Ivana Morić

Associate Research Professor
Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile: +381 65 397 60 34                          
Phone: +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: ivanamoric@imgge.bg.ac.rs


2006 - PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
(Thesis: The application of X ray microscopy in elemental mapping of Mycobacterium avium pks12 mutant)
2000 - M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, UB
1996 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB


2018 - Associate Research Professor, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2007 – 2018 - Assistant Research Professor, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2005 – 2007 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2002 – 2005 - Visiting Scientist, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
2002 – 2005 - Visiting Scientist, Advance Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA
2001 – 2002 - Research Assistant, Laboratory for Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms (LGEM),  IMGGE
1999 – 2001 - Research Trainee, LGEM, IMGGE
Feb/Jun 1999 - Visiting student, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
1996 – 1999 - Ministry of Science Scholarship holder, LGEM, IMGGE


2013 – 2017 - Vice President of IMGGE’s Scientific Council
2008 – 2018 - Deputy Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbial Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE
2008 –  Lecturer on Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, at PhD studies (Molecular Biology Module and Genetics Module)


Lecturer at Petnica Science Centre, Petnica, Republic of Serbia


  • Novel approaches in antimicrobial treatments

  • Biodeterioration (bacterial deterioration of cultural heritage objects)

  • Metagenomics (culture-independent bacterial community analysis)

  • Respiratory infection


Milivojevic D, Šumonja N, Medic S, Pavic A, Moric I, Vasiljevic B, Senerovic L, Nikodinovic-Runic J (2018). Biofilm forming ability and infection potential of  Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from animals and humans. Pathog Dis. (2018) 76, fty041.


Zizovic I, Senerovic L, Moric I, Adamovic T, Jovanovic M, Kalagasidis Krusic, M, Misic D, Stojanovic D, Milovanovic S. Utilization of supercritical carbon dioxide in fabrication of cellulose acetate films with anti-biofilm effects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, J Supercrit Fluid. (2018) 140, 11-20.


Veselinović J, Đorđević V, Bogdanović M, Morić I, Veselinović A. QSAR modeling of dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors as a therapeutic target for multiresistant bacteria, Struct Chem. (2018) 29, 541-551.


Aleksić I, Šegan S, Andrić F, Zlatović M, Moric I, Opsenica D, Senerovic L. Long-chained 4-Aminoquinolines as quorum sensing inhibitors in Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ACS Chem Biol. (2017) 12,1425-1434.


Stanković S, Morić I, Pavić A, Vojnović S, Vasiljević B, Cvetković V. Bioleaching of Copper From Old Flotation Tailings Samples (Copper Mine Bor, Serbia), J Serb Chem Soc. (2015) 80, 391-405.


Pavić A, Ilić-Tomić T,  Pačevski A, Nedeljković T, Vasiljević B, Morić I. 2015. Diversity and biodeteriorative potential of bacterial isolates from deteriorated modern combined-technique canvas painting. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 97, 2015, 40–50. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964830514003370

Stanković S, Morić I, Pavić A, Vasiljević B, Johnson BD, Cvetković V. Investigation of the microbial diversity of an extremely acidic, metal-rich water body (lake Robule, Bor, Serbia). J. Serb. Chem. Soc. (2014) 79, 729–741.


Bajkić S, Narančić T, Đokić L, Đorđević D, Nikodinović-Runić J, Morić I, Vasiljević B. Microbial diversity and isolation of multiple metal-tolerant bacteria from surface and underground pits within the copper mining and smelting complex Bor. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2013) 65, 375-386.


Vojnović S, IlićTomić T, Savić M, Bajkić S, Morić I, Vasiljević B. Comparative analysis of 16S rRNA methyltransferases 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.

Moric I, Savic M, Ilic-Tomic T, Vojnovic S, Bajkic S, Vasiljevic B. rRNA methyltransferases and their role in resistance to antibiotics. J. Med. Biochem. (2010) 29, 165-174.


Jha SS, Danelishvili L, Wagner D, Maser J, Li YJ, Moric I, Vogt S, Yamazaki Y, Lai B, Bermudez LE. Virulence-related Mycobacterium avium subsp hominissuis MAV_2928 gene is associated with vacuole remodeling in macrophages. BMC Microbiol. (2010) 10,100.


Moric I, Bajkic S, Savic M, Ilic-Tomic T, Conn GL, Vasiljevic 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

Ilic-Tomic T, Moric I, Conn GL, Vasiljevic B. Aminoglycoside resistance genes sgm and kgmB protect bacterial but not yeast small ribosomal subunits in vitro despite high conservation of the rRNA A-site, Res Microbiol. (2008) 159, 658-662.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18930134

Wagner D, Maser J, Moric I, Vogt S, Kern WV, Bermudez L. Elemental analysis of the Mycobacterium avium-containing phagosomes in macropages from Balb/c mice. Biochem Biophy Res Commun (2006) 344, 1346-1351


Wagner D, Maser J, Moric I, Boechat N, Vogt S, Gicquel B, Lai B, Reyart JM, Bermudez L. Changes of the phagosomal elemental concentrations by Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mramp. Microbiology (2005) 151, 323-32.


Simpson JL, Moric I, Wark PA, Johnston SL, Gibson PG. Use of induced sputum for the diagnosis of influenza and infections in asthma: a comparison of diagnostic techniques. J Clin Virol. (2003) 26, 339-46.


Wark PAB, Johnston SL, Moric I, Simpson JL, Hensley MJ, Gibson PG. Neutrophil activation and cell lysis is associated with clinical severity in virus infection and acute asthma. Eur Respir J. (2002) 19, 68-75.


Seemungal T, Harper-Owen R, Bhowmik A, Moric I, Sanderson G, Message S, MacCallum P, Meade TW, Jeffries DJ, Johnston SL, Wedzicha JA. Symptoms, inflammatory markers and respiratory viruses in acute exacerbations and stable COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med (2001) 164, 1618-1623.


Stojićević N, Morić I, Begović J, Radoja S, Konstantinović M. DNA Architecture and Transcriptional Regulation of the Escherichia coli Penicillin Amidase (pac) Gene. Biomolecular Engineering (2001) 17, 113-117.


Radoja S, Francetić O, Stojićević N, Morić I, Glišin V, Konstantinović M. DNA region responsible for transcriptional regulation of the Escherichia coli penicillin amidase (pac) gene by CRP and PAA. Genetic Analysis: Biomolecular Engineering  (1999) 15, 235-239.


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