Naučni savetnik
Laboratorija za molekularnu genetiku i ekologiju mikroorganizama (LMGEM)

Institut za molekularnu genetiku i genetičko inženjerstvo (IMGGI),
Univerzitet u Beogradu,

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Beograd, Srbija
Mob:   +381 64 8044087
Tel:     +381 11 3976034
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: brankav@imgge.bg.ac.rs

OBRAZOVANJE

1988 - Doktor bioloških nauka, Biološki fakultet (BF), Univerzitet u Beogradu (UB)
1980 - Magistar bioloških nauka, BF, UB
1977 - Diplomirani molekularni biolog i fiziolog, BF, UB

ISTRAŽIVAČKO ISKUSTVO

2005 - Naučni savetnik, IMGGI, UB         
1994 – 1998 - Viši naučni saradnik, IMGGI, UB
1989 – 1994 - Naučni saradnik, IMGGI, UB
1980 – 1986 - Istraživač saradnik, Laboratorija za molekularnu biologiju, Institut za nuklearne nauke "Vinča", UB
1977 – 1980 - Istraživač asistent, Laboratorija za molekularnu biologiju, Institut za nuklearne nauke "Vinča", UB  

RADNO ISKUSTVO

1999 – 2011 - Direktor, IMGGI
1999 – 2011 - Liaison officer ICGEB
1998 - Rukovodilac laboratorije, Laboratorija za molekularnu genetiku i ekologiju mikroorganizama, IMGGI, UB
1998 – 2003 - Vanredni profesor, Mol. gen., Biološki fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu
1997 - 1999 - Zamenik direktora, IMGGI
1997 – 1999 - Predavač, Molekularna genetika, PMF, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
1991 – 1998 - Docent, Molekularna genetika, Biološki fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu
1989 – 1991 - Predavač, Molekularna biologija, PMF, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu

OSTALE AKTIVNOSTI

2014 – Predsednik Društva genetičara Srbije
2012 - Delegat Udruženja mikrobiologa Srbije u FEMS-u
2012 - Član Saveta Univerziteta u Beogradu
2009 - Član Nacionalne komisije za saradnju sa UNESCO
2007 – 2010 - Član Senata Univerziteta u Beogradu
2006 -2010 - Zamenik predsednika Veća instituta Univerziteta u Beogradu
2003 - Predsednik Upravnog odbora Fondacije “Goran Ljubijankić”
2002 - Član Saveta Biološkog fakulteta, Univerziteta u Beogradu
1991 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, UK
1990 – 1997 - Zamenik predsednika Naučnog veća, IMGGI
1988 – 1989 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, UK
1982 – 1983 - Research Fellow, Lehrstuhl fuer Microbiologie der Universitaet Munchen, Germany

ČLANSTVA

ASM – American Society for Microbiology
EAS – European Academy of Sciences
Udruženje mikrobiologa Srbije – Član Predsedništva i delegat u FEMSu
Društvo genetičara Srbije – Predsednik i član uređivačkog odbora časopisa Genetika
Serpsko biološko društvo

OBLAST NAUČNOG INTERESOVANJA 

Molekularna genetika

  • Molekularna genetika aktinomiceta;
  • Mehanizmi rezistencije na aminoglikozidne antibiotike;
  • Ekspresija i regulacija gena;

Mikrobiološki diverzitet i ekologija

  • Izučavanje mikrobiološkog diverziteta različitih sredinskih uzoraka koriščenjem metagenomskog i tradicionalnog pristupa;
  • Mikrobiološki diverzitet kao izvor novih gena i metabolita;
  • Kolekcija mikroorganizama, filogenetska analiza i izučavanje sekundarnih metabolita.

Molekularna biotehnologija

  • Izolacija interesantnih mikroorganizama, enzima i metabolita sa potencijalnom primenom u bioremedijaciji i biotehnologiji.

ODABRANI NAUČNI RADOVI

Lippert R, Vojnovic S, Mitrovic A, Jux N, Ivanović-Burmazović I, Vasiljevic B, Stankovic N. Effect of ferrocene-substituted porphyrin RL-91 on Candida albicans biofilm formation. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2014) 24, 3506-3511. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.05.061 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24929472 

Stankovic N, Senerovic L, Ilic-Tomic T, Vasiljevic B, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Properties and applications of undecylprodigiosin and other bacterial prodigiosins. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2014) 98, 3841-3858. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24562326 

Nikodinovic-Runic J, Mojic M, Kang Y, Maksimovic-Ivanic D, Mijatovic S, Vasiljevic B, Stamenkovic V, Senerovic L. Undecylprodigiosin conjugated monodisperse gold nanoparticles efficiently cause apoptosis in colon cancer cells in vitro. J Mater Chem B (2014) 2 (21), 3271 - 3281. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24562326

