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Dr. Altijana Hromić- Jahjefendić
Assistant Professor Dr.
Head of Department of Natural Sciences
GBE Program Coordinator

Education

DegreeFaculty/ProgramUniversityYear

PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine

University of Graz, Austria

2017

MSc.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine

Graz University of Technology, Austria

2013

BSc.

Chemistry

Graz University of Technology, Austria

2010

Academic Experience

TitleFaculty/ProgramUniversityPeriod

Assistant Professor

Genetics and Bioengineering Department

International University Sarajevo

2018-date

Part time instructor

Genetics and Bioengineering Department

International University Sarajevo

Feb. 2018- June 2018

Supervisor

Institute of Molecular Biosciences

University of Graz

2014-2016

Teaching Assistant

Institute for Molecular Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology

2010-2011

Administrative Experience

TitleFaculty/ProgramUniversityPeriod

Program Coordinator

FENS/GBE

IUS

March 2019-date

Head of the Department of Natural Sciences

FENS/GBE

IUS

March-2019

Ethical Committee Member

FENS/GBE

IUS

April 2019-date

Work Experience

TitleEmployerPeriod

Assistant Professor

International University Sarajevo, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department Genetics and Bioengineering, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sept. 2018- date

Part time instructor

International University Sarajevo, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department Genetics and Bioengineering, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Feb.2018- June 2018

Scientist

ACIB- Austrian Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Graz, Austria

2013-2014

Project scientist

Institute of Pathology, St.Leonhard hospital, Graz, Austria

2011

Project employee

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

2010-2012

Project employee

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

2008

PUBLICATIONS

  • Christiane Wuensch, Tea Pavkov-Keller, Georg Steinkellner, Johannes Gross, Michael Fuchs, Altijana Hromic, Andrzej Lyskowski, Kerstin Fauland, Karl Gruber, Silvia M. Glueck and Kurt Faber: “Regioselective Enzymatic β-Carboxylation of para-Hydroxy-styrene Derivatives Catalyzed by Phenolic Acid Decarboxylases”, Adv.Synth.Catal., 2015

 

  • Domen Zafred, Barbara Steiner, Andrea R. Teufelberger, Altijana Hromic, P. Andrew Karplus, Christopher J. Schofield, Silvia Wallner and Peter Macheroux: “Rationally engineered flavin-dependent oxidase reveals steric control of dioxygen reduction”, FEBS Journal, 2015

 

  • Matthias Engleder*, Tea Pavkov-Keller*, Anita Emmerstorfer*, Altijana Hromic*, Sabine Schrempf, Georg Steinkellner, Tamara Wriessnegger, Erich Leitner, Gernot A. Strohmeier, Iwona Kaluzna, Daniel Mink, Martin Schürmann, Silvia Wallner, Peter Macheroux, Karl Gruber, and Harald Pichler: “Structure-based mechanism of oleate hydratase from Elizabethkingia meningoseptica”, ChemBioChem, 2015

 

  • Veronika Perz , Armin Baumschlager, Klaus Bleymaier, Sabine Zitzenbacher, Altijana Hromic, Georg Steinkellner, Andris Pairitsch, Andrzej Łyskowski, Karl Gruber, Carsten Sinkel, Ulf Küper, Doris Ribitsch, Georg M. Guebitz: “Hydrolysis of synthetic polyesters by Clostridium botulinum esterases”, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2015

 

  • Biundo, Antonino; Hromic, Altijana; Pavkov-Keller, Tea; Gruber, Karl; Quartinello, Felice; Perz, Veronika; Arrell, Miriam; Zinn, Manfred; Ribitsch, Doris; Guebitz, Georg M.: "Characterization of a Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)-Hydrolyzing Lipase from Pelosinus fermentans", Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2015

 

  • Veronika Perz, Altijana Hromic, Armin Baumschlager, Georg Steinkellner, Andrzej Łyskowski, Karl Gruber, Klaus Bleymaier, Sabine Zitzenbacher, Armin Zankel, Claudia Mayrhofer, Carsten Sinkel, Ulf Kueper, Katharina A. Schlegel, Doris Ribitsch, Georg M. Guebitz: “Esterases from anaerobic Clostridium hathewayi can degrade aliphatic-aromatic polyesters”, Environmental Science and Technology, 2016

 

