Maja Kuzman

PhD student

Maja is the youngest member of the bioinfo group. She completed the Molecular Biology study program at the Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb in 2015.

She started her work as a junior researcher on the FP7 RegPot Integra-Life project focusing on interaction between human microbiome and development of liver cirrhosis. She is currently employed as a research fellow on a project that investigates genomics of basal metazoans. She also takes part in collaboration with group of Marina Lušić from Heidelberg University Hospital, analyzing sites of insertion of HIV-1 to human genome.

Maja is also involved in teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, including Algorithms and Programming, Statistics and Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational genomics.


1. Franke, V., Ganesh, S., Karlic, R., Malik, R., Pasulka, J., Horvat, F., Kuzman, M., Fulka, H., Cernohorska, M., Urbanova, J., et al. Long terminal repeats power evolution of genes and gene expression programs in mammalian oocytes and zygotes.- Genome Res. gr.216150.116. (2017)
2.  Fabijanić, M., and Vlahoviček, K. Big Data, Evolution, and Metagenomes: Predicting Disease from Gut Microbiota Codon Usage Profiles.-  In Data Mining Techniques for the Life Sciences, O. Carugo, and F. Eisenhaber, eds. (Springer New York) (2016), pp. 509–531