergraduate study of Biotechnology for academic year 2000/2001

1997-2001  Best student fellowship of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

2012 - Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grant for 11 months of research at Yale University, USA

2008 – The BP Young Scientists & Students Award, 13th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Dalian, China

2003– FEMS Visiting Grant for 3 months of research at INRA Institute, Dijon, France

2001 – Rector´s  Award of the University of Zagreb for the best undergraduate student paper in the field of biotechnology for academic year 2000/2001

Classes

2013-  Postgraduate course ˝Biotechnology in Environmental Protection˝ at the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Study in Protection of Nature and Environment“ at the University of Osijek, Croatia

2013– Postgraduate course ˝Bioremediation and biological processes for wastewater treatment" at University of Zagreb (Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology)" (co-leader)

Featured Publications

  • Gonzalez Plaza, JJ; Šimatović, A; Milaković, M; Bielen, A; Wichmann, F; Udiković-Kolić, N. (2017) Functional repertoire of antibiotic resistance genes in antibiotic manufacturing effluents and receiving freshwater sediments, Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 2675. 
  • Bielen, A; Šimatović, A; Kosić-Vukšić, J; Senta, I; Ahel, M; Babić, S; Jurina, T; González Plaza, JJ; Milaković, M; Udiković-Kolić, N. (2017) Negative environmental impacts of antibiotic-contaminated effluents from pharmaceutical industries, Water research, 126, 79-87. 
  • Udiković-Kolić N., Wichmann, F., Broderick, N.A., Handelsman, J. (2014) Bloom of resident antibiotic resistant bacteria in soil  following manure fertilization.P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA111, 15202-15207 
  • Wichmann, F.,Udiković-Kolić N., Andrew, S., Handelsman, J. (2014) Diverse antibiotic resistance genes in dairy cow manure.mBio5(2):e01017-13.
  • Jurina, T, Terzić, S., Ahel, M., Stipičević, S., Kontrec, D., Kurtanjek, Ž.Udiković-Kolić N.(2014) Catabolism of terbuthylazine by mixed bacterial culture originating froms-triazine contaminated soil.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.98, 7223-7232. 
  • Karpouzas, D.G, Kandeler, E., Bru, D., Friedel, I., Auer, Y., Kramer, S., Vasileiadis, S., Petric, I., Udikovic-Kolic, N., Djuric, S., Martin-Laurent, F. (2014) A tiered assessment approach based on standardized methods to estimate the impact of nicosulfuron on the abundance and function of the soil microbial community. Soil Biol. Biochem. 75, 282-291. 
  • Karpouzas, D.G., Papadopoulou, E., Ipsilantis, I., Friedel, I., Petric, I., Udikovic-Kolic, N., Djuric, S., Kandeler, E., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi, U., Martin-Laurent, F. (2014) Effects of nicosulfuron on the abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi used as indicators of pesticide soil microbial toxicity. Ecol. Indic. 39, 44-53.
  • Udiković-Kolić, N., Scott, C., Martin-Laurent, F. (2012) Evolution of atrazine-degrading capabilities in the environment.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.96, 1175-1189. 
  • Udiković-Kolić, N., Devers-Lamrani, M., Petrić, I., Hršak, D., Martin-Laurent, F. (2011) Evidence for taxonomic and functional drift of an atrazine-degrading culture in response to high atrazine input.Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.90, 1547-1554. 
  • Petrić, I., Bru, D., Udiković-Kolić, N., Hršak, D., Philippot, L., Martin-Laurent, F. (2011) Evidence for shifts in the structure and abundance of the microbial community in a long term PCB-contaminated soil under remediation. J. Hazard. Mater. 195, 254-260.

Membership in professional associations / societies

2002- member of Croatian Microbiological Society, FEMS (Federation of european microbiological societies) and IUMS (Internation union of microbiological societies)

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