Research Assistant

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:   +381 65 3976 212               
Phone:   +381 11 3976 212
Fax:       +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: vladankatopalovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2011 - PhD student, FB, UB

2011 - M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2014 - Research Assistant, IMGGE, UB

2012 - 2014 - Research TraineeIMGGE, UB

CAREER HISTORY

2012 - Laboratory for human molecular genetics, IMGGE, UB

2013 - 2014 - Erasmus Mundus SIGMA Sholar, University of Milan, Italy

2010 - EPFL Summer Research Program Scholar, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Analysis of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of human SOXB1 genes expression during process of neural differentiation
  • Studying the interplay between Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and SOXB1 genes in NT2/D1 cells
  • Analysis of themolecular diversity of Serbian population based on mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Quercetin reduces pluripotency, migration and adhesion of human teratocarcinoma cell line NT2/D1 by inhibiting Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Mojsin M, Vicentic JM, Schwirtlich M,Topalovic V, Stevanovic M, Food Funct. 2014 Oct 24;5(10):2564-73

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25138740

2. Cyclic AMP response element binding (CREB) protein acts as a positive regulator of SOX3 gene expression in NT2/D1 cells. Kovacevic-Grujicic N, Mojsin M, Popovic J, Petrovic I,Topalovic V, Stevanovic M, BMB Rep. 2014 Apr;47(4):197-202.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24257117

3. The influence of combined oral contraceptives containing drospirenone on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity and glucocorticoid receptor expression and function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Macut Dj, Bozic Antic I, Nestorov J, Topalovic V, Panidis D, Kastratovic Kotlica B, Papadakis E, Matic G, Vojnovic Milutinovic D, Hormones, (DOI.10.14310/horm.2002.1526)

http://www.hormones.gr/8530/article/the-influence-of-combined-oral-contraceptives%E2%80%A6.html

4. Quercetin and lithium chloride modulate Wnt signaling in pluripotent embryonal carcinoma NT2/D1 cells. Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Marjanovic J, Stevanovoc M. Archives of Biological Sciences, 2013; 65(1)201-209

http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641301201M#.VE9nmDTF-2Y