University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Branka Živanović
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Dr Branka Živanović

Research Professor

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-11/2078-460

E-mail: vunduk@imsi.rs; vunduk@imsi.bg.ac.rs

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

1997: Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

 

1989: M.Sc. in Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

 

1981: B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

 

Work Experience

 

2013-present: Research Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2007-2013: Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor), Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2005-2007: Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor), Department of Biophysics, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

2001-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Plant Physiology, School of Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania (TIAR), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Prof. Sergey Shabala).

 

1997-2005: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Department of Biophysics, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

1990-1997: Research Assistant, Department of Biophysics, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

1985-1989: Assistant, Department of Biophysics, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

1984-1985: Assistant, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade.

 

Research Interests

 

• Light-induced bioelectric activities across the intact plants and oscillatory phenomena.

• The role of membrane transport processes in plant growth and development.

• Ionic basis of fungal gravitropic reaction.

• Antioxidative response of plant root to salinity stress combined with ion flux measurements by MIFE technique.

 

Other Professional Activities

 

• Scientific visits:

 

October 1-December 31, 2014: Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Fachbereich Biologie/Botanik-Hessen, Marburg, Germany (Prof. Paul Galland). Binational project DFG (Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn).

 

2010-2012: Cooperation with Alexandreio Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Department of Crop Production, Sindos, Greece (Prof. Ilias F. Ilias).

 

February 17 – April 14, 2011: University of Tasmania (TIAR), School of Agricultural Science, Laboratory for Crop Physiology and Plant Nutrition, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Prof. Sergey Shabala).

 

June 2 – August 2, 2004: Universitat Karlsruhe (TH), Botanisches Institut, Lehrstuhl I, Karlsruhe, Germany (Prof. Manfred H. Weisenseel). DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).

 

August 28, 2001-January 3, 2003: University of Tasmania (TIAR), School of Agricultural Science, Laboratory for Crop Physiology and Plant Nutrition, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Prof. Sergey Shabala).

 

July 25 – September 24, 1999: Universitat Karlsruhe (TH), Botanisches Institut, Lehrstuhl I, Karlsruhe, Germany (Prof. Manfred H. Weisenseel). Binational project DFG (Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn).

 

June 24 – July 25, 1999: Philipps-Univesitat Marburg, Fachbereich Biologie/Botanik-Hessen, Marburg, Germany (Prof. Paul Galland). Binational project DFG (Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn).

 

 

• Member of the Serbian Society for Plant Physiology.

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

Dragišić Maksimović J., Živanović B. (2012) Quantification of the Antioxidant Activity in Salt-Stressed Tissues (Chapter 16). In: Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 913, S. Shabala and T. A. Cuin (Eds.), pp. 237-250. Humana Press: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-61779-985-3 – ID=806

2.

Den Os D., Shabala S., Živanović B., Staal M., Elzenga T. (2007) The role of calcium in the blue light-induced growth responses of plant leaves (Chapter 5). In: Leaf expansion: integration of acclimative responses to light and abscisic acid, pp. 93-115. Van Denderen B.V., Groningen. ISBN: 978-90-367-3285-7 – ID=824

Peer-reviewed international journals

1.

Ismail H. , Dragišic Maksimovic J. , Maksimovic V., Shabala L., Živanovic B., Tian Y., Jacobsen SE, Shabala S (2016) Rutin, a flavonoid with antioxidant activity, improves plant salinity tolerance by regulating K+ retention and Na+ exclusion from leaf mesophyll in quinoa and broadbeans. Functional Plant Biology 43: 75-86. Plant Sciences (34/204), IF=3.145. – ID=1157

2.

Živanović, B. D., Shabala, L. I., Elzenga, T. J., Shabala, S. N. (2015). Dissecting blue light signal transduction pathway in leaf epidermis using a pharmacological approach. Planta, 1-15. – ID=1113

3.

Dragisić Maksimović J.J., Živanović B.D., Maksimović V.M., Mojović M.D., Nikolić M.T., Vučinić Ž.B. (2014) Filter strip as a method of choice for apoplastic fluid extraction from maize roots. Plant Science 223: 49-58. Plant Sciences 35/197, 2.922 – ID=899

4.

Dragišić Maksimović J., Zhang J., Zeng F., Živanović B., Shabala L., Zhou M., Shabala S.N. (2013) Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in barley: can root antioxidant enzyme activity be used as a measure of stress tolerance? Plant and Soil 365: 141-155. Agronomy 9/78, Plant Sciences 45/197, Soil Science 4/34 2.638 – ID=796

5.

Živanović B. (2013) Intracellular reorganization and ionic signaling of the Phycomyces stage I sporangiophore in response to gravity and touch. Communicative & Integrative Biology 6(1): e22291 – ID=797

6.

