Contact:  luka.bockor@inantro.hr, +385015535118

Academic and scientific degrees:

2018.    Research associate, Field of Life Sciences

2015.    Adjunct assistant, Division of Molecular biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2015. PhD in Life and biomolecular sciences, ICGEB-Trieste (International centre for genetic engineering and biotechnology), Italy, awarded by Open University, UK

Dissertation: Characterization of a new mouse model for Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Type I and possible therapeutic approaches.

2009 – 2010.   Adjunct assistant, Division of Molecular biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2008. Biology and chemistry professor, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Thesis: Intramolecular recombination in bacteria Escherichia coli i Agrobacterium tumefaciens/Intramolekularna rekombinacija u bakterijama Escherichia coli i Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Work experience:

2019 –             Scientific Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

2017 – 2019    Postdoc, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

2015 – 2016    Experienced researcher, University of Zagreb

2010 – 2015    PhD student, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

2009 – 2010    Adjunct assistant, Division of Molecular biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Scientific and Professional Work

2019 – 2023. COST action CA18131 – Statistical and machine learning techniques in human microbiome studies

2018 – 2022. Associate, HECUBA (HRZZ IP-2018-01-2497)

2018 – 2019. Infrastructural project “Centre for Applied Bioanthropology (BIOANT)” (European fund for Regional Development, project officer: Professor Damir Marjanović, PhD)

2017 – 2018. Associate, Croatian Islands’ Birth cohort Study (CRIBS) (HRZZ UIP-2014-09-6598)

2017. Associate, Integrated GWAS and EWAS of Cradiometabolic Traits in an Island Population NIH (National Institutes of Health, USA)

2015 – 2016. Researcher, Epigenetic regulation of IgG glycosylation, HRZZ 3361

2015 – 2016. Experienced researcher – Integrating research in molecular life sciences at the University of Zagreb (INTEGRA-LIFE), Regional Potential project REGPOT-2012-2013-1

2014 – 2015. Researcher, Development of tools for modulation of IgG glycosylation by genome editing, ICGEB short term fellowship

2010 – 2014. PhD student – Elaborazione di nuovi approcci diagnostici e terapeutici alla sindrome di crigler najjar di tipo I

2008 – 2010. Researcher – Organization, function and mechanisms of the plant genome evolution (MZOŠ RH 119-1191196-1201)

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

2019.   Mayo Clinic Short Course on Epigenomics (Split, Hrvatska, 16. lipnja 2019.)

2018.   Workshop on advanced techniques for the analysis of trace emerging contaminants in  environmental samples (Zagreb, Hrvatska, 23. veljače 2018.)

2013.   Theoretical and Practical Course “Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular and Systems   Biology” (Trieste, Italy, 24-29 June 2013)

2012.   “RNA structure and function” (Trieste, Italy, 27 February-1 March 2012)

2011.  “Mouse Genetics; Models for Human Diseases”  (Trieste, Italy, 21-24 February 2011)

2009.  EMBO Young Scientists Forum, Zagreb

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015. Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Molecular Biology, Genetics, course holders Prof. Vlatka Zoldoš and Prof.  Mirjana Pavlica, assistant in practicum

2010.  Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, course holder Prof.  Ivana Ivančić Baće, assistant in practicum

2009. Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, course holder Prof.  Ivana Ivančić Baće, assistant in practicum

 

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Molecular genetics and epigenetics of complex and rare diseases, genetics of aging, biomedicine, biotechnology, evolution

List of Publications: link

Membership in professional organizations:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)