Research Assistant
Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE)

University of Belgrade
V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia

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2010 - M.Sc in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgarade (UB)


2011 - Research Assistant Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology, IMGGE

2010- 2011 - Research Trainee, LMGIM, IMGGE


2011 - Research Assistant Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology, IMGGE

2010- 2011 - Research Trainee, LMGIM, IMGGE


The study of oxidative stress in plants of Fabaceae family caused by abiotic factors. Analysis of antioxidant enzymes,  low molecular weight antioxidants and detection of reactive oxygen species in plant tissues exposed to abiotic stress. Analysis of the phenolic composition in seeds of economically important species from the Fabaceae family. The study of bioavailability, antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of phenolic compounds during in vitro digestion in the presence of complex nutrient matrices. Molecular analysis of ancient DNA in species from the Fabaceae family originating from archaeological sites in eastern Serbia.

1. Jovanović Ž., Stanisavljević N., Mikić A., Radović S., Maksimović V. (2014): Water deficit down-regulates miR398 and miR408 in pea (Pisum sativum L.),Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 83C, 26-31, DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2014.07.008.

2. Mikić, A., Medović, A., Jovanović, Ž., Stanisavljević, N. (2014): Integrating archaeobotany, paleogenetics and historical linguistics may cast more light onto crop domestication: the case of pea (Pisumsativum), Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61(5), 887-892

3. Smykal, P., Jovanović, Ž., Stanisavljević, N., Zlazković, B., Ćupina, B., Đorđević, V., Mikić, A., Medović, A. (2014) .:A comparative study of ancient DNA isolated from charred pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds from an Early Iron Age settlement in southeast Serbia: inference for pea domestication, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, DOI10.1007/s10722-014-0128-z

4. Stanisavljević, N., Jovanović, Ž., Čupić, T., Lukić, J., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Radović, S., Mikić, A. (2013): Extractability of antioxidants from legume seed flour after cooking and in vitro gastrointestinal digestion in comparison with methanolic extraction of the unprocessed flour. International Journal of Food Scence and Technology,48:2096-2104.

5. Jovanović, Ž., Stanisavljević, N., Mikić, A., Radović, S., Maksimović, V. (2013): The expression of drought responsive element binding protein (DREB2A) related gene from pea (Pisum sativum L.) as affected by water stress. Australian Journal of Crop Science 7, 1590-1596

6. Miljuš-Djukić, J., Stanisavljević, N., Radović, S., Jovanović, Ž., Mikić, A., Maksimović, V. (2013) Differential response of three contrasting pea (Pisum arvense, P. sativum and P. fulvum) species to salt stress: assessment of variation in antioxidative defence and miRNA expression. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 7,13, 2145-2153

7. Stanisavljević, N., Savić, J., Jovanović, Ž., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Radović, S., Vinterhalter, D., Vinterhalter, B. (2012): Antioxidative-related enzyme activity in Alyssum markgrafii shoot cultures as affected by nickel level. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum,34,1997-2006.

8. Stanisavljević, N., Majić, D., Jovanović, Ž., Samardžić J., Radović S., Maksimović V. (2011): Antioxidative enzymes in response of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) to complete submergence. Archives of biological sciences 63 (2), 399-405

9. Medović, A., Jovanović, Ž., Stanisavljević, N., Radović, S., Mikić A., Đorđević, V., Ćupina, B. (2010): An archaeobotanical and molecular fairy tale about the early Iron Age Balkan princess and the charred pea. Pisum Genetics, 42, 35-38.