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 3976034                            
Phone:           +381 11 3976034
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08


2010 - PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
(Thesis: Research of translational autoregulation of the sgm gene in vitro’)

2004 - M.Sc. in Biological Science, Faculty of Biology, UB

1998 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB


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

2005 - 2011 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB

2000 - 2005 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB


  • Microbial biotechnology (bacterial fermentations, strain improvement, Streptomyces spp., Pseudomonas spp.)
  • Bacterial bioactive secondary metabolites (antibiotics, biopigments, antifungal and anticancer compounds)


Stankovic N, Senerovic L, Ilic-Tomic T, Vasiljevic B, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Properties and applications of undecylprodigiosin and other bacterial prodigiosins. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2014) 98, 3841-3858.

Guzik MW, Narancic T, Ilic-Tomic T, Vojnovic S, Kenny ST, Casey WT, Duane GF, Casey E, Woods T, Babu RP, Nikodinovic-Runic J, O'Connor KE. Identification and characterization of an acyl-CoA dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida KT2440 that shows preference towards medium to long chain length fatty acids. Microbiology (2014)

160, 1760-1771.

Kramar A, Ilic-Tomic T, Petkovic M, Radulovic N, Kostic M, Jocic D, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Crude bacterial extracts of two new Streptomyces sp. isolates as bio-colorants for textile dyeing. World J Microbiol Biotechnol (2014) 30:2231-2240.

Radulović, N., Mladenović, M., Blagojević, P., Stojanović-Radić, Z., Ilic-Tomic, T., Senerovic, L., Nikodinovic-Runic, J.: Toxic essential oils. Part III: Identification and biological activity of new allylmethoxyphenyl esters from a Chamomile species (Anthemissegetalis Ten.). Food Chem Toxicol (2013) 62C:554-565.

Radulovic NS, Zlatkovic DB, Ilic-Tomic T, Senerovic L, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Cytotoxic effect of Reseda lutea L.: A case of forgotten remedy. J Ethnopharm (2014) 153,125-132.

Vojnović, S., Ilić-Tomić, Morić, I., Vasiljević, B. Analysis of secondary structure within sgm and kgmB mRNA. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2010) 62, 515-524.

Morić, I., Savić, M., Ilić-Tomić, T., Vojnović, S., Bajkić, S.Vasiljević, B. rRNAmethyltransferases and their role in resistance to antibiotics. J. Med. Biochem. (2010) 29, 1-5.

Vojnović, S., Ilić-Tomić, T., Savić, M., Bajkić, S., I. Morić,B. Vasiljević: Comparative analysis of 16S rRNAmethyltransferases conferring resistance to amynoglycoside antibiotics in producing strains, in: Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Vol. 1 (Ed. A. M. Vilas), Formatex Research Center, Spain, 2010, pp. 501-508.

Morić, I., Bajkić, S., Savić, M., Ilic-Tomić, T., Conn, G.L., Vasiljević, B. Heterologous Escherichia coli Expression, purification and characterization of the GrmA aminoglycoside-resistance methytransferase. Protein J. (2009) 28, 326-332. 19763405

Savic, M., Lovric, J., Tomic, T. I., Vasiljevic, B., Conn, G. L. Determination of the target nucleosides for members of two families of 16S rRNA methyltransferases that confer resistance to partially overlapping groups of aminoglycoside antibiotics. Nucleic Acids Res (2009) 37, 5420-31. 19589804

Ilić – Tomić, T., Morić, I., Conn, G. L., Vasiljević, B. Aminoglycoside resistance genes sgm and kgmB protect bacterial but not yeast small ribosomal subunits in vitro despite high conservation of the rRNAsite. Res. in Microbiol.(2008) 159, 658–662. 18930134

Savić, M., Ilić – Tomić, T., Macmaster, R., Vasiljević, B., Conn, G. L. Critical Residues for Cofactor Binding and Catalytic Activity in the Aminoglycoside Resistance MethyltransferaseSgm. J. Bacteriol. (2008) 190, 5855–5861. 18586937