Research Associate
Laboratory for Molecular Biology

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE)
University of Belgrade

V. Stepe 444a, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65 397 66 58                          
Phone:           +381 11 397 66 58
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: milaljujic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2012 - PhD in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade (Thesis: Structural and functional analysis of alpha-1 antitrypsin gene in human lung diseases)

2005 - BSc in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 - Research Associate, Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB) , IMGGE

2008 - 2013 - Research Assistant, LMB, IMGGE

2006 - 2008 - Research Trainee, LMB, IMGGE

RESEARCH INTEREST

molecular mechanisms in lung disease, COPD, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, proteostasis, ER stress, apoptosis and autophagy in lung diseases, mutation analysis of AAT and CFTR genes

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ljujic M, Divac Rankov A, Kojic S, Miranda E, Radojkovic D. (2014) Functional analysis of novel alpha-1 antitrypsin variants G320R and V321F. Mol Biol Rep 41(9):6133-41 PubMed

Beletic A, Dudvarski-Ilic A, Milenkovic B, Nagorni-Obradovic L, Ljujic M, Djordjevic V, Mirkovic D, Radojkovic D, Majkic-Singh N. (2014) Is an integrative laboratory algorithm more effective in detecting alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency in patients with premature chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than AAT concentration based screening approach? Biochem Med;24(2):293-8. PubMed

Milosevic K, Nikolic A, Divac Rankov A, Ljujic M, Nestorovic B, Radojkovic D (2013) Analysis of CFTR gene variants in idiopathic bronchiectasis in Serbian children. Pediat Aller Imm Pul 26 (2):93-98 PubMed

Topic A, Ljujic M, Radojkovic D (2012) Alpha-1-antitrypsin in pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepat Mon 12(10 HCC):e7042 PubMed

Tüttelmann F, Křenková P, Römer S, Nestorovic AR, Ljujic M, Stambergová A, Macek Jr M, Macek Sr M, Nieschlag E, Gromoll J, Simoni M (2010) A common haplotype of protamine 1 and 2 genes is associated with higher sperm counts. Int J Androl 33(1):e240-8 PubMed

Ljujic M, Topic A, Nikolic A, Divac A, Grujic M, Mitic-Milikic M, Radojkovic D (2010) Identification of a rare p.G320R alpha-1-antitrypsin variant in emphysema and lung cancer patients. Genet Mol Bio 33(1):5-8 PubMed

Zaimidou S, van Baal S, Smith TD, Mitropoulos K, Ljujic M, Radojkovic D, Cotton RG, Patrinos GP (2009) A(1)ATVar: a relational database of human SERPINA1 gene variants leading to alpha(1)-antitrypsin deficiency and application of the VariVis software. Hum Mutat 30(3):308-13 PubMed

Ljujic M, Topic A, Divac A, Nikolic A, Petrovic-Stanojevic N, Surlan M, Mitic-Milikic M, Radojkovic D (2008) Isoelectric focusing phenotyping and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis genotyping: a comparison of two methods in detection of alpha-1-antitrypsin variants. Transl Res 151(5):255-259 PubMed

Ljujic M, Nikolic A, Divac A, Djordjevic V, Radojkovic D (2006) Screening of alpha-1-antitrypsin gene by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). J Biochem Biophys Methods 68(3):167-173 PubMed