Dr. Mirella Žanetić
Dr. Mirella Žanetić, works as a researcher at the Institute for Adriatic Cultures in Split, Croatia, in the laboratory for quality control of VOO. She is panel leader of the Institute’s VOO professional panel group for sensory analyses of virgin olive oil.
Dr. Zanetic has more than 20 years’ experience in sensory analysis of VOO and regularly participates as a panel member for national and international competitions. She is a panel member of the most prestigious competition in olive oil quality – NYIOOC organized by Olive Oil Times, for past three years. She participated for two years as judge in international panel group for the olive oil competition SOL d’ORO, in Verona, Italy (2012. , 2020.) and also in the international olive oil competition EVO IOOC 2021. in Palmi, Italy. Her scientific interest is mainly focused on the quality and typicality of VOOs of native varieties, with particular attention to bioactive compounds (antioxidants) responsible for health properties of olive oils and to the volatile compounds that carry the aroma and sensory attributes of VOOs.
Dr. Zanetic also works at the University of Split, as assistant professor at the Faculty of Mediterranean agriculture. She has conducted numerous seminars/ workshops on quality improvement and guided tasting of VOO for olive growers and consumers, as well as educational interactive seminars and workshops for teachers and students.
Dr. Zanetic has published different scientific articles in reputable international scientific journals, with significant impact factor.
Web page: http://mirella.os.krs.hr/en/