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Dr. Ksenija Zahradka

Senior research associate
Telephone
+385 1 456 0971
Internal phone number
1546
Address
Department of Molecular Biology
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Education

1991   B.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

1994   M.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

1999   Ph.D. in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia 

2002   Postdoctoral training in the group of Prof. Miroslav Radman, Faculté de Médecine Necker, Université de Paris-Descartes, Paris, France

Research Areas

Specific research interests

Projects

2014-2018 "DNA recombination, repair and maintenance of genome integrity: new pathways" (IP-11-2013-2978), Croatian Science Foundation ; associate

2011-2015 "Biology of Robustness",  Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences  (MedILS), Split, Croatia; associate  

2007-2013 "Molecular mechanisms of DNA recombination and repair" (098-0982913-2862), Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports ; associate

2007-2010 "Life under extreme conditions", Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences  (MedILS), Split, Croatia; co-leader 

Awards and Achievements

2007  National Annual Science Award 

2006  Excellence in Science Grant, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports 

2002  Necker Institute postdoctoral fellowship, Paris, France

Classes

Course “Genetic recombination and DNA repair”, PhD studies in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Course “Mechanisms of DNA damage and repair”, PhD studies in Molecular Biosciences, University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik and Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb

Publications

Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Zahradka, K. & Zahradka, D. (2013) Reckless DNA Degradation. U: Maloy, S. & Hughes, K. (ur.) Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (2nd ed.). San Diego, Academic Press, str. 72-74 doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.01272-9.

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  • Zahradka, K. (2007) Bacteriophage DNA extraction. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 171-174.

  • Zahradka, D. & Zahradka, K. (2007) Gene transfer by P1 transduction. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 919-922.

  • Zahradka, K. (2007) Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 206-209.

  • Zahradka, K. (2007) Preparation of high-molecular weight genomic DNA for pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 189-191.

  • Zahradka, K. (2007) Genomic DNA extraction from bacterial cells. U: Ambriović Ristov, A., Brozović, A., Bruvo Mađarić, B., Ćetković, H., Herak Bosnar, M., Hranilović, D., Katušić Hećimović, S., Meštrović Radan, N., Mihaljević, S., Slade, N. & Vujaklija, D. (ur.) Metode u molekularnoj biologiji. Zagreb, Institut Ruđer Bošković, str. 141-143.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Theses

Doctoral dissertation

  • Vlahović, K. (1999) 'Genetic analysis of lambda prophage recombinogenicity in irradiated Escherichia coli', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Genetic Society (2019-2021 Secretary; 2021 - Vice-president)

European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EEMGS) (2015-2019 Croatian delegate)

Croatian Microbiological Society

Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vice-chair of Scientific Council of Biology, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (2016 - )

Vice-chair (2007-2014) and Chair (2015 - ) of Knowledge and Invention Board, Adris Foundation, Croatia  

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