Branka Vasiljević

Naučni savetnik
Laboratorija za molekularnu genetiku i ekologiju mikroorganizama (LMGEM)

Institut za molekularnu genetiku i genetičko inženjerstvo (IMGGI),
Univerzitet u Beogradu,

V. Stepe 444a, P.Fah 23, 11010 Beograd, Srbija
Mob:   +381 64 8044087
Tel:     +381 11 3976034
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: brankav@imgge.bg.ac.rs

OBRAZOVANJE

1988 - Doktor bioloških nauka, Biološki fakultet (BF), Univerzitet u Beogradu (UB)
1980 - Magistar bioloških nauka, BF, UB
1977 - Diplomirani molekularni biolog i fiziolog, BF, UB

ISTRAŽIVAČKO ISKUSTVO

2005 - Naučni savetnik, IMGGI, UB         
1994 – 1998 - Viši naučni saradnik, IMGGI, UB
1989 – 1994 - Naučni saradnik, IMGGI, UB
1980 – 1986 - Istraživač saradnik, Laboratorija za molekularnu biologiju, Institut za nuklearne nauke "Vinča", UB
1977 – 1980 - Istraživač asistent, Laboratorija za molekularnu biologiju, Institut za nuklearne nauke "Vinča", UB  

RADNO ISKUSTVO

1998 - Rukovodilac laboratorije, Laboratorija za molekularnu genetiku i ekologiju mikroorganizama, IMGGI, UB
1999 – 2011 - 
Direktor, IMGGI
1999 – 2011 - Liaison officer ICGEB
1998 – 2003 - Vanredni profesor, Mol. gen., Biološki fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu
1997 - 1999 - Zamenik direktora, IMGGI
1997 – 1999 - Predavač, Molekularna genetika, PMF, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
1991 – 1998 - Docent, Molekularna genetika, Biološki fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu
1989 – 1991 - Predavač, Molekularna biologija, PMF, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu

OSTALE AKTIVNOSTI

2014 – Predsednik Društva genetičara Srbije
2012 - Delegat Udruženja mikrobiologa Srbije u FEMS-u
2012 – 2015 Član Saveta Univerziteta u Beogradu
2009 – 2014 Član Nacionalne komisije za saradnju sa UNESCOm
2007 – 2010 - Član Senata Univerziteta u Beogradu
2006 -2010 - Zamenik predsednika Veća instituta Univerziteta u Beogradu
2003 - Predsednik Upravnog odbora Fondacije “Goran Ljubijankić”
2002 - Član Saveta Biološkog fakulteta, Univerziteta u Beogradu
1991 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, UK
1990 – 1997 - Zamenik predsednika Naučnog veća, IMGGI
1988 – 1989 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, UK
1982 – 1983 - Research Fellow, Lehrstuhl für Microbiologie der Universität Munchen, Germany

ČLANSTVA

ASM – American Society for Microbiology
Udruženje mikrobiologa Srbije – Član Predsedništva i delegat u FEMSu
Društvo genetičara Srbije – Predsednik i član uređivačkog odbora časopisa Genetika
Srpsko biološko društvo
Srpsko društvo za molekularnu biologiju

OBLAST NAUČNOG INTERESOVANJA 

Molekularna genetika

  • Molekularna genetika aktinomiceta;
  • Mehanizmi rezistencije na aminoglikozidne antibiotike;
  • Ekspresija i regulacija gena;

Mikrobiološki diverzitet i ekologija

  • Izučavanje mikrobiološkog diverziteta različitih sredinskih uzoraka koriščenjem metagenomskog i tradicionalnog pristupa;
  • Mikrobiološki diverzitet kao izvor novih gena i metabolita;
  • Kolekcija mikroorganizama, filogenetska analiza i izučavanje sekundarnih metabolita.

Molekularna biotehnologija

  • Izolacija interesantnih mikroorganizama, enzima i metabolita sa potencijalnom primenom u bioremedijaciji i biotehnologiji.

ODABRANI NAUČNI RADOVI

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. Front Microbiol, Vol. 8, Article number 2454 doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02454 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29276509

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. DOI: 10.1093/femspd/ftw102  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27702795

Savic N, Milivojevic D, Glisic B, Ilic-Tomic T, Veselinovic J, Pavic A, Vasiljevic B,   Nikodinovic-Runic J, Djurana M. (2016)  A comparative antimicrobial and toxicological study of gold(III) and silver(I) complexes with aromatic nitrogen-containing heterocycles: synergistic activity and improved selectivity index of Au(III)/Ag(I) complexes mixture. RSC Adv. 6, 13193-13206

Djokic L, Spasic J, Jeremic S, Vasiljevic B, Prodanovic O, Prodanovic R, Nikodinovic-Runic J. (2015) Immobilization of Escherichia coli cells expressing 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase for improved biotransformation of β-nitrostyrene. Bioprocess Biosyst. Eng. 38(12), 2389-2395. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26410191

