University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Marija Vidović
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Dr Marija Vidović

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-64/276-32-21

E-mail: marija@imsi.rs

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

15.11.2017 – 15.11.2018: Postdoc, Applied Biochemistry, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben. “Tissue-specific accumulation of phenolics in crops and variegated plants as a part of adaptation processes to changing climate conditions”. Team: PD Dr. Hans-Peter Mock.

 

2008-2015: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.

 

2008: B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.

 

Work experience

 

2016-present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2010-2016: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Scholarships and Awards

 

2017-2018: Postdoc Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships, (57369702), at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany. Team: PD Dr. Hans-Peter Mock. Main topic: MALDI-MS imaging of leaf phenolics (method development). Topic 1: Profiling and spatial-distribution of polyphenols induced by high-light in Arabidopsis, barley and variegated Pelargonium zonale. Topic 2. Developing of MALDI-MS imaging method for analysis of polyphenols in the leaf cross sections.

 

2017, 2018: COST Action BM1405 STSM research fellowship grant. DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy. Team: Prof. Antonio Masi and Prof. Giorgio Arrigoni. Main topic: quantitative proteomic analysis of desiccation tolerant plant species: Ramonda serbica (method development). Topic 2. structural characterization of late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins in Ramonda serbica

 

2012: COST Action STSM research fellowship grant.

 

2011: COST Action STSM research fellowship grant.

 

2008-2010: Ph.D. scholarship from the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia.

 

Research Interests

 

• Abiotic stress (high light intensity, UV-B radiation, drought and cold stress), Antioxidants and pro-oxidants (ROS), Carbon and nitrogen allocation from source to sink leaf tissue, Chloroplast metabolism, Method development, Metabolomics, Secondary metabolism (phenolics: phenylpropanoids, flavonoids and anthocyanins), Redox regulation, Proteomics, Protein isolation and (structural) characterization.

 

Other Professional Activities

 
• Participation in COST Action CA18210: ”Oxygen sensing a novel mean for biology and technology of fruit quality MC member substitute”.

 

• Participation in COST Action BM1405: ” Non-globular proteins – from sequence to structure, function and application in molecular physiopathology (NGP-NET)”.

 

• Participation in COST Action FA9060 UV/B radiation: “A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate (UV4growth)”.

 

• Working visits abroad:
 

May – Jul 2019: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany. Team: PD Dr. Hans-Peter Mock. Topic: MALDI MSI of phenolics in Arabidopsis leaves induced by high light intensity.

 

Mar – Apr 2019: Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences (IRHS), Angers, France. Team: Prof. Anis Limami. Topic: Analysis of 15N labeled amino acids in the leaves of variegated geranium by GC-MS.

 

June 2012: Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria; c/o Dr. Bernd Zechmann.

 

May 2012: Department of Environmental Engineering (EUS), Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany; c/o Dr. Jana Barbro Winkler. Financial support: COST scientific programme on UV-B radiation: “A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate UV4growth“.

 

April 2011: Department of Environmental Engineering (EUS), Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany; c/o Dr. Jana Barbro Winkler. Financial support: COST scientific programme on UV-B radiation: “A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate UV4growth“.

 

September – December, 2008: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Padua, Italy; c/o Dr Antonio Masi.

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

Veljović-Jovanović S, Kukavica B, Vidović M, Morina F, Menckhoff Lj (2018) Class III peroxidases: functions, localization and redox regulation of isoenzymes. In: Antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes in higher plants. Eds: Gupta DK, Palma JM, Corpas FJ.(pp. 269-300) doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75088-0_13. Springer, Cham. – ID=1526

2.

Vidović M., Morina F., Veljović Jovanović S. (2017) Stimulation of various phenolics in plants under ambient UV-B radiation. In: UV-B Radiation: from environmental stressor to regulator of plant growth. Eds. Singh, V.P., Singh S., Prasad, S.M. & Parihar, P. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex, UK ISBN: 978-1-119-14360-4. pp.9-56 – ID=1271

3.

Veljović-Jovanović S, Vidović M, Morina F (2017) Ascorbate as a key player in plant abiotic stress response and tolerance. In: Ascorbic acid in plant growth, development and stress tolerance (pp. 47-109). Springer, Cham. – ID=1527

Peer-reviewed international journals

1.

Zang L., Morère-Le Paven M.C., Clochard T., Porchera A., Satoura P., Mojović М., Vidović М, Limami А.М., Montrichard F. (2019) Nitrate inhibits primary root growth by reducing accumulation of reactive oxygen species in the root tip in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.11.006. – ID=1528

2.

Živanović B., Vidović M., Milić-Komić S., Jovanović Lj., Kolarž P., Morina F., Jovanović S.V. (2017) Contents of phenolics and carotenoids in tomato grown under polytunnels with different UV-transmission rates. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 41. doi:10.3906/tar-1612-56. – ID=1273

3.

Morina F, Vidović M, Srećković T, Radović V & Veljović-Jovanović S (2017) Biomonitoring of urban pollution using silicon-accumulating species, Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Aureocaulis’. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 99, 706-12. doi: 10.1007/s00128-017-2189-0. – ID=1529

4.

