Snjezana Mihaljevic

Snježana Mihaljević

Ph.D.

+385 1 456 1143

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Senior Research Associate

Krilo 5/315

Bijenicka cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

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Education

B.Sc. degree in molecular and cellular biology from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1990.

M.Sc. in molecular and cellular biology from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1993.

Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the Faktori i biljezi embriogenog potencijala i fenolnog metabolizma u biljaka, Croatia, 1999.

Postdoctoral fellowship from Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and training in plant molecular biology at the UMR-CNRS/UPS 5546, Castanet Tolosan, France, 2001-2002.

Research Areas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences

Projects

Research associate:

2007 – nowdays, Molecular mechanisms of plant development (PI Salopek-Sondi, Branka, Ruder Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)

2007 – nowdays, Factors and markers of embryogenic potential and phenolic metabolism in plants (PI Jelaska, Sibila, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Principal investigator:

2010-2011. Expression of a KCS gene from Cardamine graeca in Cucurbita pepo to engineer nervonic acid-enriched seed oils, Croatian Academy of Science 

Awards and Achievements

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

2012-, Course leader “Plant tissue culture and genetic transformation”, PhD Studies in Molecular Biosciences, University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik and Ruđer Bošković Institute,

2008-, Course co-leader “Plant embryogenesis”, The PhD studies in biology, Faculty of Science,UniversityofZagreb.

Featured Publications

Plant developmental biology

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 (in press) DOI 10.1007/s00299-013-1412-1417.

Mihaljević S, Radić S, Bauer N, Garić R, Mihaljević B, Horvat G, Leljak-Levanić  D, Jelaska S (2011) Ammonium-related metabolic changes affect somatic embryogenesis in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.). Journal of Plant Physiology 168:1943-1951.

Leljak-Levanić D, Čipčić H, Uzelac L, Mihaljević S, Bauer N, Krsnik-Rasol M, Jelaska S (2011) Extracellular glycoproteins in embryogenic culture of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.). Food Technology and Biotechnology 49:156-161.

Ayele B T, Magnus V, Mihaljević S, Prebeg T, Čož-Rakovac R, Ozga J A, Reinecke D M, Mander L N, Kamiya Y, Yamaguchi S, Salopek-Sondi B (2010) Endogenous gibberellin profile during Christmas rose (Helleborus niger L.) flower and fruit development. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 29:194-209.

Tarkowski P, Tarkowská D, Novák O, Mihaljević S, Magnus V, Strnad M, Salopek-Sondi B (2006) Cytokinins in the perianth, carpels and developing fruit of Helleborus niger L. Journal of Experimental Botany 57:2237-2247.

Goicoechea M, Lacombe E, Legay S, Mihaljević S, Rech P, Jauneau A, Lapierre C, Pollet B, Verhaegen D, Chaubet-Gigot N, Grima-Pettenati J (2005) EgMYB2, a new transcriptional activator from Eucalyptus xylem, regulates secondary cell wall formation and lignin biosynthesis. The Plant Journal 43:553-567.

Leljak-Levanić D, Bauer N, Mihaljević S, Jelaska S (2004) Somatic embryogenesis in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.): Control of somatic embryo development by nitrogen compounds. Journal of Plant Physiology 161:229-236.

Leljak-Levanić D, Bauer N, Mihaljević S, Jelaska S (2004) Changes in DNA methylation during somatic embryogenesis in Cucurbita pepo L. Plant Cell Reports 23:120-127.

In vitropropagation and genetic transformation of plants

Mihaljević S, Salopek-Sondi B (2012) Alanine Conjugate of Indole-3-butyric Acid Improves Rooting of Highbush Blueberries. Plant, Soil and Environment 58:236-241.

Mihaljević S, Vršek I (2009) In vitro shoot regeneration from immature seeds of Epimedium alpinum induced by thidiazuron and CPPU. Scientia Horticulturae 120:406-410.

Mihaljević S, Bjedov I, Kovač M, Leljak-Levanić D, Jelaska S (2002) Effect of explant source and growth regulators on in vitro calllus growth of Taxus baccata L. Washingtonii. Food Technology and Biotechnology 40: 299-303.

Mihaljević S, Perić M, Jelaska S (2001) The sensitivity of embryogenic tissue of Picea omorika (Panč.) Purk. to antibiotics. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 67:287-293.

Mihaljević S, Katavić V, Jelaska S (1999) Root formation in micropropagated shoots of Sequoia sempervirens using Agrobacterium. Plant Science 141:73-80.

Mihaljević S, Stipković S, Jelaska S (1996) Increase of root induction in Pinus nigra explants using agrobacteria. Plant Cell Reports 15:610-614

Membership in professional associations / societies

Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB), National Representative since 2005

International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPTB)

Croatian Society of Plant Biology, President (2011-2013)

Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Croatian Biological Society 1885