Curriculum Vitae
PERSONAL DATA
NAME AND SURNAME
POSITION
PHONE
E-MAIL
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
SANDI ORLIĆ
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
++385-52-804-768
sorlic@gmail.com
29.01.1976, PULA, CROATIA
WORK EXPERIENCE
DATE (FROM – UNTIL)
INSTITUTION
OCCUPATION OR POSITION
(CHRONOLOGICALLY)
1.3.2008 – 1.6.2009.
«Cavanilles» Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology University of Valencia
POSTDOC
HELD
WORK FIELD
DATE (FROM – UNTIL)
INSTITUTION
OCCUPATION OR POSITION
YEAST EVOLUTION
28.02-28.08. 2007.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
POSTDOC
HELD
WORK FIELD
DATE (FROM – UNTIL)
INSTITUTION
OCCUPATION OR POSITION
YEAST GENETICS
2007FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
HELD
WORK FIELD
DATE (FROM – UNTIL)
INSTITUTION
OCCUPATION OR POSITION
FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
2005-2007
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
HIGHER ASSISTANT
HELD
WORK FIELD
DATE (FROM – UNTIL)
INSTITUTION
OCCUPATION OR POSITION
WINE MICROBIOLGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
1999-2005
ASSISTANT
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
HELD
WORK FIELD
WINE MICROBIOLGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
EDUCATION
(CHRONOLOGICALLY)
DATE
PLACE
INSTITUTION
TITLE OF
2001-2005
ZAGREB
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
PH D
QUALIFICATION AWARDED
DATE
PLACE
INSTITUTION
TITLE OF
1999-2001
ZAGREB
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
MSC
QUALIFICATION AWARDED
DATE
1994-1999
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PLACE
INSTITUTION
TITLE OF
ZAGREB
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
BSC
QUALIFICATION AWARDED
TRAINING
(CHRONOLOGICALLY)
YEAR
PLACE
INSTITUTION
SUBJECTS AND SKILLS
2007
Zagreb
Faculty of Agriculture
Analysis of molecular biodiverstiy
COVERED
YEAR
PLACE
INSTITUTION
SUBJECTS AND SKILLS
2005
Monza, Italy
Applied Biosystems
Course on ABI Prism 7300 (Real time PCR)
COVERED
YEAR
PLACE
INSTITUTION
SUBJECTS AND SKILLS
COVERED
2003
Caparica, Lisabon, Portugal
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnoloogia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Caparica, Portugal
van Uden International Advanced Course on “Molecular Ecology,
Taxonomy and Identification of Yeasts”
LANGUAGES
MOTHER TONGUE
CROATIAN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
SPEAKING
WRITING
READING
ENGLISH
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD
OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES
LANGUAGE
SPEAKING
WRITING
READING
LANGUAGE
SPEAKING
WRITING
READING
LANGUAGE
SPEAKING
WRITING
READING
ITALIAN
EXCELLENT
EXCELLENT
EXCELLENT
SPANISH
VERY GOOD
GOOD
GOOD
GERMAN
GOOD
GOOD
GOOD
TEACHING
(CHRONOLOGICALLY; UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES)
Undergraduate: Introduction to general microbiology; Introduction to food microbiology; Enology
Graduate: Wine microbiology and biotechnology; Water microbiology
Postgraduate: Applied microbiology in agriculture; Functional analysis and yeast molecular
characterization
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MENTORSHIP OF DEFENDED DOCTORAL AND MASTER DISSERTATIONS
AND TRAINING OF YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND SCIENTISTS
(CHRONOLOGICALLY)
30.10.2007. MSc mentor of Saša Topolovec «Selection of indegenous yeast isoalted from Istra
region »
11.06.2008. PhD mentor of Mario Staver « Quality of Malvazija istrska and indigenous
Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains”
VISITS TO FOREIGN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
(CHRONOLOGICALLY; ONLY VISITS LONGER THAN 3 MONTHS)
1.03.2008- 1.06.2009. University of Valencia (Spain) «Cavanilles» Institute for Biodiversty and
Evolutionary Biology - prof.dr.sc. Eladio Barrio
28.02-28.08. 2007. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (Belgium)
prof.dr.sc. P. Van Dijck
1.04. – 1.07. 2006. Department of biotechnology – IATA CSIC- Valencia (Spain) – prof.dr.sc.
A.Querol
1.11.2003-1.02.2004– Department of Food Science University of Udine (Italy) – prof.dr.sc.
G.Comi
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
(CHRONOLOGICALLY)
National Annual Science Awards in the field of biotechnical science (for 2003) for the young
researchers
Alpe Adria grant – visiting- Department of Food Science, Udine, Italy
FEMS visiting grant – Department of Biotechnology, IATA, Valencia, Spain
FEMS Young Scientist Grant
FEMS Invited Speaker Meeting Grant
ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
(CHRONOLOGICALLY; ORGANISATIONAL OF HOME AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE EVENTS )
2008 – Memeber of the Scientific Comittee of 32nd World Congress of vine and wine 2009, Zagreb
2007 - Member of organization comittee of Power of microbes in industry and environment,
Zadar, Croatia
2004 - Member of organization comittee of Third Croatian Congress on Microbiology, Poreč
Coordinator of cooperation with different groups at the following institution:
- Department of Food Science University of Udine
- Australian Wine Research Institute
- Institute for Wine Biotechnology, University of Stellenbosch
- Department of Biotechnology, IATA-CSIC
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
- Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
- Department of Genetics and Applied Microbiology, University of Debrecen
OTHER IMPORTANT SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- classical microbiological methods
- molecular methods (PCR; Southern Western, Northern, real time PCR, cloning, FISH, mtDNA
restriction, RT-PCR, dot blot, northern and western blotting, DGGE...)
