Dr Marija Vidović
Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)
Department of Life Sciences (LS)
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.
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.
• 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.
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
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
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