Aleksandra Nikolić

Senior Research Associate
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.O. Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  397 65 58                       
Phone: +381 11 397 65 58
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: aleksni@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB
(Structural and functional analysis of smad4 gene 5' regulatory region in human pancreatic cancer)
2002 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2000 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016 - Senior Research Associate, LMB, IMGGE
2010 - 2016 -
Research Associate, LMB, IMGGE
2002 - 2010 - Research Assistant LMB, IMGGE
2000 - 2002 - Postgraduate Fellow of the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia

CAREER HISTORY

2000 - LMB, IMGGE

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular basis and pharmacogenetics of malignant gastrointestinal diseases
Genetic risk factors in gastrointestinal and lung diseases
Development of methods for noninvasive molecular diagnostics

OTHER ACTIVITIES

since 2006 - Lecturer at the Molecular Biomedicine Program in Petnica Science Cente
since 2010 - Head of the Biology and Chemistry Program in Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade II
2012 - 2013 - Coordinator of the Researchers’ Night project SCIMFONICOM
2012 - 2013 - Coordinator of the workshop "Jewels of Science" organized by Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade II under the auspicies of the Secretariat for sport and youth of the City of Belgrade
2014 - President of the Organizing Committee at the National Championship of Research Papers for high school students
2014 - Vice President of the Organizing Committee at the International Conference for Young Scientists
since 2015 - President of the Scientific Committee of the Belgrade International Molecular Life Science Conference for Students
2015 - Coordinator of the workshop "Scholar the Molecular" organized by Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade II under the auspices of the Secretariat for sport and youth of the City of Belgrade
since 2015 - Member of the Program Council of the Center for the Promotion of Science
since 2016 - Coordinator of the program "Scholar the Molecular" organized within IMGGE programs for the promotion and popularization of molecular biology under the auspices of the Secretariat for sport and youth of the City of Belgrade

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Nikolic A, Vlajnic M, Ristanovic M, Petrovic J, Dimitrijevic I, Krivokapic Z, Radojkovic D. Cell-free DNA as biomarker and source for mutation detection in primary colorectal cancer. J BUON. 2017; 22(1): 178-183.

Vancevska A, Nikolic A, Bonaci-Nikolic B, Skiljevic D, Radojkovic D. Assessment of deoxyribonuclease activity in serum samples of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Fluorescence based method vs. ELISA. J Clin Lab Anal. 2016; 30(6): 797-803.

Nikolic A, Ristanovic M, Zivaljevic V, Rankov AD, Radojkovic D, Paunovic I. SMAD4 gene promoter mutations in patients with thyroid tumors. Exp Mol Pathol. 2015; 99(1): 100-103.

Nikolic A, Cacev T, Aralica G, Popovic Hadzija M, Kapitanovic S, Radojkovic D. Mononucleotide repeats in the SMAD4 gene promoter in colon carcinoma tissue of Croatian patients. Exp Mol Pathol. 2015; 98(2): 133-135.

Paskas J, Jankovic J, Zivaljevic V, Tatic S, Bozic V, Nikolic A, Radojkovic D, Savin S, Cvejic D. Malignant risk stratification of thyroid FNA specimens with indeterminate cytology based on molecular testing. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015; 123 (8): 471-479.

Nikolic A, Radlovic N, Dinic J, Milosevic K, Radojkovic D. Clinical presentation of mild cystic fibrosis in a Serbian patient homozygous for the CFTR mutation c.1393-1G>A. J Cyst Fibros 2014; 13(1): 111-113.

Petrovic-Stanojevic N, Topic A, Nikolic A, Stankovic M, Dopudja-Pantic V, Milenkovic B, Radojkovic D. Polymorphisms of Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Gene in Serbian Asthmatic Adults: Effects on Response to Beta-Agonists. Mol Diagn Ther. 2014; 18(6): 639-646.

Nikolic A, Milosevic K, Boskovic S, Nestorovic B. Neutrophil Elastase Gene Polymorphisms: Modulators of Response to Therapy in Childhood Bronchiectasis? Lung. 2014; 192(4): 595-599.

Vancevska A, Nikolic A. Method for assessment of deoxyribonuclease activity in biological samples. Lab Medicine 2013; 44(2): 125-128

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

Nikolic A, Ristanovic M, Perovic V, Trifunovic J, Perovic M, Radojkovic D. Genetic Alterations in SMAD4 and K-ras in Serbian Patients With Endometrial Carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012; 22(3): 442-446.

Nikolic A, Kojic S, Knezevic S, Krivokapic Z, Ristanovic M, Radojkovic D. Structural and functional analysis of SMAD4 gene promoter in malignant pancreatic and colorectal tissues: detection of two novel polymorphic nucleotide repeats. Cancer Epidemiol 2011; 35(3): 265-271.

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