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1999. BSc Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb

2001. MSc biotechnical science; Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb

2005. PhD biotechnical science; Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb

2007 postDoc Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

2008/9 postDoc «Cavanilles» Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology - University of Valencia

Research Areas

Specific research interests


A multiphasic approach for deciphering the microbial ecology and biotechnological potential of hot springs in Croatia


COST Action: "Systems Biocatalysis"

COST Action: "Microbial ecology & the earth system: collaborating for insight and success with the new generation of sequencing tools"

COST Action: "Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management"

Biodiversity and biotechnological characterization of bacteria of the Adriatic Sea

Seasonal changes in picoplankton composition in the Northern Adriatic Sea as assessed by CARD-FISH and fingerprinting

Functional analyssis and molecular characterization of yeast

Temporal and spatial dynamics of prokaryotic communities inhabiting Adriatic solar salterns

Awards and Achievements

National Annual Science Awards in the field of biotechnical science (for 2003) for the young researchers

Alpe Adria grant – visiting- Department of Food Science, Udine, Italy 

FEMS visiting grant – Department of Biotechnology, IATA, Valencia, Spain

FEMS Young Scientist Grant

FEMS Invited Speaker Meeting Grant

Publications - editorial books

Zbornik radova s konferencije

Publications - book chapters


  • Comi, Giuseppe ; Orlić, Sandi ; Redžepović, Sulejman | Bacterial starter culture for meat fermentation // Current Studies of Biotechnology Vol.III Food / Kniewald, Zlatko (ur.). Zagreb: Hrvatsko Društvo za Biotehnologiju ; Medicinska naklada, 2003. str. 404-x

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)

Prethodno priopćenje


Kratko priopćenje

Stručni rad

Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Stručni rad

Izvorni znanstveni rad


Publications - Conference journals

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Publications - Conference unpublished

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Publications - Graded papers

Magistarski rad (mr. sc. i mr. art.)

Diplomski rad

Doktorska disertacija

Other Publications


  • Grba, Slobodan ; Stehlik-Tomas, Vesna ; Stanzer, Damir ; Mrvčić, Jasna ; Marić, Vladimir ; Orlić, Sandi ; Jeromel, Ana ; Zgaga, Zoran ; Svetec, Ivan-Krešimir ; Krpan, Marina | Kvasci u biotehnološkoj proizvodnji / Ranić, Ilija (ur.). Zagreb: Plejada, 2010. 399..

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Microbiological Society;         

Croatian Society of Biotechnology;

Croatian Society of biochemistry and molecular biology;

European Society of Biotechnology;

American Society of Microbiology

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