University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Žaklina Marjanović
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Dr Žaklina Marjanović

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-11/2078-462

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

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

2004: Ph.D. in Ecophysiology of Ectomycorrhiza, Karl-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Germany.

 

2000: M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

 

1993: B.Sc. in General Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Work Experience

 

2010-present: Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

2005-2010: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

2004-2005: Research Assistant, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

 

2000-2004: Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physiological Ecology of Plants, Karl-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Germany.

 

1996-2000: Research Assistant, Department of Plant Ecology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

1990: Technical Assistant, Department for Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Scholarships and Awards

 

August 2002: Award for the best student poster (Theme V) on 7th International Mycological Congress in Oslo, Norway, awarded by The International Mycology Association.

 

July 2002: Full grant for participation in the International Mycological Congress in Oslo, Norway, awarded by The International Mycology Association.

 

September 1996: Full Grant for participating in the First Balkan Botanical Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece, awarded by the Organizing Committee of the Congress.

 

1996-2000: Grant for talented students (for Master postgraduate studies) from Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia.

 

1993-1995: Scholarship for talented students, awarded by the private clinic “Medicus”, Kruševac, Serbia.

 

1993-1995: Scholarship for talented students, awarded by City Government of Kruševac, Serbia.

 

1990-1991: Scholarship from Fond for talented students, awarded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

 

Research Interests

 

• Symbioses; physiology and ecology of ectomycorrhiza.

• Truffle phylogeny, ecology and physiology.

• Plant-fungus-bacteria-soil interactions; soil processes.

• Molecular biology techniques; molecular ecology; molecular phylogeny.

• Ecosystem relationships; multivariate statistics in ecosystemology.

• Plant-fungus-environment water relations.

• Aquaporins and other membrane transporters; membrane biology.

• Diversity of epigeous and hypogeous macrofungi.

 

Courses Taught

 

2000-2004: Botany I, Practical classes, Karl-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Germany.

 

2002-2003: Plant molecular biology techniques, individual practical classes, Karl-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Germany.

 

1990-2000: Ecology, Mycology, Ecosystemology and Plant Physiology, Petnica Science Center, Valjevo, Serbia.

 

Other Professional Activities

 

• Project leader:

 

2007-2009: CULTUBER E!3835 Improvement of truffle cultivation via novel inoculation methods, soil analysis and end-products quality control (EUREKA initiative project, suported by EU).

 

2006-2007: IP8235 Anti-cancer and immuno-modulatory components from autochthonous fungi Ganoderma lucidum and Trametes versicolor extraction technology (Financed by Serbian Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection).

 

 

• Memberships:

 

2012-present: AIS 3 – Association of Italian and Serbian Scientists and Scholars.

 

2009-present: TAUESG – Tuber aestivum/uncinatum European Scientific Group, country representative.

 

2005-present: The Biophysical Society of Serbia.

 

 

• Lectures (as an invited speaker):

 

December 2008: Two faces of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis: Part 1: Aquaporins and water transport to forest trees: what a difference a symbiont makes!  Part 2: Functional diversity of truffle fruit body associated bacteria, Das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Halle, Germany.

 

April 2005: Truffle plantations in Serbia – possibilities. Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

 

October 2005: Truffles in Serbia, Divčibare, Serbia (Serbian days of Mushrooms).

 

October 2004: Molecular ecology – can we finally speak about functional diversity of forest fungi? Divčibare, Serbia (Serbian days of Mushrooms).

 

June 2004: Are the fungi controllers of ecosystems? Belgrade (People’s University Kolarac).

 

February 2000: Hypogeous fungi of Yugoslavia, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

 

October 1999: Possibilities for using fungi in remediation of disturbed ecosystems, Divčibare, Serbia (Serbian days of Mushrooms).

 

May 1999: Differentiation of plant and fungal communities within a canyon ecosystems, Belgrade, Serbia (Serbian Academy of Sciences).

 

November 1998: Forests and fungi, Pančevo, Serbia (Cultural Center of Pančevo).

 

October 1998: Hypogeous fungi in Yugoslavia, Divčibare, Serbia (Serbian days of Mushrooms).

 

March 1998: Ecosystem functioning and human impact on nature (local/global perspective), Novi Sad, Serbia (on the Day of Planet Earth, Cultural centre of Vojvodina).

 

February 1998: The role of the fungi in different ecosystems, Belgrade, Serbia (Mycological Society of Serbia).

 

 

• Certificates:

 

2009: Certificate for proficiency in evaluation of mycorrhization of truffle-mycelia inoculated seedlings and plantations, issued by INRA Clermont-Ferranand, France.

 

2008: Certificate for completing course in Molecular phylogeny, issued by Karl-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Germany.

 

 

• Head of the Biology Program in Petnica Science Centre, Valjevo, Serbia (1997-2000).

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

Marjanović Ž., Nehls U. (2008) Ectomycorrhiza and water transport. In: Mycorrhiza – State of the Art, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Eco-Function, Biotechnology, Eco-Physiology, Structure and Systematics, A. Varma (Ed.), pp. 149-159. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 978-3-540-78824-9 – ID=815

Peer-reviewed international journals

1.

