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Marko Vinceković

Marko Vinceković
Univeristy of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture · Deoartment of Chemistry

PhD Analytical chemistry

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Introduction
In addition to the process of education of new experts in the field of agriculture I also participate in scientific research. My scientific research is in the field of colloid chemistry (encapsulation of bioactive agents, intermolecular interactions between surfactants and biopolymers, surfactants, biopolymer gels, food additives etc.) Currently I am the coordinator of the project called New biopolymer based micro capsules for plant protection/nutrition agents controlled release
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - present
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2013 - December 2016
University of Zagreb
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  • Professor (Assistant)
April 2011 - April 2012
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (41)
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Anti-insect photoselective nets present a new technology that combines light manipulation and pest protection in orchards. In this study, the effect of the anti-insect photoselective red net on the generative and vegetative traits was studied in an apple orchard near the city of Zadar, Croatia. 'Granny Smith' apples were grown on M9 rootstock and r...
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Short-day strawberry is a seasonal fruit, rich in nutrients and bioactive substances, which is why it is often called a “super” fruit. In terms of agro-technical complexity, it is a very demanding, intensive crop and is one of the most sensitive fruit species in which fertilization has great significance. One of the most important trace elements in...
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Novel plant growth regulators (PGRs) based on the derivatives of dehydroamino acids 2,3-dehydroaspartic acid dimethyl ester (PGR1), Z-isomer of the potassium salt of 2-amino-3-methoxycarbonylacrylic acid (PGR2) and 1-methyl-3-methylamino-maleimide (PGR3) have been synthesized and their growth-regulating properties investigated. Laboratory testing r...
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A new copper complex, trans-diaqua-trans-bis [1-hydroxy-1,2-di (methoxycarbonyl) ethenato] copper (abbreviation Cu(II) complex), was synthesized and its plant growth regulation properties were investigated. The results show a sharp dependence of growth regulation activity of the Cu(II) complex on the type of culture and its concentration. New plant...
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Biologically active compounds from aromatic and medicinal herbs are relatively unstable, have strong odors, can have low water solubility, and degrade quickly during the processing and storage. Encapsulation technology offers protection, controlled and targeted release of encapsulated biologically active compounds. Nanoencapsulation technology is a...
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Jedan je od važnijih globalnih problema u proizvodnji hrane zaštita usjeva od štetnih organizama. Za suzbijanje štetnih organizama najviše se koriste sintetske kemikalije koje su uglavnom vrlo toksične te ugrožavaju zdravlje ljudi i životinja te onečišćuju okoliš. Biopesticidi temeljeni na eteričnim uljima (EO) mogli bi zamijeniti ili nadopuniti dj...
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Novel plant growth regulators (PGRs) based on the derivatives of dehydroamino acids (2,3-dehydroaspartic acid dimethyl ester, Z-isomer of the potassium salt of 2-amino-3-methoxycarbonylacrylic acid and 1-methyl-3-methylamino-maleimide) have been synthesized and their growth-regulating properties investigated. Laboratory testing and field experiment...
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The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys Stål, 1855) is an invasive polyphagous species that threatens fruit growing both in the United States and Europe. Many pesticide active ingredients have been studied in H. halys management, but for sustainable fruit growing, which implies the reduction of chemical harm to the environment, new safe i...
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In recent years, the replacement of synthetic colorants with natural ones has attracted increasing consumers’ and market interest. Natural colorants include different groups of pigments, many of which possess also pronounced biological potential. This review addresses the main issues related to the use of natural pigments in foods, starting from th...
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Alginate microspheres loaded with two fermentation active agents, calcium cations and strain LS0296 identified as Lactobacillus sakei, have been prepared and characterized. The role of calcium cation is twofold, it acts as gelling cation and as fermentation active agent. Encapsulation and the presence of calcium ions in the same compartment do not...
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This study addresses the application of native, multiple strain starter cultures for standardization of game meat sausages production. The designed starter cultures consisting of two indigenous Lactobacillus sakei and one Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains. These strains were used in both, the encapsulated and non-encapsulated form, in the game meat...
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Encapsulated bioactive agents applied to the Lactuca sativa L. present an innovative approach to stimulate the production of plant secondary metabolites increasing its nutritive value. Calcium and copper ions were encapsulated in biopolymeric microparticles (microspheres and microcapsules) either as single agents or in combination with biocontrol a...
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This review presents a critical analysis of food-grade delivery systems, which are suitable for the delivery of essential oils (EOs) for food applications. In particular, the main colloidal systems, investigated in vitro for the encapsulation of essential oils, such as nanoemulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid carriers, carbohy...
