Mirta Milić

Mutagenesis Unit

PhD / Scientific Associate

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 24 August 1980

Education

  • 1 Mar 2013-31 Dec 2014 – Rome, Italy, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology: POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP: automated micronucleus cytome assay and comet assay, SNP polymorphisms, finding and developing new biomarkers (in toxicology) of exposure to asbestos, finding sensitive biomarkers of exposure to low doses of ionising radiation, validation and standardisation of human exfoliated buccal micronucleus assay, flow cytometry
  • 16 Jul 2010 – Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science: PhD, Ph. D. thesis:The significance of individual genome sensitivity in risk assessment of chronic professional exposure to low doses of ionising radiation, Supervisor: Ružica Rozgaj, PhD.
  • 2004-2010 – Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science and Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Molecular Biology, PhD student, assistant
  • 1998-2004 – Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, Graduate Programme of molecular biology: molecular biologist, B. Sc. thesis: Assessment of bleomycin and mitomycin C genotoxicity using the comet assay, Supervisor: Nevenka Kopjar, PhD.

Work Experience

  • 2011- Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Mutagenesis unit, Sci. Assoc., in the field: Genotoxicology and genetic monitoring
  • 2010-2011- Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Mutagenesis unit, Research Assistant in the field: Genotoxicology
  • 2004-2010- Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Mutagenesis unit, PhD student, Assistant, in the field: Genotoxicology

Fields of interest

human biomonitoring, genotoxicology, nanotoxicology, low doses of ionizing radiation, mechanism of DNA damage and repair, interindividual differences

Additional training

  • 2015 – qPCR, Zagreb, BIORAD and Labena
  • 2013, 2014, Rome, Italy, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology: automated micronucleus assay, comet assay, γH2aX comet assay, SNP polymorphisms, discovering biomarkers for: alcoholics and head and neck cancer patients, people exposed to asbestos and with asbestosis, people exposed to low doses of ionising radiation, finding good biomarkers for migraine diagnosis, oxidative stress in COPD patients, validation and standardisation of micronucleus assay on human exfoliated buccal cells, flow cytometry
  • 2012 – Kemer, Antalya, Turkey: NANOLINEN, NEW INDIGO, NanoSafety Congress – Workshop IN THE SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF NANOMATERIALS: New Paradigms; -Workshop on GENOTOXICITY TESTS TO ASSESS HUMAN GENOTOXICITY
  • 11-15 Jul 2011, Zagreb, Croatia: SYSTEMCOM STATISTICA ADVANCED COURSE OF STATSOFT
  • 27 Jun-1 Jul 2011, Belgrade, Serbia, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy: EUROTOX BASIC TOXICOLOGY COURSE
  • 2009 – Perugia, Italy, University of Perugia: 8th INTERNATIONAL COMET ASSAY WORKSHOP
  • 2009 – Bologna, Italy, Faculty of Pharmacy: 6 MONTHS OF LEARNING OF SNP POLYMORHISM METHODS AND DNA ISOLATION
  • 2008 – Utrecht, Netherland, IRAS (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences): THE COURSE ON MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CHRONIC DISEASES
  • 2006 – Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey: THE IXth INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RADIATION DAMAGE TO DNA
  • 2005 – Cracow, Poland, EUROTOX CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE: ˝HIGH THROUGHPUT ASSAYS IN TOXICOLOGICAL TESTING˝

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Memberships

  • 2016- MC member of COST Project CA 15132 hCOMET
  • 2015- member of Genetic Mexican Society
  • 2010- member of Croatian Radiation Protection Association
  • 2010- member of Croatian Association For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
  • 2004- member of Croatian Society of Toxicology
  • 2004- member of Croatian Genetic Society

Other

Personal interests and hobbies:
singing, crochet, cooking

List of publications