Current projects

IMGGE work program for 2020

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, 451-03-68/2020-14/200042, 2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Jelena Begovic, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: all employed researchers


INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Bio Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics (BioICEP)

International project No. H2020-870292, European Comission, 2020-2023
Principal Investigator: Dr Margaret Fournet, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Coordinator for IMGGE: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic


Development of efficient antifungals based on microbial secondary metabolites

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Sandra Vojnovic, IMGGE


CEEPUS network “Managing forests for climate change”

European Union, CIII-BA-0000-00-1920, 2019-
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr. Milan Mataruga, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Aleksic


Plant health bioinformatics network

EUPHRESCO, 2019-2022
Project coordinator: Annelies Haegeman, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Bojana Banovic Djeri, dr Jelena Samardzic


Project: Defining strategies for in situ and ex situ conservation of Serbian spruce with respect to climate change (SInExPAN)

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Republic of Srpska 19/6-020/961-42/18, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr. Milan Mataruga, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Aleksic


Functionalization of biopolymers

Bioplastech Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, 2013-
Principal Investigator: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, IMGGE


Establishment of compatible institutional registers and network of counseling centers for hereditary gastrointestinal tumors

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia, 337-00-205/2019-09/34, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic


Zebrafish as a model for asthma research - role of Wnt signalling in response to cigarette smoke

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, IMGGE


Investigation of bacteriophages and phage-derived enzyme activity against biofilm-embedded cells of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Research project within scientific and technological cooperation between Republic of Italy and Republic of Serbia, 2019-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Goran Vukotic, Faculty of Biology University of Belgrade


SCREEN - Searching for molecular signatures of Mulvihill-Smith syndrome

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Natasa Kovacevic Grujicic, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Danijela Drakulic


NEURAD - Testing neurogenic potential of induced pluripotent stem cells derived from alzheimer’s disease patients

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Marija Svirtlih, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Isidora Petrovic


Pro-Belgrade - Could Prothrombin Belgrade mutation affect blood vessels? A new insight into thrombosis mechanism

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Valentina Djordjevic, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Sofija Dunjic


ProORC - Profiling ORC genetics and regulation in cancer

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 6504965, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Jelena Kusic Tisma, IMGGE


PLUSH - Probiotic lactobacilli as therapeutics for wound healing

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Ivana Strahinic, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Miroslav Dinic


OxInDisPro - Overexpression of intrinsically disordered protein ATDSS1 in different plant systems – an analysis of its role in response to the oxidative stress

Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Gordana Timotijevic, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Ivana Nikolic


De-novo sequencing of 82 selected strains with biomass-degrading and bioremediation potential

JGI Community Science Program, US DOE, FP00010829, 2020-2023Principal Investigator: Dr MIlica Ciric, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Lidija Djokic


Safeguarding Unique Biodiversity of Drina Valley Environment: Assessment Study Serbia - Molecular-genetics study of Serbian Spruce on the territory of the National Park Tara

Cross-border Programme Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) of the European Commission, 48-00-00046/2016-28-6-T2
Principal Investigator: Marijana Josipovic, National Park Tara
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena M. Aleksic


Combining high-throughput PhenOtypINg with Transcriptomics to identify Drought tolerant Maize inbred lines at the vegetative stage (POINTeD Maize)

European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 (EPPN2020), ID 422, 2020-2021
Project coordinator: Dr Dejan Dodig, Maize Research Institute “Zemun Polje”
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Bojana Banović Djeri

NATIONAL PROJECTS
Novel solutions for effective oral candidiasis treatment

МATCHING GRANTS Program, Innovation Fund, 2019-2021
Principal Investigator: Katarina Joncic-Savic, Phytonet doo
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandar Pavic, dr Lidija Senerovic, dr Ivana Moric, dr Nada Stankovic, dr Lidija Djokic


Establishing the zebrafish-cystic fibrosis model of mixed Staphylococcus aureus MRSA43300 - Candida albicans SC5314infection

Program "Pokreni se za nauku", Phillip Morris Company, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandar Pavic, IMGGE


Studying the molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining pluripotency and differentiation of stem cells

F-23, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2010-
Principal investigator: Dr Milena Stevanovic
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Danijela Drakulic, dr Marija Svirtlih, dr Andrijana Lazic, dr Marija Mojsin


Optimization (individualization) of the rectal cancer treatment using predictive molecular genetic biomarkers

F-20, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2013-
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Zoran Krivokapić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Dragica Radojkovic, dr Aleksandra Nikolic


Synthesis and application of new chemotherapeutics based on natural products and metal complexes

Strategic project of SASA, 01-2019, 2019-2022
Principal Investigator: Prof dr Bogdan Solaja, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, dr Sandra Vojnovic, dr Aleksandar Pavic


