Maria Blažina

Maria Blažina

Ph. D.

scientific associate
+385 52 804 767


+385 98 255 221


Center for Marine Research
Ruđer Bošković Institute
G. Paliaga 5
HR-52 210 Rovinj


2008 - PhD. Marine sciences - Chemistry/microbial ecology, Thesis title:Fatty acids – Biomarkers of the structural and physiological changes in the marine bacterial communities. Geology department, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb. Mentor: Najdek Dragić, Mirjana.

2005 - MSc. Marine sciences – Chemistry/microbial ecology, Thesis title:Bacterial communities in the northern Adriatic macroagregates.Geology department, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb. Mentor: Najdek Dragić, Mirjana.

2000 - BSc. Chemical engineering. Inorganic processes, Thesis title:Organic inhibitors of the metal corrosion. Faculty of chemical engineering and technology, University of Zagreb. Mentor: Stupnišek-Lisac, Ema.


Picoplankton function and diversity along northern Adriatic trophic gradients (PICOADRIF)

ADRIS Foundation. 2010-2011. (coordinator)


Assistent for Analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Undergraduate study in Marine Sciences at University Juraj Dobrila (Pula)

Featured Publications

Blažina, M, Najdek, M,Fuks, D, Smodlaka, N (2011) Microbial communities in northern Adriatic mucilaginous aggregates: insight into the early phase of aggregate formation. Hydrobiologia. 658; 213-220

Najdek, M, Blažina, M, Fuks, D, Ivančić, I,Šilović, T (2011)  Intrusion of high-salinity water causes accumulation of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Aquatic microbial ecology. 63, 1; 69-74

Blažina, M, Iveša, Lj, Najdek, M (2009) Caulerpa racemosa: Adaptive varieties studied by fatty acid composition (Northern Adriatic Sea, Vrsar, Croatia).  European Journal of Phycology. 44, 2; 183-189

Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Ruso, A, Štifanić, M, Pavlinić, D(2009)  Characterization and differentiation of the oligotrophic waters by culturable particle-attached and free-living bacterial community. Ecological Indicators. 9; 1265-1270

Blažina, M, Najdek, M, Fuks, D, Degobbis, D  (2005) Fatty acid profiling of microbial community during aging of mucilaginous aggregates in the northern Adriatic. Science of the total environment. 336, 1-3; 91-103

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian society of chemical engineers and technologists

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