Jovana Despotović

Junior Researcher
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  397 65 58
Phone: +381 11 397 65 58
Fax: +381 11 397 58 08


2015 - PhD student of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB
2015 – MSc in biology, FB, UB
2014 – BSc in biology, FB, UB


2015 - Research Trainee, IMGGE
2014 – 2015 Master thesis done at IMGGE, UB in Laboratory for Human Molecular Genetics


  • microRNAs involved in regulation of TGFβ signaling in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)
  • Expression of epithelial–mesenchymal transition genes in patients with mCRC
  • Molecular basis of gastrointestinal malignant diseases
  • Mutation analysis of SMAD4 gene
  • Evaluation of toxicity of various compounds using zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio) model system


  • Jevtić B, Djedović N, Stanisavljević S, Gašić U, Mišić D, Despotović J, Samardžić J, Miljković D, Timotijević G. Anti-encephalitogenic effects of cucumber leaf extract. J Funct Foods. 2017; 37C:249-262.
  • Jevtić B, Djedović N, Stanisavljević S, Despotović J, Miljković D, Timotijević G. Cucurbitacin E Potently Modulates the Activity of Encephalitogenic Cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Jun 22;64(24):4900-7.

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