Contact: dubravka.havas@inantro.hr, +38515535128

 

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2012 – Scientific Associate, humanities – ethnology and anthropology
  • 2011 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science; PhD in biology, Thesis Title: Genetic structure of Kvarner Islanders: mitochondrial DNA analysis
  • 2003 – Undergraduate Education: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science (Zagreb, Croatia), B.Sc. in Molecular Biology. Thesis Title: Polymorphism of a three genetic loci in Croatian population

 

Work Experience

  • 2012 Institute for Anthropological Research (Zagreb, Croatia) Senior Research Fellow
  • 2005 – 2011 Institute for Anthropological Research (Zagreb, Croatia) Research Fellow

Work on projects:

  • 2005 – 2011. «Population structure of Croatia – anthropogenetic approach» – Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2007 – 2008. «Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome in an Adriatic Island Population»- project of the National Institute of Health, USA in collaboration with Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, USA
  •  2003 – 2004. Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia, DNA Laboratory at the Center for criminal investigations “Ivan Vučetić”,  forensic scientist

 

Organizational Skills and Competences

Organisation of international scientific meetings (School of Biological Anthropology and Anthropology and Health):

  • 2007. Molecular Anthropology, Zagreb – Hvar
  • 2006. Anthropological Perspectives on Woman and the Obesity Pandemic: Causes, Costs and Controls, Zagreb – Hvar
  • 2006.  Biological, Cultural and Environmental Linkages: Current Research and Future Trends, Zagreb – Hvar
  • 2005. Emerging Era of High Throughput in Population Genetics, Zagreb – Hvar

 

Scientific and Professional Work

  • 2012. Tartu, Estonia, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, scientific training (for one month)
  • 2008.  Tartu, Estonia,  Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, scientific training (for three months)
  • 2007.  Zagreb,  workshop «Analysis of molecular diversity»
  • 2006. Budapest, Hungary, University of Budapest, workshop «The 2nd International Tandem Repeat Consortium workshop on the Bioinformatics, Genomics and Functionality of Microsatellites and VNTRs – Microsat 2006»,
  • 2005. Tartu, Estonia,  Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, scientific training (for two months)
  • 2005. Zagreb, workshop «Introduction to bioinformatics»

 

Congresses

  • European Human Genetics Conference 2013, June 2013, Paris, France
  • The 8th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine, June 2013, Split, Croatia
  • The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, November 2012,San Francisco, USA
  • 2nd international anthropological symposium “Anthropology and Public Health”, November 2012. Portorož, Slovenia
  • The Current Topics in European Anthropology, August 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 3rd Congress of Croatian Geneticists, May 2012, Island of Krk, Krk, Croatia
  • The 7th ISABS Conference on Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics, June 2011, Island of Brač, Croatia
  • The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, November 2010, Washington, USA
  • Human Variation: Cause and Consequence, EMBO/EMBL Symposium, June 2010, Heidelberg, Germany
  • The 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, October 2009, Honolulu, USA
  • 16th Congress of the European Anthropological Association, August 2008, Odense, Denmark
  • The 5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, September 2007, Split, Croatia
  • The 2nd International Tandem Repeat Consortium workshop on the Bioinformatics, Genomics and Functionality of Microsatellites and VNTRs, September 2006, Budapest, Hungary
  • 15th Congress of the European Anthropological Association, September 2006, Budapest, Hungary
  • The 4th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, September 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • The 3th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, September 2003, Zagreb, Croatia

 

Research Interests: population genetics, molecular anthropology, forensics, ancient DNA

 

List of Publications – link

 

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb – undergraduate programme, assisting at courses:
  • 2011-2012 «Molecular archaeogenetics» – main lecturer academician Pavao Rudan
  • 2007-2008, 2011-2012 «Introduction to Anthropology» – main lecturer academician Pavao Rudan
  • Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – undergraduate programme, assisting at courses:
  • 2007-2008, 2011-2012 «Biological Anthropology» – main lecturer academician Pavao Rudan

 

Research Grants:

  • European Society for Human Genetics Fellowship for participation at European Human Genetics Conference 2013 (Paris, France)
  • 2005, 2008, 2012 ECOGENE stipend for researchers from European commission during the scientific training in Estonian Biocentre

 

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Croatian Anthropological Society
  • Croatian Society of Human Genetics
  • European Society of Human Genetics