Name: Nevenka Mestrovic

Country: Croatia


Senior research associate Epigenomics of holocentric centromere, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division of molecular biology; Laboratory for structure and function of heterochromatin

Phone no: +385-1-4571-258

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Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb

Research Interests:

(i) the structure and evolutionary trends of repeats in complex genomes (model organisms; Tribolium (Coleoptera) and Meloidogyne (Nematode)

(ii) molecular mechanisms leading to amplification, sequence homogenization and conservation satellite DNA sequence in closely related species.

(iii) mapping and analyses of satellite DNA arrays and epigenetic markers at holocentric centromeres

(iv) comparative genomics of satelitome. In my work I combined experimental and bioinformatical approaches (eg. Tandem Repeats Database Platform, PhyML software, Repeat Explorer).



  • Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (member of FEBS)
  • Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology 
  • Croatian Genetical Society
  • Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)