Lidija Šenerović

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

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, PO Box 23, 11010 Belgrade, Serbia
Mobile:     +381 65 397 60 34
Phone:     +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:         +381 11 397 58 08


2009 - PhD in Biochemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
(Thesis: Functional and structural studies of the virulence factor IpaB from Shigella flexneri)
2005 - M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, UB
2001 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB 


2016 - Senior Research Associate, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2011 - 2016
- Research Associate,Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2006 - 2009 - PhD student at Department for Cellular Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
2005 - 2006 - Research Assistant,Laboratory for Molecular Biotechnology, IMGGE, UB
2002 - 2005 - Research Trainee, Laboratory for Molecular Biotechnology,  IMGGE, UB 


  • Production and characterization of bioactive compounds with antibacterial and antifungal activity;
  • Novel approaches in antimicrobial treatments (new molecules with quorum sensing modulating activity; anti-virulence and anti-biofilm agents);
  • Host-pathogen interactions;
  • Developing new and more efficient therapeutics using nano-carriers.


Aleksic I., Petkovic M., Jovanovic M., Milivojevic D., Vasiljevic B., Nikodinovic-Runic J.  and  Senerovic L. (2017). Anti-biofilm properties of bacterial di-rhamnolipids and their semi-synthetic amide derivatives. Microbiol Front Microbiol 8;8:2454 

Aleksić I., Šegan S., Andrić F., Zlatović M., Moric I., Opsenica D. and Senerovic L. (2017). Long-chained 4-Aminoquinolines as quorum sensing inhibitors in Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ACS Chem Biol 12(5):1425-1434 

Pekmezovic M., Aleksic I., Barac A., Arsic-Arsnijevic V., Vasiljevic B., Nikodinovic-Runic J. and Senerovic L. (2016). Prevention of polymicrobial biofilms composed of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and pathogenic fungi by essential oils from selected Citrus species. Pathog Dis (2016) 74 (8): ftw102. 

Ajdačić V., Senerovic L., Pekmezovic M., Arsic-Arsnijevic V., Veselinovic A., Veselinovic J., Šolaja B. A., Nikodinovic-Runic J. and Opsenica I.M. (2016). Synthesis and evaluation of thiophene-based guanylhydrazones (iminoguanidines) efficient against panel of voriconazole-resistant fungal isolates. Bioorg Med Chem 24(6): 1277-1291.

Glišić B., Senerovic L., Comba P., L., Wadepohl, H., Veselinovic A., Milivojevic, D., Djuran, M. and Nikodinovic-Runic J. (2016). Silver (I) Complexes with Phthalazine and Quinazoline as Effective Agents against Pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strains. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 155: 115–128. 

Savic, N., Glisic, BDj., Wadepohl, H., Pavic, A., Senerovic,L., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. and Djuran, M. (2015). Silver(I) complexes with quinazoline and phthalazine: synthesis, structural characterization and evaluation of biological activities. Med Chem Comm 7: 282-291. - !divAbstract 

Milisavljevic M., Zivkovic S., Pekmezovic M., Stankovic N., Vojnovic S., Vasiljevic B. and Senerovic L. (2015). Control of human and plant fungal pathogens using pentaene macrolide 32, 33- didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR). J Appl Micro 118(6):1426-34

Senerovic L., Zivkovic M.D., Veselinovic A., Pavic A., Djuran M.I., Rajkovic S., Nikodinovic-Runic J. (2015). Synthesis and Evaluation of Series of Diazine-Bridged Dinuclear Platinum(II) Complexes through in Vitro Toxicity and Molecular Modeling: Correlation between Structure and Activity of Pt(II) Complexes. J Med Chem. 58 (3):1442-51.

Nikodinovic-Runic J., Mojic M., Kang Y., Maksimovic-Ivanic D., Mijatovic S., Vasiljevic B., Stamenkovic V., Senerovic L. (2014). Undecylprodigiosin conjugated monodisperse gold nanoparticles efficiently cause apoptosis in colon cancer cells in vitro. J Mater Chem B 2 (21), 3271 - 3281.!divAbstract

Stankovic, N., Senerovic, L., Ilic-Tomic, T., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. (2014). Properties and applications of undecylprodigiosin and other bacterial prodigiosins. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 98, 3841-3858.

Stankovic, N., Senerovic, L., Bojic-Trbojevic, Z., Vuckovic, I., Vicovac, L., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. (2013). Didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR) pentaene macrolide family from Streptomyces durmitorensis MS405: Production optimization and antimicrobial activity. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 115, 1297-1306. 

Mounier J., Boncompain G., Senerovic L., Perez F.,  Lagache T, Chrétien F, Kolbe M., Olivo-Marin JC., Sansonetti P.J. and Sauvonnet N. (2012): Shigella effector IpaB-induced cholesterol relocation disrupts the golgi complex and recycling network to inhibit host cell secretion, Cell Host Microbe. Sep 13;12(3):381-9.

Senerovic L., Tsunoda S., Goosmann C., Brinkmann V., Zychlinsky A., Meissner F. and Kolbe M. (2012): Spontaneous formation of IpaB ion channels in host cell membranes reveals how Shigella induces pyroptosis in macrophages Cell Death Dis. Sep 6;3:e384.

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