NIB

Dr. Marko Petek

Working place: Scientific Associate

Telephone number: +386 (0)59 23 28 31
Email: marko.petek@nib.si
Department: Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology

Education:

  • 2007-2012 PhD student of Biotechnology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: PhD thesis: Interactions between potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), Potato virus Y (PVY) and Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) at molecular level
  • 2001-2007 Graduated in Pharmacy at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana



Research activities:


My main research interests are transcriptomic and metabolomic changes in interactions between plants, herbivorous insects and plant pathogens. I'm familiar with the use of qPCR, microarrays and NGS for gene expression analysis and GC-MS for plant volatile profile analysis. My current research is focused on the interaction between potato plants, potato virus Y and Colorado potato beetle. We study gene expression changes and volatile release from potato leaves and gene expression changes in the beetle's digestive system. Our aim is to understand better plant defense mechanisms, beetle's digestive system adaptation to potato's defenses and the influence of plant virus infection on the plant-herbivore interaction.



Selected articles:


PETEK, Marko, BAEBLER, Špela, KUZMAN, Drago, ROTTER, Ana, PODLESEK, Zdravko, GRUDEN, Kristina, RAVNIKAR, Maja, URLEB, Uroš. Revealing fosfomycin primary effect on Staphylococcus aureus transcriptome : modulation of cell envelope biosynthesis and phosphoenolpyruvate induced starvation. BMC Microbiol, 2010, vol. 10, no. 159, 28, [7] http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-10-159, doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-10-159.

 

PODPEČAN, Vid, LAVRAČ, Nada, MOZETIČ, Igor, KRALJ NOVAK, Petra, TRAJKOVSKI, Igor, LANGOHR, Laura, KULOVESI, Kimmo, TOIVONEN, Hannu, PETEK, Marko, MOTALN, Helena, GRUDEN, Kristina. SegMine workflows for semantic microarray data analysis in Orange4WS. BMC bioinformatics, 2011, vol. 12, no. 416, 416-1-416-16, doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-416.

 

 

PETEK, Marko, TURNŠEK, Neža, BUH GAŠPARIČ, Meti, POMPE NOVAK, Maruša, GRUDEN, Kristina, SLAPAR, Nina, POPOVIČ, Tatjana, ŠTRUKELJ, Borut, JONGSMA, Maarten Anthonie. A complex of genes involved in adaptation of Leptinotarsa decemlineata larvae to induced potato defense. Arch. insect biochem. physiol., 2012, vol. 79, no. 3, 153-181. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/arch.21017/pdf.



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