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Dr. Nevenka Meštrović Radan

Head of laboratory
Telephone
+385 1 457 1264
Internal phone number
1445
Address
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Division of Molecular Biology
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Education

1999, Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Ph. D. (Genetics and Evolution)

1994, Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Mr.Sc. (Biochemistry)

1989, Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, B. Sc. (Molecular Biology)

Research Areas

Projects

2020 – 2024 "(Epi)genomics and transcriptomics of euchromatic satellite DNAs in embryogenesis and development (Croatian Science Foundation)" – Principal Investigator

2019 – 2022 "Development of genomic markers for rapid identification of parasitic nematodes and effective methods of pest control” (Adris Foundation) - Principal Investigator

 2015 – 2020 “Invertebrate centromere genomics “ (Croatian Science Foundation) - collaborator

2015 – 2016 ”Genome evolution of  subterranean species” (European Social Fond)- supervisor

2016 – 2017 International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers in Croatia (NEWFELPRO) - scientist in charge for posdoc

2013 – 2014 "Development of DNA markers for identifying commercially important mollusk species Ruditapes decussatus in the Adriatic Sea" (Adris Foundation) - collaborator

2013 – 2016 "Enhancement of the Innovation Potential in SEE through New Molecular Solutions in Research and Development" (FP7-REGPOT) - participant

2008 – 2010 “Exploring genomics to understand plant-nematode interactions”- COST Action 872 - member of Management Committee

2007 – 2009 Study of DNA and protein components and their interactions in holocentric chromosomes of root-knot nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne (Croatian-French bilateral project "Cogito") - collaborator

2003 – 2004 Study of organization, structure and evolution of satellite DNA sequences in root-knot nematodes with respect to reproduction mode (Croatian-French bilateral project "Cogito") - collaborator

2007 – 2013 ”Evolution, properties and functional interactions of satellite DNA sequences” (Croatian Ministry of Science) - collaborator

2002 – 2006 ”Organization of heterochromatic DNA sequences in invertebrate genomes”- ” (Croatian Ministry of Science) - collaborator

1997 – 1998 ”Conserved high copy tandem repeats in closely related species” (Croatian Ministry of Science) - Principal Investigator

1996 – 2002 "Organization and evolution of eukaryotic genome" (Croatian Ministry of Science) – collaborator

1994 – 1996 ”Structure and function satellite DNAs and heterochromatin”(Croatian Ministry of Science) - collaborator

Awards and Achievements

2020      Annual Award of the Ruđer Bošković Institute for best scientific papers

2008. Award J. J. Strossmayer (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts/ Zagreb fair for the book «Methods in molecular biology» by Andreja Ambriović Ristov (Editor-in-chief) and Anamaria Brozović, Branka Bruvo Mađarić, Helena Ćetković, Maja Herak Bosnar, Dubravka Hranilović, Silva Katušić, Hećimović, Nevenka Meštrović Radan, Snježana Mihaljević, Neda Slade, Dušica Vujaklija (Eds.).

Classes

2009 – Doctoral study: Noncoding DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Zagreb

2008 – 2012 Doctoral Study of Neurosciences: Human genome and neural system, Faculty of Medicine University of Zagreb

2003 – 2013: Methodological courses in biology and medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute

 

Publications

Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Plohl, M., Meštrović Radan, N. & Mravinac, B. (2012) Satellite DNA evolution. U: Garrido-Ramos, M. (ur.) Repetitive DNA. Basel, S. Karger AG, str. 126-152 doi:10.1159/000337122.

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Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Theses

Doctoral dissertation

  • Meštrović, N. (1999) 'Evolution of tandem - repetitive DNA sequences in the species from the genus Palorus (Coleoptera)', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Supervisor of doctoral thesis:

Evelin Despot-Slade “Characterization and evolution of centromere in nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne” Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik, Ruđer Bošković Institute, University postgraduate interdisciplinary Doctoral Study of Molecular biosciences, 2022

Martina Pavlek “Mechanisms of satellite DNA sequence dynamics in complex genomes” Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik, Ruđer Bošković Institute, University postgraduate interdisciplinary Doctoral Study of Molecular biosciences, 2015

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