Milena Ugrin

Research Associate
Laboratory for Molecular Biomedicine

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:      +381 65 3976 445                           
Phone:      +381 11 3976 445
Fax:          +381 11 3975 808
E-mail: milena.radmilovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2011 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB) (Thesis:Modifier genes of b-thalassemia syndromes: gene variants as regulators of gene expression and population-genetic markers.

2005 - B.Sc. in Molecular biology and physiology, FB, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2012 - Research Associate, IMGGE, UB

2011 - 2012 - Research Assistant, IMGGE, UB

2010 - 2011 - Research Trainee, IMGGE, UB

CAREER HISTORY

2010 – Member of Laboratory for molecular biomedicine

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2009 – 2012 - involved in the project “Little school of DNAlogy” (MSTDS)

2011 - involved in the project Researchers night, “RENIFEVER” (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT-287432, 2011.)

2012 - work package leader, Researchers night  “SCIMFONICOM” (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT-316471, 2012.)

2013 - coordinator assistant, Researcher night “SCIMFONICOM 2.013” (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT-609724, 2013)

2014 – 2015 - involved in the project Researchers night “SCIMFONICOM 2014-2015” (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT-633376, 2014-2015)

RESEARCH INTEREST

Thalassemia syndromes, modifier genes of b-thalassemia syndromes, genetic varianats of modifier genes as regulators of gene expression and their impact on clinical picture of b-thalassemia syndromes.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Radmilovic M, Zukic B, Stojiljkovic Petrovic M, Bartsakoulia M, Stankovic B, Kotur N, Dokmanovic L, Georgitsi M, Patrinos GP, Pavlovic S. Functional analysis of a novel KLF1 gene promoter variation associated with hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. Ann Hematol. 2013;92(1):53-8.

Kotur N, Stankovic B, Kassela K, Georgitsi M, Vicha A, Dokmanovic L, Janic D, Krstovski N, Klaassen K, Radmilovic M, Stojiljkovic M, Nikcevic G, Simeonidis A, Sivolapenko G, Pavlovic S, Patrinos GP, Zukic B. Six-mercaptopurine influences TPMT gene transcription in a TPMT gene promoter variable number of tandem repeats-dependent manner. Pharmacogenomics. 2012; 13(3): 283-295.

Giardine B, Borg J, Higgs D, Peterson K, Philipsen S, Maglott D, Singleton B, Anstee D, Basak AN, Clark B, Costa F, Faustino P, Fedosyuk H, Felice A, Francina A, Galanello R, Gallivan M, Georgitsi M, Gibbons R, Giordano P, Harteveld C, Hoyer J, Jarvis M, Joly P, Kanavakis E, Kollia P, Menzel S, Miller W, Moradkhani K, Old J, Papachatzopoulou A, Papadakis M, Papadopoulos P, Pavlovic S, Perseu L, Radmilovic M, Riemer C, Satta S, Schrijver I, Stojiljkovic M, Thein SL, Traeger-Synodinos J, Tully R, Wada T, Waye J, Wiemann C, Zukic B, Chui D, Wajcman H, Hardison R, Patrinos P. Systematic documentation and analysis of human genetic variation in hemoglobinopathies using the microattribution approach. Nat Genet. 2011; 43(4):295-301.

Zukic B, Radmilovic M, Stojiljkovic M, Tosic N, Pourfarzad F, Dokmanovic L, Janic D, Colovic N, Philipsen S, Patrinos G, Pavlovic S. Functional analysis of the role of the TPMT gene promoter VNTR polymorphism in gene transcription. Pharmacogenomics. 2010; 11(4):547-557.

Radmilovic M, Zukic B, Stankovic B, Karan-Djurasevic T, Stojiljkovic M, Spasovski V, Tosic N, Dokmanovic L, Janic D, Pavlovic S. Thalassemia Syndromes in Serbia: An update.  Hemoglobin. 2010; 34(5):477-485.

Kollia P, Kalamaras A, Chassanidis C, Samara M, Vamvakopoulos NK, Radmilovic M, Pavlovic S, Papadakis MN, Patrinos GP., Compound heterozygosity for the Cretan type of non-deletional hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin and beta-thalassemia or Hb Sabine confirms the functional role of the Agamma -158 C>T mutation in gamma-globin gene transcription, Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2008; 41(3):263-264.

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