Ilic-Tomic T, Gencic M, Zivkovic M, Vasiljevic B, Djokic L, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Radulovic N.    (2015) Structural diversity and possible functional roles of free fatty acids of the novel soil isolate Streptomyces sp. NP10. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99(11), 4815-4833. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25636833

Pavic A, Ilic-Tomic T, Pacevski A, Nedeljkovic T, Vasiljevic B, Moric I. (2015) Diversity and biodeteriorative potential of bacterial isolates from deteriorated modern combined-technique canvas painting. Int. Biodeter. Biodeg. 97, 40-50.

Stankovic N, Senerovic L, Ilic-Tomic T, Vasiljevic B, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Properties and applications of undecylprodigiosin and other bacterial prodigiosins. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2014) 98, 3841-3858. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24562326 

Nikodinovic-Runic J, Mojic M, Kang Y, Maksimovic-Ivanic D, Mijatovic S, Vasiljevic B, Stamenkovic V, Senerovic L. Undecylprodigiosin conjugated monodisperse gold nanoparticles efficiently cause apoptosis in colon cancer cells in vitro. J Mater Chem B (2014) 2 (21), 3271 - 3281.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24562326 

Stankovic, N., Senerovic, L., Bojic-Trbojevic, Z., Vuckovic, I., Vicovac, Lj., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR) pentaene macrolide family from Streptomyces durmitorensis MS405T: Production optimization and antimicrobial activity. J Appl Microbiol (2013) 115(6):1297-306. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 23941529

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Biocanin, M., Saljnikov, E., Casey, E., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Phenol removal from four different natural soil types by Bacillus sp.PS11.Applied Soil Ecology (2013) 70, 1-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929139313000966

Stankovic, N., Radulovic, V., Petkovic, M., Vuckovic, I., Jadranin, M., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Streptomyces sp. JS520 produces exceptionally high quantities of undecylprodigiosin with antibacterial, antioxidative, and UV-protective properties. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2012) 96, 1217-31. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 22767180

Narancic, T., Djokic, L., Kenny, S.T., O'Connor, K.E., Radulovic, V., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Vasiljevic, B. Metabolic versatility of Gram-positive microbial isolates from contaminated river sediments. J. Hazard. Mater. (2012) 215-216, 243-51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 22421345

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Savic, M., Vasiljevic, B. Isolation and characterization of four novel Gram-positive bacteria associated with the rhizosphere of two endemorelict plants capable of degrading a broad range of aromatic substrates, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2011) 91, 1227-1238. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 21706169

Stodulkova, E., Kuzma, M., Hench, I. B., Cerny, J., Kralova, J., Novak, P., Chudickova, M., Savic, M., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., Flieger, M. New polyene macrolide family produced by submerged culture of Streptomyces durmitorensis. J Antibiot (Tokyo) (2011) 64, 717-22. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 21915134

Đokić, L., Savić, M., Narančić, T., Vasiljević, B. Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities. Arch. Biol. Sci. (2010) 62, 559-564. http://scindeks.ceon.rs/article.aspx?artid=0354-46641003559D

Vojnović, S., Ilić-Tomić, T., Savić, M., Bajkić, S., I. Morić, B. Vasiljević: Comparative analysis of 16S rRNAmethyltransferases conferring resistance to amynoglycoside antibiotics in producing strains, in: Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Vol. 1 (Ed. A. M. Vilas), Formatex Research Center, Spain, 2010, pp. 501-508. http://www.formatex.org/microbiology2

Savic, M., Lovric, J., Tomic, T. I., Vasiljevic, B., Conn, G. L. Determination of the target nucleosides for members of two families of 16S rRNA methyltransferases that confer resistance to partially overlapping groups of aminoglycoside antibiotics. Nucleic Acids Res (2009) 37, 5420-31. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 19589804

Ilić – Tomić, T., Morić, I., Conn, G. L., Vasiljević, B. Aminoglycoside resistance genes sgm and kgmB protect bacterial but not yeast small ribosomal subunits in vitro despite high conservation of the rRNA site. Res. in Microbiol. (2008) 159, 658–662. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18930134

Savić, M., Ilić – Tomić, T., Macmaster, R., Vasiljević, B., Conn, G. L. Critical Residues for Cofactor Binding and Catalytic Activity in the Aminoglycoside Resistance Methyltransferase Sgm. J. Bacteriol. (2008) 190, 5855–5861. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18586937

Savić, M., Bratić I., Vasiljević, B. Streptomyces durmitorensis sp. nov., a producer of an FK506-like immunosuppressant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. (2007) 57, 2119-2124. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17766883

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