1999. BSc Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb
2001. MSc biotechnical science; Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb
2005. PhD biotechnical science; Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb
2007 postDoc Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
2008/9 postDoc «Cavanilles» Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology - University of Valencia
COST Action: "Systems Biocatalysis"
COST Action: "Microbial ecology & the earth system: collaborating for insight and success with the new generation of sequencing tools"
COST Action: "Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management"
Biodiversity and biotechnological characterization of bacteria of the Adriatic Sea
Seasonal changes in picoplankton composition in the Northern Adriatic Sea as assessed by CARD-FISH and fingerprinting
Functional analyssis and molecular characterization of yeast
Temporal and spatial dynamics of prokaryotic communities inhabiting Adriatic solar salterns
Awards and Achievements
National Annual Science Awards in the field of biotechnical science (for 2003) for the young researchers
Alpe Adria grant – visiting- Department of Food Science, Udine, Italy
FEMS visiting grant – Department of Biotechnology, IATA, Valencia, Spain
FEMS Young Scientist Grant
FEMS Invited Speaker Meeting Grant
Membership in professional associations / societies
Croatian Microbiological Society;
Croatian Society of Biotechnology;
Croatian Society of biochemistry and molecular biology;
European Society of Biotechnology;
American Society of Microbiology