Molecular basis of response to chemioradiotherapy in rectal cancer

Strategic project of SASA, 02-2019, 2019-2022
Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic, dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, dr Sandra Dragicevic, Jovana Despotovic, Tamara Babic, dr Milena Stevanovic, dr Isidora Petrovic, dr Marija Schwirtlich


Covalent modification of carbon materials using enzymes

Program "Pokreni se za nauku", Phillip Morris Company, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandra Mitrovic, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Milovanovic


SENSOGENE - Cancer biosensors based on gene regulatory elements

Program for excellent projects of young researchers (PROMIS), Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2020-2022
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Sandra Dragicevic, Jovana Despotovic, Tamara Babic


LABLUNG - Mechanistic insight into the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects of lactic acid bacteria in in vitro models of chronic lung diseases

Program for excellent projects of young researchers (PROMIS), Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 6066974, 2020-2022
Principal Investigator: Dr Marija Stankovic, IMGGЕ
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Katarina Veljovic, dr Nikola Popovic, Sofija Dunjic, dr Natasa Golic


Analysis of the synergistic effect and therapeutic potential of small molecules in patients with recurrent pulmonary infections

Proof of Concept, Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 5269, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Marina Andjelkovic, PhD, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Sonja Pavlovic, PhD, Anita Skakic, PhD, Vesna Spasovski, PhD, Kristel Klaassen, PhD


Improvement of enzymes' anti-biofilm activity by immobilization on nanocellulose

Proof of Concept, Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 5124, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Lidija Djokic, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Lidija Senerovic, dr Sanja Jeremic


Bio-coloration of textile using bacteria

Proof of Concept, Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 5114, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Tatjana Ilic-Tomic, IMGGE
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic


A novel genotyping assay for root-knot nematode identification

Proof of Concept, Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 5116, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Jelena Kusic Tisma, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Samardzic, Dragana Bosnic


Clonal selection of autochthonous and regional grape varieties

National project of the Directorate for Agrarian Payments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, 320-45-02033/3/2019-02, 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Darko Jaksic, Center for Viticulture and Oenology, Nis
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena M. Aleksic

SCIENCE PROMOTION PROJECTS
Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion 2020 (SCIMFONICOM 2020)

European Comission, H2020-955327, 2020
Principal Investigator: Dr Biljana Sljukic Paunkovic, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Učesnici iz IMGGI: Dr Milena Ugrin, dr Aleksandra Nikolic, dr Sanja Jeremic, dr Bojana Banovic Djeri, dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, dr Lidija Djokic, Sandra Dragicevic, Tamara Babic


Scientific calendar

Center for the Promotion of Science, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Sandra Dragicevic, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic, dr Milena Ugrin, dr Sanja Jeremic, dr Bojana Banovic Djeri


Short course of DNAlogy

Center for the Promotion of Science, 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Dr Branka Zukic, IMGGE
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Sonja Pavlovic, dr Milena Ugrin, dr Vesna Spasovski, dr Biljana Stankovic, dr Nikola Kotur, dr Kristel Klaassen Ljubicic, dr Marina Andjelkovic, dr Anita Skakic, dr Vladimir Gasic, Jovana Komazec, Bojan Ristivojevic

COST ACTIONS
Gene regulation ensemble effort for the knowledge commons

CA15205, 2016-2020
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Valentina Djordjevic


Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed)

CA15120, 2016-2020
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Branko Tomic


European Epitranscriptomics Network (EPITRAN)

CA16120, 2017-2021
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Bojana Banovic Djeri, dr Gordana Timotijevic


Identifying Biomarkers Through Translational Research for Prevention and Stratification of Colorectal Cancer (TRANSCOLONCAN)

CA17118, 2018-2022
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic, dr Aleksandra Divac Rankov, dr Sandra Dragicevic, Jovana Despotovic, Tamara Babic


LEukaemia GENe Discovery by data sharing, mining and collaboration (LEGEND)

CA16223, 2017-2021
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Natasa Tosic, dr Sonja Pavlovic


Maximising Impact of research in NeuroDevelopmental DisorderS

CA16210, 2017-2021
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Danijela Drakulic, dr Milena Stevanovic


European Network for Innovative Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Neutropenias (EuNet-INNOCHRON)

CA18233, 2019-2023
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Sonja Pavlovic, dr Anita Skakic, dr Kristel  Klaassen, dr Vladimir Gasic, dr Marina Andjelkovic


ADHEsion GPCR Network: Research and Implementation Set the path for future Exploration (Adher'n Rise)

CA18240, 2019-2023
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Biljana Stankovic, dr Nikola Kotur

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