Jelena Lozo

Associate Professor

Address

Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology
Studentski trg 16,11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Phone: +381 11 2639 882
Fax:     +381 11 2639 882
E-mail: jlozo@bio.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2008 – PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2003 – M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
1999 – B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 – Associate Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2009 – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2003 – Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2000 – Assistant Trainee, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Teacher in the undergraduate and doctoral academic studies in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology on Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

2015 - 2018 - Vice Dean for Science and PhD studies at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2015 - 2018 - Member of the Academic Council of Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Belgrade;
Member of Serbian Society for Microbiology, Serbian Society for Molecular Biology and Serbian Biological Society

RESEARCH INTEREST 

Biochemical and genetic characterization of bacterial antimicrobial peptides – bacteriocins, role of the rhizobacteria in plant growth promotion and increased tolerance on abiotic stress.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Miljkovic M, Lozo J, Mirkovic N, O'Connor PM, Malesevic M, Jovcic B, Cotter PD3, Kojic M. (2018) Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGBU1-4. Front Microbiol. 2018 Nov 15;9:2774. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774. eCollection 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30498487

Fira, D., Dimkić, I., Berić, T., Lozo, J., Stanković., S. (2018) Biological control of plant pathogens by Bacillus species. J Biotechnol. 285: 44-55. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30172784

Nikolić, I., Berić, T., Dimkić, I., Popović, T., Lozo, J., Fira, Đ., Stanković, S. (2019). Biological control of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata on sugar beet with Bacillus pumilus SS-10.7 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (SS-12.6 and SS-38.4) strains, J. Appl. Microbiol. 126 (1): 165-176. DOI: 10.1111/jam.14070 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30117660

Lozo, J., Mirkovic, N., O'Connor, P.M., Malesevic, M., Miljkovic, M., Polovic, N., Jovcic, B., Cotter, P.D., Kojic, M. (2017) Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 83(21). pii: e01519-17 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01519-17. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28842543

Lukic, J., Jancic, I., Mirkovic, N., Bufan, B., Djokic, J., Milenkovic, M., Begovic, J., Strahinic, I., Lozo, J. (2017), Lactococcus lactis and Lactobacillus salivarius differently modulate early immunological response of Wistar rats co-administered with Listeria monocitogenes. Beneficial microbes, 8(5): 809-822. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28856909

Ćirković, I., Božić, D., Draganić, V., Lozo, J., Berić, T., Kojić, M., Arsić, B., Garalejić, E., Djukić, S., Stanković, S. (2016), Licheniocin 50.2 and bacteriocins from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 inhibit biofilms of coagulase negative staphylococci and Listeria monocytogenes clinical isolates. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167995. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0167995 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27930711

Madi, H., Lukić, J., Vasiljević, Z., Biočanin, M., Kojić, M., Jovčić, B., Lozo, J. (2016) Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strains from a pedriatric tertiary care hospital in Serbia. PloS ONE 11(10): e0165660.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165660 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27798695

Lozo, J., Berić, T., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Stanković, S., Fira, D, Stanisavljević, L. (2015) Microbiota associated with pollen, bee bread, larvae and adults of solitary bee Osmia cornuta (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Bull. Ent. Res. 105: 470-476. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25895542

Berić, T., Stanković, S., Draganić, V., Kojić, M., Lozo, J., Fira, Dj. (2014) Novel antilisterial bacteriocin licheniocin 50.2 from Bacillus licheniformis VPS50.2 isolated from soil sample. J. Appl. Microbiol. 116(3): 502-510.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24238327

Uzelac,G., Kojic, M., Lozo, J., Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, T., Kristensen, T., Nes, I.F., Diep, D. B., Topisirovic, L. (2013) Zn-dependant metallopeptidase is responsible for sensitivity to LsbB, a class II leaderless bacteriocin of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGMN1-5. J. Bacteriol. 195(24):5614-5621. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24123824

Golić, N., Čadež, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Šuranská, H., Beganović, J., Lozo, J., Kos, B., Šušković, J., Raspor, P., Topisirović, Lj. (2013) Evaluation of lactic acid bacteria and yeast diversity in traditional white pickled and fresh soft cheeses from the mountain regions of Serbia and lowland regions of Croatia. Int. J Food Microbiol. 166: 294-300.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23973841

Strahinic, I., Lozo, J., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Fira, D., Kojic, M., Golic, N., Begovic, J., Topisirovic, L. (2013) Technological and probiotic potential of BGRA43 a natural isolate of Lactobacillus helveticus. Front. Microbiol. 4: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346083

Kozoderović, G., Velhner, M., Jelesić, Z., Golić, N., Lozo, J., Kehrenberg, C. (2012). Prevalence of quinolone resistance and mutations in the topoisomerase genes in Salmonella enteric serotype Enteritidis isolates from Serbia. Int. J Antimicrob. Agents. 40: 455-457. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999768

Kojic, M., Jovcic, B., Strahinic, I., Begovic, J., Lozo, J., Veljovic, K., Topisirovic, L. (2011) Cloning and expression of novel lactococcal aggregation factor from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis BGKP1. BMC Microbiol. 11:265. doi:10.1186/1471-2180/11/265. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22182285

Lozo, J., Strahinic, I., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J-M., Haertlé, T., Topisirovic, L. (2011) Comparative analysis of b-casein proteolysis by PrtP proteinase from L. paracasei subsp. paracasei BGHN14, PrtR proteinase from L. rhamnosus BGT10 and PrtH proteinase from L. helveticus BGRA43. Int. Dairy J 21: 863-868.http://www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.kobson.nb.rs:2048/science/article/pii/S095869461100149X

Kojic, M., Lozo, J., Jovcic, B., Strahinic, I., Fira, D., Topisirovic, L. (2010) Construction of a new shuttle vector and its use for cloning and expression of two plasmid-encoded bacteriocins from Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8. Int. J Food Microbiol. 140: 117-124. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20439125

Veljovic, K., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Vukasinovic, M., Strahinic, I., Begovic, J., Lozo, J., Ostojic, M., Topisirovic, L. (2007). Preliminary characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Zlatar cheese. J Appl. Microbiol. 103: 2142-2152. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18045397

Lozo, J., Jovcic, B., Kojic, M., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J-M., Haertlé, T., Topisirovic, L. (2007). Molecular characterization of a novel bacteriocin and an unusually large aggregation factor of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8, a natural isolate from home-made cheese. Curr. Microbiol. 55: 266-271. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17657532

Topisirovic, L., Kojic, M., Fira, D., Golic, N., Strahinic, I., Lozo J. (2006). Potential of lactic acid bacteria isolated from specific natural niches in food production and preservation. Int. J Food Microbiol. (Special issue) 112: 230-235. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16764959

Lozo, J., Vukasinovic, M., Strahinic, I., Topisirovic, L. (2004). Characterization and antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin 217 produced by natural isolate Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGBUK2-16. J Food Prot. 67: 2727-2734.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15633678

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