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Dr. Tanja Kostic

Dr. Tanja Kostic

Function

Research Engineer

Center

Health & Bioresources

Competence Unit

Bioresources

E-Mail

Tanja.Kostic(at)ait.ac.at

Phone

+43 50550 3635

Fax

+43 50550 3666

Address

UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln

Career

Field: Exploitation of Biological Resources

Main Research: Microbial Detection

Experience:

Dr. Tanja Kostic studied microbiology at the Karl-Franzens University (Graz, Austria) followed by a PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria). The focus of her PhD thesis was the development and optimization of different microarray platforms for detection and identification of bacteria.

After gaining postdoctoral experience in the scope of Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Molecularbiological Food Analysis (CD-MOFA), she remained at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as scientist and project leader. 2012/2013 Dr. Kostic was awarded Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship for research sabbatical in the laboratory of Prof. Hashsham at the Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI, USA).
 
Dr. Kostic is working on development and application of molecular methods for the detection, identification and characterization of microorganisms in different environments. Furthermore, she is working on different microbiome-related studies

  • 2010-2017: Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2012-2013: Visiting Scholar
    Michigan State University, Dr. Hashsham’s lab / USA
  • 2006-2009: PostDoc
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Molecularbiological Food Analysis (CD-MOFA)) / Austria
  • 2003-2006: PhD student
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2018-: Research Engineer
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
  • 2006 - 2010: MC member COST B28 Array technologies for BSL3 and BSL4 pathogens
  • 2012 - 2016: MC member COST FA1202 A European Network For Mitigating Bacterial Colonisation and Persistence on Foods and Food Processing Environments