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Novel agroformulations for simultaneous delivery of chemical and biologically active agents to the plants were prepared by encapsulation of Trichoderma viride spores in calcium alginate microspheres. The impact of calcium ions concentration on the viability and sporulation of T. viride spores as well as on the microsphere important physicochemical...
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There is a growing need for new formulations of carriers with better protection for bacterial inoculum. One of the newer techniques in inoculum making is encapsulation method. With this method, the whole bacterial cells are immobilized in defined space – matrix, where the cells are protected from environmental activities before use. Encapsulation o...
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The structure-property relationship in alginate microparticles (microspheres and microcapsules prepared with or without Trichoderma viride spores (Tv) was investigated. Surface morphology, structure and release behavior from alginate microparticles strongly depend on calcium concentration and presence of Tv and chitosan layer. All microparticles ex...
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Novel agroformulations for simultaneous delivery of chemical and biologically active agents to the plants were prepared by encapsulation of Trichoderma viride spores in calcium alginate microspheres. The impact of calcium ions concentration on the viability and sporulation of T. viride spores as well as on the microsphere important physicochemical...
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An overview of a research on Vitis vinifera plants treated with a chemical (calcium and magnesium ions) and biological (Trichoderma viride) agents simultaneously loaded in alginate microspheres was presented. Microspheres were applied at two growth stages: before flowering and berries pea-size. Physicochemical characteristics of leaves after the tw...
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Goji berries are considered as the latest super food or fruit due to its excellent nutritive and medicinal properties and usually consumed and marketed as a dried or as a juice due to its short storage life and lack of information about its postharvest behavior. The current study was an attempt to prolong its storage life simply by using different...
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Kinetics and mechanisms of copper cations and Trichoderma viride spores release from uncoated and chitosan coated alginate microcapsules were investigated. The gelation of a fixed amount of sodium alginate at different concentrations of copper ion solutions resulted in distinct kinetics and release mechanisms. The increase in copper cation concentr...
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Recent studies of bioactive agents, simultaneous encapsulation in chitosan/alginate microcapsules revealed that encapsulation in the same compartment does not inhibit activity either of Trichoderma viride spores nor copper cations. The objective of this work was to investigate the influence of formulation variables (concentration of copper cations,...
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Background: High-added value biological compounds (BACs) from herbal and plant sources, such as essential oils (EO), antioxidants and volatile compounds, often exhibit remarkable features, ranging from nutritive and medicinal properties, as well as antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, which can be exploited in the production of functional food...
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The calcium deficiency in tomatoes is heavily plant disorder resulting in blossom end rot, necrosis of leaves, terminal buds and root tips. The deficiency can be caused by insufficient calcium in the growth medium, low plant’s transpiration or by excessive usage of potassium/nitrogen fertilizers. The problem cannot be cured by the addition of calci...
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Novel chitosan/alginate microcapsules simultaneously loaded with copper cations and Trichoderma viride have been prepared and characterized. Information about intermolecular interactions between biopolymers and bioactive agents were obtained by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Encapsulation of Trichoderma viride spores and the presence of c...
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The objective of this research was to examine three techniques for prediction of the chemical composition by NIR spectroscopy (1100 – 2500 nm) from semi-natural grassland: modified partial least squares (MPLS) regression; partial least square (PLS) regression and principal component regression (PCR). A spectral data for a total of 150 samples origi...
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A b s t r a c t Although beeswax adulteration represents one of the main beeswax quality issues, there are still no internationally standardised analytical methods for routine quality control. The objective of this study was to establish an analytical procedure suitable for routine detection of beeswax adulteration using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. For...
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Impact of a cationic surfactant, dodecylammonium chloride (DDACl), on the self-assembly of sodium caseinate (SC) has been investigated by light scattering, zeta potential and rheological measurements as well as by microscopy (transmission electron and confocal laser scanning microscopy). In SC dilute solutions concentration dependent self-assembly...
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The main purpose of this study is to determine for the first time the structure of the self-assembled aggregates in the system made of 1,4 poly(1,3-butadiene)-polyethylene oxide diblock copolymer (IUPAC name: poly(but-2-ene-1,4-diyl)-block-polyoxyethylene) and water, and the rheological behavior of the solution. The degree of polymerization of the...
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Phase transitions from a dispersed lamellar to hexagonal liquid crystalline phase have been investigated in a catanionic surfactant mixture formed by mixing a single tailed cationic surfactant, dodecylammonium chloride, with a double tailed anionic surfactant, sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate. Depending on the bulk composition and total surf...
