May 24-27, 2022, Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia

Jasna Novak

Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Jasna Novak holds a PhD degree from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, where she has been employed since 2003.

Several times she was visiting scientist at eminent European institutions: PhD fellow at INRA (2006), a postdoc at Univ. of Helsinki (2011), and researcher at Univ. of Belgrade (2011) and Univ. of Ljubljana (2014).

She is visiting as an Erasmus teacher at the University of Insubria.

Her research interests include applied aspects of lactic acid bacteria.

A significant part of research activities is devoted to the characterization of the molecular factors of the probiotic mode of action and their potential for modulation of the intestinal microbiota, a topic in which she published 33 peer-reviewed papers.

She regularly acts as a reviewer for a wide variety of journals.

In 2005 and 2007 she was awarded the Biotechnical Foundation Award.

She co-authored the 2 technological achievements awarded by the First Prize of Poland’s Innovation Union (2007) and by a Silver medal at the 5th International Exhibition of Inventions ARCA 2017.

She was the recipient of the Young Scientist “Vera Johanides” Award 2011.

She is a member of the Croatian Society of Biotechnology, Croatian Microbiological Society and EBTNA Association.