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: ivanamoric@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2006 - PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
(Thesis: The application of X ray microscopy in elemental mapping of Mycobacterium avium pks12 mutant)
2000 - M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, UB
1996 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2007 –  Research Associate,Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and  Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2005 – 2007 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2002 – 2005 - Visiting Scientist, Advance Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA
2001 – 2002 - Research Assistant, Laboratory for Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms (LGEM),  IMGGE
1999 – 2001 - Research Trainee, LGEM, IMGGE
Feb/Jun 1999 - Visiting student, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
1996 – 1999 - Ministry of Science Scholarship holder, LGEM, IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY 

2013 – Vice President of IMGGE’s Scientific Council
2010 –  Deputy Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbial Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE
2008 –  Lecturer on Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, at PhD studies (Molecular Biology Module and Genetics Module)

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Lecturer at Petnica Science Centre, Petnica, Republic of Serbia

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Biocatalysis
  • Biodeterioration (bacterial deterioration of cultural heritage objects)
  • Metagenomics (culture-independent bacterial community analysis)
  • Respiratory infection

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Stanković S, Morić I, Pavić A, Vojnović S, Vasiljević B, Cvetković V. Bioleaching of Copper From Old Flotation Tailings Samples (Copper Mine Bor, Serbia), J. Serb. Chem. Soc. (2014) doi: 10.2298/JSC140411097S. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=0352-51391400097S#.VE5Nz2fZtSo

Stanković S, Morić I, Pavić A, Vasiljević B, Johnson BD, Cvetković V.Investigation of the microbial diversity of an extremely acidic, metal-rich water body (lake Robule, Bor, Serbia). J. Serb. Chem. Soc. (2014) 79, 729–741. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=0352-51391300071S#.VE5ReGfZtSo

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=0354-46641301375B#.VE5TI2fZtSo

Vojnović S, Ilić Tomić T, Savić M, Bajkić S, Morić I, Vasiljević B. Comparative analysis of 16S rRNA methyltransferases 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.

Moric I, Savic M, Ilic-Tomic T, Vojnovic S, Bajkic S, Vasiljevic B. rRNA methyltransferases and their role in resistance to antibiotics. J. Med. Biochem. (2010) 29, 165-174. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jomb.2010.29.issue-3/v10011-010-0030-y/v10011-010-0030-y.xml

Vojnovic S, Ilic-Tomic T, Moric I, Vasiljevic B. Analysis of secondary structure within Sgm and KgmB mRNA. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2010) 26, 515-524. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641003515V#.VE5VFmfZtSo

Jha SS, Danelishvili L, Wagner D, Maser J, Li YJ, Moric I, Vogt S, Yamazaki Y, Lai B, Bermudez LE. Virulence-related Mycobacterium avium subsp hominissuis MAV_2928 gene is associated with vacuole remodeling in macrophages. BMC Microbiol. (2010) 10,100. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20359357

Moric I, Bajkic S, Savic M, Ilic-Tomic T, Conn GL, Vasiljevic B. Heterologous Escherichia coli Expression, purification and characterization of the GrmA aminoglycoside-resistance methytransferase. Protein J. (2009) 28, 326-332. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 19763405

Ilic-Tomic T, Moric I, Conn GL, Vasiljevic B. Aminoglycoside resistance genes sgm and kgmB protect bacterial but not yeast small ribosomal subunits in vitro despite high conservation of the rRNA A-site, Res Microbiol. (2008) 159, 658-662. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18930134

Wagner D, Maser J, Moric I, Vogt S, Kern WV, Bermudez L. Elemental analysis of the Mycobacterium avium-containing phagosomes in macropages from Balb/c mice. Biochem Biophy Res Commun (2006) 344, 1346-1351 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16650826

Wagner D, Maser J, Moric I, Boechat N, Vogt S, Gicquel B, Lai B, Reyart JM, Bermudez L. Changes of the phagosomal elemental concentrations by Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mramp. Microbiology (2005) 151, 323-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15632449

Maser J, Wagner D, Lai B, Cai Z, Legnini D, Moric I, Bermudez L. Trace metals and their relation to bacterial infections studied by X-ray microscopy. J. Phys. IV France (2003) Vol. 104 http://jp4.journaldephysique.org/articles/jp4/abs/2003/02/jp4pr2p283/jp4pr2p283.html

Simpson JL, Moric I, Wark PA, Johnston SL, Gibson PG. Use of induced sputum for the diagnosis of influenza and infections in asthma: a comparison of diagnostic techniques. J Clin Virol. (2003) 26, 339-46. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12637083

Wark PAB, Johnston SL, Moric I, Simpson JL, Hensley MJ, Gibson PG. Neutrophil activation and cell lysis is associated with clinical severity in virus infection and acute asthma. Eur Respir J. (2002) 19, 68-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11852895

Seemungal T, Harper-Owen R, Bhowmik A, Moric I, Sanderson G, Message S, MacCallum P, Meade TW, Jeffries DJ, Johnston SL, Wedzicha JA. Symptoms, inflammatory markers and respiratory viruses in acute exacerbations and stable COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med (2001) 164, 1618-1623. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11719299

Stojićević N, Morić I, Begović J, Radoja S, Konstantinović M. DNA Architecture and Transcriptional Regulation of the Escherichia coli Penicillin Amidase (pac) Gene. Biomolecular Engineering (2001) 17, 113-117. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11222985

Radoja S, Francetić O, Stojićević N, Morić I, Glišin V, Konstantinović M. DNA region responsible for transcriptional regulation of the Escherichia coli penicillin amidase (pac) gene by CRP and PAA. Genetic Analysis: Biomolecular Engineering (1999) 15, 235-239. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10609760