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izv. prof. dr. sc. Dunja Leljak-Levanić

Title: Associate Professor

Public phone number:
+385(0)1 4606 263
Internal phone number:
6263
Department:
Division of Molecular Biology
Graduation year:
1993
mr.sc. graduation year:
1997
PhD graduation year:
2000
Employed in this institution since:
1994

Teaching duties

university undergraduate

university graduate

university doctoral

Biography

Dunja Leljak-Levanić obtained PhD in Natural Sciences, Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology on 2001. Since 1994, she has been employed at Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: as a PhD student (1994-2001);  as a Research assistant (2001-2005); as an Assistant Professor (2005-2013), and since 2013 as an Associate Professor. She spent 20 months as post-doctoral fellow of Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (2004-2005) at Institute for molecular biology of plants (Hamburg University) working on zygotic embryogenesis and zygotic genome activation in wheat.

D. Leljak-Levanić has long term experience in reproductive developmental biology and molecular biology of plants, with respect to plant embryogenesis, its onset, establishment of polarity and body pattern. She is experienced in micromanipulation of male and female plant gametophytes.

Up to date, D. Leljak-Levanić has published: 21 original scientific papers published in journals indexed by Current Contents, WoS, SCI, SCIE, BA and 5 book chapters. Sum of times cited (October 2013) according to Scopus is 90x with  h-indeks 5

She has participated with more than 25 presentations on the national and international scientific meetings and performed 2 invited lectures. She is involved in teaching in Graduate, Postgarduate and Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Science, Zagreb.

Principal and Co-Principal investigator of successfully terminated grants:

  1.  2012 – 2013        -Research project sponsored from HAZU Foundation  „Alternative splicing  BPM genes and subcellular localization of BPM proteins from  Arabidopsis thaliana
  2.  2006 – 2012      -Research project sponsored from Alexander Von Humboldt  Foundation „Functional analysis of egg cell- and zygote-specific MATH-BTB domain proteins as well as their interaction partners to investigate determination of polarity and asymmetric cell division in flowering plants.”

Research associate at grants:

1)  2013 - Croatian Ministry of science, education and sports “The role of Arabidopsis thaliana BPM1 protein in chromatin remodeling” (PI: doc. N. Bauer) – The aim is to elucidate mechanism of BPM1 action on chromatin remodeling

  1. 2012 – 2013 -BICRO PoC project „Generation of a white-berried clone of Plavac mali grape intended for production of white vine“ (PI: dr. sc. Nenad Malenica)

The aim of the project is to generate white-barried clone of Croatian indigenous grapevine variety “Plavac mali” via the process of somatic embryogenesis induced on naturally occurred chimeric plants. We established an efficient system for the somatic embryogenesis and observed that grapevine somatic embryos develop through the stages that fully resemble normal zygotic embryo development, and that they have a high potential for plantlets regeneration. Project termination: November, 2013)

  1. 2007 – 2013 -Research project of Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport “Factors and markers of embryogenic potential and phenolic methabolism in plants” No. 119-1191196-1225, PI: prof. Sibila Jelaska

The aim of the project is to elucidate a link between somatic embryogenesis and stress responses in plants. Focus is given on characterization of MATH-BTB protein functions during gametogenesis and early embryogenesi.

List of relevant references:

  1. Leljak-Levanić, D., Juranić, M. Sprunck, S. (2013) Plant Reprod 26(3), 267-285 Q2
  2. Leljak-Levanić, D., Horvat, T., Jelena Martinčić, J., Bauer, N.(2012) PLoS ONE 7(12): e51184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051184. Q1
  3. Juranić, M., Srilunchang, K-o., Krohn, N.G., Leljak-Levanić, D., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Plant Cell 24, 4974-4991Q1
  4. Mihaljević, S., Radić, S., Bauer, N., Garić, R., Mihaljević, B., Horvat, G., Leljak-Levanić, D., and Jelaska, S. (2011) J Plant Physiol 168, 1943-1951 Q1
  5. Dresselhaus,T., Srilunchang, K., Leljak-Levanić, D., Schreiber, D. N., and Garg, P. (2006) Plant Physiol 140, 512-527 Q1
  6. Leljak-Levanić, D., Bauer, N., Mihaljević, S. and Jelaska, S. (2004) Plant Cell Rep 23, 120 – 127 Q2
  7. Leljak-Levanić, D., Bauer, N., Mihaljević, S. and Jelaska, S. (2004): J Plant Physiol 161, 229-236 Q1

 

 

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select publications

List of relevant references:

  1. Leljak-Levanić, D., Juranić, M. Sprunck, S. (2013) Plant Reprod 26(3), 267-285 Q2
  2. Leljak-Levanić, D., Horvat, T., Jelena Martinčić, J., Bauer, N.(2012) PLoS ONE 7(12): e51184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051184. Q1
  3. Juranić, M., Srilunchang, K-o., Krohn, N.G., Leljak-Levanić, D., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Plant Cell 24, 4974-4991Q1
  4. Mihaljević, S., Radić, S., Bauer, N., Garić, R., Mihaljević, B., Horvat, G., Leljak-Levanić, D., and Jelaska, S. (2011) J Plant Physiol 168, 1943-1951 Q1
  5. Dresselhaus,T., Srilunchang, K., Leljak-Levanić, D., Schreiber, D. N., and Garg, P. (2006) Plant Physiol 140, 512-527 Q1
  6. Leljak-Levanić, D., Bauer, N., Mihaljević, S. and Jelaska, S. (2004) Plant Cell Rep 23, 120 – 127 Q2
  7. Leljak-Levanić, D., Bauer, N., Mihaljević, S. and Jelaska, S. (2004): J Plant Physiol 161, 229-236 Q1

List of select projects

  1.  2012 – 2013        -Research project sponsored from HAZU Foundation  „Alternative splicing  BPM genes and subcellular localization of BPM proteins from  Arabidopsis thaliana
  2.  2006 – 2012      -Research project sponsored from Alexander Von Humboldt  Foundation „Functional analysis of egg cell- and zygote-specific MATH-BTB domain proteins as well as their interaction partners to investigate determination of polarity and asymmetric cell division in flowering plants.”
  3. 2012 – 2013 -BICRO PoC project „Generation of a white-berried clone of Plavac mali grape intended for production of white vine“ (PI: dr. sc. Nenad Malenica)
  4. 2007 – 2013 -Research project of Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport “Factors and markers of embryogenic potential and phenolic methabolism in plants” No. 119-1191196-1225, PI: prof. Sibila Jelaska