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

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

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2013 - PhD in Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB) („Molecular basis of self-incompatible system in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)“)

2005 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology), FB, UB


2014 - Research Associate, Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology (LPMB), IMGGE

2009 - 2013 - Research Assistant, LPMB, IMGGE

2006 - 2008 - Research Trainee, LPMB, IMGGE


2014 - 2015 - Project Coordinator  EU Researchers’ Night "SCIMFONICOM 2014-15"

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT 2014 633376

2014 -  Organizing Commitee,V International Congress of Serbian Genetic Society

2014 - Workshop in Bioinformatics, CSC-IT Center in Science, Espoo, Finland

2010 -  Chairman of Research Excellence Evaluation Committee in Biology Program, Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade 2

2007-2009 - Coordinator and mentor, IMGGE Molecular Biology Summer school for foreign students through IAESTE organization

Member of Serbian Genetic Society, Serbian Biologyical Society, Serbian Plant Physiology Soceity, Serbian Biochemical Society, Legume Society and FESPB.


Research of self-incompatibility in angiosperms (at genome and proteome level); phylogeny, phylogeography, biodiversity and angiosperms’ evolution; NGS and bioinformatics.


Nikolić R., Zdravković-Korać S., Ninković S., Dragićević M.,  Miljuš-Đukić J., Banović B., Bohanec B., Savić J., Mitić N. (2013) “Fertile transgenic Lotus corniculatus resistant to the non-selective herbicide phosphinothricin”, Annals of Applied Biology 163(3):475-493

Hafizi A., Shiran B., Maleki B., Imani A., Banović B. (2013)  “Identification of new S-RNase self-incompatibility alleles and characterization of natural mutations in Iranian almond cultivars“. Trees - Structure and Function 27(3):497-510

Radović S., Miljuš-Djukić J., Samardžić J., Banović B., Nikolić D., Milisavljević M.,  Timotijević G. (2012) „Buckwheat as a Model Plant in Molecular Biology“. In: Dobranszki J, Gondola (Eds) Buckwheat 3 and Biology and Biotechnology, Health and Nutrition of Mills. Special Issue 2:11-16

Aleksić J. M., Stojanović D., Banović B., Jančić R. (2012) „A Simple and Efficient DNA Isolation Method for Salvia officinalis“. Biochemical Genetics, 20 (11-12): 881-892

Miljuš-Djukić J., Banović B., Ninković S., Radović S. (2010) „The Heteromorphic Sporophytic Self-Incompatibility System of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)“. In: Dobranszki J, Gondola (Eds) Buckwheat 2. Special Issue 1:151-156

Banović B., Miljuš-Djukić J., Konstantinović M., Maksimović V. (2010) „A search of Brassica's SI involved orthologs in buckwheat lead to novel buckwheat sequence identification: MLPK possibly involved in SI response”.  The Archives of Biological Sciences 62(2): 315-322

Miljuš-Djukić J., Banović B., Jovanović Ž., Majić D., Milisavljević M., Samardžić J., Timotijević G. (2010) „ Abundance of soybean Roundup Ready modification in food and feed samples from Serbian retail markets”. Romanian Biotechnological Letters 15(1): 102-109    

Banović B., Šurbanovski N., Konstantinović M., Maksimović V. (2009) „Basic RNases of wild almond (Prunus webbii): Cloning and characterization of six new S-RNase and one “non-SRNase” genes”. Journal of Plant Physiology 166(4):395-402