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Nemanja Mirković

Research Associate
Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology
Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),

University of Belgrade
Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia

Tel:      +381 11 397 59 60
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: nemanjamirkovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs 

EDUCATION

2016 - PhD in Food microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
2009 - PhD student at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrad
2007 - Graduated at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011-2017 - Resarcher Assistant, Laboratory for Food Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
2017 - Research Associate, Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology, Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering, University of Belgrade 

CAREER HISTORY 

2011 -  Practical lectures in the field of Food Microbiology on different levels of studying, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade

 Member of FEMS Association, Member of Serbian Society of Microbiology, Member of Serbian Association of Food Technologist, Member of Serbian Society for Molecular Biology.  

RESEARCH INTEREST 

  • Isolation and molecular characterization of antimicrobial compounds from different ecological niches and their potential application in food and medicine.
  • The study of the interaction of the bacteriocin molecule and the membrane receptor.
  • Examination of different encapsulation techniques (spray-drying, extrusion and lyophilization) for antimicrobial compounds and potential probiotic bacteria.  

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lozo J, Mirkovic N, O'Connor PMMalesevic MMiljkovic MPolovic NJovcic BCotter PDKojic M. (2017) Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2017. (In press). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=lactolisterin+BU

Mirkovic N, Polovic N, Vukotic G, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Radulovic Z, Diep DB, Kojic M. (2016) Lactococcus lactis LMG2081 Produces Two Bacteriocins, a Nonlantibiotic and a Novel Lantibiotic. Applied and Environonmental Microbioliology. 82: 8: 2555-2562. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26896142 

Miljkovic M, Uzelac G, Mirkovic N, Devescovi G, Diep D, Venturi V, Kojic M. (2016) LsbB bacteriocin interacts with the third transmembrane domain of the YvjB receptor. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 17: 5364-5374. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27342562 

Vukotic G, Mirkovic N, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Strahinic I, Fira D, Radulovic Z and Kojic M (2015) Proteinase PrtP impairs lactococcin LcnB activity in Lactococcus lactis BGMN1-501: new insights into bacteriocin regulation. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:92. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00092. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322719/

Oketič K, Bogovič Matijašić B, Obermajer T, Radulović Z, Lević S, Mirković N,  Nedović V. (2015) Evaluation of propidium monoazide real-time PCR for enumeration of probiotic lactobacilli microencapsulated in calcium alginate beads. Beneficial Microbes 6:4:573-581. http://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/BM2014.0095 

Novovic N, Filipic B, Veljovic K, Begovic J, Mirkovic N, Jovcic N. (2015) Environmental waters and bla NDM-1 in Belgrade, Serbia: endemicity questioned. Science of the Total Environment 511: 393-398. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Environmental+waters+and+blaNDM1+in+Belgrade%2C+Serbia%3A+Endemicity+questioned

Dušan Radojević

PhD student
Laboratory for molecular microbiology (LMM)

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade

V. Stepe 444a, 11010 Beograd, Srbija
Mob: +381 643626858
E-mail: d.d.radojevic@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2016 - MSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2015 - BSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016/17 - PhD student, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE
2015/16 - Master student, Institute for Biological Research "SinišaStanković", University of Belgrade
2014/15 - Volunteer, Institute for Biological Research "SinišaStanković", University of Belgrade

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2017 - SensORing team member, Competition For The Best Technological Innovation Of 2017;
2017 - Member of the jury at the Regional Competition of research projects of talented youth in Biology, Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade II;
2016 - Graduate assistant, Course: Basics of Cell and Tissue Biology (for modules Biology and Molecular biology and physiology), University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology - Department of Cell & Tissue Biology;
2015 - President of Students’ Scientific Research Center of the Faculty of Biology;
2015 - Co-founder and member of the Organizing Committee of the Congress of Biology Students' „Simplast“;

RESEARCH INTEREST

Characterization of probiotic potential of selected lactobacillistrains and the probiotics effect on the infected wounds healing;
Research of molecular mechanisms of interaction of surfacemolecules oflactobacilli with cell components in the host’s skin;

Еmilija Brdarić

PhD student
Laboratory for molecular microbiology (LMM)                                                                 

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:         +381 63  1407992
Phone:         +381 11 3975960
Fax:             +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail:    emilija.brdaric@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2016 - M.Sc. in Biology, FB, UB
2015 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016 - PhD student, LMM, IMGGE
2015 - 2016 - master student and volunteer, LMM, IMGGE

RESEARCH INTEREST

Testing protective effect of exopolysaccharides-producing lactobacilli against cadmium induced toxicity. Characterization of the exopolysaccharides (EPS)-producing lactobacilli; cloning and functional characterization of EPS operons. In vitro and in vivo examination putative probiotic features isolated from homemade cheeses.

Milka Malešević

PhD student
Laboratory for molecular microbiology (LMM)

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade

V. Stepe 444a, 11010 Beograd, Srbija
Mob:   +381 65 5438475
Tel:     +381 11 3975960
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail:mmalesevic10@gmail.commilkam@imgge.bg.ac.rs 

EDUCATION

2015 - PhD student of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2015 – MSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2014 – BSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015 - PhD student, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE
2014 - 2015 - Master student, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE
2013 - Volunteer, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE 

CAREER HISTORY

2016 - Member of Serbian Society for Molecular Biology
2016 - Member of Serbian Genetic Society
2015 - Member of the Serbian Society for Microbiology 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Molecular characterization and comparative analysis of Achromobacter isolates from paediatric patients
  • Analysis of virulence factors in clinical isolates
  • molecular characterization of bacteriocins of LAB, detection and cloning of new bacteriocin genes