Researcher Profile

Dr. Tanja Kostic

Dr. Kostic

Function

Scientist

Center

Health & Environment

Business Unit

Bioresources

E-Mail

Tanja.Kostic(at)ait.ac.at

Fax

+43 50550 3666

Address

UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln

Career

Area: Resource Exploitation and Management

Field: Microbial Detection

Main Research: Food & Feed Safety

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).

The primary research field of Dr. Kostic is the development of DNA-based diagnostic tools for application in food, water and feed safety. Sample preparation strategies are of particular interest as these are essential for development of comprehensive and applicable diagnostic solutions.  

Further research interests include food microbial ecology, esp. interplay between pathogens and native food microflora, as well as spoilage microbiology.

  • 2010- : 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Novel tools for environmental virology
    Author(s): Gensberger E.T., T. Kostic
    Journal: Current Opinion in Virology, 3 (2013) ; 61-68
  • 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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