Sandra Vojnović

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, P.O. 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: sandravojnovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2011 - PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
(Thesis: Regulation of expression of kgmB gene from Streptomyces tenebrarius)
2003 - M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, FB, UB
1998 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 - Research Associate, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE), IMGGE, UB
2011 - 2012 - Post-doc Fellow, Biotechnology Developement Group at ICGEB, Trieste,                           Italy
2004 - 2011 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2001 - 2004 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
1999 - 2001 - Ministry of Science Scholarship holder, IMGGE

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Bioactive molecules
  • Bioactive molecules, either natural products (secondary metabolites of Streptomycetes) or synthetically produced compounds, as a novel chemical scaffolds for development of new antifungal drugs.
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Bacterial fermentation; strain improvement of Streptomyces spp. in order to increase the amount of different bioactive molecules produced.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lazić J, Ajdačić V, Vojnovic S, Zlatović M, Pekmezovic M, Mogavero S, Opsenica I, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Bis-guanylhydrazones as efficient anti-Candida compounds through DNA interaction. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2018;102(4):1889-1901. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29330691

Mojićević M, Grahovac J, Petković M, Vučković I, Dodić J, Dodić S, Vojnović S. Production of nigericin and niphimycin by soil isolate Streptomyces sp. MS1: Anti-Candida bioassay guided response surface methodology for the optimized culture medium. Facta Univ Ser Phys Chem Tech 2017; 15: 1-16. doi:10.2298/FUPCT1701001M

Lippert R, Shubina TE, Vojnovic S, Pavic A, Veselinovic J, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Stankovic N, Ivanović-Burmazović I. Redox behavior and biological properties of ferrocene bearing porphyrins. J Inorg Biochem 2017; 171: 76-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.03.002

Warżajtis B, Glišić BĐ, Savić ND, Pavic A, Vojnovic S, Veselinović A, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Rychlewska U, Djuran MI. Mononuclear gold(III) complexes with L-histidine-containing dipeptides: tuning the structural and biological properties by variation of the N-terminal amino acid and counter anion. J Inorg Biochem 2017; 174: 156-68. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28675847

Ilic-Tomic T, Sokovic M, Vojnovic S, Ciric A, Veljic M, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Novakovic M. Diarylheptanoids from Alnus viridis ssp. viridis and Alnus glutinosa: Modulation of quorum sensing activity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Planta Med 2017; 83: 117-125. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27220074

Božinović N, Šegan S, Vojnovic S, Pavic A, Šolaja B, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Opsenica I. Synthesis and anti-Candida activity of novel benzothiepino[3,2-c]pyridine derivatives. Chem Biol Drug Des 2016; 88(6):795-806. https://doi.org/10.1111/cbdd.12809

Simic M, Paunovic N, Boric I, Randjelovic J, Vojnovic S, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Pekmezovic M, Savic V. Functionalised isocoumarins as antifungal compounds: Synthesis and biological studies. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2016; 26(1):235-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26586600

Milisavljevic M, Zivkovic S, Pekmezovic M, Stankovic N, Vojnovic S, Vasiljevic B, Senerovic L. Control of human and plant fungal pathogens using pentaene macrolide 32, 33- didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR). J Appl Micro 2015; 118(6):1426-34. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25810243

Jovičić-Petrović J, Jeremić S, Vučković I, Vojnović S, Bulajić A, Raičević V, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Aspergillus piperis A/5 from plum-distilling waste compost produces a complex of antifungal metabolites active against the phytopathogen Pythium aphanidermatum. Arch Biol Sci 2016; 68 (2):279-289. http://www.serbiosoc.org.rs/arch/index.php/abs/article/view/767

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. http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/160/Pt_8/1760

Lippert R, Vojnovic S, Mitrovic A, Jux N, Ivanovic-Burmazovic I, Vasiljevic B, Stankovic N. Effect of ferrocene-substituted porphyrin RL-91 on Candida albicans biofilm formation. Bio Med Chem Lett 2014; 24: 3506-3511. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24929472

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