Full-time professor
Laboratoty for Plant Molecular Biology

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:   +381 64  8237960                           
Phone:   +381 11 3976414
Fax:       +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: svetlanar@bio.bg.ac.rs


1998 - PhD in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB (Characterization of buckwheat seed storage proteins)

1989 - M.Sc. in Plant Physiology, FB, UB

1983 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, University of Belgrade


Engaged in scientific projects at the IMGGE as visiting researcher


2013 -  full-time perofessor, FB, University of Belgrade

2007 - associate professor, FB, University of Belgrade

1998 - 2007 - assistant professor, FB, University of Belgrade

1989-1998 - teaching assistant, FB, University of Belgrade


Molecular mechanisms of plant response to abiotic and biotic stresses


Rakić, T, Lazarević, M, Jovanović, Ž, Radović, S, Šiljk-Yakovlev, S, Stevanović, B, Stevanović, V. (2014). Resurrection plants of the genus Ramonda: prospective survival strategies – unlock further capacity of adaptation, or embark on the path of evolution? Frontiers in Plant Science, 4 (550): 1-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3887321/

Jovanović, Ž, Stanisavljević, N, Mikić, A, Radović, S, Maksimović, V. (2014). Water deficit down-regulates miR398 and miR408 in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 83: 26-31 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0981942814002216

Miljuš-Djukić, J, Stanisavljević, N, Radović, S, Jovanović, Ž, Mikić, A, Maksimović,V. (2013). Differential response of three contrasting pea (Pisum arvense, Pisum sativum, Pisum fulvum) species to salt stress: assessment of variation in antioxidative defence and miRNA expression. Australian Journal of CropScience, 7:2145-2153. http://www.cropj.com/djukic_7_13_2013_2145_2153.pdf

Jovanović Ž, Stanisavljević, N, Mikić A, Radović S, Maksimović V. (2013). The expression of drought responsive element binding protein (DREB2A) related gene from pea (Pisum sativum L.) as affected by water stress. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 7: 1590-1596.

Stanisavljević N, Jovanovič Ž, Čupić T, Lukić J, Miljuš-Đukić J, Radović S, Mikić, A. (2013). Extractability of antioxidants from legume seed flour after cooking and in vitro gastrointestinal digestion in comparison with methanolic extraction of the unprocessed flour.
International Journal of Food Scence and Technology, 48: 2096-2104 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijfs.12191/full

Stanisavljević, N., Savić,J., Jovanović, Ž., Miljuš-Djukić,J., Radović,S., Vinterhalter,D., Vinterhalter,B. (2012) Antioxidative-related enzyme activity in Alyssum markgrafii shoot cultures as affected by nickel level. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 34:(5), 1997-2006 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11738-012-1001-3#page-1

Jovanović, Ž, Rakić,T., Stevanović,B., Radović,S. (2011) Characterization of oxidative
and antioxidative events during dehydration and rehydration of resurrection plant Ramonda nathaliae. Plant Growth Regulation: 64, 231-240 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10725-011-9563-4#page-1

Ninković,S., Djordjević,T., Vinterhalter,B., Uzelac,B., Cingel,A., Savić,A., Radović,S. (2010). Embryogenic responses of Beta vulgaris L. callus induced from transgenic hairy roots. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture, 103: 81-91

Timotijević,G., Milisavljević,M., Radović,S., Konstantinović,M., Maksimović,V.: (2010)
Ubiquitous aspartic proteinase as an actor in the stress response in buckwheat. Journal of Plant Physiology, 167: 61-68

M. Milisavljević, G. Timotijević, S. Radović, M. Konstantinović, V. Maksimović (2008) Two types of aspartic proteinases from buckwheat seed – Gene structure and expression analysis, Journal of Plant Physiology, 165: 983-990

Ninković,S., Miljuš-Djukić, J., Radović, S., Maksimović, V., Lazarević,J., Vinterhalter,B., Nešković,M., Smigocki,A. (2007) Phytodecta fornicata Bruggemann resistance mediated by oryzacystatin II proteinase inhibitor transgene, Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture, 91(3): 289-294 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11240-007-9296-2#page-1

Jovanović, Ž., Milošević, J., Radović, S. (2006) Antioxidative enyzmes in the response of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) to UV-B radiation. J Agric. Food Chem., 54: 9472-9478 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/jf061324v

Milisavljević, M., Timotijević, G., Radović, S., Brkljačić, J., Konstantinović, M., Maksimović, V. (2004) Vicilin-like storage glibulin from buckwheat seed. J Agric. Food Chem., 52:, 5258-5262 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/jf049519v

Mljuš-Djukić, J., Ninković, S., Radović, S., Maksimović, V., Brkljačić, J., Nešković, M. (2004) Detection of proteins possibly involved in self-incompatibility response in distylous buckwheat. Biologia Plantarum, 48 (2): 293-296 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FB%3ABIOP.0000033459.48057.8b#page-1

Timotijević,G.,Radović,S.,Maksimović,V. (2003) Characterization of an aspartic proteinase activity in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) seeds, J. Agric. Food Chem., 51: 2100-2103 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/jf026043b

Paunović,S.,Maksimović,V.,Ranković,M.,Radović,S. (1999) Characterization of a virus associated with pear stony pit in cv. Wurtemberg, J Phytopatology, 147: 695-700 http://eurekamag.com/research/034/559/034559951.php#close

Radović,S, Maksimović,V., Brklačić,J., Varkonji-Gašić,E.,Savić,A. (1999) 2S albumin from buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) seeds, J. Agr. Food Chem. 47: 1467-1470 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jf980778s

Maksimović,V.,Varkonji-Gašić,E.,Radović,S., Savić,A. (1996) Biosynthesis of 13S buckwheat seed storage protein. J Plant Physiol. 147: 759-761 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176161711814902

Radović,S., Maksimović,V.,Varkonji,E. (1996) Characterisation of buckwheat seed storage proteins, J. Agric. Food Chem.,44: 972-975 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf950655x