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which include some pesticides are very important environment polluters. Their harmful impact is mainly consisted of their air transmission, resistance to chemical-, photo- and bio-degradation and possibility of their accumulation in fat tissue of all living organisms. As they can be transported by air on long di...
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Interactions between dodecylammonium chloride (DDACl) and κ-, ι- and λ-carrageenans (abbreviated as KC, IC and LC) in the semidilute regime have been studied using dynamic light scattering, zeta potential and rheological measurements. Addition of oppositely charged surfactant monomers to carrageenan solutions leads to the formation of various solub...
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Polymer and surfactant complexation was investigated in systems containing anionic biopolymers and cationic surfactants by various classical and modern methods. Differently charged carrageenans (one, two or three sulfate groups per monomeric unit) and dodecylammonium chloride (DDACl) were used as model systems. Formation of various soluble and inso...
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Nanocomplexes formed from anionic biopolymers, carrageenans, and cationic surfactant have been investigated for their applicability in drug delivery. Stucture and complex size from nano- to microdimension strongly depends on concentration and concentration ratio of both components and linear charge density on carrageenan chains. Factors governing t...
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Structural characteristics and thermal stability of a series of dodecylammonium carrageenates formed by stoichiometric complexation of dodecylammonium chloride and differently charged carrageenans (kappa-, iota- and lambda-carrageenan, respectively) were investigated. IR spectral analysis confirmed the electrostatic and hydrogen bond interactions b...
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Rheological measurements, confocal laser scanning microscopy, and x-ray diffraction were used to study the influence of dodecylammonium chloride (DDACl) on the gelation of κ- and ι-carrageenans. The increase of DDACl concentration led to the changes of gel structure from nano to macro-scale. At the macroscopic level, two phase regions have been dif...
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Interactions in an oppositely charged surfactant mixture composed of a gemini surfactant (bis(quaternary ammonium bromide)) and a bile salt (sodium cholate) in water were studied at 30°C. A combination of techniques was used including surface tension, conductometry, light scattering, light microscopy, and microelectrophoretic measurements. A strong...
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The interactions of alkylammonium chlorides (the number of carbon atom per chain was either 12, 14, or 16) with sodium cholate have been investigated by a combination of techniques including light and electron microscopy, surface tension, conductivity, light scattering, and microelectrophoretic measurements. The phase behavior has strongly depended...
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Interactions in mixtures of n-dodecylammonium chloride (DDACl) and κ-, ι- and λ-carrageenan (CAR) have been investigated by surface tension, conductometry, light microscopy, light scattering, microelectrophoretic and X-ray measurements. The phase behavior in dilute water corner includes the regimes of soluble and insoluble complexes. Various polyel...
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The method of thermal annealing is indispensable in thermoluminescence (TL) dosimetry for obtaining reliable and reproducible results. Depending on the crystal structure of the dosimeter material as well as the kind and concentration of the activator, TL dosimeters based on Al2O3 can be used in different dose ranges. In this work the influence of v...

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Projects (6)
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Production of microencapsulated rennet with starter cultures. Rennet and starter cultures will be isolated from island Pag sheep milk and lambs.
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http://greenvoltex.pbf.hr/ The food industry is rapidly developing new non-thermal food processing techniques like non-thermal plasma, pulsed electric field, high hydrostatic pressure and high intensity ultrasound. New non-thermal techniques are considered “green” extraction methods for isolation of bioactive compounds, because conventionally used organic solvents for extraction can be replaced by water or other green solvents like D-limonen, dimethylcarbonate (DMC), ethanol, ethyl-acetate etc. High voltage electrical discharge-plasma (HVED) is one of new promising green techniques. The aims of this project will be accomplished and they include: O1 Design and development an equipment for generating plasma which consists of: plasma generator and reactor with different configuration of electrodes. During designing of plasma generator, new innovative approach for generating high voltage DC supply by usage of modern solid state technology will be applied. O2 To established effectiveness of extraction of bioactive compounds and volatile oils from autochthonous Mediterranean herbs (olive leaf, rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, wild thyme), with plasma by usage of water and green solvents O3 To increase yield of process by optimisation of the operation mode of innovative equipment for generating plasma. O4 Biological activity of obtained extracts will be determined by analytical methods, and investigated the possibility of oxidative changes during extraction process O5 Obtained extracts will be isolated and stabilized by lyophilization and/or encapsulation. This Project proposal will contribute to the research area by constructing a new innovative equipment for liquid plasma which will be useful for quick and efficient extraction of bioactive compounds and volatile oils from leaves of autochthonous Mediterranean herbs. By new, non-thermal extraction technique, the attempt is to reduce duration of extraction, solvent usage, environment pollution and total energy consumption.