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prof. dr. sc. Ana Vrsalović Presečki

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Dr. sc. Ana Vrsalović Presečki, doc. was born 23 August 1975. in Split. She graduated in 1999 at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology. As a student she won two Rector's award for best student paper. In January 2000, she started to work at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb. She got the master's degree in 2003, and in 2006 she defends the PhD thesis at the same university. In 2009 she became an assistant professor. She was a visiting researcher at several foreign institutions. In 2001 she spent two months in the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, where she was also in September, 2007. In March 2004 she stayed for two weeks at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering in Maribor. In February 2008 and in February 2010 she was in Veszprem, Hungary on the Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering. Her research interest is in the field of biochemical engineering with a special interest in the mathematical modeling and optimization of bioprocesses that are catalyzed either by isolated enzymes or whole non-growing cells. Results of her research are published in twenty five papers in journals indexed by CC and SCI database. She won the "Vera Johanides" award of Croatian Academy of Engineering for young scientists in 2008.

Objavljeni radovi u Hrvatskoj znanstvenoj bibliografiji (CROSBI)

Izabrane publikacije

  1. A. Švarc, Z. Findrik Blažević, Đ. Vasić- Rački, A. Szekrenyi, W.-D. Fessner, S.J. Charnock, A. Vrsalović Presečki, 2-Deoxyribose-5-phosphate aldolase from Thermotoga maritima in the synthesis of a statin side-chain precursor: characterization, modeling and optimization. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. (2019) DOI: 10.1002/jctb.5956

  2. A. V. Presečki, L. Pintarić, A. Švarc, Đ. Vasić‑Rački, Different strategies for multi-enzyme cascade reaction for chiral vic-1,2-diol production. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 41 (2018) 793–802

  3. D. Pečar, Đ. Vasić-Rački, A, Vrsalović Presečki, Immobilization of Glucose Oxidase on Eupergit C: Impact of Aeration, Kinetic and Operational Stability Studies of Free and Immobilized Enzyme. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly. 32 (2018) 511-522

  4. M. Vrsalović, A. V. Presečki, Atrial fibrillation and risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. Clinical Cardiology. 40 (2017) 1231–1235

  5. M. Vrsalović, K. Vučur, A. V. Presečki, D. Fabijanić, M. Milošević, Impact of diabetes on mortality in peripheral artery disease: a meta-analysis. Clinical Cardiology. 40 (2017) 287–291

