Associate Professor

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64 823 79 62
Phone: +381 11 397 59 60
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: jlozo@bio.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2008 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB (Molecular characterization of bacteriocin and aggregation ability of a natural isolate Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8)
2003 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
1999 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 - Associate Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.
2009 - 2013 - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.
2003 - 2009 - Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.
2000 - 2003 - Assistant Trainee, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

CAREER HISTORY

2009 - Lecturer at Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade in Undergraduate and Doctoral studies in Molecular biology.

Member of Serbian Society for Microbiology, Serbian Biological Society and Serbian Biochemical Society

RESEARCH INTEREST 

Biochemical and genetic characterization of bacterial antimicrobial peptides, bacteriocins and their potential use with traditional antibiotics in treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Berić, T., Stanković, S., Draganić, V., Kojić, M., Lozo, J., Fira, Dj. (2014) Novel antilisterial bacteriocin licheniocin 50.2 fromBacillus licheniformis VPS50.2 isolated from soil sample. J. Appl. Microbiol. 116(3): 502-510.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24238327

Uzelac,G., Kojic, M., Lozo, J., Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, T., Kristensen, T., Nes, I.F., Diep, D. B., Topisirovic, L. (2013) Zn-dependant metallopeptidase is responsible for sensitivity to LsbB, a class II leaderless bacteriocin of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGMN1-5. J. Bacteriol. 195(24):5614-5621.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24123824

Golić, N., Čadež, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Šuranská, H., Beganović, J., Lozo, J., Kos, B., Šušković, J., Raspor, P., Topisirović, Lj. (2013) Evaluation of lactic acid bacteria and yeast diversity in traditional white pickled and fresh soft cheeses from the mountain regions of Serbia and lowland regions of Croatia. Int. J Food Microbiol. 166: 294-300.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23973841

Strahinic, I., Lozo, J., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Fira, D., Kojic, M., Golic, N., Begovic, J., Topisirovic, L. (2013) Technological and probiotic potential of BGRA43 a natural isolate of Lactobacillus helveticus. Front. Microbiol. 4: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346083

Tolinački, M., Lozo, J., Veljović, K., Kojić, M., Fira, Đ., Topisirović, Lj. (2012) Examination of antimicrobial potential in natural isolates of Lactobacillus casei/paracasei group. Genetika 44: 661-677.

http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0534-00121203661T#.VFEVs_mG8a4

Kozoderović, G., Velhner, M., Jelesić, Z., Golić, N., Lozo, J., Kehrenberg, C. (2012). Prevalence of quinolone resistance and mutations in the topoisomerase genes in Salmonella enteric serotype Enteritidis isolates from Serbia. Int. J Antimicrob. Agents. 40: 455-457. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999768

Kojic, M., Jovcic, B., Strahinic, I., Begovic, J., Lozo, J., Veljovic, K., Topisirovic, L. (2011) Cloning and expression of novel lactococcal aggregation factor from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGKP1. BMC Microbiol. 11:265. doi:10.1186/1471-2180/11/265. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22182285

Lozo, J., Strahinic, I., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J-M., Haertlé, T., Topisirovic, L. (2011) Comparative analysis of b-casein proteolysis by PrtP proteinase from L. paracasei subsp. paracasei BGHN14, PrtR proteinase from L. rhamnosus BGT10 and PrtH proteinase from L. helveticus BGRA43. Int. Dairy J 21: 863-868. http://www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.kobson.nb.rs:2048/science/article/pii/S095869461100149X

Kojic, M., Lozo, J., Jovcic, B., Strahinic, I., Fira, D., Topisirovic, L. (2010) Construction of a new shuttle vector and its use for cloning and expression of two plasmid-encoded bacteriocins from Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8. Int. J Food Microbiol. 140: 117-124. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20439125

Begovic, J., Huys, G., Mayo, B., D’Haene, K., Florez, A. B., Lozo, J., Kojic, M., Strahinic, I., Topisirovic, L. (2009) Human vaginal Lactobacillus rhamnosus harbor mutation in 23S rRNA associated with erythromycin resistance. Res. Microbiol. 160: 421-426. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19619642

Pastar, I., Begovic, J., Lozo, J., Topisirovic, L., Golic, N. (2007). Casitone-dependent transcriptional regulation of the prtP and prtM genes in the natural isolate Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei. Folia Microbiol. 52: 577-584. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18450219

Veljovic, K., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Vukasinovic, M., Strahinic, I., Begovic, J., Lozo, J., Ostojic, M., Topisirovic, L. (2007). Preliminary characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Zlatar cheese. J Appl. Microbiol. 103: 2142-2152. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18045397

Lozo, J., Jovcic, B., Kojic, M., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J-M., Haertlé, T., Topisirovic, L. (2007). Molecular characterization of a novel bacteriocin and an unusually large aggregation factor of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8, a natural isolate from home-made cheese. Curr. Microbiol. 55: 266-271. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17657532

Topisirovic, L., Kojic, M., Fira, D., Golic, N., Strahinic, I., Lozo J. (2006). Potential of lactic acid bacteria isolated from specific natural niches in food production and preservation. Int. J Food Microbiol. (Special issue) 112: 230-235. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16764959

Lozo, J., Vukasinovic, M., Strahinic, I., Topisirovic, L. (2004). Characterization and antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin 217 produced by natural isolate Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGBUK2-16. J Food Prot. 67: 2727-2734. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15633678