Research Associate
Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE)

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE)
University of Belgrade (UB)

Vojvode Stepe 444a, PO Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 63 378 804
Phone: +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: sasapavic@imgge.bg.ac.rs 

EDUCATION

2012 - PhD in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade                 
(Thesis: Functional diversity of bacterial communities isolated from truffle's fruit bodies)
2006 - M. Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2014 - Research Associate, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE
2011 - 2014 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2010 - 2011 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2008 - 2009 - DAAD scholarship, Department for Soil Ecology, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany
2006 - 2010 - PhD student at Faculty of Biology, UB, funded as scholar by Ministry of Sciences and Technological Development, Republic Serbia

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

2014 - Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion – SCIMFONICOM (H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014)
2013 - 2014 - Invited speaker and demonstrator for the lectures of microbiology at the biomedicine course at Petnica Science Centre, Republic of Serbia
2013 - Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion 2.013 – SCIMFONICOM (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT 609724)
2012 - Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion – SCIMFONICOM (PNIGHT-GA-2012-316471)
2011 - Researchers' Night Fever "RENIFEVER" (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT- 287432
2011 - A short course of DNAlogy - the project for science popularisation funded by Ministry of Sciences and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
2004 - 2005 - Demonstrator at the course Cytology and the course Cytology, embryology and histology at Faculty of Biology, UB
2003 - Research Assistant at Biology (microbiology) course at Petnica Science Centre, Republic of Serbia 

RESEARCH INTEREST 

  • Evaluation of the toxic and teratogenic effect synthesized chemically by bacteria by using zebrafish embryos model (Danio rerio) through monitoring of embryos development and survival
  • Investigation of the destructive roles in the biodeterioration library materials through testing of their capabilities to degraded of painting, paper and parchment to exploit painting pigments as the sole source
  • Functional diversity from truffles’ fruit bodies, with the aim to clarify the potential roles of bacteria in the truffles fruit body nutrition during its and protection from soil mycopathogenic fungi 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Veselinović, J.B., Kocic, G.M., Pavic, A., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Senerovic, L., Nikolic, G.M., Veselinovic, A.M. 2015. Selected 4-phenyl hydroxycoumarins: In vitro cytotoxicity, teratogenic effect on zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos and molecular docking study. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 231, 25, 10–17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009279715000733

Pavić, A., Ilić-Tomić, T.,  Pačevski, A., Nedeljković, T., Vasiljević, B., Morić, I. 2015. Diversity and biodeteriorative potential of bacterial isolates from deteriorated modern combined-technique canvas painting. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 97, 2015, 40–50. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964830514003370

Senerovic, L.,  Zivkovic, M.D., Veselinovic, A., Pavic, A., Djuran, M.I., Rajkovic, S., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. 2014. Synthesis and Evaluation of Series of Diazine-Bridged Dinuclear Platinum(II) Complexes through in Vitro Toxicity and Molecular Modeling: Correlation between Structure and Activity of Pt(II) Complexes. Journal of medicinal Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/jm5017686 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jm5017686

Stanković, S., Morić, I., Pavić, A., Vojnović, S., Vasiljević, B., Cvetković, V. 2014. Bioleaching of copper from old flotation tailings samples (Copper Mine Bor, Serbia). Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 97-97. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=0352-51391400097S#.VFH8ZBZW66s

Stanković, S., Morić, I., Pavić, A., Vasiljević, B., Johnson, B.D., Cvetković, V. 2014. Investigation of the microbial diversity of an extremely acidic, metal-rich water body (Lake Robule, Bor, Serbia). Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 79 (6), 729-741. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0352-51391300071S#.VFH89hZW66s

Pavić, A., Stanković, S., Saljnikov, S.,  Krüger, D.,  Buscot, F., Tarkka, M., Marjanović, Ž. 2013. Actinobacteria may influence white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico) nutrition, ascocarp degradation and interactions with other soil fungi. Fungal ecology, 6 (6), 527-538. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1754504813000585

Pavić, A., Stanković, S., Marjanović, Ž. 2011. Biochemical characterization of a a sphingomonad isolate from ascocarp of white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico), Archives of Biological Sciences, 63 (3), 697-704. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641103697P#.VFH7YBZW66s

Djurić S., Pavić, A., Jarak, M., Pavlović, S., Starović, M., Pivić, R., Jošić, D. 2011. Selection of indigenous fluorescent pseudomonad isolates from maize rhizospheric soil in Vojvodina as possible PGPR. Roumanian Biotechnological Letters 16 (5), 6580-6590. http://www.rombio.eu/rbl5vol16/cuprins.html

Nikolić, Jakoba, N., Vojnović, S., Pavić, A., Janković, S., Leković, V. and Vasiljević, B. 2012. Polymerase chain reaction in the identification of periodontopathogens – a reliable and satisfactory method? Archives of Biological Sciences, 64 (4), 1413-1423. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641204413N#.VFH7YBZW66s