Jelena Repar

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Krilo 5/101-102

Bijenicka cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


2012 - PhD at Ruder Boskovic Institute, Postgraduate study program in Biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. PhD thesis "Fidelity of DNA repair in γ-irradiated cells of Deinococcus radiodurans" (supervised by dr. Ksenija Zahradka, Division of Molecular Biology, Ruder Boskovic Institute)

2006 - MSc in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Diploma thesis "Hypovirulent strains in the population of the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) Barr near Hrvatska Kostajnica" (supervised by prof. M. Ćurković Perica, Division of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb)

Awards and Achievements

2006 - Rector’s Award for student scientific project „Horizontal Gene Transfer Analysis Using Codon Usage Patterns” (supervised by prof. K. Vlahoviček, Division of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science and Fran Supek, Rudjer Boskovic institute, Zagreb)

Featured Publications

Repar Jelena, Zahradka Davor, Zahradka Ksenija. Accuracy of genome reassembly in γ-irradiated Escherichia coli. Food technology and biotechnology. 51 (2013) 3, 327 - 337 Link

Repar Jelena, Briški Nina, Buljubašić Maja, Zahradka Ksenija, Zahradka Davor. Exonuclease VII is involved in “reckless” DNA degradation in UV-irradiated Escherichia coli. Mutation research/Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis. 750 (2013) 1-2, 96-104. Link

Repar Jelena, Cvjetan Svjetlana, Slade  Dea, Radman  Miroslav, Zahradka  Davor, Zahradka  Ksenija. RecA protein assures fidelity of DNA repair and genome stability in Deinococcus radiodurans. DNA repair (Amst.). 9 (2010) 11, 1151-1161. Link

Supek  Fran, Škunca  Nives, Repar  Jelena, Vlahoviček  Kristian, Šmuc  Tomislav. Translational selection is ubiquitous in prokaryotes. Plos genetics. 6 (2010)  e1001004-1-e1001004-13. Link


Science communication:

  • 2010: S3++ „Summer School of Science“ in Višnjan, Croatia - Co-leader of science project for highschool students "Finding Antibiotic Resistance Genes Using Phyletic Profiling"