Branko Jovčić

Associate Professor

Chair of Bichemistry and Molecular Biology,
Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  8237959
Phone: +381 11  3975960
Fax:      +381 11 3975808
E-mail: bjovcic@bio.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB), Serbia
2003 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB), Serbia
2002 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB), Serbia

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015 - associate professor, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2011 - 2015 assistant professor, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

CAREER HISTORY

2015 - Steering Committe member – Serbia Society for Molecular Biology
2014
- Vice-head of the laboratory for Molecular Microbiology, IMGGE, University of Belgrade
2011 - Member of Serbian Biological Society
2011 - Member of Serbian Genetic Society
2009 - Member of Serbian Society for Microbiology

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular microbiology, Molecular mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics, Molecular mechanisms of bacteria-host interaction, Medical microbiology.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jovčić B, Lepšanović Z, Begović J, Filipić B, Kojić M. (2014) Two copies of blaNDM-1 gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 105(3):613-8.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24343100

Jovčić B, Lepsanović Z, Begović J, Rakonjac B, Perovanović J, Topisirović L, Kojić M. (2013) The clinical isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MMA83 carries two copies of the blaNDM-1 gene in a novel genetic context. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 57(7):3405-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23612199

Begović J, Jovčić B, Papić-Obradović M, Veljović K, Lukić J, Kojić M, Topisirović L. (2013) Genotypic diversity and virulent factors of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from human breast milk. Microbiol Res. 22;168(2):77-83.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23098640

Filipic B, Golic N,Jovcic B, Tolinacki M, Bay DC, Turner RJ, Antic-Stankovic J, Kojic M, Topisirovic L. (2013) The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis. Res Microbiol. 164(1):46-54.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22985829

Lukić J, Strahinić I, Jovčić B, Filipić B, Topisirović L, Kojić M, Begović J. (2012) Different roles for lactococcal aggregation factor and mucin binding protein in adhesion to gastrointestinal mucosa. Appl Environ Microbiol. 78(22):7993-8000.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22961901

Mirovic V, Tomanovic B, Lepsanovic Z,Jovcic B, Kojic M. (2012) Isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing NDM-1 metallo-β-lactamase from the urine of an outpatient baby boy receiving antibiotic prophylaxis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 56(11):6062-3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22908159

Kojic M,Jovcic B, Strahinic I, Begovic J, Lozo J, Veljovic K, Topisirovic L. (2011) Cloning and expression of a novel lactococcal aggregation factor from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGKP1. BMC Microbiol. 19;11:265.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22182285

Jovcic B, Lepsanovic Z, Suljagic V, Rackov G, Begovic J, Topisirovic L, Kojic M. (2011) Emergence of NDM-1 metallo-β-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates from Serbia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 55(8):3929-31.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21646490

Jovcic B, Vasiljevic Z, Djukic S, Topisirovic L, Kojic M. (2011) Emergence of VIM-2 metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a paediatric hospital in Serbia. J Med Microbiol. 60:868-9.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21330409

Jovcic B, Venturi V, Davison J, Topisirovic L, Kojic M. (2010) Regulation of the sdsA alkyl sulfatase of Pseudomonas sp. ATCC19151 and its involvement in degradation of anionic surfactants. J Appl Microbiol. 109(3):1076-83.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20477895

Novović K, Trudić A, Brkić S, Vasiljević Z, Kojić M, Medić D, Ćirković I,Jovčić B. (2017) Molecular epidemiology of colistin-resistant, carbapenemase-producingKlebsiella pneumoniae,Serbia, 2013-2016. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 24: 61(5) DOI:10.1128/AAC.02550-16.

Filipic, B., Malesevic, M., Vasiljevic, Z., Lukic, J., Novovic, K., Kojic, M.,Jovčić, B. (2017)Uncovering differences in virulence markers associated withAchromobacter species of CF andnon-CF origin. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 7:224, DOI:10.3389/fcimb.2017.

Novovic, K, Vasiljevic, Z, Kuzmanovic, M, Lozo, J, Begovic, J, Kojic, M,Jovcic, B. (2015).NovelE. coli ST5123 containing bla carried by IncF plasmid isolated from a pediatric patient in Serbia. Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms, Epidemiology and Disease22: 707-711doi:10.1089/mdr.2015.0264

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