S. Veljovic-Jovanovic, F. Morina, M. Vidović, D. M. Todorović (2016), Study of variegated leaf of pelargonium zonale by the photoacoustic method, International Journal of Thermophysics, 37:91 DOI 10.1007/s10765-016-2092-7 (M23) IF 1.014
– ID=1307

5.

Vidović M., Morina F., Prokić Lj., Milić-Komić S., Živanović B., Veljović Jovanović S. (2016) Antioxidative response in variegated Pelargonium zonale leaves and generation of extracellular H2O2 in (peri)vascular tissue induced by sunlight and paraquat. J. Plant Physiol. 206,25–39. – ID=1206

6.

Veljović-Jovanović S., Vidović M., Morina F., Prokić Lj., Todorović DM (2016) Comparison of photoacoustic signals in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic leaf tissues of variegated Pelargonium zonale. International Journal of Thermophysics 37:91 – ID=1208

7.

Vidović M, Morina F, Milić-Komić S, Vuleta A, Zechmann B, Prokić Lj, Veljović-Jovanović S (2016) Characterisation of antioxidants in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic leaf tissues of variegated Pelargonium zonale plants. Plant Biology, 18: 669–680. – ID=1210

8.

Majer P., Vidović M., Czégény G., Veljović Jovanović S., Strid Å.,Hideg E. (2016) Evaluation of procedures for assessing anti- and pro-oxidants in plant samples. Critical Review. Anal. Methods, 8, 5569–80. – ID=1227

9.

Vidović M., Morina F., Milić S., Zechmann B., Albert A., WinklerJB., Veljović-Jovanović S. (2015) UV-B component of sunlight stimulates photosynthesis and flavonoid accumulation in variegated Plectranthus coleoides leaves depending on background light. Plant, Cell & Environment, 38:968–79 – ID=1057

10.

Vidović M., Morina F., Milić S., Albert A., Zechmann B., Tosti T., Winkler J.B., Veljović-Jovanović S. (2015) Carbon allocation from source to sink leaf tissue in relation to flavonoid biosynthesis in variegated Pelargonium zonale under UV-B radiation and high PAR intensity. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 93,44–55 – ID=1058

11.

Morina F, Vidović M, Kukavica B, Veljović-Jovanović S (2015) Induction of peroxidase isoforms in the roots of two Verbascum thapsus L populations is involved in adaptive responses to excess Zn2+ and Cu2+. Botanica Serbica, 39(2). – ID=1220

12.

Vidović M, Morina F, Milić S, Veljović-Jovanović S (2015) Аn improved HPLC-DAD method for simultaneously measuring phenolics in the leaves of Tilia platyphyllos and Ailanthus altissima. Botanica Serbica, 39(2). – ID=1221

13.

Morina F., Jovanovic Lj., Vidovic M., Suznjevic D., Tripkovic D., Milic S., Sreckovic T., Veljovic-Jovanovic S. (2013) Antioxidative status and acclimatization capacity of bamboo – potential use for air quality improvement in urban areas. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 22, 1763-1769. – ID=960

14.

Comont D., Abaigar J.M., Albert A., Aphalo P., Causton D.R., Figueroa F.L., Gaberscik A., Llorens L., Hauser M., Jansen M.A.K., Kardefelt M., CobaLuque P., Neubert S., Núñez-Olivera E., Olsen J., Robson M., Schreiner M., Sommaruga R., Strid Å., Torre S., Turunen M., Veljovic-Jovanovic S., Verdaguer D., Vidovic M., Wagner J., Winkler J.B., Zipoli G., Gwynn-Jones D. (2012) UV-responses of Lolium perenne raised along a latitudinal gradient across Europe: A filtration study. Physiologia Plantarum, DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01591. Plant Sciences 24/197, 3.656 – ID=782

15.

Morina F., Jovanovic Lj., Mojovic M., Vidovic M., Pankovic D., Veljovic Jovanovic S. (2010) Zinc-induced oxidative stress in Verbascum thapsus is caused by an accumulation of reactive oxygen species and quinhydrone in the cell wall. Physiologia Plantarum 140(3): 209-224. Plant Sciences 26/188 3.067 – ID=780

 

Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
COST Action: CA18210 CA18210 – Oxygen sensing a novel mean for biology and technology of fruit quality. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) MC Substitute
COST Action BM1405 COST Action BM1405: Non-globular proteins. From sequence to structure, function and application in molecular physiopathology. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Member
Bilateralni SRB-CRO Exploring a regulatory role of TROL protein in electron partitioning in UVB‐induced mechanism of flavonoid and anthocyanins accumulation in Arabidopsis leaf Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia and Croatian Science Foundation Member
Bilateralni SRB-GER Barley genotypes with contrasting tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses: Do chloroplast derived redox signals mediate the trade-off strategy Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Member
Bilateralni SRB-FRA Regulation of carbon and nitrogen fluxes from the primary to the secondary metabolic pathways in response to high light stress in variegated leaves Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ministère de l\’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, MEAE and Ministère de l\’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l\’Innovation, MESRI Project Leader
HRZZ-IP-2014-09-1173 Exploring novel molecular mechanisms of alternative electron partitioning in photosynthesis Croatian Science Foundation Member
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