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  8044082
Phone:  +381 11 397 57 44
Fax:      +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: maja_tolinacki@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2012 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB (THESIS)
2006 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2003 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 - Research Associate Laboratory for Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms and Laboratory for Molecular Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms 2013, IMGGE
2008 - 2013 - Research Assistant LMGIM, IMGGE
2005 - 2008 - Research Trainee, LMGIM, IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY

2008-2014     Member of Serbian Society for Microbiology

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular microbiology, Construction of new shatle-cloning vectors for lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Host-microbes interaction, Autochthonous LAB in health promotion and disease prevention, Therapeutic potential of probiotic in neurodevelopmental disorder-autism, regulation of cardiovascular function, stress tolerance, management of type 2 diabetes, γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and/or glutathione (GSH) producing LAB, GABA-enriched functional foods, Administration of GSH/GABA by GSH/GABA producing probiotic LAB.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lukic, J., Strahinic, I., Milenkovic, M., Nikolic, M., Tolinacki, M., Kojic, M., Begovic, J.: Aggregation factor as a setback for bacterial binding to gut mucosa. Microb. Ecol.68 (2014):633-644. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24823989

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

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Tolinacki, M., Nikolic, M., Veljovic, K., Jovanovic, S., Macej, O., Topisirovic, L.: Artisanal Vlasina raw goat¢s milk cheese: evaluation and selection of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria as starter cultures. Food Tech. Biotech. 51(4)(2014): 554-563. http://www.ftb.com.hr/images/pdfarticles/2013/October-december/ftb_51-4_554-563.pdf

Filipic, B., Golic, N., Jovcic, B., Tolinacki, M., Bay, D.C., Turner, R.J., Stankovic, J., Kojic, M., Topisirovic, L.: The cmbT gene of Lactococcus lactis encodes a major facilitator multi-drug transporter. Res. Microbiol. 164 (2013) (1) 46-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22985829.

Golic, N., Strahinic, I., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Begovic, J., Nikolic, M., Tolinacki, M., Topisirovic, L.: Molecular diversity among natural populations of Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus plantarum/paraplantarumstrains isolated from autochthonous dairy products. Europ. Food Res. Tech. 234 (2012) 627-638. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00217-012-1670-6#page-2

Danilović, B., Joković, N., Petrović, L., Veljović, K., Tolinački, M., Savić, D.: The characterisation of lactic acid bacteria during the fermentation of an artisan Serbian sausage (Petrovská Klobása). Meat Science, 88 (2011) 668-674. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21420794

Strahinic, I., Kojic, M., Tolinacki, M., Fira, D., Topisirovic, L.: The presence of prtP proteinase gene in natural isolate Lactobacillus plantarum BGSJ3-18 Lett. Appl. Microbiol., 50 (2010) 43-49. https://afrodita.rcub.bg.ac.rs/webmail/src/signout.php

Nikolić, M., Tolinački, M., Fira, D., Golić, N., Topisirovic, L.: Variation in specificity of the PrtP extracellular proteinases in Lactococcus lactis and Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei. Folia Microbiol., 54 (2009) 188-194. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19649733

Strahinic, I., Kojic, M., Tolinacki, M., Fira, D., Topisirovic, L.: Molecular characterization of plasmids pS7a and pS7b from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis S50 as a base for the construction of mobilizable cloning vectors. J. Appl. Microbiol., 106 (2009) 78-88. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19040703