LoVeFly team welcomes new project member!

PhD Marijana Popović is employed as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Sciences of the Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation within the project “New methods in olive pests controlling using plant volatiles” LoVeFly KK. co-financed by the EU Regional Development Fund “Together with EU Funds” under the “Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020″. She graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, majoring in Chemistry and Technology of Mediterranean Crops, and earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical technology, defending her thesis ” Glucosinolate Degradation Products of Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop.)”. She received her PhD in 2016 from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, defending her PhD thesis “Identification of Carbonylated Proteins at Different Stages of Colorectal Cancer” and earned her PhD in natural sciences. She started her professional experience as a research assistant at the Split Clinical Hospital at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine and after that for last five years she was member of scientific teams of Faculty of Medicine, Croatian Veterinary Institute and Faculty of Chemistry and Technology in Split as postdoctoral researcher. Marijana’s scientific interest includes research of the biological effects of plant volatile compounds, chromatographic analysis, genetics, genomics and proteomics. As an author or co-author, she has published thirteen excellent scientific papers in the most prestigious journals and has participated in a large number of national and international scientific conferences, seminars and workshops. Her field of research will be to investigate the effects of plant volatile compounds on attracting the most significant pests of olive trees.

Marijana, welcome!