Dr. sc. Irena Budić-Leto
Irena.Budic-Leto@krs.hr
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+385.21.43.44.20
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Ph.D. Irena Budic-Leto
Irena.Budic-Leto@krs.hr
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Irena Budic-Leto

Irena Budić-Leto, Ph.D

Department of Plant Sciences

Education:

2003 – Ph.D, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb
2000 – M.Sc., Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb
1994 – B.Sc.,  Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split

Scientific rank and position: Scientific adviser with tenure, Head of Enological accredited Laboratory

Scientific Area/Field: Biotechnical sciences/Food Technology

Scientific projects: https://irena.os.krs.hr/en/projects/

Scientific papers: https://irena.os.krs.hr/en/papers/

Scientific and Professional Interests: enology, aromas, polyphenols, sensory analysis of wine, metabolomics, non-Saccharomyces yeasts

Websites:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7697-8967

Scopus Author ID: 1903382460

Teaching activities:

Scientific-teaching title: 2013 – today Assistant Professor at the University of Split

  • 2019 – today: Aromas and polyphenols of wine: Study of the Mediterranean Agriculture, University of Split
  • 2016 – 2017: Wine Technology, Elaboration of the study program of the Graduate University Study Food Technology, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, subject proposer
  • 2016 2017: Sensory analyzes of food, Elaboration of the study program of the Graduate University Study Food Technology, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, subject proposer
  • 2015 today: The use of genetic resources of Mediterranean plants: Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study Molecular Bioscience, University of Josipa Jurja Strossmayera, Osijek
  • 2015 – 2016: Processing of grapes, lectures, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Split
  • 2009 – 2015: Introduction to technology of grape brandy and Cognac, Study of the Mediterranean Agriculture, IAC (lectures, practical classes)
  • 2008 – 2015: Enology, lectures, practical classes, Study of the Mediterranean Agriculture, IAC

Specializations and professional training:

  • 2021: Training for FTIR users of Lysa 5000 Wine model connected to Xsample 520 autosampler, Anton Paar GmbH, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, 27th-28thOctober
  • 2021: Shimadzu training: GCMS-QP2020 NX Hardware, maintenance, troubleshooting, GCMS Solution software, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, 6-13th April
  • 2021: Seminar: Application of risk-based thinking in the accredited laboratory, organized by the Croatian Measurement Society and European Centre for Laboratory Excellence d.o.o., Crikvenica, 16th June
  • 2019: Seminar: From sample preparation to LC-MS/MS analysis, Labtim and Waters, Split, 7th March
  • 2019: Seminar: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017, organized by the Croatian Measurement Society and European Centre for Laboratory Excellence d.o.o, Zagreb, January 30th 
  • 2018: Grant for the Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) in the framework of the COST ACTION FA 1403 POSITIVe topic: „Bioinformatic analysis of nutrigenomics data of plant food bioactives extracted from the literature”; Goce Delčev University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Štip and Zan Mitrev Clinic, Skopje, North Macedonia; 16th August – 16th September
  • 2018: Apply science to your everyday work in partnership with Waters & Labtim, seminar, Split, 27th April
  • 2017: Scientific training in Metabolomics: Characterization of polyphenols in grape and wine, Edmund Mach Foundation, Research and Innovation Centre, Metabolomic Unit, Food Quality and Nutrition Department, San Michele all Adige, Italy 19th – 31st March
  • 2016: From sample preparation to LC-MS/MS analysis, Instrumentalia and Waters: Instrumentalia & Waters, Application of MS detector in routine analysis of sweeteners and flavonoids, seminar and workshop, Split, 26th-27th February
  • 2015: The world of liquid chromatography, sample preparation, columns, systems and troubleshooting, Instrumentalia & Waters, seminar and workshop, Split, 3rd– 4th February
  • 2014: Analytical Solutions, New trends in LC & LC-MS/MS Analysis, Instrumentalia & Waters, Split, seminar and workshop, 6th February
  • 2013: Seminar: Complete approach to UPLC & UPLC-MS/MS Analysis, Instrumentalia & Waters, Split, 14th February
  • 2013: Seminar: Internal independent evaluations in laboratories and inspection bodies, seminar, organizer: Croatian Measurement Society, seminar Zagreb. Obtained the certificate of an internal auditor in laboratories and inspection bodies in accordance with the HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2007 standard, October, 16th -18th
  • 2010: Education, testing of knowledge and skills for sensory evaluation of wine, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb. Obtained a wine sensory evaluator certificate in accordance with the Ordinance on organoleptic (sensory) wine evaluation (Official Gazette 106/04), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, 3th-5th March
  • 2009: Seminar: Norms used in laboratory work – professional work, accreditation, laws and regulations, organizer: Crolab, Zagreb, 8th December
  • 2009: Scientific training in Metabolomics, Instituto Agrario San Michele all’Adige, San Michele all’Adige, Italy, 10-15 May
  • 2004: Seminar: Laboratory organization according to HRN EN ISO / IEC 17025, Centre for Technology Transfer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb, 29th March- 1st May
  • 2002: HPLC-DAD-MS analysis of anthocyanins in grapes and wine, Instituto Agrario San Michele all Adige, San Michele all Adige, Italy 1-14th August
  • 2002: Training: Sensory analysis of red wines; organizer: Society of Enologists of Croatia, Orebić, 2
  • 2002: Training: Sensory analysis of white wines; organizer: Society of Enologists of Croatia, Opatija
  • 2002: Seminar: Validation of analytical methods; organizer: Croatian Metrology Society, Šibenik 15th-17th March
  • 2001: Training for spectrophotometric methods of determination of phenols and anthocyanins in grapes and wine, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 14-18th May
  • 2001: Training for working on the device: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Diode Array Detector, organizer: Varian Analytical Instruments, 26-29th November, Middelburg, Netherlands

Memberships:

  • 2024:International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS)
  • 2022: Organizing Committee of the 10th International Congress of Food Technologists, Biotechnologists and Nutritionists, Zagreb: pbn2022congress.pbf.hr/
  • 2019 – today: Committee for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate University Studies in Mediterranean Agriculture, University of Split
  • 2017 – 2021: Regional Scientific Council for Biotechnological Sciences
  • 2013 – 2017: Regional Scientific Council for Biotechnological Sciences
  • 2017 – today: Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2018 – today: OIV TECHNO Expert group, Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin – OIV, Paris
  • 2012 – 2018: OIV TECHNO Expert group, Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin – OIV, Paris
  • 2010 – today: Committee member for sensory evaluation of wine and other grape and wine products
  • Croatian Society of Enologists
  • 1998 – today: Croatian Society of Chemical Engineer

Awards:

  • 2023: Award “Stjepan Bulić” for lifetime contribution to the improvement of winemaking and Sabatina, 33rd international meeting of winegrowers and winemakers SABATINA, Cooperative Association of Dalmatia