Ivan-Krešimir Svetec, PhD, Full professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb was born on 5th January 1971 in Split. He received his B.Sc. degree in 1995 and his PhD degree in the area of biotechnical sciences in 2005 at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb. He received his Masters degree in natural sciences, Faculty of Scinece, University of Zagreb. He is the Head of Laboratory for Biology and Genetics of Microorganisms of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Head of Graduate university study programme Molecular Biotechnology and Lecturer in charge of Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering, Genetics of Eukaryotes and GMO in Food Production. He has participated in several scientific-research projects funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, he was a mentor of EU funded project and currently is an associate on a project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.
He acquired additional education at Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, U571 (Paris, France) and Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (Split, Croatia). He took part at numerous scientific seminars in country and abroad and received several awards and recognitions. He is the member of Committee for contained use of genetically modified organisms (Ministry of Health and Social Care) and the member of Panel on Genetically Modified Food and Feed (Croatian Food Agency). He is also a member or president of the governing bodies of several scientific and professional associations and founder of the Croatian Association of Genetic Engineers.