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2000. - 2006.
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, B.Sc., ecology
2010. - 2015.
Ph.D. studies in Molecular Biosciences (University of Osijek, University of Dubrovnik and Ruđer Bošković Institute)

Research Areas


2017. - 2019. Postdoctoral researcher on a HiddenLife project, Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions Individual Fellowship, University of Barcelona,

2015 June– 2016 September: Principal investigator at the European Social Fond project “Genome evolution of subterranean animals” HR.3.2.01-0015

Awards and Achievements

2020 Systematics Research Fund award by the The Linnean Society & Systematics Association

2020 SYNTHESYS+, IL-TAF-8269

2017 100 000 MSCA FELLOWS AWARD for the od HiddenLife project, European Commission, European Researchers' Night, Brussels

2016 Annual prize of Society of university teachers and the other scientist in Zagreb


Books and book chapters

Authored books

  • Bregović, P., Mišerić, I., Bedek, J., Ćukušić, A., Čupić, I., Delić, T., Dražina, T., Hlebec, D., Komerički, A., Lukić, M., Pavlek, M., Ružanović, L., Sudar, N., Tvrtković, N., Jalžić, B. & Malenica Čepelak, M. (2022) The hidden animal life of Barać Caves. Karlovac, Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima na području općine Rakovica.

  • Jalžić, B., Čuković Malenica, T., Mihoci, T., Bedek, J., Bilandžija, H., Bregović, P., Dražina, T., Jalžić, V., Komerički, A., Kovač Konrad, P., Kutleša, P., Lukić, M., Malenica Čepelak, M., Miculinić, K., Pavlek, M., Perkić, D. & Sudar, V. (2021) Caves of the island Mljet in pictures and words. Zagreb, Javna ustanova Nacionalni park Mljet ; Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo.

  • Marguš, M., Bedak, J., Dražina, T., Gracin, J., Jalžić, B., Komerički, A., Lukić, L., Marguš, D., Miculinić, K., Mihelčić, G., Ozimec, R. & Pavlek, M. (2013) Speleological guide to Krka National Park. Šibenik, Nacionalni park Krka.

  • Marguš, D., Barišić, T., Bedek, J., Dražina, T., Gracin, J., Hamidović, D., Jalžić, B., Komerički, A., Lukić, M., Marguš, M., Menđušić, M., Miculinić, K., Mihelčić, G., Ozimec, R. & Pavlek, M. (2012) Underground secrets. Šibenik, JU NP Krka.

  • Ozimec, R., Bedek, J., Gottstein, S., Jalžić, B., Slapnik, R., Štamol, V., Bilandžija, H., Dražina, T., Kletečki, E., Komerički, A., Lukić, M. & Pavlek, M. (2009) Red book of Croatian cave dwelling fauna. Zagreb, Ministarstvo kulture, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Republika Hrvatska.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Membership in professional associations / societies

2021 ERGA (The European Reference Genome Atlas), country council representative

2019 Systematics association

2019 International Biogeography Society

2017 Research Institute of Biodiversity (IRBio - Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat), University of Barcelona

2017 CAWEB (European cave spiders’ network)

2016 International Society for Subterranean Biology

2015 International Society of Arachnology

2014 European Society of Arachnology

2012 Croatian Arachnological Society Narcis Damin

2003 Croatian Biospeleological Society (member, vice-president)

2010 - 2014 Society for Experimental Biology

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