Contact: tatjana.skaric-juric@inantro.hr, +38515535135

Employment:
Present Positions

  • 2011-            Research Professor, Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia
  • 2008-            Associate Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb,                       Croatia

Previous Appointments

  • 2006-2011     Senior Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia
  • 2001-2006     Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1999-2001     Senior Research Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1993-1999     Research Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1992-1993     Postgraduate student, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1989-1992     Postgraduate student, Department of Anthropology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Education:

  • 1999             Ph.D. Medicine: Biomedicine and Public Health (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 1993             M.Sc. Biology – Biological Anthropology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 1990             State license for a legal medical practice
  • 1989             MD (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb)

Postgraduate training:

  • 2011             “CBM Summer School on Active and Healthy Ageing” (Cluster in Biomedicine, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italia)
  • 2003             “MENDEL”, training in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA)
  • 1999             MASHAV Fellowship: “International Postgraduate Training Programme in Medicine” (Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dept. Anatomy & Anthropology, Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • 1996             International postgraduate course: “Intensive Course: Mathematics in Biological Sciences – Applications in Anthropology” (Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece)

Research experience:

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS

  • 2012-2013            Principal investigator, Project “Obesity in Croatian Roma: The Interaction of Leptin System Genes And Nutritional Status Biomarkers In Different Environments” (Nutricia Research Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 2002-2005            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, Edinburgh, UK)
  • 1995-1998            Research Assistant, Project: “Biological and cultural micro – differentiation among rural populations, Middle Dalmatia – Croatia” (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA; JFP-259)

NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS

  • 2007-2013            Research Professor, Project: “Complex traits variation and health in children, adults and centenarians” (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia; 196-1962766-2747)
  • 2002-2006            Research Associate, Project: “Population structure of Croatia-biomedical approach ” (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia; 0196001)
  • 1998-2001            Head, Project for young scientists: “Heritable and non-heritable sources of the variation of cardiovascular and respiratory function indicators” (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia; 196002)
  • 1996-2002            Research Assistant, Project: “Anthropological investigations of the population structure of Croatia – Stochastic and deterministic models” (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia; 01960103)
  • 1993-1995            Research Assistant, Project: “The investigation of anthropometric characteristics of Croatian soldiers” (Ministry of Defense, Republic of Croatia)
  • 1989-1991            Research Assistant, Project: “Growth and Development of children and adolescents of Yugoslavia”
  • 1991-1995            Research Assistant, Project: “Anthropological investigations of the population structure of Croatia” (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia; 3-01-133)
  • 1986-1990            Research Assistant, Project: “The population structure study through polygenetic and monogenetic biological traits in man” (Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia; 1-08-02-03-05)
  • 1989.-1990.          Research Assistant, Project: “The influence of biological and psychosocial factors on human health” (Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia; 1-08-02-03)

Research interests:

Biological anthropology: growth and development, aging, longevity, genetic epidemiology of complex disease (hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis), quantitative genetics, population genetics

Publications – link

Teaching activities:

Undergraduate

  • 2007.-           Lecturer – undergraduate study of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb; course: «Introduction to population genetics».
  • 2006.-           Lecturer – undergraduate study of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb; course: «Quantitative genetics».
  • 2006.-2009.  Assistant lecturer – undergraduate study of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; course: «Medical anthropology».
  • 1989.-1995.   Assistant lecturer – undergraduate study of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; course: «Human anatomy and anthropology».

Postgraduate

  • 2008.-           Lecturer – postgraduate study of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; course «Anthropology – human biological diversity» (previously: «Human phenotypic variation»).
  • 2004.-2010.           Assistant lecturer – postgraduate study of Biomedicine and Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; course: «Medical anthropology».
  • 2002.-2006.   Assistant lecturer – postgraduate study of Biomedicine and Health, School of Medicine in Osijek, University J.J. Strossmayer; course: «Medical anthropology»
  • 2001.-2006.   Assistant lecturer – postgraduate study of Biomedicine and Health, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka; course: «Medical anthropology».
  • 1999.-           Assistant lecturer – postgraduate study of Nutrition, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb; course: «Nutritional status».

Professional experience:

Memberships in commissions, committees, boards and work groups

  • 2013- National Scientific Council for the Field of Biomedicine and Health
  • 2008 Evaluator of Marie Curie (FP7-PEOPLE) individual projects
  • 2001- Member of the Ethics Committee of the Institute for Anthropological Research (2006- President of the Committee)
  • 2002 Member – Organizing Committee of the “13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1998 Member – Organizing Committee – “The Fourth International Congress on Physiological Anthropology”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1989- Member – Organizing Committee – International scientific workshop: “Anthropology and Health”, Inter-University Center, Dubrovnik – Hvar, Croatia (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 secretary the Course)
  • 1989- Member – Organizing Committee – International scientific workshop: “School of Biological Anthropology”, Zagreb, Croatia (1990 and 1994 secretary of the School)

Memberships in scientific societies and organizations

  • Croatian Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Medical Association of Croatia
  • Croatian Society for Human Genetics, Medical Association of Croatia
  • Section for Medical Anthropology, Medical Association of Croatia
  • Croatian Anthropological Society
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
  • European Anthropological Association

Editorial responsibilities:

  • 1991-            Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal: “Collegium Antropologicum”
  • 1995-2004     Secretary General of the scientific journal: “Collegium Antropologicum”