University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Milan Žižić

Dr Milan Žižić

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-11/2078-490


Curriculum vitae



2013: Ph.D., University of Belgrade. Dissertation title: “Metabolism and metabolic effects of vanadium in fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus”.


2001: B.Sc. in Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro.


Work Experience


2014-present: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2011-2014: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2003-2011: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


Scholarships and Awards


1997-2000: Scholarship from the Government of the Republic of Montenegro.


Research Interests


• Biophysics.

• NMR and EPR spectroscopy.


Other Professional Activities


• Member of the Biophysical Society of Serbia.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


Stanić M., Križak S., Jovanović M., Pajić T., Ćirić A., Žižić M., Zakrzewska J., Cvetić Antić T., Todorović V.N., Živić M. (2017) Growth inhibition of fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus by anion channel inhibitors anthracene-9-carboxylic and niflumic acid attained through decrease in cellular respiration and energy metabolites. Microbiology doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000429.
(Microbiology 73/123, IF=2.268, M22)
– ID=1374


Žižić M., Miladinović Z., Stanić M., Hadžibrahimović M., Živić M., Zakrzewska J. (2016) V-51 NMR investigation of cell-associated vanadate species in Phycomyces blakesleeanus mycelium. Research in Microbiology 167(6): 521-528.
(Microbiology 77/123, IF=2.154, M23)
– ID=1373


Hadžibrahimović M, Sužnjević D, Pastor TF, Cvetić Antić, Žižić M, Zakrzewska J, Živić M. (2016) The interactions of vanadate monomer with the mycelium of fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus: reduction or uptake? Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 110 (3): 365-373. (Microbiology 82/123, IF=1.944, M23)
– ID=1375


Žižić M,, Dučić T., Grolimund D., Bajuk-Bogdanović D., Nikolic M., Stanić M., Križak S., Zakrzewska J. (2015) X-ray absorption near-edge structure micro-spectroscopy study of vanadium speciation in Phycomyces blakesleeanus mycelium. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s00216-015-8916-7. IF 3.436 – ID=1103


Križak S., Nikolić Lj., Stanić M., Žižić M., Zakrzewska J., Živić M., Todorović N. (2015)
Osmotic swelling activates a novel anionic current with VRAC-like properties in a cytoplasmic droplet membrane from Phycomyces blakesleeanus sporangiophores. Research in Microbiology, DOI: 10.1016/j.resmic.2015.02.004 – ID=1056


Žižić M., Živić M., Maksimović V., Stanić M., Križak S., Antić T.C., Zakrzewska J. (2014) Vanadate Influence on Metabolism of Sugar Phosphates in Fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. PloS one 9: e102849 – ID=992


Stanic Marina B, Zivic Miroslav, Hadzibrahimovic Mirzeta R, Pajdic Aleksandra, Krizak Strahinja, Zizic Milan, Zakrzewska Joanna S (2014) Effect of long term cyanide exposure on cyanide-sensitive respiration and phosphate metabolism in the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Archives of Biological Sciences, 66 (2), 847-857 – ID=1073


Stanić M, Zakrzewska J, Hadžibrahimović M, Žižić M, Marković Z, Vučinić Ž, Živić M. (2013) Oxygen regulation of alternative respiration in fungus Phycomycesblakesleeanus: connection with phosphate metabolism. Research in Microbiology, 164(7):770-778.
– ID=990


Žižić M., Živić M., Spasojević I., Bogdanović Pristov J., Stanić M., Cvetić-Antić T., Zakrzewska J. (2013) The interactions of vanadium with Phycomyces blakesleeanus mycelium: enzymatic reduction, transport and metabolic effects. Research in Microbiology 164: 61-69 – ID=721


Stanić M., Živić M., Hadžibrahimović M., Žižić M., Zakrzewska J. (2011) Anoxia induces increased activity of alternative oxidase in fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters 40: 186-186 – ID=800


Živić M., Zakrzewska J., Žižić M., Bačić G. (2007) 31P NMR study of polyposphate levels during different growth phases of Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology) 91(2): 169-177 – ID=799


Zakrzewska J., Žižić M., Živić M. (2005) The effects of anoxia on content of Phycomyces blakesleeanus micelium studied by 31P NMR spectroscopy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1048: 482-486 – ID=798

Scientific meetings


Zakrzewska J., Živić M., Žižić M. (2004) Effect of growth of Phycomyces blakesleeanus on polyphosphate metabolism studied by 31P NMR spectroscopy. In: Book of Abstracts, 22nd International Biophysics Symposium, October 9-14, 2004, Sveti Stefan / Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, S3-p4 – ID=874


Živić M., Zakrzewska J., Žižić M. (2004) The effects of anoxia on content of Phycomyces blakesleeanus micelium studied by 31P NMR. In: Book of Abstracts, 22nd International Biophysics Symposium, October 9-14, 2004, Sveti Stefan / Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, S3-p3 – ID=875


Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
Cost Action CA15133 The Biogenesis of Iron-sulfur Proteins: from Cellular Biology to Molecular Aspects (FeSBioNet) COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Member
OI173040 Membrane interaction with intracellular and apoplastic space: bioenergetics and signalization studies using biophysical and biochemical techniques Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member