University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Sonja Milić Komić

Dr Sonja Milić Komić

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Life Sciences (LS)

Phone: +381-11/2078-459


Curriculum vitae



2010-present: Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.


2010: M.Sc., Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.


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


Work experience


2019-present: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2012-2019: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2011-2012: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


Scholarships and Awards


• Scholarship provided by the DAAD foundation programme for Research Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany (July – September, 2009).


Courses Taught


• Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Agriculture (part-time), undergraduate courses.


Research Interests


• Polarographic behavior of pectins.

• Antioxidant capacity of various phenolic species and amino acids.

• Biochemical mechanisms of biotic and abiotic stress response in plants.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


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


Milić Komić S., Bogdanović Pristov J., Popović-Bijelić A., Zakrzewska J., Stanić M., Kalauzi A., Spasojević I. (2016). Photo-redox reactions of indole and ferric iron in water. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 185, 174-180., (2014 Engineering, Environmental 1/47, IF=7.435, M21)
– ID=1174


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


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


Milic S, BogdanovićPristov J., Mutavdzič D., Savic A., Spasic M, Spasojevic I. (2015) The Relationship of Physicochemical Properties to the Antioxidative Activity of Free Amino Acids in Fenton System, Environmental Science and Technology, 49(7): 4245-4254. – ID=1044


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


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


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


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


Gorjanović S., Pastor F. T., Vasić R., Novaković M., Simonović M., Milić S., Sužnjević D. (2013). Electrochemical versus spectrophotometric assessment of antioxidant activity of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) products and individual compounds. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 61(38), 9089-9096 – ID=1281


Milić S.Z., Potkonjak N.I., Gorjanović S.Z., Veljović-Jovanović S.D., Pastor F.T., Sužnjević D.Z. (2011) A Polarographic Study of Chlorogenic Acid and its Interaction with Some Heavy Metal Ions. Electroanalysis 23(12): 2935-2940 – ID=520


Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
LEAPSyn-SCI Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins: Structural Characterisation and Interaction with α-Synuclein Project within PROMIS Programme, funded by the Science Fund of Republic of Serbia Member
Bilateralni SLO-SRB The usage of silicon fertilisation in order to mitigate the oxidative stress and to improve the resilience of barley subjected to UV and Dr.ought Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia and Slovenian Research Agency 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