Contact: marijana.pericic@inantro.hr, +38515535135

Employment:

Present Positions

  • 2011 – Research Professor, Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia

Previous Appointments

  • 2007-2011 Senior Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia
  • 2004-2007 Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2003-2004 Senior Research Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1999-2003 Research Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1995-1995 Postgraduate student, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Education:

  • 2003  Ph.D. in Biology (genetics, evolution and phylogeny) (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2001  Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tartu University, Estonija
  • 2000  Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tartu University, Estonija
  • 1999-2000  DAAD fellowship – Institute for Anthropology and Human Genetics, Ludwig Maximilianus University, Munich, Germany
  • 1999 M.Sc. in Biological Anthropology (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 1999 Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tartu University, Estonia
  • 1994  B.Sc. in Biology (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Research experience:

  • 2007 – Senior Research Associate, Project: “Molecular-genetic portrait of the Roma – an isolated founder population model” (196-1962766-2763) (Ministry of Science Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia)
  • 2002-2007  Research Assistant/Research Associate, Project: “Population structure of Croatia-anthropogenetic approach” (019605) (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia)
  • 2006-2008  Senior Research Associate, Project: “Population Structure and Genetic History of Western Balkan Roma” Wenner-Gren Foundation (Gr. 7349)
  • 2002-2005  Research Assistant/Research Associate, Project: “Genetics of complex traits and diseases in Croatian genetic isolate” Medical Research Council-Human Genetic Unit and University Medical School, University of Edinburgh
  • 1995-2002  Research Assistant, Project: “Anthropological investigations of the population structure of Croatia – Biomedical Approach” (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia; 01960101)

Research interests: Biological anthropology: population genetics, phylogeography of Roma populations, founder effect in isolated populations

Publications – link

Teaching activities:

  • 2011 – Lecturer, graduate course „Human genome“ (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2008-2009 Lecturer, undergraduate course “Molecular anthropology” (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2008 – Lecturer, Ph.D. course “Molecular anthropology” (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Professional experience:

Memberships in scientific societies

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

Positions in professional organizations

  • 2011 Member of Organizing Committee of the 5th Croatian Congress in Human Genetics with international participation”, Bol, Croatia
  • 2008   Member of Organizing Committee of the “31st School of Biological Anthropology: From Bone to DNA”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008   Member of Organizing Committee of the “31st School of Biological Anthropology: Molecular Biology and Human Genetics”, Zagreb and Hvar, Croatia
  • 2008   Member of the Organizing Committee of the “13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1999 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “Anthropology and Health: Anthropology and Molecular Genetics II”, Hvar, Croatia
  • 1998 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “Anthropology and Health: Anthropology and Molecular Genetics”, Hvar, Croatia
  • 1998 Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 4th International Congress on Physiological Anthropology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1997 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “24th School of Biological Anthropology: Anthropolgoy and Epidemiology – Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Iodide Deficiency Disorders”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1997 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “Anthropology and Health: The Study of Forced Migration Psychological, Legal, Humanitarian and Anthropological Interventions”, Hvar, Croatia
  • 1996 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “23rd School of Biological Anthropology: Sitting Posture – Ergonomic Approach”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1996 Member of the Organizing Committee of the international workshop “Anthropology and Health: Health, Disease, and Human Variation – The Transdisciplinary View of Human Population Biology”, Hvar, Croatia
  • 1995 Member of the Organizing Committee of the “22nd School of Biological Anthropology: Anthropology and Genetic Disease” and “11th International Anthropological Poster Conference”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1995 Member of the Organizing Committee of the international workshop “Anthropology and Health: Growth and Development in the Changing World”, Hvar, Croatia

Editorial responsibilities

  • 1995-2008 Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal: “Collegium Antropologicum”