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Suncanica Ljubin Sternak

Suncanica Ljubin Sternak Suncanica Ljubin Sternak
Clinical microbiology at School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia


Born in 1968 in Zagreb. Graduated at School of Medicine the University of Zagreb (1993). Specialist exam of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (2002). Doctoral thesis entitled "Clinical and molecular epidemiological characteristics of human metapneumovirus infection in Croatia" (2008). Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb (2010-2016). Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb (2016-). Her professional interest is cultivation and molecular diagnostics of viruses, evolution of the viruses and other intracellular pathogens as well as monitoring the resistance of intracellular pathogens. She worked at the Croatian National Institute of Public Health (1996-2014). Head of the National Centre for polio and National Laboratory for chlamydia (2004-2014). Since 2014 she is employed at the Teaching Institute for Public Health "Dr Andrija Stampar", as Head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology. She has published more than 100 scientific and professional articles and scientific abstracts, of which 61 in cited journals (35 in CC and 26 in other publications). Citations 440, h-index = 12.

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Infectious Disease, Microbiology