University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Jelena Pavlović

Dr Jelena Pavlović

Research Assistant

Department of Plant Nutrition (PN)

Phone: +381-11/3058-956


Curriculum vitae



2010-present: Ph.D. student in Biology (Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants), Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


2010: M.Sc. in Biology (Ecology and Environmental Protection), Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


Work Experience


2013-present: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research (Group of Plant Nutrition), University of Belgrade. Advisor: Miroslav Nikolic.


2011-2013: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research (Group of Plant Nutrition), University of Belgrade. Advisor: Miroslav Nikolic.


Research Interests


• Physiological and molecular mechanisms of plant nutrition.

• Iron uptake and transport in plants with special emphasis on the role of silicon alleviation of iron deficiency.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


Nikolic M., Nikolic N., Kostic L., Pavlovic J., Bosnic P., Stevic N., Savic J., Hristov N. (2016): The assessment of soil availability and wheat grain status of zinc and iron in Serbia: Implications for human nutrition. Science of the Total Environment 553: 141-148. Environmental Sciences 18/223, IF=4.009 – ID=1160


Pavlovic J., Samardzic J., Kostic L., Laursen K.H., Natic M., Timotijevic G., Schjoerring J.K., Nikolic M. (2016). Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber under limited iron conditions. Annals of Botany 118, 271-280. (IF 3.982) – ID=1203


Stevic N., Korac J., Pavlovic J., Nikolic M. (2016). Binding of transition metals to monosilicic acid in aqueous and xylem (Cucumis sativus L.) solutions: A low-T electron paramagnetic resonance study. BioMetals, DOI: 10.1007/s10534-016-9966-9 (IF 2.134) – ID=1204


Bityutskii N., Pavlović J., Yakkonen K., Maksimović V., Nikolić M. (2014) Contrasting effect of silicon on iron, zinc and manganese status and accumulation of metal-mobilizing compounds in micronutrient-deficient cucumber. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 74: 205-211. Plant Sciences, 40/197, 2.775 – ID=896


Pavlovic J., Samardzic J., Masimović V., Timotijevic G., Stevic N., Laursen K.H., Hansen T.H., Husted S., Schjoerring J.K., Liang Y., Nikolic M. (2013) Silicon alleviates iron deficiency in cucumber by promoting mobilization of iron in the root apoplast. New Phytologist 198: 1096-1107. Plant Sciences 6/197, 6.736 – ID=617


Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
OI173028 Mineral Stress and Plant Adaptations to Marginal Agricultural Soils Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member