Živanović B.D. (2012) Surface tip-to-base Ca2+ and H+ ionic fluxes are involved in apical growth and graviperception of the Phycomyces stage I sporangiophore. Planta 236: 1817-1829. Plant Sciences 28/197, 3.347 – ID=795

7.

Giannakoula A., Iilas I., Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V., Živanović B. (2012) The effects of plant growth regulators on growth, yield, and phenolic profile of lentil plants. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 28: 46-53. Chemistry, Applied 20/71, Food Science & Technology 35/124, 2.088 – ID=164

8.

Giannakoula A., Ilias I.F., Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V.M., Živanović B.D. (2012) Does overhead irrigation with salt affect growth, yield and phenolic content of lentil plants? Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 64(2): 539-547 – ID=794

9.

Dragišić Maksimović J., Zhang J., Zeng F., Živanović B., Shabala L., Zhou M., Shabala S. (2012) Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in barley: can root antioxidant activity be used as a measure of stress tolerance? Plant and Soil, DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1366-5 – ID=163

10.

Dragišić Maksimović J., Živanović B., Maksimović V., Hadži-Tašković Šukalović V. (2010) Antioksidativna svojstva fenolnih komponenata semena sočiva (Lens culinaris L.). Ratarstvo i povrtarstvo/Field and Vegetable Crops Research 47(2): 1-10 – ID=481

11.

Mitrović A., Živanović B., Dučić T., Bogdanović-Pristov J., Radotić Hadži-Manić K. (2010) Chenopodium rubrum L. as a model plant for physiological and biochemical investigations of ontogenesis in vitro. Biologica Nyssana 1: 61-64 – ID=529

12.

Živić M., Zakrzewska J., Stanić M., Cvetić T., Živanović B. (2009) Alternative respiration of fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology) 95: 207-217 – ID=757

13.

Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V., Živanović B.,Hadži-Tašković Šukalović V., Vuletić M. (2008) Peroxidase activity and phenolic compounds content in maize root and leaf apoplast, and their association with growth. Plant Science 175: 656-662. Plant Sciences 42/155, 1.974 – ID=158

14.

Živanović B., Cuin T.A., Shabala S. (2007) Spectral and dose dependence of light-induced ion flux responses from maize leaves and their involvement in leaf expansion growth. Plant and Cell Physiology 48(4): 598-605. Plant Sciences 15/152, 3.654 – ID=793

15.

Živanović B.D., Pang J., Shabala S. (2005) Light-induced transient ion flux responses from maize leaves and their association with leaf growth and photosynthesis. Plant, Cell & Environment 28: 340-352. Plant Sciences 11/144, 3.601 – ID=792

16.

Živanović B. (2005) Ca2+ and H+ ion fluxes near the surface of gravitropically stimulated Phycomyces sporangiophore. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1048: 487-490. Multidisciplinary Sciences 5/48 1.971 – ID=791

17.

Mitrović A., Dučić T., Lirić-Rajlić I., Radotić K., Živanović B. (2005) Changes in Chenopodium rubrum seeds aging. Annals of the New York Academy of sciences 1048: 505-508. Multidisciplinary Sciences 5/48 1.971 – ID=526

18.

Mitrović A., Živanović B., Ćulafić Lj. (2003) Effect of darkness on growth and flowering of Chenopodium rubrum and C. murale plants in vitro. Biologia Plantarum 46: 471-474 – ID=523

19.

Živanović B., Vuletić M., Vučinić Ž. (2001) The effect of metabolic inhibitors, sugars and fusicoccin on the electrical potential difference arising across an intact Chenopodium rubrum L. plant. Biologia Plantarum 44(3): 361-366 – ID=789

20.

Živanović B., Köhler K., Galland P., Weisenseel M.H. (2001) Membrane potential and endogenous ion current of Phycomyces sporangiophores. Electro and Magnetobiology 20(3): 343-362 – ID=790

21.

Mitrović A., Živanović B., Ćulafić Lj. (2000) The effects of growth regulators on flowering of Chenopodium murale plants in vitro. Biologia Plantarum 43: 451-454 – ID=521

22.

Mitrović A., Živanović B., Ćulafić Lj. (2000) The effects of photoperiod, glucose and gibberellic acid on growth in vitro and flowering of Chenopodium murale. Biologia Plantarum 43: 173-177 – ID=522

23.

Živanović B., Vučinić Ž. (1996) Photoperiodic induction of flowering in Chenopodium rubrum L. might be controlled by an oscillatory mechanism. Journal of Plant Physiology 149: 707-713 – ID=788

 

Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
OI173040 Membrane interaction with intracellular and apoplastic space: bioenergetics and signalization studies using biophysical and biochemical techniques
Subproject: Ions, membrane transport and cell signaling
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Subproject Leader