PhD Marina Nonic was born on February the 28th 1985 in Majdanpek, Serbia. She completed her primary education in 1999 in Donji Milanovac, and she graduated from the Third Belgrade High School in 2003. She enrolled in bachelor studies at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry in 2003/04, and graduated in 2008, with grade point average 8.61. In 2009/10 she enrolled in doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry and finished them in 2016 with grade point average 10.00. She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “Improving mass production of leaf-ornamental beech cultivars by grafting”, at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry in June 2016 and became a doctor of biotechnical science.
As for professional work, Dr. Marina Nonic passed a trainee exam in the nursery “Omorika” in Belgrade (within the program “The first chance 2009” related to the employment of young people). During a one year long trainee period, she got some practical knowledge related to seedling material production (vegetative and generative reproduction of woody species) and design and establishing of green areas with different purposes. All these skills were confirmed with an appropriate certificate. During 2010, she was an engaged lecturer within the course “Gardening and individual leading of companies in landscape horticulture”, in the Educational Centre “Djuro Salaj” in Belgrade.
As for engagement in the teaching process, and in scientific work, since 2010/11, Dr. Marina Nonic has been engaged as a teaching fellow at the Chair of “Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation” at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry. In 2011, she was engaged as a junior researcher, in 2012 as research assistant, and in 2013, she was engaged as a teaching assistant. Dr. Marina Nonić is currently engaged as an assistant professor for the narrow scientific field: Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry in the following subjects: Forest Genetics, Plant Breeding, Breeding of Ornamental Plants (bachelor studies) and subjects Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources and Quantitative Genetics (master studies).
So far, PhD Marina Nonic participated as a researcher in the realization of three national scientific projects, and she has currently been engaged in the realization of two national projects and one COST action working group.
She was also engaged as a member of organizational board in preparing and realization of international scientific conference “Reforestation challenges” that was hold in June 2015 at Faculty of Forestry from Belgrade University. She was a part of secretary of “The Fifth Symposium of Section for organisms breeding – Genetics Society of Serbia”, that was hold in May 2016 in Kladovo.
She was a reviewer of the chapter in the international monograph „Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees“ (published by Springer) and of the scientific paper in international journal „Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International“ (published by Science Domain International).
From October 2015, she is in charge of secretary of the Chair for “Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation”, and she is a member of Teaching-scientific Council of Faculty of Forestry from Belgrade University. From June 2016, she has been named for vice-president of the Laboratory for Biotechnology that belongs to the Chair for “Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation” at Faculty of Forestry from Belgrade University. She is a member of Genetic Society of Serbia and scientific society called “Reforesta”.
- Forest Genetic
- Plant Breeding
- Breeding of Ornamental Plants
- Conservation and Directed Utilization of Forest Genetics Resources
- Quantitative Genetics
So far, dr Marina Nonic published 43 various scientific papers. Her scientific work has mainly been focused on genetics problems, plants breeding, ornamental plants breeding, conservation and directed utilization of forest genetics resources, and production of planting material, as well. She is co-author of two chapters in international monographs published by CRC Press and Springer and of a chapter in national monograph. She was a reviewer of the chapter in international monograph published by Springer and of a scientific paper in the international journal published by Science Domain International. She participated on 12 international symposiums and conferences and on 3 significant domestic meetings.
Awards and Grants
Within Short Term Scientific Mission, financed by COST Action FP0905 „Biosafety of forest transgenic trees: improving the scientific basis for safe tree development and implementation of EU policy directives“, she was in Florence in 2011, in Italy in two institutions (Directorate General – Sector for the development of agricultural and food enterprises и Plant Genetics Institute – National Research Council of Florence).
She got a grant European Union Seventh Framework Programme – FP7 „Trees4Future“, for professional work she did in 2013 in Federal research and educational centre for forests, natural disasters and landscape in Vienna, Austria (Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft – BFW, Wien, Austria), at the Department for Genetics – Unit for Genome Researching.