- microbial selection
- metagenome analysis
- yeast transformation
- hybridization
- Comparative genomic hybridization and transcriptome analysis
- phylogentic analysis (MEGA; RDP3; PAUP; Reuter; ClustaW...)
- PCR site-directed mutagenesis
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PAPERS
(CHRONOLOGICALLY; RESEARCH BOOKS, HOME AND INTERNATIONALS RESEARCH JOURNALS,
HOME AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEINGS)
Redžepović, S., Orlic, S., Sikora, S., Majdak, A., Pretorius, I.S. (2002) Identification and
charaterization of of Saccharomyces paradoxus and Saccharomyces cerevisae strains
isolated from Croatian vineyards. Letters in Applied Microbiology; 35: 305-310
Majdak, A., Herjavec, S., Orlic, S., Redžepović, S., Mirošević, N. (2002): Comparation of
aroma coumpounds produced by S.paradoxus and S.cerevisiae strains. Food Technology
and Biotechnology; 40(2): 103-109
Redzepovic, S., Orlic, S., Majdak, A., Kozina, B., Volschenk, H., Viljoen-Bloom, M. (2003):
Differential malic acid degradation by selected strains of Saccharomyces during alcoholic
fermentation. International Journal of Food Microbiology; 83: 49-61
Herjavec, S., Majdak, A., Tupajic, P., Redzepovic, S., Orlic, S. (2003): Reduction in acidity
by chemical and microbiological methods and their effect on Moslavac wine quality. Food
Technology and Biotechnology; 41(3): 231-236
Comi, G., Orlic, S., Redzepovic, S., Urso, R., Iacumin, L. (2004): Moulds isolated from
Istrian dried ham at the pre-ripening and ripening level. International Journal of Food
Microbiology; 96: 29-34
Herjavec, S., Jeromel, A., Da Silva, A., Orlic S., Redzepovic, S. (2007): The quality of
white wines fermented in Croatian oak barrels. Food Chemistry: 100 (1): 124-128
Orlic, S., Redžepović, S., Jeromel, A., Herjavec, S., Iacumin, L. (2007): Influence of
indigenous Saccharomyces paradoxus strains on Chardonnay wine fermentation aroma.
International Journal of Food Science and Technology; 42 (1): 95-101
8. Belloch, C., Orlic, S., Barrio, E., Querol, A. (2008): Fermentative stress adaptation of
hybrids within the Saccharomyces sensu stricto complex. International Journal of Food
Microbiology; 122 (1-2): 188-195 (IF 2.753).
Iacumin, L., Chiesa, L., Boscolo, D. Manzano, M., Cantoni, C., Orlic, S., Comi, G. (2009):
Moulds and Ochratoxin A on surfaces of traditional and industrial dry sausages. Food
Microbiology; 26 (1): 65-70
Iacumin, L., Cecchini, F., Manzano, M., Osualdini, M., Boscolo, D., Orlic, S., Comi, G.
(2009): Description of the Microflora of Sourdough by Culture Dependent and Culture
Independent Methods. Food Microbiology 26 (2): 128-135
Arroyo-Lopez, F. N., Orlic, S., Querol, A., Barrio, E. (2009): Effects of temperature, pH and
sugar concentration on the growth parameters of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. kudriavzevii
and their interspecific hybrid. International Journal of Food Microbiology 131 (2-3): 120127
Carović Stanko, K., Orlić, S., Politeo, O., Strikić, F., Kolak, I., Miloš, M., Šatović, Z.
(2010): Composition and Antibacterial Activities of Seven Ocimum Taxa Essential Oil. Food
Chemistry 119 (1): 196-201
Orlić, S., Arroyo-Lopez, F. N., Huić-Babić, K., Iacumin, L., Querol, A., Barrio, E. (in press):
A comparative study of the wine fermentation performance of Saccharomyces paradoxus
under different nitrogen concentrations and glucose/fructose ratios. Journal of Applied
Microbiology 108 (1): 73-80
Orlić S., Vojvoda T., Huić Babić K., Arroyo Lopez F. N., Jeromel, A., Kozina B., Iacumin L.,
Comi G.: Identification and selection of indigenous Saccharomyces spp. associated with
Žilavka grapes. Accepted in World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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Kozlović, G., Jeromel, A., Maslov, L., Pollnitz, A., Orlić, S.: Use of acacia and oak barrique
barrels – influence on the quality of Malvazija from Istria wines. Food Chemistry 120(3):
698-702
Orlić, S., Manzares, P., Querol, A., Barrio, E.: Evolution of ADH genes in wine yeast. In
preparation
Orlić, S., Peris Navrro, D., Querol, A., Belloch, C. Comparative genomic hybridization and
transcriptome analysis of Saccharomyces paradoxus strains. In preparation
Peris Navrro, D., Orlić, S., Querol, A., Barrio, E. Characterization of a recombination
hotspot in the mitochondrial genome of Saccharomyces genus. In preparation
MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENCE ORGANISATIONS AND BODIES
(CHRONOLOGICALLY; HOME AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND BODIES)
Croatian Microbiological Society; Croatian Society of Biotechnology; Croatian Society of
biochemistry and molecular biology; European Society of Biotechnology; American Society of
Microbiology
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