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Dr. Katja Ester

Research associate
+385 1 456 1064
Internal phone number
Bijenička 54,
10000 Zagreb
Curriculum vitae


Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty, Zagreb University, 1992-1998, B.Sc., Molecular Biology

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty Graduate School, Zagreb University, 2000-2006., Ph.D., Biology

Research Areas

Specific research interests

Awards and Achievements

Third prize, National competition for guitar students, Velika Gorica, Croatia, 1986

Student Scholarship to top students, 1998-1992

Certificate of Appreciation to top students, V Gymnasium Zagreb, 1992

Certificate of Appreciation, Rudjer Bošković Open Days Organizing Comity, 2004

The Best Poster Award: Third Croatian Congress of Pharmacology, Zagreb, Septembar 18-21, 2001.

FEMS award to outstanding young scientists to participate on Scientific Meeting ‘Workshop on molecular pathogenesis of Marek’s disease and avian immunology’, Cyprus, October 2002


Graduate course: Functional genomics, Graduate School Molecular Biosciences, Dubrovnik

Biology Professor, ALU, Zagreb


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Ragland, W., Savić, V., Novak, R. & Ester, K. (2003) Abundance of ChIFN-gamma and ChIFN-alpha an Blood of Broiler Chickens During an Outbreak of Chicken Infectious Anaemia. U: van den Berg & Thierry (ur.) Immunosuppressive viral diseases in poultry. Luxemburg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, str. 126-127.

  • Novak, R., Ester, K., Savić, V. & Ragland, W. (2002) Immune status assessment by abundance of interferon alpha and gamma mRNA in chicken blood following antigenic challenge with inactivated Newcastle disease virus. U: van den Berg, T., Eterradossi, N., de Wit, S., Vainio, O. & Le Gros, F. (ur.) Economic Impact Assessment of the Immunosuppressive Viral Diseases in Poultry. Luxemburg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, str. 84-88.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers


Doctoral dissertation

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Biological Society
EACR (European Association of Cancer Research)



Voluntary work:

Petrova Gynaecology Clinic, Zagreb, 1996

Division of Molecular Medicine, Rudjer Bošković Institute, 1999-2000.

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