Research Associate
Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, PO Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65 397 60 34
Phone:           +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: lidijadjokic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

(Thesis: Metagenomic approach in microbial biodiversity analysis of endemorelict plants` rhizospheres and isolation of phenol degrading bacteria)

2004 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011 – Research Associate,Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB

2010 – 2011 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB

2006 – 2010 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB

2004 – 2006 - Ministry of Science Scholarship holder, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB

CAREER HISTORY

2008 – 2012 - Demonstrator at PhD studies on Faculty of Biology, UB

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Researchers' Night Fever “SCIMFONICOM” (EU, HORIZON 20-20, Marie Curie Action, 2014).

Researchers' Night Fever "RENIFEVER" (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT- 287432, 2011).

A short course of DNAlogy (MNTRS, 2010).

A short course of DNAlogy (MNTRS, 2009).

RESEARCH INTEREST

BIODEGRADATION (ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AROMATICS DEGRADING BACTERIA, DEGRADATION PATHWAYS, BIOREMEDIATION);

METAGENOMICS (NON CULTURE BASED BACTERIAL DIVERISTY ANALYSIS);

BIOCATALYSIS (TAUTOMERASE, BIOCATALYTIC PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION, BIOCATALYST  IMMOBILIZATION).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jovanovic, P., Jeremic, S., Djokic, L., Savic, V., Radivojevic, J., Maslak, V., Ivkovic, B., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Chemoselectivebiocatalytic reduction of conjugated nitroalkenes: New application for an Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) expression strain. Enz Microb Technol (2014) 60C, 16-23.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835095

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Biocanin, M., Saljnikov, E., Casey, E., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Phenol removal from four different natural soil types byBacillussp.PS11.Applied Soil Ecology (2013)70, 1-8.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929139313000966

Bajkić, S., Narančić, T., Đokić, L., Đorđević, D., Nikodinović-Runić, J., Morić, I.,Vasiljević, B. Microbial diversity and isolation of multiple metal-tolerant bacteria from surface and underground pits within the copper mining and smelting complex Bor. Arch.  Biol. Sci.(2013) 65, 375-386.

http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=035446641301375B#.VE5TI2fZtSo

Narancic, T., Kenny, S.T., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., O'Connor, K.E.,Nikodinovic-Runic, J.Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate production by newly isolated Pseudomonas sp. TN301 from a wide range of poly- and monoaromatic hydrocarbons. J Appl Microbiol (2012)113, 508-520.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22642403

Narancic, T., Djokic, L., Kenny, S.T., O'Connor, K.E., Radulovic, V., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Vasiljevic, B. Metabolic versatility of Gram-positive microbial isolates from contaminated river sediments. J. Hazard. Mater. (2012) 215-216, 243-51.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22421345

Gojgic-Cvijovic, G. D.; Milic, J. S.; Solevic, T. M.; Beskoski, V. P.; Ilic, M. V.; Djokic, L. S.; Narancic, T. M.; Vrvic, M. M. Biodegradation of petroleum sludge and petroleum polluted soil by a bacterial consortium: a laboratory study. Biodegradation (2012) 23, 1-14.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21604191

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Savic, M., Vasiljevic, B. Isolation and characterization of four novel Gram-positive bacteria associated with the rhizosphere of two endemorelict plants capable of degrading a broad range of aromatic substrates, ApplMicrobiolBiotechnol (2011) 91, 1227-1238.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21706169

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Bajkic, S., Vasiljevic, B. Four Bacillus sp. soil isolates capable of degrading phenol, toluene, biphenyl, naphthalene, and other aromatic compounds exhibit different aromatic catabolic potentials, Arch. Biol. Sci. (2011) 63, 1057-1067. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641104057D#.VE5UZ2fZtSo

Stodulkova, E., Kuzma, M., Hench, I. B., Cerny, J., Kralova, J., Novak, P., Chudickova, M., Savic, M., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., Flieger, M. New polyene macrolide family produced by submerged culture of Streptomyces durmitorensis. J Antibiot (Tokyo) (2011) 64, 717-22. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915134

Đokić, L., Savić, M., Narančić, T., Vasiljević, B. Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2010) 62, 559-564. http://scindeks.ceon.rs/article.aspx?artid=0354-46641003559D