  6. A. Švarc, D. Valinger, Đ Vasić-Rački, A.V. Presečki, Stereoselective synthesis of (1S,2S)-1-phenylpropane-1,2-diol by cell-free extract of Lactobacillus brevis. Green Processing and Synthesis. 5(2016) 153–161
  7. A. Švarc, D. Valinger, Đ Vasić-Rački, A.V. Presečki, Stereoselective synthesis of phenylpropane 1,2-diols from (S)-2-hydroxypropiophenone by NADH-dependent oxidoreductases. Biochemical Engineering Journal 103 (2015) 250–255
  8. M. Vrsalović, K. Vučur, B. Car, Tomislav Krčmar, A.V.Presečki,C-reactive protein, renal function, and cardiovascular outcome in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease and preserved left ventricular systolic function. Croatian Medical Journal 56 (2015) 351-356
  9. M. Vrsalović, I. Željković , A.V. Presečki,H. Pintarić, B. Krušlin, C-reactive protein, not cardiac troponin T, improves risk prediction in hypertensives with type A aortic dissection. Blood Pressure, 24 (2015) 212–216
  10. D. Valinger, A.V. Presečki, Ž. Kurtanjek, M Pohl, Z.F. Blažević, Đ Vasić-Rački, Continuous enzymatic carboligation of benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde in an enzyme ultrafiltration membrane reactor and laminar flow microreactors. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. 102(2014) 132-137
  11. A.V. Presečki, Z. F. Blažević, Đ.Vasić- Rački, Mathematical modeling of maize starch liquefaction catalyzed by alpha-amylases from Bacillus licheniformis - effect of calcium, pH and temperature, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 36 (2013) 117-126
  12. A.V. Presečki, Z. F. Blažević, Zvjezdana; Đ.Vasić- Rački, Complete starch hydrolysis by the synergistic action of amylase and glucoamylase: impact of calcium ions. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 36 (2013) 1555-1562 (CC, SCI, SCI Expanded) citiranost 2, IF (2013) = 1,823, q2
  13. M. Vrsalović, H. Pintarić, Z. Babić, M. Pavlov, A. V. Presečki, B. Getaldić, N. Vrkić, V. Nikolić Heitzler, Impact of Admission Anemia, C-Reactive Protein and Mean Platelet Volume on Short Term Mortality in Patients with Acute St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated with Primary Angioplasty, Clinical Biochemistry  45 (2012) 1506-1509
  14. A.V. Presečki, K. Makovšek, Đ.Vasić- Rački, Coenzyme regeneration in hexanol oxidation catalyzed by alcohol dehydrogenase, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 167 (2012) 595-611
  15. Z. Findrik, A. V. Presečki Findrik, Đ. Vasić-Rački, The influence of aeration on activity and operational stability of two snake venom amino acid oxidases, Biochemical engineering journal.60 (2012) 91-98
  16. Đ. Vasić-Rački, Z. Findrik, A. Vrsalović Presečki, Modelling as a tool of enzyme reaction engineering for enzyme reactor development, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 91 (2011) 845-856,
  17. Z. Findrik, A. Vrsalović Presečki, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Mathematical modeling of maltose hydrolysis in different types of reactor, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 33 (2010) 299-307
  18. A.V. Presečki, B. Zelić, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Modelling of continuous of L-malic acid production by porcine heart fumarase and fumarase in yeast cells, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly. 23 (2009) 519-525
  19. A.V. Presečki, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Mathematical modelling of the dehydrogenase catalyzed hexanol oxidation with coenzyme regeneration by NADH oxidase, Process Biochemistry, 44 (2009) 54-61
  20. A.V. Presečki, B. Zelić, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Comparison of the l-malic acid production by isolated fumarase and fumarase in permeabilized baker's yeast cells, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 41 (2007) 605-612
  21. A.V. Presečki, Z Findrik, B. Zelić, Modeling of the biotransformation processes, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 20 (2006), 227-241.
  22. Z. Findrik, A. V. Presečki, Đ. Vasić-Rački, The mathematical modelling of the NADH oxidation catalyzed by new NADH oxidase from Lactobacillus brevis in the continuous enzyme membrane reactor, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 104 (2007),275-280.
  23. M. Vrsalović, M. M. Vrsalović, A. V. Presečki, J. Lukač, Modulating role of alcohol and acetaldehyde on neutrophil and monocyte functions in vitro, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 50 (2007), 462-465
  24. A.V. Presečki, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Production of l-malic acid by permeabilized cells of commercial Saccharomyces sp. strain, Biotechnology Letters, 27 (2005),1835-1839.
  25. A.V. Presečki, Đ. Vasić-Rački, Modelling of the alcohol dehydrogenase production in baker's yeast, Process Biochemistry, 40 (2005), 2781-2791.

Profesionalni interesi i članstva

Biocatalysis and biotransformations (enzyme and whole cells), multienzyme catalysis,

enzyme reaction engineering, mathematical modeling, kinetic studies, operational stability of biocatalyst, process development and optimization, biocatalyst immobilization

Member of Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers and Technologists

Member of Croatian Society for Biotechnology

Izabrani projekti

  • Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project: "Applied biocatalysis-integrated biocatalytical process" (2008-2010), Project leader: Dr.sc. Ana Vrsalović Presečki
  • Croatian-Hungarian bilateral project: "Study of industrial biotransformations in non-conventional medium" (2008-2010), Project leader: Dr.sc. Zvjezdana Findrik Blažević
  • "Sustainable bioseparation process" project of Croatian Science Foundation (2009-2012) Project leader: dr. sc. Bruno Zelić
  • Biocatalysts and biotransformations Project No. 125-1252086-2793, Ministry of science,education and sports (2006-2013) Project leader: Dr. sc. Đurđa Vasić-Rački
  • FP6-ERA IB project "Microreactor technology for continuous enzymatic reactions catalyzed by C-C-bond forming enzymes" (2011-2014), Coordinator: Dr. sc. Đurđa Vasić-Rački
  • Horizon 2020: Sustainable industrial processes based on a C-C bond-forming enzyme platform, Carbazymes (2015-2019), Coordinator:prof Wolf-Dieter Fessner, PI: Assoc. Prof. Zvjezdana Findrik Blažević
  • HRZZ Installation Research Projects: Synthesis and Targeted Application of Metallic Nanoparticles (2015-2018), Project leader:  Assistant prof. Iva Rezić

Povijest zaposlenja

2000 – 2003 assistant, Master degree, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

2003 – 2006 assistant, PhD, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

2006 – 2009 assistant, postdoc

2009 – 2013 assistant professor

2013 – 2018  associate professor

2018-              full professor