Contact:  petar.projic@inantro.hr

Academic and Scientific Degrees
2015. – Research Associate (Natural sciences, Biology), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
2013. – PhD (Natural Sciences, Biology, Genetics, evolution and philogeny), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
2001. – Undergraduate study in Biology and Chemistry, University of Split, Faculty of Science and Education

Work Experience
2019. – Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
2013. – 2019. Head of Laboratory for Animal DNA Analysis, Genos DNA Laboratory Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia
2008. – 2013. DNA analyst, Genos Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia.
2007. – 2008. Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
2005. – 2007. Technical Asistent, Laboratory of Forensic genetics, Molecular diagnostics, Cellular and gene Therapy, Institute „Ruđer Bošković“, Zagreb, Croatia.
2003. – 2005. Expert associate participating in Project of „DNA identification of the dead and the missing during the Croatian War of Independence“. Laboratory for Clinical and Forensic genetics, Department of Clinical Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Cytology, Clinical Medical Center Split, Croatia.

Projects:
2013. – 2018. Associate in the project „PainOmics – Multi-dimensional omics approach to stratification of patients with low back pain“ PainOmics is a multidisciplinary consortium of leading clinical, academic and SME researchers in pain and different omics technologies.
2012. – 2015. Associate in the project „IBD-BIOM Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for inflammatory bowel disease”
2011. – 2013. Associate in the project „Development of molecular diagnostics methods“ (Project was co-funded by Business Innovation Center Croatia (BICRO), IRCRO Program).
2009. – 2013. Associate in the project „Application of DNA analysis in development of traceability system in meat processing production (Project was funded by the Croatian Institute of Technology (HIT)). 2007. – 2008. Associate in the project „Development of the system for DNA analysis of archaeological bone samples“ (Project was funded by the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports).
2003. – 2005. Associate in the project „DNA identification of the dead and the missing during the Croatian War of Independence“.

 

Scientific and Professional Work:

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS

2019 – Seminar: Agilent Genomiocs Solutions: getting the optimal results from your samples, at Zagreb, Croatia on 22 October, 2019.
2019 – Scientific Committee of the „Eleventh ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, Split, Croatia, June 16, 2019 The Pre-Conference Short Course on Epigenomics
2017 – International Burch University, Sarajevo, Workshopof Balkan Forensic DNA Working Group, 14th-15th September 2017 (sponsored by Promega)
2016 – Amplify and quantify successfully – qPCR basics and  best practices for effective planning, realization and data analysis, Mannheim, 17.03.2016 (Promega)
2012 – SPIDIA-DNA Program 2nd RING TRIAL; Florence, 1st December 2012 (SPIDIA)
2012 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – NIH Web-based training course „Protecting Human Research Participants“, 14.12.2012.
2011 – Qiagen, Pyrosequencing Technology – PyroMark Q24
2010 – Promega, Focused on new PowerPlex® EXS and ESI Systems
2008 – Promega, DNA IQ/Maxwell® 16 and Plexor® HY Training

 

CONGRESSES

2019 – “Eleventh ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, Split, Croatia, June 19-24, 2019 – member of the Organising Committee
2017 – “Tenth ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia, June 19-24, 2017 – member of the Organising Committee
2016 – The 4th Croatian Congress on Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Contraception and IVF; Šibenik, April 21-23. 2016. – participant
2016 – 4th Central Eastren European Symposium on Free Nucleic Acids in Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostics, Split, May 25-25 2016 – participant
2015 – ” Ninth ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine”, Bol, Brač, Croatia, June 22-26, 2015 – member of the Organising Committee
2015 – „1th Croatian Symposium of Biologists in Health Care“, 28-22 04. 2015, Zagreb – participant
2014 – Scientific Conference „Cytogenetics and Biomedicine“ Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, BiH, May 23-24. 2014 – participant
2013 – “The 8th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine“, Split, Croatia, June 24-28, 2013-  member of the Organising Committee
2011 – “7th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics”, Bol, Brač, Croatia, June 20-24, 2011 – member of the Organising Committee
2009 – “6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine”, Split, Croatia, June 1-5, 2009 – member of the Organising Committee
2007 – „5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology“, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007 .  member of the Organising Committee
2005 – „4th European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicin“e Palace, Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 5-9, 2005 –  member of the Organising Committee

 

Research interest: forensic and population genetics, molecular anthropology, prenatal diagnostics, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine

List of publications –  https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/280444

 

Teaching Experience

2014 – 2018
Teaching assistant: Postgraduate education; Course: Molecular genetics and molecular mechanisms“
Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

2014 – 2018
Teaching assistant: Undergraduate education; Course: Molecular genetics and molecular mechanisms“
Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

2009 – 2014
Teaching assistant, Undergraduate education, practical training; Courses:
„Fundamentals of forensic biology“
„Forensic genetics II“
„Forensic genetics II“
Faculty of Forensic Science, University of Split

2014 – 2019
Teaching assistant: Undergraduate education; Course: „Introduction to Forensic Biology“
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2008 – 2019
Teaching assistant: Undergraduate education; Course: „Research methods in molecular biology“ Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2008 – 2009
Teaching assistant: Undergraduate education, practical training; Course: „Genomes“
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2007 – 2008
Teaching assistant: Postgraduate education, practical training; Course: „Molecular biology methods in medicine“
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations
International Society of Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) – Secretary-General
Croatian Society of Human Genetics
Croatian Society of Biologists in Health Care