Ines Banjari

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology

Ines Banjari, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Food Technology, University of Osijek, Croatia, where she lectures a number of Human Nutrition courses at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels (both doctoral and specialist). She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition (Clinical Nutrition specialist) in November 2012 from the Faculty of Food Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and finished her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Canada. Since October 2019, she has been a guest professor at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has also been a guest researcher at the Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland (2019); the University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Norway (2017); the University of Split, School of Medicine, Croatia (2016); and the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Serbia (2016). She is currently an expert in Public Health Nutrition for the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) and has been working closely with the European Commission\'s Joint Research Centre. She is PI of a scientific project with Slovenia (2020–2021) and was PI of a scientific project with Montenegro (2015–2016) and one NATO-funded project (2016–2017). She is also a collaborator on several national and international scientific projects. In 2014, she received the Danubius Young Scientist Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe. In 2016, she received the Young Scientist Award “Vera Johanides” from the Croatian Academy of Engineering. In 2019, she was awarded the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) fellowship from the US Department of State. Dr. Banjari actively volunteers in civic organizations gathering Parkinson\'s disease patients (Awakening) and oncology patients (OncoPut).