Current projects

FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (2011–2019)
The role of transcription factors and small RNAs in abiotic stress in plants and genetic biodiversity of plant species in agriculture and biotechnology

Principal Investigator: Dr Vesna Maksimovic, IMGGE
OI 173005


Complex diseases as a model system for phenotype modulation – structural and functional analysis of molecular biomarkers

OI 173008
Principal Investigator: Dr Dragica Radojkovic, IMGGE 


Genes and molecular mechanisms promoting probiotic activity of lactic acid bacteria from Western Balkan

Principal Investigator: Dr Milan Kojic, IMGGE
OI 173019 


Microbial diversity study and characterization of beneficial environmental microorganisms

OI 173048
Principal Investigator: Dr Branka Vasiljevic, IMGGE 


Studying signal transduction pathways and epigenetic mechanisms that control human SOX genes expression: further insight into their roles in cell fate determination and differentiation

Principal Investigator: Dr Milena Stevanovic, IMGGE
OI 173051 


Molecular characterization of bacteria from genera Bacillus and Pseudomonas as potential agents for biological control

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Djordje Fira, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Milan Kojic 
OI 173026 


Plant biodiversity of Serbia and the Balkans – assesment, sustainable use and protection

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Dmitar Lakusic, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Aleksic
OI 173030 


Cellular and molecular mechanisms of recovery of rats from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Principal Investigator: Dr Djordje Miljkovic, Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic", University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Gordana Timotijevic
OI 173035 


Combinatorial libraries of heterogeneous catalysts, natural products, modified natural products and their analogues: the way to new biologically active agents

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Niko Radulovic, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Nis
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Tatjana Ilic-Tomic
OI 172061 

INTEGRATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2011–2019) 

III 41004
Principal Investigator: Dr Sonja Pavlovic, IMGGE 


Role of preoperative disease staging, prognostic, therapy markers, objectification of functional results in decision on rectal cancer treatment strategy, with the aim of improving oncology results and quality of life

Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic
III 41033


Development of new encapsulation and enzyme technology to produce biocatalysts and biologically active food components in order to increase its competitiveness, quality and safety

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Branko Bugarski, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: dr Ivana Strahinic
III 46010


Ethnogenesis of the Serbs during the Middle Ages (until c.1250): a comparative analysis of the historic-cultural heritage, genetic material and artefacts of material culture from the aspect of analytical chemistry

Principal Investigator: Dr Irena Cvijanovic, The Institute of History Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Natasa Kovacevic-Grujicic, dr Milena Stevanovic, dr Marija Mojsin, dr Andrijana Klajn and Vladanka Topalovic
III 47025

INNOVATION PROJECTS
Development of technological processes for production of innovative probiotic products for prevention and treatment of intestinal infections in animals

Principal Investigator: Dr Natasa Golic, IMGGE
Project 2616 of the Innovation Fund, 2017-2019


Testing the potential of FlogoSkin to stimulate wound healing

Principle Investigator: Dr Isidora Petrovic, IMGGE
Innovation fund program, Innovation Voucher 335, 2019


An evaluation of Delphinol®, a natural plant remedy, for the topical use in UV light protection

Principal Investigator: dr Aleksandar Pavic, IMGGE
Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 262, 2018-2019

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
New synergistic strategy to treat chronic wound infections

Principal Investigator: Dr Lidija Senerovic, IMGGE
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), CRP/SRB16-02, 2017-2019


CEEPUS network “Managing forests for climate change”

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr. Milan Mataruga, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Union, CIII-BA-0000-00-1920, 2019-


Strengthening capacities of phytosanitary sector in the field of plant variety registration, including improvement of variety testing authorities”

Principal Investigator: Riccardo Rossi Paccani
European Union, EU IPA II project for Serbia - Twining project for plant variety registration, SR 14 IPA AG 01 16, 2017-2019


Plant health bioinformatics network

EUPHRESCO, 2019-2022
Project coordinator: Annelies Haegeman, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium

OTHER PROJECTS
Studying the molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining pluripotency and differentiation of stem cells

F23, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Principal investigator: Milena Stevanovic, PhD


Optimization (individualization) of the rectal cancer treatment using predictive molecular genetic biomarkers

F-20, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2013-
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Zoran Krivokapić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Dragica Radojkovic and dr Aleksandra Nikolic


Project: Defining strategies for in situ and ex situ conservation of Serbian spruce with respect to climate change (SInExPAN)

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Republic of Srpska 19/6-020/961-42/18, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr. Milan Mataruga, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Functionalization of biopolymers

Principal Investigator: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, IMGGE
Bioplastech Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, 2013-


Synthesis and application of new chemotherapeutics based on natural products and metal complexes

Principal Investigator: Prof dr Bogdan Solaja, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Strategic project of SASA, 01-2019, 2019-2022
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, dr Sandra Vojnovic and dr Aleksandar Pavic


Molecular basis of response to chemioradiotherapy in rectal cancer

Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Strategic project of SASA, 02-2019, 2019-2022
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic, dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, dr Sandra Dragicevic, Jovana Despotovic, Tamara Babic, dr Milena Stevanovic, dr Isidora Petrovic and dr Marija Schwirtlich


Establishment of compatible institutional registers and network of counseling centers for hereditary gastrointestinal tumors

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia, 337-00-205/2019-09/34, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade


Zebrafish as a model for asthma research - role of Wnt signalling in response to cigarette smoke

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, IMGGE


Covalent modification of carbon materials using enzymes

Program "Pokreni se za nauku", Phillip Morris Company, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandra Mitrovic, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Milovanovic


Investigation of bacteriophages and phage-derived enzyme activity against biofilm-embedded cells of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Italy and Republic of Serbia, 2019-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Goran Vukotic, Faculty of Biology University of Belgrade

SCIENCE PROMOTION PROJECTS
Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion 2018-2019 (SCIMFONICOM 2018-2019)

Coordinator: Dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, IMGGE
European Comission, H2020-818747, 2018-2019


Scientific Super-Combi-Nation

Coordinator: Dr Sandra Dragicevic, IMGGE
Project of the Center for the Promotion of Science, 2018-2019

COST ACTIONS
Gene regulation ensemble effort for the knowledge commons

CA15205, 2016-2020 


Diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of exposure-related noncommunicable diseases (DiMoPEx)

CA15129, 2016-2020 


Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed)

CA15120, 2016-2020


Application of next generation sequencing for the study and diagnosis of plant viral diseases in agriculture

FA1407, 2015-2019


European Epitranscriptomics Network

CA16120, 2017-2021


Identifying Biomarkers Through Translational Research for Prevention and Stratification of Colorectal Cancer (TRANSCOLONCAN)

CA17118, 2018-2022


LEukaemia GENe Discovery by data sharing, mining and collaboration (LEGEND)

CA16223, 2017-2021


Maximising Impact of research in NeuroDevelopmental DisorderS

COST akcija CA16210, 2017-2021

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