Work package leaders

WP 1 Brain gain - recruitment of ERA Chair holder and experienced researchers

WP 2 Establishment of the research potential to conducting proteomic and metabolomic analysis

WP 3 Strengthening of the research capacity in comparative tumour analysis

WP 4 Strenghthening of the research capacity in post genomic technology at FVM

WP 5 Increasing the competitiveness in wildlife research

WP 6 Dissemination activities

WP 7 Management and administrative core

 

WP1 (Brain gain - recruitment of ERA Chair holder and experienced researchers) and WP2 (Establishment of the research potential to conducting proteomic and metabolomic analysis)  Leader - Associate Professor Renata Barić Rafaj, PhD, MmedBiochem

rrafaj@vef.hr

Focuses her research on laboratory medicine, specially haemostasis, and pathogenesis of systemic complications in babesiosis of dogs. Assoc. Prof. Barić Rafaj is author of numerous original scientific publications mainly focused on alterations of haemostasis and thrombocyte function in canine babesiosis. She was a researcher on several projects.

 

 

WP3 (Strengthening of the research capacity in comparative tumour analysis) Leader - Full Professor Željko Grabarević, PhD, DMV

zgrabarevic@vef.hr

Currently Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology. He is author of numerous publications, both scientific and popular. His main areas of interest are: veterinary oncology, effect of various exogenous and endogenous biomediators on stomach ulcer and inflammatory bowel disease, and pathology of laboratory animals. He is author of more than 120 original scientific and professional papers, and more than 90 congress papers and communications, with citation index of 860. 

 

 

WP4 (Strenghthening of the research capacity in post genomic technology at FVM) and WP7 (Management and administrative core) Leader - Full Professor Vladimir Mrljak, PhD, DMV

vmrljak@vef.hr

Coordinator of the project, he will also serve as a key person in WP3/III and coordinate all the activities related to upgrade the research capacity in post-genomic technology at the VFUZ. He is the former Head of the Clinic for Internal Diseases (2001-2006), and currently main researcher on the research project of the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Croatia. Prof. Mrljak is also member of the international COST project (member of the Management Committee of the COST Action FA 1002: Farm Animal Proteomics). From the earliest days he has shown major interest in research and  professional advance, and has taken active part at numerous veterinary and human medicine meetings, symposia and congresses. His main areas of scientific and professional interest are pathogenesis of babesiosis and other vector-borne diseases, and clinical laboratory diagnostics. Prof. Mrljak is author of more than 60 original research and professional review papers (30 in CC indexed journals) published in eminent international journals and more than 40 congress and symposia papers.

 

WP5 (Increasing the competitiveness in wildlife research) Leader - Assistant professor Dean Konjević, PhD, DMV, Dipl. ECZM (WPH)

dkonjevic@vef.hr

Member of Department for Game Biology, Pathology and Reproduction, and also active diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine. Assist. professor Konjević has authored and co-authored 56 scientific papers, 2 university manuals and 3 editorial books. His main research interests are: wildlife pathology, infectious and parasitic diseases of wildlife, game management and welfare, antler growth cycle, and species conservation.

 

WP6 (Dissemination activities) Leader - Associate Professor Vesna Matijatko, PhD, DMV

vmatijatko@vef.hr

Head of the Clinic for Internal Diseases, Assoc. Prof. Vesna Matijatko is author of numerous original research papers covering the area of canine babesiosis, especially acute-phase response in canine babesiosis, systematic inflammatory response and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes in canine babesiosis, as well as septic shock in canine babesiosis, papers which have been published in eminent journals. Her main area of scientific interest lies in the research of sepsis and its complications, and in small animal internal medicine (especially emergency and critical care medicine).