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Dr. Eva Šatović Vukšić

Research associate
+385 1 457 1322
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Academic title
Assistant Professor
Bijenička 54, Zagreb


  • 2013. Ph.D.
    Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study of Molecular biosciences, Biology
    University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik and Ruđer Bošković Institute
  • 2006. M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Molecular Biology

Research Areas


2020 - 2024 Croatian Science Foundation: Satellite DNA evolution illuminated by high-throughput satellitome analyses of related species, team member and project co-author in the idea and in the proposal preparation

2015 - 2019 Croatian Science Foundation: Invertebrate centromere genomics, team member

2016 - 2018 Ministerio de economia y competitividad (Spanish Government): New epigenetic factors and mechanisms involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and function, team member

2014 - 2016 Agencia de gestio d’ajuts universitaris i de recerca (Catalan Government): Epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure and function, team member

2014 - 2017 NEWFELPRO (New International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers) project: Functional contribution of embryonic histone H1 variant of Drosophila, dBigH1, to germline development, head of the project
2014 - 2016 outgoing phase at Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) 
2016 - 2017 return phase at Ruđer Bošković Institute

2009 - 2010: Croatia-Italy bilateral project: Origin and evolution of satellite DNAs in two economically relevant Venerupis bivalve molluscs of the Adriatic Sea, team member

2007 - 2014 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports: Evolution, properties and functional interactions of satellite DNA sequences, team member

Awards and Achievements

2013. Ruđer Bošković Institute's annual award for the best publication of a scientist who did not have a PhD at the time of the publication.


2021. Co-leader of the course “Structural Genomics” at Doctoral Study of Molecular Biosciences of University of Osijek, Ruđer Bošković Institute and University of Dubrovnik


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Šatović Vukšić, E. & Plohl, M. (2021) Satellite DNAs in Physiology and Evolution. U: Ugarković, Đ. (ur.) Satellite DNAs in Physiology and Evolution. Cham, Springer, str. 57-83 doi:10.1007/978-3-030-74889-0.


Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Genetic Society
Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Croatian Chapter
IRB Barcelona Alumni Network
Society for Experimental Biology (2010 – 2014)

Editor activity
2020-2021 Guest editor of Special Issue "Repetitive DNA Sequences in Eukaryotic Genomes" in International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

2021-2022 Guest editor of Special Issue "Satellite DNA Genomics" in Genes. 
2023. - Guest editor of Special Issue "Genome evolution" in Genes.

Stays at foreign institutions:

2022 two short stays at University of Vigo, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, Vigo, Spain

2017 three-month stay at Biomedical Center of Ludwig-Maximilian, University of Munich, Germany

2014 - 2016 two-year stay at Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Spain

2010 short stay at University of Bologna, Dpt of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Bologna, Italy

2010 short stay at University of Vigo, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, Vigo, Spain

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