University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Jelena Dragišić-Maksimović

Dr Jelena Dragišić-Maksimović

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-11/2078-460


Curriculum vitae



2010: Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


2006: M.Sc. in Environment Protection Management, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


2003: B.Sc., Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


Work Experience


2016-present: Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor), Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2010-2016: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2004-2010: Research Assistant, Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2003-2004: Research Trainee, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


Scholarships and Awards


2003-2004: Scholarship “Dr Zoran Đinđić”.


Research Interests


• Plant physiology and biochemistry

• Abiotic stress and stress protection mechanisms of plants

• Primary and secondary metabolites in plant tissue

• Antioxidative enzymes activity

• Food chemistry

• Chemical characterization of berry fruit


Other Professional Activities


• Member of the Serbian Plant Physiology Society.


• Cooperation with Department for Fruit Science and Viticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.


• Cooperation with Department of Crop Production, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.


• Cooperation with Institute of Agricultural Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


Representative publications

International book chapters


Maksimović V., Dragišić Maksimović J. (2017) Chapter 4 – Composition, Nutritional, and Therapeutic Values of Fruit and Berry Wines. In M.R. Kosseva, V.K. Joshi, P.S. Panesar, Eds, Science and Technology of Fruit Wine Production, Ed 1,pp 177-226. Academic Press, San Diego,USA. Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-1280-0850-8, eBook ISBN: 9780128010341 – ID=1381


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

Peer-reviewed international journals


Dragica Milosavljević, Dragosav Mutavdžić, Ksenija Radotić, Jasminka Milivojević, Vuk Maksimović, Jelena Dragišić Maksimović(2020). Phenolic profiling of twelve strawberry cultivars using different spectroscopic methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 68 (15): 4346-4354 – ID=1599


Bartolić D., Maksimović V., Maksimović D J., Stanković M., Krstović S., Baošić R. Radotić K. (2020) Variation in polyamine conjugates in maize (Zea mays L.) seeds contaminated with aflatoxin B1: a dose-response relationship. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 100, pp 2905-2910 doi: 10.1002/jsfa.10317, 2020, IF= 2.422, M21. – ID=1600


Fanrong Zeng, Sergey Shabala, Jelena Dragišić Maksimović, Vuk Maksimović, Edgar Bonales-Alatorre, Lana Shabala, Min Yu, Guoping Zhang, Branka D. Živanović. (2018) Revealing mechanisms of salinity tissue tolerance in succulent halophytes: a case study for Carpobrotus rossi. Plant, Cell & Environment. 41(11): 2654–2667. Plant Sciences (12/212) IF=6.173 – ID=1489


Dragišić Maksimović Ј., Poledica М., Radivojević D., Milivojevic J. (2017) Enzymatic profile of ′Willamette′ raspberry leaf and fruit affected by Prohexadione-Ca and young canes removal treatments. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65: 5034-5040. Agriculture, Multidisciplinary (2/56), IF=3.154 – ID=1432


Milivojević J., Radivojević D., Dragišić Maksimović J., Veberic R., Mikulic-Petkovsek M. (2017) Does plant growth and yield affected by Prohexadione Ca cause changes in chemical fruit composition of \”Loch Ness\” and \”Triple Crown\” blackberries? European Journal of Horticultural Science. 82: 190–197. Horticulture (26/36), IF=0.446 – ID=1433


Petrović J., Perišić N., Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V., Kragović M., Stojanović M., Laušević M., Mihajlović M. (2016) Hydrothermal conversion of grape pomace: Detailed characterization of obtained hydrochar and liquid phase. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 118: 267-277. Chemistry, Analytical (12/75), IF=3.652 – ID=1229


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


Milivojević J., Radivojević D., Ruml M., Dimitrijević M., Dragišić Maksimović J. (2016) Does microclimate under grey colored hail protection net affect biological and nutritional properties of Duke highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum L.)? Fruits 71: 161-170. Horticulture (10/34), IF=1.013 – ID=1230


Dragišić Maksimović J., Poledica M., Mutavdžić D., Mojović M., Radivojević D., Milivojević J.. (2015) Variation in nutritional quality and chemical composition of fresh strawberry fruit: combined effect of cultivar and storage. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 70: 77-84. – ID=1042


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


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


Dragišić Maksimović J., Milivojević J., Poledica M., Nikolić M, Maksimović V. (2013) Profiling antioxidant activity of two primocane fruiting red raspbery cultivars (Autumnbliss and Polka). Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 31: 173-179. Chemistry, Applied 20/71, Food Science & Technology 35/124, 2.088 – ID=887


Pavlović N., Maksimović V., Maksimović Dragišić J., Orem W., Tatu C., Lerch H., Bunnell J., Kostić E., Szilagyi D., and Paunescu V. (2013) Possible health impacts of naturally occurring uptake of aristolochic acids by maize and cucumber roots: links to the etiology of endemic (Balkan) nephropathy. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 35(2): 215-226. Public, Environmental & Occupational Health 64/239, Water Resources 18/80, 2.076 – ID=879


Dragišić Maksimović J., Mojović M., Maksimović V., Römheld V., Nikolic M. (2012) Silicon ameliorates manganese toxicity in cucumber by decreasing hydroxyl radical accumulation in the leaf apoplast. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 2411-2420. Plant Sciences 13/197, 5.242 – ID=161


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


Mašković P., Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V., Blagojević J., Vujošević M., Manojlović N., Radojković M., Cvijović M., and Solujić S. (2012) Biological activities of phenolic compounds and ethanolic extract of Halacsya sendtneri (Boiss) Dörfler. Central European Journal of Biology 7(2): 327-333 – ID=162


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


Milivojević J., Maksimović V., Dragišić Maksimović J., Radivojević D., Poledica M., Ercişli S. (2012) A comparison of major taste- and health-related compounds of Vaccinium berries. Turkish Journal of Biology 36: 738-745 – ID=488


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


Hadži-Tašković Šukalović V., Veljović-Jovanović S., Dragišić Maksimović J., Maksimović V., Pajić Z. (2010) Characterisation of phenol oxidase and peroxidase from maize silk. Plant Biology 12: 406-413. Plant Sciences 42/188, 2.409 – ID=159


Vuletić M., Hadži-Tašković Šukalović V., Marković K., Dragišić Maksimović J. (2010) Antioxidative system in maize roots as affected by osmotic stress and different nitrogen sources. Biologia Plantarum 54: 530-534 – ID=160


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


Dragišić Maksimović J., Bogdanović J., Maksimović V., Nikolić M. (2007) Silicon modulates the metabolism and utilization of phenolic compounds in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) grown at excess manganese. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 170: 739-744 – ID=45


Current projects

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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