Principal Research Fellow

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64 804 40 89
Phone: +381 11 397 59 60
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: amarela@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

1994 - PhD in Technical Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, (THESIS “INVESTIGATION OF RADIDIOREZISTANCE OF BARLY MICROFLORA AS A CARRIER OF ANTIBIOTIC PRODUCER”)
1990 - M.Sc. In Technological Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Zemun, University of Belgrade
1984 - B.Sc. In Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016 – Principal Research Felow LMM, IMGGE
2010 - Senior Research Associate Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology, IMGGE
2003 - 2010 - Research Associate LMM, IMGGE
1997 - 2003 - Research Assistant, Institute of Soil Sciences, Belgrade

CAREER HISTORY

2003 - Research Associate LMM,IMGGE
1997 - 2003 - Head of Laboratory for Microbiology,Institute of Soil Sciences, Belgrade
1995 - 1996 - Head of Laboratory for analysis of food products, DD Jugoinspekt, Belgrade
2005 - 2010 - Assistant Professor Microbiology teaching courses of General and Technological Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Izolation and and phenotypic and genotypic characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from different ecological niches
  • Examination of technological and probiotic characteristics of certain lactic acid bacteria strains for the purpose of designing of starter cultures for the production of fermented dairy products
  • Production of inovative probiotic fermented drink for domestic animals
  • Microbiological control of probiotic lyophilized supplements (lozenges and capsules)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Veljović, K., Dinić, M., Lukić, J., Mihajlović, S., Tolinački, M., Živković, M., Begović, J., Mrvaljević, I., Golić, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A. 2017. Promotion of early gut colonization

by probiotic intervention on microbiota diversity in pregnant sows. Frontiers in. Microbioogy,.8, 2028. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02028/full

Veljović, K., Popović, N., Miljković, M., Tolinački, M., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Kojić, M. 2017. Novel aggregation promoting factor AggE contributes to the probiotic properties of Enterococcus faecium BGGO9-28. Frontiers in. Microbioogy,. 8, 1843. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01843/full

Golić N, Veljović K, Popović N, Djokić J, Strahinić I, Mrvaljević I, Terzić-Vidojević A. 2017. In vitro and in vivo antagonistic activity of new probiotic culture against Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens. BMC Microbiology 17:108. https://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12866-017-1015-5?site=bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com

Terzic-Vidojevic A, Veljovic K, Begovic J, Filipic B, Popovic D, Tolinacki M, Miljkovic M, Kojic M, Golic N. 2015. Diversity and antibiotic susceptibility of autochthonous dairy enterococci isolates: are they safe candidates for autochthonous starter cultures? Frontiers in. Microbioogy,.6:954. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00954/full

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 Microbiology,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. Archives of Biological Sciences, 66: 179-192. http://archonline.bio.bg.ac.rs/ 

Golić, N., Cadež, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Suranská, H., Beganović, J., Lozo, J., Kos, B., Sušković, J., Raspor, P., Topisirović, L. 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. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 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. Technological and probiotic potential of BGRA43 a natural isolate of Lactobacillus helveticus. Frontiers in Microbiology,4:5.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346083 

Golic, N., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Topisirovic, L. 2012. Molecular diversity among natural populations of Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus plantarum/paraplantarum strains isolated from autochthonous dairy products. European Food Research and Technology, 234: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j2824157587152v1/fulltext.pdf 

Strahinic, I., Lukic, J., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Lozo, J., Kojic, M., Topisirovic, L. 2013. Use of Lactobacillus helveticus BGRA43 for manufacturing different fermented milk products. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 51(2): 257-265. http://www.ftb.com.hr/images/pdfarticles/2013/April-June/ftb_51-2_257-265.pdf 

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Tolinacki, M., Nikolic, M., Veljovic, K., Jovanovic, S., Macej, O., Topisirovic, L. 2013. Vlasina raw goat’s milk cheese: evaluation and selection of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria as starter cultures. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 51(4): 253-264. http://www.ftb.com.hr/images/pdfarticles/2013/October-december/ftb_51-4_554-563.pdf 

Veljovic, K., Fira, D., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Abriouel, H., Galvez, A., Topisirovic, L. 2009. Evaluation of antimicrobial and proteolytic activity of enterococci isolated from fermented products. European Food Research and Technology, 230: 63-70. http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/698/art%253A10.1007%252Fs00217-009-1137-6.pdf?auth66=1414417854_a2312293cce5db534ea670f4c0edbd74&ext=.pdf

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Tolinacki, M., Nikolic, M., Lozo, J., Begovic, J., Gurban oglu Gulahmadov, S., Alekperovich Kuliev, A., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J-M., Haertlé, T., Topisirovic, L. 2009. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Azerbaijani traditional dairy products. African Journal of Biotecnology, 8: 2576-2588. http://www.academicjournals.org/ajb/PDF/pdf2009/3Jun/Terzic-Vidojevic%20et%20al.pdf 

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Nikolic, M., Veljovic, K., Tolinacki, M., Busarcevic, M.and Topisirovic, L. 2009. Analysis of lactic acid bacteria microflora in traditional Caucasus cow`s milk cheeses. Archives of Biological Sciencis, 61: 395-407. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0354-4664/2009/0354-46640903395T.pdf 

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Lozo, J., Topisirovic, L. 2009. Dominant lactic acid bacteria in artisanal Pirot cheeses of different ripening period. Genetika, 41: 339-352. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0534-0012/2009/0534-00120903341T.pdf 

Nikolic, M., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Jovcic, B., Begovic, J., Golic, N., Topisirovic, L. 2008. Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Bukuljac, a homemade goat's milk cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 122: 162-170. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18177967

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. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 103: 2142-2152. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18045397 

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Vukasinovic, M., Veljovic, K., Ostojic, M., Topisirovic, L. 2007. Characterization of microflora in homemade semi-hard white Zlatar cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 114: 36-42. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17182146 

 PATENTS

Golic N, Terzic-Vidojevic A, Veljovic K, Mrvaljevic I. "New probiotic starter cultures for human and animal use". National and PCT Patent application submitted before Intellectual Property Office Republic of Serbia on 17.12.2015. Published 22.06.2017.