Newspaper name: srednja.hr
Short summary: Eight young people, immediately or shortly after graduation, were given the opportunity to pursue science. The Centre of excellence for biodiversity and molecular plant breeding received a total of HRK 37.5 million for the Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding project. The aim of the research, which is mostly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is to find new varieties to improve Croatian agriculture by discovering new varieties. We spoke to PhD student Ana Nimac, whose job, she says, is to ‘find a common bean that can withstand drought conditions and can be a desirable source of genes for further breeding programs’.