Jovanovic P, Jeremic S, Djokic L, Savic V, Radivojevic J, Maslak V, Ivkovic B, Vasiljevic B, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Chemoselective biocatalytic reduction of conjugated nitroalkenes: New application for an Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) expression strain. Enz Microb Technol (2014) 60C, 16-23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24835095

Stanković S., Morić I., Pavić A., Vasiljević B., Johnson BD and Cvetković V. Investigation of the microbial diversity of an extremely acidic, metal-rich water body (lake Robule, Bor, Serbia). Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society (2014) 79, 729–741 http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=0352-51391300071S#.VE5ReGfZtSo

Stankovic, N., Senerovic, L., Bojic-Trbojevic, Z., Vuckovic, I., Vicovac, Lj., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR) pentaene macrolide family from Streptomyces durmitorensis MS405T: Production optimization and antimicrobial activity. J Appl Microbiol (2013) 115(6):1297-306. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 23941529

Narancic, T., Radivojevic, J., Jovanovic, P., Francuski, D., Bigovic, M., Maslak, V., Savic, V., Vasiljevic, B., O'Connor, K.E., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Highly efficient Michael-type addition of acetaldehyde tob-nitrostyrenes by whole resting cells ofEscherichia coliexpressing 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase.Bioresource Technology (2013) 142, 462–468. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23759430

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Biocanin, M., Saljnikov, E., Casey, E., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Phenol removal from four different natural soil types byBacillussp.PS11.Applied Soil Ecology (2013) 70, 1-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929139313000966

Stankovic, N., Radulovic, V., Petkovic, M., Vuckovic, I., Jadranin, M., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Streptomyces sp. JS520 produces exceptionally high quantities of undecylprodigiosin with antibacterial, antioxidative, and UV-protective properties. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2012) 96, 1217-31. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 22767180

Narancic, T., Kenny, S.T., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., O'Connor, K.E.,Nikodinovic-Runic, J.Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate production by newly isolated Pseudomonas sp. TN301 from a wide range of poly- and monoaromatic hydrocarbons. J. Appl. Microbiol. (2012) 113, 508-520. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22642403

Narancic, T., Djokic, L., Kenny, S.T., O'Connor, K.E., Radulovic, V., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Vasiljevic, B. Metabolic versatility of Gram-positive microbial isolates from contaminated river sediments. J. Hazard. Mater. (2012) 215-216, 243-51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 22421345

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Savic, M., Vasiljevic, B. Isolation and characterization of four novel Gram-positive bacteria associated with the rhizosphere of two endemorelict plants capable of degrading a broad range of aromatic substrates, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2011) 91, 1227-1238. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 21706169

Stodulkova, E., Kuzma, M., Hench, I. B., Cerny, J., Kralova, J., Novak, P., Chudickova, M., Savic, M., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., Flieger, M. New polyene macrolide family produced by submerged culture of Streptomyces durmitorensis. J Antibiot (Tokyo) (2011) 64, 717-22. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 21915134

Đokić, L., Savić, M., Narančić, T., Vasiljević, B. Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2010) 62, 559-564. http://scindeks.ceon.rs/article.aspx?artid=0354-46641003559D

Vojnović, S., Ilić-Tomić, T., Savić, M., Bajkić, S., I. Morić, B. Vasiljević: Comparative analysis of 16S rRNAmethyltransferases conferring resistance to amynoglycoside antibiotics in producing strains, in: Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Vol. 1 (Ed. A. M. Vilas), Formatex Research Center, Spain, 2010, pp. 501-508. http://www.formatex.org/microbiology2

Morić, I., Bajkić, S., Savić, M., Ilic-Tomić, T., Conn, G.L., Vasiljević, B. Heterologous Escherichia coli Expression, purification and characterization of the GrmA aminoglycoside-resistance methytransferase. Protein J. (2009) 28, 326-332. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 19763405

Savic, M., Lovric, J., Tomic, T. I., Vasiljevic, B., Conn, G. L. Determination of the target nucleosides for members of two families of 16S rRNAmethyltransferases that confer resistance to partially overlapping groups of aminoglycoside antibiotics. Nucleic Acids Res (2009) 37, 5420-31. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 19589804

Ilić – Tomić, T., Morić, I., Conn, G. L., Vasiljević, B. Aminoglycoside resistance genes sgm and kgmB protect bacterial but not yeast small ribosomal subunits in vitro despite high conservation of the rRNA site. Res. in Microbiol. (2008) 159, 658–662. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18930134

Savić, M., Ilić – Tomić, T., Macmaster, R., Vasiljević, B., Conn, G. L. Critical Residues for Cofactor Binding and Catalytic Activity in the Aminoglycoside Resistance Methyltransferase Sgm. J. Bacteriol. (2008) 190, 5855–5861. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18586937

Savić, M., Bratić I., Vasiljević, B.Streptomyces durmitorensis sp. nov., a producer of an FK506-like immunosuppressant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. (2007) 57, 2119-2124. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17766883