Ignacija Vlašić

Ignacija Vlašić

PhD

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research assistant

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Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
10 002 Zagreb
Croatia

Education

2004 - 2009: Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Postgraduate studies 'Molecular and Cell biology' - PhD in biology

1996 - 2003: Faculty of Food technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, course 'Biotechnology: Biochemical engineer' - Bsc and Msc in biotechnology

Scientific training:

2011 (Feb and Mar): Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Koeln, Deutschland

2003 (Jul and Aug): King's College London, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Research Areas

Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Phylogenetics, Natural Sciences

Specific research interests

dna repair and recombination

Projects

2009 - 2011. NATO Science for Peace and Security Project 'Destruction of bacterial spores by solar UV radiation (DEBACS)' - project investigator

Awards and Achievements

The Željko Trgovčević Award for 2011

Classes

Ac. year 2005 / 2006: Assistant in course 'Molecular Genetics' at Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Ac. year 2003 / 2004: Assistant in course 'Analytical Chemistry' at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Food technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

Featured Publications

Vlašić, Ignacija; Šimatović, Ana; Brčić-Kostić, Krunoslav. The recA730 dependent suppression of recombination deficiency in RecA loading mutants of Escherichia coli. Research in microbiology. 162 (2011) 262-269.

Vlašić, Ignacija; Šimatović, Ana; Brčić-Kostić, Krunoslav. Genetic requirements for high constitutive SOS expression in recA730 mutants of Escherichia coli. Journal of Bacteriology. 193 (2011) 4643-4651.

Vlašić, Ignacija; Ivančić-Baće, Ivana; Imešek, Mirna; Mihaljević, Boris; Brčić-Kostić, Krunoslav. RecJ nuclease is required for SOS induction after introduction of a double-strand break in a RecA loading deficient recB mutant of Escherichia coli. Biochimie. 90 (2008) 1347-1355.

Ivančić-Baće, Ivana;Vlašić, Ignacija; Salaj-Šmic, Erika; Brčić-Kostić, Krunoslav. Genetic evidence for the requirement of RecA loading activity in SOS induction after UV irradiation in Escherichia coli. Journal of Bacteriology. 188 (2006) 5024-5032.

Meyer, Philippe; Prodromou, Chrisostomos; Liao, Chunyan; Hu, Bin; Roe, S. Mark; Vaughan, K. Cara; Vlašić, Ignacija; Panaretou, Barry; Piper, W. Peter; Pearl, H. Laurence. Structural basis for recruitment of the ATPase activator Aha1 to the Hsp90 chaperone machinery. EMBO journal. 23 (2004) 511-519.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Member of The Croatian Society for Biotechnology

Member of The Croatian Genetic Society

Member of The Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS)

Member of The Croatian Microbiological Society (FEMS)

Miscellaneous

Member of organizing committee of ZS3V symposium at Ruđer Bošković Institute (2011)

Participated in Open days at Ruđer Bošković Institute (2005 and 2008)

Fellow of the Biotechnical Foundation (2002)

Fellow of the Croatian Ministry if Science and Technology (2000)