Beara, I. N., Lesjak, M. M., Četojević–Simin, D. D., Marjanović, Ž., S., Ristić, J. D., Mrkonjić, Z. O., Mimica–Dukić, N. M. (2014). Phenolic profile, antioxidant, anti–inflammatory and cytotoxic activities of black (Tuber aestivum Vittad.) and white (Tuber magnatum Pico) truffles. Food Chemistry, 165, (460–466) – ID=1060

2.

Pavić A., Stanković S., Saljnikov E., Krueger D., Buscot F., Tarkka M., Marjanović, Ž. (2013) Actinobacteria may influence white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico) nutrition, ascocarp degradation and interactions with other soil fungi. Fungal Ecology, 6 (6), 527-538. Mycology 6/23, 2.854 – ID=892

3.

Pavić A., Stanković S., Marjanović Ž. (2011) Biochemical characterization of a sphingomonad isolate from the ascocarp of white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico). Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 63(3): 697-704 – ID=513

4.

Čakmak D., Saljnikov E., Mrvić V., Jakovljević M., Marjanović Ž., Sikirić B., Maksimović S. (2010) Soil properties and trace elements contents following 40-years of phosphate fertilization. Journal of Environmental Quality 39: 541-547. Environmental Sciences 56/193, 2.236 – ID=512

5.

Harhaji Lj., Mijatović S., Maksimović-Ivanić D., Stojanović I., Momčilović M., Maksimović V., Tufegdzić S., Marjanović Z., Mostarica-Stojković M., Vučinić Z., Stosić-Grujičić S. (2009) Anti-cancer properties of Ganoderma lucidum methanol extracts in vitro and in vivo. Nutrition and Cancer 61(5): 696-707 – ID=479

6.

Marjanović Ž., Grebenc T., Marković M., Glišić A., Milenković M.(2009) Ecological specificities and molecular diversity of truffles (genus Tuber) originating from mid-west of the Balkan Peninsula. Sydowia 62(1): 67–87 – ID=511

7.

Harhaji Lj., Mijatović S., Maksimović-Ivanić D., Stojanović I., Momčilović M., Maksimović V., Tufegdžić S., Marjanović Z., Mostarica-Stojković M., Vučinić Ž., Stošić-Grujičić S. (2008) Anti-tumor effect of Coriolus versicolor methanol extract against mouse B16 melanoma cells: in vitro and in vivo study. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46(5): 1825-1833. Food Science & Technology 16/107, 2.321 – ID=478

8.

Marjanović Ž., Uehlein N., Kaldenhoff R., Zwiazek J., Weiss M., Hampp R., Nehls U. (2005) Aquaporins in Poplar: What a difference a symbiont makes! Planta 222: 258-268. Plant Sciences 17/144 3.108 – ID=509

9.

Marjanović Ž., Nehls U., Hampp R. (2005) Mycorrhiza formation enhances adaptive response of hybrid poplar (Populus tremula L. x Populus tremuloides Mich) to drought. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1048: 496-499. . Multidisciplinary Sciences 5/48 1.971 – ID=510

10.

Karadžić B., Marjanović Ž., Mijović A., Marinković S., Popović R. (2000) Ophrys insectifora L., a new orchid species in flora of Serbia. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 52(1): 11-12 – ID=508

Scientific meetings

1.

Marjanović Ž., Saljnikov E., Milenković M., Grebenc T. (2010) Ecological features of Tuber magnatum pico in the conditions of West Balkans – soil characterization. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Truffles, November 25-28, 2008, Spoleto, Italy, pp. 190-195. – ID=958

2.

Grebenc T., Ratoša I., Piltaver A., Martin M.P., Kraigher H., Milenković M., Glišić A., Marjanović Ž. (2010) Diversity of the genus Tuber from the West Balkan areas using molecular characterization approach. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Truffles, November 25-28, 2008, Spoleto, Italy, pp. 116-121. – ID=957

3.

Grebenc T., Marjanović Ž. (2008) L’influence potentielle d changement de climat sur la production des truffes dan la region des Balkans occidentaux. L’Avernir de La truffe face au rechauffement climatique. Proceedings of the Second International conference on the cultivation of the truffles in the world (in French), January, 2008, Avignon, France, pp. 105-108. – ID=956

4.

Marjanović Ž. (2007) Truffles and possibilities for their cultivation in Serbia – current situation. In: Proceedings of the First International conference on the cultivation of the truffles in the world (La culture de La truffe dans Le monde), February 3-4, 2007, Brive, France, pp. 163-172. – ID=955

5.

Milenković M., Marjanović Ž. (1999) Current results on Tuber spp. research in Yugoslavia. In: Proceedings, 5th International Congress “Science and Cultivation of Tuber and other edible hypogeous fungi”, March 4-6, 1999, Aix-en-Provence, France, Section Ecology, pp. 4.218.-4.225. – ID=954

 

Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
III43010 Modulation of antioxidative metabolism in plants for improvement of plant abiotic stress tolerance and identification of new biomarkers for application in remediation and monitoring of degraded biotopes Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member
OI173017 Study of structure-function relationships in the plant cell wall and modifications of the wall structure by enzyme engineering Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member