  • Peter Augustin, Altijana Hromic, Tea Pavkov-Keller, Karl Gruber, Peter Macheroux: “Structure and biochemical properties of recombinant human dimethylglycine dehydrogenase and comparison to disease-related H109R variant”, FEBS Journal, 2

 

  • Karin Koch, Altijana Hromic, Marija Sorokina, Emilia Strandback, Manuel Reisinger, Karl Gruber and Peter Macheroux: “Structure, biochemical and kinetic properties of recombinant Pst2p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a FMN-dependent NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase”, BBA-Proteins and Proteomics, 2017

 

  • Michael Prattes, Mathias Loibl, Gertrude Zisser, Daniel Luschnig, Lisa Kappel, Ingrid Rössler, Manuela Grassegger, Altijana Hromic, Elmar Krieger, Karl Gruber, Brigitte Pertschy and Helmut Bergler:“ A conserved inter-domain communication mechanism regulates the ATPase activity of the AAA-protein Drg1”, Nature Scientific Reports, 2017

 

  • Doris Ribitsch*, Altijana Hromic*, Sabine Zitzenbacher, Barbara Zartl, Caroline Gamerith, Alessandro Pellis, Rupert Tscheliessnig, Andrzej Łyskowski, Georg Steinkellner, Karl Gruber, Alois Jungbauer, Enrique Herrero Acero and Georg M. Guebitz: “Small cause, large effect: Structural characterization of cutinases from Thermobifida cellulosilytica”, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2017

 

  • Altijana Hromic-Jahjefendic*, Nina Jajcanin Jozic*, Saša Kazazić, Marina Grabar Branilović, Zrinka Karačić, Jörg Schrittwieser, Krishna Mohan Padmanabha Das, Marko Tomin, Monika Oberer, Karl Gruber, Marija Abramić and Sanja Tomić: “A novel Porphyromonas gingivalis enzyme: an atypical dipeptidyl peptidase III with an ARM repeat domain”, PLOS ONE, 2017

 

  • Emilia Strandback, Wolf-Dieter Lienhart, Altijana Hromic-Jahjefendic, Benjamin Bourgeois, Anja Hoegler, Daniel Waltensdorfer, Andreas Winkler, Klaus Zangger, Tobias Madl, Karl Gruber, Peter Macheroux: "A small molecule chaperone rescues the stability and activity of a cancer‐associated variant of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 in vitro”, FEBS Letters, 2019

 

  • Altijana Hromic-Jahjefendic and Kenneth Lundstrom: "Viral Vector-Based Melanoma Gene Therapy", Biomedicines, 2020

CONFERENCE & SEMINAR & WORKSHOPS

  • 01/ 2019 Excellence in EU Project proposal writing
  • 06/ 2018 Writing EU Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, B&H
  • 12/ 2017  DPP III Symposium, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 11/ 2017 9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, Paris, France
  • 07/ 2017 18th DocDay, Graz, Austria
  • 07/ 2017 Graduate Seminar, Graz, Austria
  • 03/ 2017 International Conference in Medical and Biological Engineering, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 02/ 2017 3rd DPP III Minisymposium, Graz, Austria
  • 09/ 2016 8th ÖGMBT Meeting, Graz, Austria
  • 07/ 2016 16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 05/ 2016 CombStruct 2016-Integrating X-ray crystallography and scattering with electron microscopy, Oeiras, Portugal
  • 03/ 2016 2nd DPP III Minisymposium, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 02/ 2016 15th DocDay, Graz, Austria
  • 01/ 2016 Graduate Seminar, Graz, Austria
  • 09/ 2015 7th ÖGMBT Meeting, Salzburg, Austria
  • 08/ 2015 29th European Crystallographic Meeting 2015, Rovinj, Croatia
  • 07/ 2015 14th DocDay, Graz, Austria
  • 05/ 2015 International School on Biological Crystallization, Granada, Spain
  • 01/ 2015 1st DPP III Minisymposium, Graz, Austria
  • 2015- 2018 Member of Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)
  • 07/ 2014 16th European Congress on Biotechnology, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 06/ 2014 EMBO Conference Manchester, UK
  • 09/ 2012 5th ÖGMBT Meeting, Graz, Austria
  • 09/ 2003 PEER Education (certificate of PEER educator), Sarajevo, B&H

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