Vladanka Topalovuć Vuković

Research Assistant

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

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:   +381 65 3976 212               
Phone:   +381 11 3976 212
Fax:       +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: vladankatopalovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs


2011 - PhD student, FB, UB
2011 - M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, UB


2014 - Research Assistant, IMGGE, UB
2012 - 2014 - Research TraineeIMGGE, UB


2012 - Laboratory for human molecular genetics, IMGGE, UB
2013 - 2014 - Erasmus Mundus SIGMA Sholar, University of Milan, Italy
2010 - EPFL Summer Research Program Scholar, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Analysis of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of human SOXB1 genes expression during process of neural differentiation
  • Studying the interplay between Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and SOXB1 genes in NT2/D1 cells
  • Analysis of themolecular diversity of Serbian population based on mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms


Epigenetic regulation of human SOX3 gene expression during early phases of neural differentiation of NT2/D1 cells. Topalovic V, Krstic A, Schwirtlich M, Dolfini D, Mantovani R, Stevanovic M, Mojsin M. PLoS One 2017;12(9): e0184099 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28886103 

Histone Modifications on the Promoters of Human OCT4 and NANOG Genes at the Onset of Neural Differentiation of NT2/D1 Cells. Topalovic V, Schwirtlich M, Stevanovic M, Mojsin M. Biochemistry Moscow 2017;82(16):715-722 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28601081 

SOX14 activates the p53 signaling pathway and induces apoptosis in a cervical carcinoma cell line. Stanisavljevic D, Petrovic I, Vukovic V, Schwirtlich M, Gredic M, Stevanovic M, Popovic J. PLoS One 2017;12(9): e0184686  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28926586 

Mitochondrial super-haplogroup U diversity in Serbians. Davidovic S, Malyarchuk B, Aleksic J, Derenko M, Topalovic V, Litvinov A, Skonjeczna K, Rogalla U, Grzybowski T, Stevanovic M, Kovacevic-Grujicic N. Ann Hum Biol 2017; 44(5):408-418 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28140657 

Crosstalk between SOXB1 proteins and WNT/β-catenin signaling in NT2/D1 cells. Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Vicentic JM, Schwirtlich M, Stanisavljevic D, Drakulic D, Stevanovic M. Histochem Cell Biol 2015; 144(5):429-441  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239426 

Antioxidant and antiproliferative activity of chokeberry juice phenolics during in vitro simulated digestion in the presence of food matrix. Stanisavljevic N, Samardzic J, Jankovic T, Savikin K, Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Stevanovic M. Food Chem 2015; 175: 516-522 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25577114  

The influence of combined oral contraceptives containing drospirenone on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity and glucocorticoid receptor expression and function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Macut Dj, Bozic Antic I, Nestorov J, Topalovic V, Panidis D, Kastratovic Kotlica B, Papadakis E, Matic G, Vojnovic Milutinovic D.. Hormones, 2015; 14(1):109-117

Transcription factor NF-Y inhibits cell growth and decreases SOX2 expression in human embryonal carcinoma cell line NT2/D1. Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Vicentic JM, Stevanovic M. Biochemistry Moscow 2015; 80(2):202-207  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25756534 

Mitochondrial DNA perspective of Serbian genetic diversity. Davidovic S, Malyarchuk B, Aleksic JM, Derenko M, Topalovic V, Litvinov A, Stevanovic M, Kovacevic-Grujicic N. Am J Phys Anthropol 2015; 156(3):449-465 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25418795  

Quercetin reduces pluripotency, migration and adhesion of human teratocarcinoma cell line NT2/D1 by inhibiting Wnt/beta-catenin signaling. Mojsin M, Vicentic JM, Schwirtlich M, Topalovic V, Stevanovic M. Food Funct 2014; 5: 2564-2573  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25138740 

Cyclic AMP response element binding (CREB) protein acts as a positive regulator of SOX3 gene expression in NT2/D1 cells. Kovacevic-Grujicic N, Mojsin M, Popovic J, Petrovic I, Topalovic V, Stevanovic M. BMB Rep 2014; 47: 197-202 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24257117 

Quercetin and lithium chloride modulate Wnt signaling in pluripotent embryonal carcinoma NT2/D1 cells. Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Marjanovic J, Stevanovic M. Archives of Biological Sciences, 2013; 65(1); 201-209 http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641301201M#.VE9nmDTF-2Y 

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