Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

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Research at the Department has a fundamental and applied aspect:

  • Plant cell wall biophysics - a fundamental and applicable aspect of research, with the potential for application in assessing the quality of wood in the wood industry, or the quality of biomass of different origins.
  • Biomass from renewable sources for energy production and water purification - optimization of methods for isolating polymers and enzymes from waste biomass and their further use as a base in the synthesis of hydrogels for applications in industry and pharmacy.
  • Nanoparticles in the environment - interaction with plants, adoption and translocation of nanoparticles in plants, their possible toxicity, and their potential role in the modulation of certain types of stress.
  • Modification of antioxidant metabolism in stress - interaction of plants and environmental factors (abiotic and biotic) and mechanisms of acclimatization to changed conditions at different levels of organization of the plant organism.
  • Development of application of optical spectroscopy methods (fluorescent, infrared) in structural and diagnostic studies of plant and animal systems of different complexity.
  • Development of hyphenated analytical methods such as LC-MS and LC-PAD. Use of advanced mass spectroscopy and electrochemical methods in metabolite detection.
  • Research of health benefit components of food.
  • Redox biochemistry and biomedicine - redox and coordinative interactions of transition metals with biomolecules, drugs and pollutants; the role of transition metals and free radicals in human diseases.
  • Effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on unicellular algae as model organisms.
  • Fungal ecophysiology and biodiversity. Growth of plants and fungi, and defending against salt stress.
  • Development of application of mathematical and advanced statistical methods in the design of experiments and analyses of different experimental results.
  • Electrophysiological studies of physiological properties of cells of the nervous system, interactions of neurotransmitters and zinc, cerebrovascular processes and membrane properties of non - adhesive cells.
  • Investigations of the interaction of insects with natural and artificial agents for the purpose of different applications in agriculture.

Head of department: Dr Ksenija Radotić Hadži-Manić

Референце 2022-2024

  1. Jelušić, A., Popović, T., Dimkić, I., Mitrović, P., Peeters, K., Miklavčič Višnjevec, A., Tavzes, Č., Stanković, S., Berić, T. 2021. Changes in the winter oilseed rape microbiome affected by Xanthomonas campestris campestris and biocontrol potential of the indigenous Bacillus and Pseudomonas isolates. Biological Control, 160, 104695. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104695
  2. Iličić, R., Jelušić, A., Milovanović, P., Stanković, S., Zečević, K., Stanisavljević, R., Popović, T. 2023. Characterization of Xanthomonas arboricola pruni from Prunus spp. orchards in Western Balkans. Plant Pathology, 72(2), 290-299. doi: 10.1111/ppa.13658
  3. Marković, S., Milovanović Popović, T., Jelušić, A., Iličić, R., Medić, O., Berić, T., & Stanković, S. (2023). Biological control of major pathogenic bacteria of potato by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strains SS-12.6 and SS-38.4. Biological Control, 182, 105238.
  4. Milosavljevic D. M, Maksimovic V. M, Milivojevic J. M, Djekic I. V, Wolf B., Zuber J., Vogt C., Dragisic-Maksimovic J. J. 2023. Sugars and Organic Acids in 25 Strawberry Cultivars: Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation. Plants, 12(12), 2238–2238.
  5. Radotić K., Melø TB, Lindgren M. 2023. A fluorescence spectroscopic study of light transmission and adaxial-abaxial distribution of emitting compounds in leaves of Christmas star (Euphorbia pulcherrima), Spectrochim. Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 303, 123269
  6. Spasojević D., Prodanović O., Mutavdžić D., Sekuljica N., Jovanović J., Maksimović V., Radotić K.Two-way reaction of versatile peroxidase with artificial lignin enhances low-molecular weight fractions. Biotechnol. J. 18: 2300312.
  7. Stanković, M.; Prokopijević,M.; Šikoparija, B.; Nedić, N.; Andrić,F.; Polović, N.; Natić, M.; Radotić, K. 2023. Using Front-Face Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Biochemical Analysis of Honey to Assess a Marker for the Level of Varroa destructor Infestation of Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Colonies. Foods 12, 629.
  8. Stojanović, M., Savić, S., Delcourt, A., Hilbert, J.-L., Hance, P., Dragišić Maksimović, J., Maksimović, V. (2023). Phenolics and Sesquiterpene Lactones Profile of Red and Green Lettuce: Combined Effect of Cultivar, Microbiological Fertiliser, and Season. Plants, 12 (14), 2616.
  9. Veljović Jovanović, S., Kasalica, B., Miletić, K., Vidović, M., Šušić, N., Jeremić, D., & Belča, I. (2023). Red-Light Transmittance Changes in Variegated Pelargonium zonale—Diurnal Variation in Chloroplast Movement and Photosystem II Efficiency. International journal of molecular sciences, 24(18), 14265.
  10. Vojvodić S, Dimitrijević M, Žižić M, Dučić T, Aquilanti G, Stanić M, Zechmann B, Danilović Luković J, Stanković D, Opačić M, Morina A, Pittman JK, Spasojević I. A three-step process of manganese acquisition and storage in the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana. J Exp Bot. 2023 Feb 5;74(3):1107-1122
  11. Bartolić D., Mutavdžić D., Carstensen JM, Stanković S., Nikolić M., Krstović S., Radotić K. 2022. Fluorescence spectroscopy and multispectral imaging for fingerprinting of aflatoxin‑B1 contaminated (Zea mays L.) seeds: a preliminary study. Sci Reports 12:4849.
  12. Friml J., Gallei M., Gelová Z., Johnson A., Mazur E, Monzer A., Rodriguez L., Roosjen M., Verstraeten I., Živanović B.D. et al. 2022. ABP1–TMK auxin perception for global phosphorylation and auxin canalization. Nature 609: 575–581
  13. Prokopijević, M., Simonović Radosavljević, J., Spasojević, D., Vojisavljević, K., Radotić, K., Mitrović, A. 2022. XET activity determination in powdered wood samples as an indicator of tension wood, tested on juvenile Populus x euramericana exposed to severe long-term static bending. Holzforschung 76: 668-673.
  14. Šušic, N., Bobinac, M., & Andrašev, S. (2022). Effects of two different thinning methods on the diameter and basal area increments of silver lime (Tilia tomentosa Moench) target trees in Fruška Gora (Serbia). Annals of Forest Research 65(2), 3–14,
  • Horizon 2020, Innovation in Truffle cultivation, preservation, processing and wild truffle resources management (INTACT), 101007623
  • UNDP, LIQUID 3, 00094603/07/2020
  • European Commission, Oxygen sensing a novel mean for biology and technology of fruit quality, CA18210
  • European Commission, Data integration to maximise the power of omics for grapevine improvement, CA 17111
  • European Commission, European Soil-Biology Data Warehouse for Soil Protection” (EUdaphobase), CA18238,
  • Scientific and technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia, Microstructure and mechanical characteristics of concrete with recycled materials
  • Innovation Fund/Proof of concept, Development of filters based on microalgae biomass for absorption of heavy metals from wastewater, 5033
  • Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia/PROMIS, Late embryogenesis abundant Proteins: Structural Characterization and Interaction with α-Synuclein (LEAPSyn-SCI), 6039663
  • The Innovation Fund/ Proof of Concept, Zinc encapsulated in biodegradable polymers: a sustainable solution for cereals boosting, 5262
  • Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia/PROMIS, Real -time detection and quantification of bioaerosols relevant for human and plant health (BREATHE), 6039613
  • Innovation Fund / Proof of Concept / Technology Transfer, Nanobionic stimulation of agricultural plants' productivity (NANOPLANT),  5419