Department: LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES

Expertise: Molecular Ecology, Applied Genetics, Ecology and Genetics of Migratory Fish

Team: Genetics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory

Contact:

Email: katarina.tosic@ddni.ro

Tel.: +40240/524550 int.: 145

Katarina Tošić has been working at the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development since January 2017, first as a consultant, then as scientific researcher in the Genetics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory. She has an Msc degree in Applied Genetics from the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2015). She is currently a PhD student in the Aquatic Ecology program of the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, with her doctoral thesis research focusing on the migratory ecology of the Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata). In 2006 she completed a course in molecular methods (sampling, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, genetic data analysis) and a two-month internship at the Laboratory for Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Fishes, University of California, Santa Cruz. Ongoing projects at DDNI include STURGEoNOMICS: “Genome-based approaches for improvement of aquaculture in two marine sturgeon species: Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) and Beluga (Huso huso)” and DASTMAP: “Development of an identification method for and a genetic assessment of Danube River (and Black Sea) sturgeon stocks as a prerequisite for sustainable fisheries and conservation management”, both funded by ERA-Net COFASP. Her previous experience incudes work in the field of environmental education and research, regional development, e-waste management, consulting and translation in the field of environment and biological research for the Institute of Biological Research (IBISS), and Institute for Multidisciplinary Research (IMSI) of the University of Belgrade, for the Serbian Ministry of Education, World Bank, UNDP, USAID, as well as other major public institutions in Serbia and abroad.