Martin Sebastijan Šestak
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
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2008. – 2013. • Doctoral thesis in genetics, evolution and phylogeny: “Phylostratigraphic analysis of the macroevolutionary history of organ systems in animals”; Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Main topics: Evolution, Evo-Devo, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Zoology.
Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Tomislav Domazet-Lošo.
2002. - 2007. • Undergraduate studies at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Main topics: Molecular biology, Biochemistry and Zoology.
Diploma thesis: Phylostratigraphic analysis of the Ciona intestinalis genome.
Supervisor: Prof. dr. sc. Krunoslav Brčić-Kostić.
1998. - 2002. • First Gymnasium, Varaždin, Croatia
Awards and Achievements
07.-08..07.2011. • First prize for poster at Scientific meetings of the third kind 2011, Institut “Ruđer Bošković”.
2003. -2007. •A-Class Scholarship for Excellent Students of University of Zagreb (award for being in top 10% of students on entrance exam).
23. - 26.05.2002. • Second prize (Ecology) at the Croatian meeting and competition of young biologists 2002 with the study: “Changes in the composition of fish populations of river Bednja as an ecological problem”. Supervisor: Vlatka Kranjčec, prof., First Gymnasium Varaždin
Šestak MS, Božičević V, Bakarić R, Dunjko V, Domazet-Lošo T. 2013. Phylostratigraphic profiles reveal a deep evolutionary history of the vertebrate head sensory systems. Front Zool 10:18.
Membership in professional associations / societies
2007. - today • Member of the Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology
2012. - 2014. • Treasurer of the Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology