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Dr. Brankica Mravinac

Senior research associate
+385 1 457 1264
Internal phone number
Bijenicka cesta 54
P.O. Box 180
HR-10002 Zagreb


2006    postdoctoral training; Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA)

2004    Ph.D.   University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Molecular biology

2000    M.Sc.   University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology

1996    B.Sc.    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Molecular Biology

Research Areas

Specific research interests


2020 - 2024 "Satellite DNA evolution illuminated by high-throughput satellitome analyses of related species" (Croatian Science Foundation) – Principal Investigator

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

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

2015 - 2020 "Invertebrate centromere genomics" (Croatian Science Foundation) - participant

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

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

2007 - 2013 "Evolution, properties and functional interactions of satellite DNA sequences" (Croatian Ministry of Science) - participant

2002 - 2006 "Organization of heterochromatic DNA sequences in invertebrate genomes" (Croatian Ministry of Science) - participant

1996 - 2002 "Organization and evolution of eukaryotic genome" (Croatian Ministry of Science) - participant

Awards and Achievements

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

2010      Annual Award of the Ruđer Bošković Institute for best scientific papers          


2009 - present    "Non-coding DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes" course; Doctoral programme of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2003 - 2013        Methodological courses in biology and medicine; Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb

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Publications - Conference unpublished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

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Genetic Society

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