Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac

Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac

PhD

+385 1 457 1232

1785
Senior scientist

Krilo 7/001

Bijenička 54
10002 Zagreb

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Education

  1. 1997, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zagreb, PhD in Biomedical Science
  2. 1991, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, MS in Oceanology
  3. 1984, Sljeme, foreign trade firm
  4. 1983,  Veterinary Faculty, University of Zagreb, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Research Areas

Animal Production and Biotechnology, Biomedicine and Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine

Specific research interests

to evaluate the impact of diseases in aquaculture and fisheries, and developing tools for prevention and management of diseases in the open water system.×, to investigate the population genetics and phylogenetic research and consequently preservation and revitalisation of genetic diversity of aquatic organisms in an open water system. this information can be used to account in developing management and conse, to understand how aquatic organisms respond and defend themselves against pathogens, and use that information in the development of disease-resistant strains of marine and freshwater organisms for the aquaculture industry., to understand how the stress derived from changing environmental conditions (hypoxia, chemical pollution etc.) affect the ability of aquatic organisms to serve as cytogenetic bioindicator; mycronucleus and nuclear abnormalities., to use biochemistry tools as markers of physiological status and optimal living conditions to identify pathological changes and imbalanced aquatic ecosystem. this knowledge is applied to the development of diagnostic methods, treatments, and prevention to

Projects

  • 2007-2009 - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports:  "Subcellular biochemical and phylogenetic diversity of aquatic organisms within the Program Freshwater Ecosystems and Fisheries
  • 2003-2005 - Ministry of Science, Education and Sports:"Biochemical and Molecular Fish Reaction Associated with Changes of Ecosystem"
  • 2011: Monitoring of Fish Health in the Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 2006/2008 Business-related infrastructure grant scheme Trout & Tourists: Structure, traceability and management of sensitive Salmo species in the Balkan region.
  • 2006: Breeding and Selection in Aquaculture, Fishery Vrnjika
  • 2006 - Determination of genetic structure and restoration of autochthonous population of brown trout in the National Park Plitvice Lakes
  • 2003 - Science and Technology Project (STP); Authorized Diagnostic Center for Aquatic Animal Diseases

Awards and Achievements

Acknowledgement from the City of Otočac for organization of scientific-professional conferences in Otočac and acknowledgement for contribution in development of the Croatian Center for Autochthonous Species of Fish and Crustaceans of Karstic Waters

Classes

  • “Fisheries”, “Ichthyohaemathology” – Agriculture Faculty, University of Zagreb
  • “Molecular Biosciences”, “Fish in Biomedical Research” – Rudjer Bošković Institute, University of Dubrovnik and J.J. Strosssmayer University

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Member of “Matični odbor za polje veterinarske medicine”; “Nacionalno vijeće za znanost”
  • Member of “Povjerenstvo za zaštitu autohtonih vrsta rijeke Gacke”
  • Hrvatsko veterinarsko društvo-893/Societas Veterinaria Croatica
  • Hrvatsko mikrobiološko društvo
  • Matica hrvatska
  • Member of Menagement board "Hrvatskog centra za autohtone ribe i rakove krških voda"
  • European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP)
  • Aquatic Veterinarians and Disease Diagnostic Laboratories Directory in collaboration with the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • AgriFoodResearch Network, The European Agricultural and Food Research Landscape
  • European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • BiomedExperts (PubMed)
  • Permanent Advisory Network for Diseases in Aquaculture (PANDA)

Miscellaneous

Establishing, organizing and operating

  •  “Ichthyopathology Group - Biological Materials”,  Head of Group, 
  • Laboratory for histology and blood chemistry analysis
  • Croatian Center for Autochthonous Fish and Cruastacean Species of Karstic Waters in Otočac