Biography: Tamara Dolenec

Tamara DolenecTamara Dolenec was born in 1980 in Zabok. In 2006, she graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Department of Molecular Biotechnology) and she received her Master degree in Molecular Biotechnology. During her study, she received a Scholarship of the Croatian Ministry of Science in group A, based on excellent rating and successful results.Currently, she is a postgraduate student at the Postgraduate University Doctoral Study – Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Since 2006, she has been working as a Biologist – Biotechnologist and Quality Control Manager in Tissue Bank of the Clinic for Traumatology, University Hospital Centre Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, in the field of cell therapy (cultivation of autologous keratinocytes in the treatment of burns) and tissue banking (processing and banking of amniotic membrane and banking of femoral head). Her professional education included: training in procuring and processing of human cadaveric bones and skin cultivation at the German Institute for Cell and Tissue Replacement – DIZG, Berlin, Germany (2009), training in quality control and tissue banking management (Certified training for internal auditor ISO 9001:2000, TÜV Croatia d.o.o., Zagreb, Coratia (2008), workshops attendance: „Tissue and Bank Management for Regulators“, Zagreb, Croatia (2009) and „Quality and Safety in Transfusion, Transplantation and Assisted Reproduction“, Zagreb, Croatia (2014).Her research interests include development of advanced therapy medicinal products, which could be used as tissue substitutes in regenerative medicine (limbal cell cultivation for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency, cultivation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells on natural and synthetic scaffolds). She is a member of Croatian Society of Biotechnology.