Jovana Despotović

Research Assistant
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


2021 - Research Assistant, IMGGE
2015 - 2021 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


  1. Bogdanovic A, Despotovic J, Galun D, Bidzic N, Nikolic A, Rosic J, Krivokapic Z. Prognostic Significance of CDH1, FN1 and VIM for Early Recurrence in Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastasis After Liver Resection. Cancer Manag Res. 2021; 13:163-171.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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