Željka Pezer Sakač

dr. sc.

+385 1 457 1264

1445
Research assistant

Krilo 5/125

Bijenička 44
10000 Zagreb

Education

2010 PhD in molecular and cellular biology, Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2003 BSc in molecular biology, Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Research Areas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Phylogenetics

Awards and Achievements

2008 The Željko Trgovčević Award for young fellow-researchers – Croatian Genetic Society

2003 Rector's Award for student research work – University of Zagreb

Featured Publications

Pezer Ž, Ugarković Đ. (2009) Transcription of pericentromeric heterochromatin in beetles – satellite DNAs as active regulatory elements. Cytogenet Genome Res 124(3-4):268-76

Pezer Ž, Ugarković Đ. (2008) RNA Pol II Promotes Transcription of Centromeric Satellite DNA in Beetles. PLoS ONE; 3(2):e1594

Pezer Ž, Ugarković Đ. (2008) Role of non-coding RNA and heterochromatin in aneuploidy and cancer. Semin Cancer Biol. 18(2):123-30