Sanja Mihajlović

Research Associate

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  6860274
Phone: +381 11  3975960
Fax:      +381 11 3975808
E-mail: sanja.mihajlovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Enzymology, Karl-Franzens University of Graz (KFU), Austria (“R1 CouplingProteinRegulatoryEffectsattheEarlyStageoftheConjugativeDNAProcessing”)
2004 - M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB), Serbia

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011 - Research Associate, Laboratory for molecular microbiology (LMM),IMGGE
2010 - 2011 - Research Assistant, LMM, IMGGE
2008 - Research Assistant, Molecular Biology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad de Cantabria & Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
2005 - 2010 - Research  Assistant, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, KFU, Graz, Austria
2005 - 2006 - Research Assistant, Molecular Biology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad de Cantabria & Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

CAREER HISTORY

2012 - 2013 - Coordinator of the Project: “Diversity and distribution of plasmids of lactic acid bacteria (funded by Serbia-Spain Bilateral Scientific Collaboration, No. 451-03-02635/2011-14/8)
2010 - 2011 - Head of  Laboratory for microbiology, Anahem d.o.o, Belgrade, Serbia
2010 - Member of Microbiology Society of Serbia
2010 - 2011 - Member of International Society for Plasmid Biology and other Mobile Genetic Elements

RESEARCH INTEREST

Plasmid biology, molecular microbiology and biochemistry of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria with probiotic potential; the microbiome-gut-brain-axis.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Terzic-Vidojevic A, Mihajlovic S, Uzelac G, Veljovic K, Tolinacki M, Nikolic M, Topisirovic L, Kojic M. (2014) Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Travnik young cheeses, sweet creams and sweet kajmaks over four seasons.Food Microbiol. 39:27-38. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24387849

Terzić-Vidojević A,, Mihajlović S., Uzelac G., Golić N., Fira Đ., Kojić M., Topisirović Lj.
(2014) Identification and characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal white brined Golija cows’ milk cheeses.Arc Biol Sci 66(1):179-192. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/issue.aspx?issueid=2201

Stanković S., Mihajlović S., Draganić V., Dimkić I., Vukotić G., Berić T., Fira Đ. (2012) Screening for the presence of biosynthetic genes for antimicrobial lipopeptides in natural isolates of Bacillus sp. Arc Biol Sci 64 (4):1425-1432. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/issue.aspx?issueid=1836

LangS, GruberK, MihajlovicS, ArnoldR, GruberCJ, SteinlechnerS, JehlMA, RatteiT, FröhlichKU, ZechnerEL. (2010) Molecular recognition determinants for type IV secretion of diverse families of conjugative relaxases.MolMicrobiol. 78(6):1539-55. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21143323                                                                  

Mihajlovic S, Lang S, Sut MV, Strohmaier H, Gruber CJ, Koraimann G, Cabezón E, Moncalián G, de la Cruz F, Zechner EL. (2009) Plasmid r1 conjugative DNA processing is regulated at the coupling protein interface. J Bacteriol 191: (22):6877-87. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19767437

Sut, M.V., Mihajlovic, S., Lang, S., Gruber, C.J., and Zechner, E.L. (2009) Protein and DNA effectors control the TraI conjugative helicase of plasmid R1. J Bacteriol 191: 6888-6899.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19767439

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