Research Associate

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:   +381 65 3976212                            
Phone:   +381 11 397 57 44
Fax:       +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: milenamilivojevic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2014 - PhD in Biological sciences, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB) (“The role of Sonic Hedgehog signaling pathway in the regulation of SOX18 gene expression in HeLa cells, model system of cervical carcinoma”)

2005 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2010 - Research Assistant Laboratory for human molecular genetics, IMGGE

2006-2010 - Research Trainee, Laboratory for human molecular genetics, IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY

RESEARCH INTEREST

 
Understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating cancer formation and growth are of great interest for developing the better approaches for cancer therapy. In the last few years, numerous data shown that deregulation of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathway has been associated with onset and progression of various types of human cancers. In addition, SOX genes are involved in various phases in cancer development. The main focus of our study is investigating the functional crosstalk between Sonic Hedgehog(SHH) signaling pathway and human SOX gene in cancel cell lines.
Moreover, we are introducing and applying fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)

for detection of numerical and structural chromosome aberrations in humans.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Milivojevic M, Petrovic I, Kovacevic-Grujicic N, Popovic J, Mojsin M, Stevanovic M. Construction and functional analysis of novel dominant-negative mutant of human SOX18 protein. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2013 Nov;78(11):1287-92. doi: 10.1134/S0006297913110096.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24460943
  2. Cuturilo G, Drakulic D, Krstic A, Gradinac M, Ilisic T, Parezanovic V, Milivojevic M, Stevanovic M, Jovanovic I.The role of modern imaging techniques in the diagnosis of malposition of the branch pulmonary arteries and possible association with microdeletion 22q11.2. Cardiol Young. 2013 Apr;23(2):181-8. doi: 10.1017/S1047951112000571. Epub 2012 Apr 26 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22717372
  1. Mojsin M, Kovacevic-Grujicic N, Krstic A, Popovic J, Milivojevic M, Stevanovic M. Comparative analysis of SOX3 protein orthologs: Expansion of homopolymeric amino acid tracts during vertebrate evolution. Biochem Genet. 2010 Aug;48(7-8):612-23. doi: 10.1007/s10528-010-9343-2010-9343-2. Epub 2010 May 21.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20495863