Publications

  • High-sensitivity, polymerase chain reaction-free detection of microorganisms and their functional genes using 70-mer oligonucleotide microarray
    Author(s): Kostic T., A. Weilharter, A. Sessitsch, L. Bodrossy
    Journal: Analytical Biochemistry , 346 (2005) ; 333-335
  • Diagnostic microbial microarrays in soil ecology
    Author(s): Sessitsch A., E. Hackl, P. Wenzl, A. Kilian, T. Kostic, N. Stralis-Pavese, B. Tankouo Sandjong, L. Bodrossy
    Journal: New Phytologist, 171 (2006) ; 719-735
  • A microbial diagnostic microarray technique for the sensitive detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria in a background of non-pathogens
    Author(s): Kostic T., A. Weilharter; S. Rubino, G. Delogu, S. Uzzau, K. Rudi, A. Sessitsch, L. Bodrossy
    Journal: Analytical Biochemistry, 360 (2007) ; 244-254
  • Microbial diagnostic microarray for food- and waterborne pathogens
    Author(s): Kostic T., B. Stessl, M. Wagner, A. Sessitsch, L. Bodrossy
    Journal: Microbial Biotechnology , 3 (2010) ; 444-454
  • Microarray analysis reveals the actual specificity of enrichment media used for food safety assessment
    Author(s): Kostic T., B. Stessl, M. Wagner, A. Sessitsch
    Journal: Journal of Food Protection, 74 (2011) ; 1030-1034
  • Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) and cattle in Austria
    Author(s): Freidl G., G. Stalder, T. Kostic, A. Sessitsch, C. Beiglböck, C. Walzer
    Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47 (2011) ; 704-708
  • Microbial diagnostic microarrays for the detection and typing of food- and water-borne (bacterial) pathogens
    Author(s): Kostic T., A. Sessitsch
    Journal: Microarrays, 1 (2012) ; 3-24
  • Detection and Occurrence of Indicator Organisms and Pathogens - Literature Review
    Author(s): Bhaduri P., R.D. Stedtfeld, S. Srinivasan, T. Kostic, A.B. Herzog, M.R. Kronlein, T. Stedtfeld, Y.-C. Liu, S.A. Hashsham
    Journal: Water Environmental Research, 84 (2012) ; 786-813
  • Novel tools for environmental virology
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T., T. Kostic
    Journal: Current Opinion in Virology, 3 (2013) ; 61-68
  • Propidium monoazide qPCR for viable E. coli and P. aeruginosa detection from abundant background microflora
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T., A. Sessitsch, T. Kostic
    Journal: Analytical Biochemistry , 441 (2013) ; 69-72
  • Multi-laboratory evaluation of the rapid Genoserotyping Array (SGSA) for the identification of Salmonella serovars
    Author(s): Yoshida C., E. Lingohr, F. Trognitz, N. MacLaren, A. Rosano, S.A. Murphy, A. Villegas, M. Polt, K. Franklin, T. Kostic, OIE Reference Laboratory for Salmonellosis, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, A.M. Kropinski, R.M. Card
    Journal: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 8 (2014) ; 185-190
  • Evaluation of quantitative PCR combined with PMA treatment for molecular assessment of microbial water quality
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T., M. Polt, M. Konrad-Köszler, P. Kinner, A. Sessitsch, T. Kostic
    Journal: Water Research , 67 (2014) ; 367-376
  • 30 min screening of antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial isolates with minimal sample-preparation in static self-dispensing 64 and 384 assay cards
    Author(s): Kostic T., M. Ellis, M. Kronlein, T.M. Stedtfeld, J.B. Kaneene, R.D. Stedtfeld, S.A. Hashsham
    Journal: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology , 99 (2015) ; 7711-7722
  • Static self-directed sample dispensing into a series of reaction wells on a microfluidic card for parallel genetic detection of microbial pathogens
    Author(s): Stedtfeld R.D., Y.-C. Liu, M.R. Williams, T.M. Stedtfeld, T. Kostic, M. Kronlein, O. Srivannavit, W.T. Khalife, J.M. Tidje, E. Gulari, M. Hughes, B. Etchebarne, S.A. Hashsham
    Journal: Biomedical Microdevices , 17 (2015) ; 89
  • Effect of different heterotrophic plate count methods on the estimation of the composition of the culturable microbial community
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T., E.M. Gössl, L. Antonielli, A. Sessitsch, T. Kostic
    Journal: PeerJ, 31 (2015) ; 3:e862
  • Optimization and validation of a PMA qPCR method for Escherichia coli quantification in primary production
    Author(s): Truchado P., M.I. Gila, T. Kostic, A. Allende
    Journal: Food Control, 62 (2016) ; 150-156
  • Evaluation of nucleic acid isothermal amplification methods for human clinical microbial infection detection
    Author(s): Etchebarne B.E., Z. Li, R.D. Stedtfeld, M.C. Nicholas, M.R. Williams, T.A. Johnson, T.M. Stedtfeld, T. Kostic, W.T. Khalife, J.M. Tiedje, S.A. Hashsham, M.J. Hughes
    Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology , 8 (2017) ; 2211
  • Green fluorescent protein labeling of food pathogens Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T. and T. Kostic
    Journal: Journal of Microbiological Methods, 132 (2017) ; 21 - 26
  • The potential of plant microbiota in reducing postharvest food loss
    Author(s): Buchholz F., T. Kostic, A. Sessitsch, B. Mitter
    Journal: Microbial Biotechnology (2018)
  • Microbial diagnostic microarrays for detection and typing of water-borne pathogens;
    Microarrays: Current Technology, Innovations and Applications

    Author(s): T. Kostic
    Publisher: Caister Academic Press ; 2014; 217-228; 978-1908230492
    Series: Zhili He
  • Introduction on Microarray-based Detection Methods;
    Detection of Highly Dangerous Pathogens – Microarray Methods for BSL 3 and BSL 4 Agents

    Author(s): Schrenzel J., T. Kostic, L. Bodrossy, P. Francois
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2009; 1-34; 978-3527322756
    Series: T. Kostic, P. Butaye, J. Schrenzel
  • Sequence specific end labelling of oligonucleotides (SSELO);
    Detection of Highly Dangerous Pathogens – Microarray Methods for BSL 3 and BSL 4 Agents

    Author(s): Kostic T., L. Bodrossy
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2009; 47-57; 978-3527322756
    Series: T. Kostic, P. Butaye, J. Schrenzel
  • Long-oligonucleotide microarray-based microbial detection;
    Detection of Highly Dangerous Pathogens – Microarray Methods for BSL 3 and BSL 4 Agents

    Author(s): Kostic T., L. Bodrossy
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2009; 37-46; 978-3527322756
    Series: T. Kostic, P. Butaye, J. Schrenzel
  • Oligonucleotide and DNA Microarrays: Versatile Tools for Rapid Bacterial Diagnostics ;
    Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems

    Author(s): Kostic T., P. Francois, L. Bodrossy, J. Schrenzel
    Publisher: Springer; 2008; 978-0387751122
    Series: M. Zourob, S. Elwary, A. Turner

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