Professor Vladimir Mrša was named the Editor-in-Chief of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 2009, succeeding Professor Emeritus Pavao Mildner, who was the Editor-in-Chief from 1968-2009 and later Honorary Editor until he passed away in February 2012. He is dearly missed, but his successor is effectively following the path set by Professor Mildner.
Vladimir Mrša received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb in 1984. He joined Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb in 1980 and has been a full professor at the same Faculty since 1999. The research areas of the work of Professor Mrša are protein glycosylation and secretion, and cell wall biosynthesis in fungi. Professor Mrša has published 37 scientific papers and is the coauthor of 2 patents. He has been an invited lecturer at a number of domestic and international meetings and he organized several congresses as a member of the Croatian Microbiological Society. He is also the president of the Scientific Panel on GMO and Novel Food at Croatian Food Agency and an active member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Croatian Society for Biotechnology. Professor Mrša was twice the Dean of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology.
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