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Ph.D. Katarina Hancevic
Katarina Hancevic




 “Pathogenic potential of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-3 and its interaction with grapevine hosts, GRAPE-PATH3“, Croatian Science Fundation IP-2018-01-9622, 2019-2022. project leader http://grape-path3.krs.hr/en/grape-path3-2/

“Arbuscular mycorrhiza potential to modify grapevine defence against viruses, MYCO GRAPE“, Croatian Science Fundation IP-2020-02-8397, 2021-2025, project associate http://myco-grape.krs.hr/en/

“Assessment of drought tolerance of Croatian grapevine germplasm, TOLVIN“, Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy (KK., European Fund for Regional development, 2020-2023, project associate http://tolvin.krs.hr/


  • 2018.-2019: „Researchers’ night, Horizon 2020,Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, project associate
  • 2015-2018: The wild grape (Vitis vinifera subsp. sylvestris): a valuable source of genes for grape breeding“, Croatian Science Fundation (9737) project associate, http://wigragene.krs.hr/
  • 2016-2017: Wild vine root symbionts – an important factor in the adaptation of this rare and endangered species“, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, bilateral cooperation Croatia – Slovenia, project associate
  • 2016: „Increasing the efficiency of conservation of wild grapevine genetic resources in Europe”, European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR),  project associate
  • 2014: „Researchers’ night“, Horizon 2020, leading institution Društvo znanost.org, 2014, project associate
  • 2013 -2014: “Conservation of wild grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. subsp. sylvestris) in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), project associate http://www.krs.hr/projekti/cwgbih/
  • 2013: “Locating the Wild Grapevine Along the River Banks of Krka, Croatia”, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), project associate http://www.krs.hr/projekti/lwgak/ 2008-2013: „Pathogens elimination from the citrus and grapevine by the methods in vitro“, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, 2008-2013, project associate, http://Eliminacija_patogena
  • 2009-2011: „Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the grapevines from karstic soils“, Unity through knowledge Fund, Croatia, 2009-2011, project associate, http://www.krs.hr/projekti/amfungi/
  • 2001-2005: “Interdisciplinary Support to the Development of Mediterranean Agriculture in Croatia”, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, project associate


  • 2016-2018 „Fertilization optimization in industrial tomato cultivation using mycorrhizal fungi“, Agricultural Research Council, Croatian Ministry of Agriculture,  leading institution Institute for agriculture and tourism Poreč, 2016-2018, project associate
  • 2012-2016 „Strigolactones: biological roles and applications“, COST FA1206, ,  Management Committee member, https://www.costFA1206
  • 2010 – 2013 “Pathogenic potential of the most common and severe Citrus virus in Croatia”, County of Split-Dalmatia, project leader
  • 2004 – 2007 “Establishment of the Citrus Foundation Mother Block on the Adriatic Area of Croatia”, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, project leader in 2007.
  • 2004-2007: “Increasing olive productivity by choosing pollinators”, VIP, project associate
  • 2002 – 2005    “Development of Technological Systems in Modern Greenhouse Production, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, project assitent