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Andreja Čerenak

Andreja Čerenak
Title, name and surname
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andreja Čerenak
Full title
Doctor of Biotechnological Sciences
Department (abbreviation)
Researcher for breeding, biotechnology and plant genetics
00386 3 71 21 633 GSM: 00386 41 469 536
Field of work:

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding.

Work experience:

sept. 1996: Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing

1. 2006 – 1. 3. 2010: Head of Department for Plants, Soil and Environment

2010 – 2016: Editor-in-chief for periodic scientific publication with international scientific board, Hop Bulletin ISSN 0350-0756

2011 – today: Head of research group for Plants, Soil and Environment 0416-004

2016 – today: President of Sceintific Board at the Institute

Short CV:

Dr. Andreja Čerenak graduated in Biology at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. She continued postgraduate studies in the interdisciplinary study of biotechnology, first achieving the scientific title Master of Science. She continued her studies in the same interdisciplinary program, and completed it in 2004 with a doctoral thesis: Genetic mapping of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) with AFLP markers. From 2006 – 2010 she was Head of the Department for Plants, Soil and the Environment. From 2012 she was appointed to the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Maribor in the field of genetics and plant breeding (including plant biotechnology). From 2010 – 2016 she was editor-in-chief of the periodic scientific publication with an international editorial board Hop Bulletin ISSN 0350-0756, and since 2011 the head of the research group at IHPS. Since 2016 she has been president of the Scientific Board at IHPS.
Since 2010, she has been the EU technical expert at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO – Community Plant Variety Office).

Professional training:

2012 – 2018: Assistant Professor for Genetics and Plant Breeding (including plant biotechnology), FKBV, University of Maribor
2013 – 2015: Cooperating in the subjects of Molecular Biology, Genetics and Plant Breeding at FKBV
2012 – today: Supervisor of PhD student and co-mentor for diploma and master students
2018 – today: Associative Professor for Genetics, FKBV, University of Maribor

Honors and awards:

Registration of the hop variety Styrian gold with higher resistance to wilt and with fine aroma was recognized by the Scientific Committee for Biotechnology at the SRA as an outstanding scientific achievement in 2012.
Corresponding author of 11 hop varieties.


Slovenian Genetic Society

Biological Society of Slovenia

EUCARPIA – European Association for Research on Plant Breeding

Member of International Hop Growing Convention

Selected Publications
(max 5):
  1. ERŽEN, Marjeta, ČEH, Barbara, KOLENC, Zala, BOSANČIĆ, Borut, ČERENAK, Andreja. Evaluation of different hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) progenies resulting from crosses with focus on oil content and seed yield. Industrial crops and products. 1 Oct. 2023, vol. 201, [article no.] 116893, 7 str., ilustr. ISSN 0926-6690. DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2023.116893. [COBISS.SI-ID154552067]
  2. ERŽEN, Marjeta, KOŠIR, Iztok Jože, OCVIRK, Miha, KREFT, Samo, ČERENAK, Andreja. Metabolomic analysis of cannabinoid and essential oil profiles in different hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) phenotypes. Plants. 2021, vol. 10, no. 5, str. 1-14 (966). ISSN 2223-7747., DOI: 10.3390/plants10050966. [COBISS.SI-ID63184643]
  3. KOLENC, Zala, LANGERHOLC, Tomaž, HOSTNIK, Gregor, OCVIRK, Miha, ŠTUMPF, Sara, PINTARIČ, Maša, KOŠIR, Iztok Jože, ČERENAK, Andreja, GARMUT, Alenka, BREN, Urban. Antimicrobial properties of different hop (Humulus lupulus) genotypes. Plants. 2023, iss. 1, art. 120, str. 1-19, ilustr. ISSN 2223-7747., DOI: 10.3390/plants12010120. [COBISS.SI-ID135406339]
  4. MACHADO JR., Julio C., FARIA, Miguel A., BARATA, Ana Maria, GOMES DA SILVA, Isabel, ČERENAK, Andreja, FERREIRA, Isabel. Portuguese wild hop diversity assessment by fast SNP genotyping using high-resolution melting. Journal of applied genetics. 2022, vol. 63, iss. 1, str. 103-114. ISSN 2190-3883. DOI: 10.1007/s13353-021-00668-7. [COBISS.SI-ID84283395]
  5. PRENTOUT, Djivan, ŠTAJNER, Nataša, ČERENAK, Andreja, TRICOU, Theo, BROCHIER-ARMANET, Céline, JAKŠE, Jernej, KÄFER, Jos, MARAIS, Gabriel A. B. Plant genera Cannabis and Humulus share the same pair of well-differentiated sex chromosomes. The New phytologist. 2021, vol. 231, iss. 4, str. 1599-1611. ISSN 0028-646X. DOI: 10.1111/nph.17456. [COBISS.SI-ID63536131]
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