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To the memory of Professor Slobodan Grba

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Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb; [email protected]
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  • Biology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacology

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in-memoriam Grba.vp Prof. Dr. Sc. Slobodan Grba – Bobo (April 16, 1942 – April 8, 2011) To the memory of Professor Slobodan Grba Slobodan Grba, Full Professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology of the Uni- versity of Zagreb, left us unexpectedly on April 8, 2011. He was the Head of the Laboratory for Fermentation and Yeast Technology and the best boss I have ever had. Prof. Dr. Sc. Slobodan Grba was born on April 16, 1942 in Narta near Bjelovar. He finished ele- mentary school in Narta and then continued his education in Zagreb. In 1966 he graduated in bio- technology from the Department of Biotechnology of the Faculty of Technology of the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and began to work in Pliva, a pharmaceutical company, as an engineer in the pro- duction of antibiotics (OTC), where he remained until 1969. At the invitation of Prof. Dr. Sc. Sini{a Ban, he joined the Department of Biotechnology of the Faculty of Technology, as a teaching assistant to cover the subject Fermentation technology. From 1970 to 1972 he worked at the Faculty of Food Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, and at the Depart- ment of Biotechnology of the ALKO Insitute in Helsinki, Finland, where he completed his postgrad- uate thesis and, in 1973 earned a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. To complete his doctoral thesis, he returned to the Laboratory of Yeast Physiology of the ALKO Institute in Helsinki in 1974, where he worked on the physiological state of yeast cells in various technological processes (baker’s yeast production, ethanol production, SCP production) and in 1976, he earned his PhD in Biotechnological sciences. In 1979 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnol- ogy, Zagreb, where he also became an Associate Professor in 1986 and Full Professor in 1991, hold- ing the position of Head of the Laboratory for Fermentation and Yeast Technology at the Depart- ment of Engineering. At the same faculty, he performed the duty of the D

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