Mgr. Vesna Grujčić

Job Position: PhD Student - Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)

Contact details

Phone: 420387775834
E-mail: grujcicv@gmail.com
Room: 218NB

Description

    I am interested in knowing the composition, structure and functioning of the microbial communities in aquatic systems, with special emphasis on the freshwater environments. In particulary, I'm studying carbon flow from major linages of Betaproteobacteria (Limonahbitans, Polynucleobacter) into heterotrophic flagellates. During my Phd I would like to give answer to the question: Which freshwater bacterioplankton taxa represent the major link in carbon flow to the grazer food chain, and which grazer taxa mediate this process in different freshwater environments?. I am also interested in isolations of particular heterotrophic flagellates, design of CARD FISH probes for ceratan groups and amplicon sequencing of freshwater protists communities. 

Curriculum vitae

Current education
3rd year PhD student of Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Department of Ecosystem Biology
Biology Centre of AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology,
Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology
České Budějovice
 
2010  - 2013    
Master of Science, Graduate Programme in Biology
University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia
Department of Biology
Title of MSc thesis: Nutrient effect of bacteria from genus Limnohabitans on growth of natural heterotrophic flagellates communities. Thesis performed at: Biology Centre of AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology, Czech Republic.  Supervisors: prof. RNDr. Karel Šimek, CSc., Doc. Dr. Sc. Goran Palijan
 
2007  - 2010    
Bachelor (Baccalaurea) of Biology    
 University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia
Department of Biology 

Other professional experience:
Scientific stay abroad:
University of Duisburg-Essen, Biodiversity group, Germany (17.2.-8.3.2014, 21.6.-10.7.2014, 9.3-24.3.2015)  - processing samples for amplicon sequencing
Conferences attended:
2013 - 13th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology  - Stresa, Italy (poster)
2014 - 33rd Annual meeting of the German Society for Protozoology  - Essen, Germany (poster)
2015  - 14th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology  - Uppsala, Sweden (poster)
2016  - A New age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes  - Heidelberg, Germany (poster)
 

Publications
Total found: 3 records
Grujčić V., Nuy J. K., Salcher M., Shabarova T., Kasalický V., Boenigk J., Jensen M. , Šimek K. (2018) Cryptophyta as major bacterivores in freshwater summer plankton ISME Journal 12 : 1668-1681.
DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0057-5
Šimek K., Grujčić V., Hahn M., Horňák K., Jezberová J., Kasalický V., Nedoma J., Salcher M., Shabarova T. (2018) Bacterial prey food characteristics modulate community growth response of freshwater bacterivorous flagellates Limnology and Oceanography 63 : 484–502.
DOI: 10.1002/lno.10759
Grujčić V., Kasalický V., Šimek K. (2015) Prey-specific growth responses of freshwater flagellate communities induced by morphologicallly distinct bacteria from the genus Limnohabitans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81 : 4993–5002 .
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00396-15

CONTACT

Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Hydrobiology
Na Sádkách 702/7
370 05 České Budějovice

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