University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Јеlena Danilović Luković

PhD in Biological sciences

Research Assistant Professor

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 459

Research area

Physiology and molecular biology of microalgae, the effect of ionizing radiation and metals on microalgae, redox biology


Transmission and scanning electron microscopy

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications


  1. Work experience:

2023 – present  Research Associate, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, IMSI

2019- 2023 Research Associate, Institute for Application of Nuclear Energy, INEP

2008-2016 Teaching Assistant, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia

  1. Education:

2017 PhD in Biology, University of Belgrade

2008 BSc in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Priština


  1. Other professional activities

Courses taught: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Algology, Ecology, – Biology, Department for Natural and Mathematical Sciences, State University of Novi Pazar

Editorial and Reviewer’s activity (journals, books, projects):

  • Biotechnic&Histochemistry (Taylor&Francis) (3), Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology (Springer Link) (3), Endocrine Connections (BioScientifica Ltd) (2),

Medical Science Monitor (International Scientific Information) (1), Reproduction, Fertility and Development (CSIRO), Endocrine (Springer Link), BioMed Research International (Hindawi)


  • Serbian Society for Microscopy
  • European Microscopy Society
  • Serbian Biological Society
  • Serbian Society for Molecular Biology
  • Biochemical Society of Serbia
  • Serbian Society for Extracellular Vesicles



  1. “Radiation hormesis for higher microalgae biomass yield”, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, SPS Programme (SPS G5320)
  2. “Structural heterogeneity and effects of complex carbohydrates (glycans) as key components of molecular recognition in biological systems” (N°173010), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
  3. ‘Antioxidant protection and potentials for differentiation and regeneration of mesenchymal stem cells from various tissues during the aging’ (N°175061), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
  1. Lužajić Božinovski T, Danilović Luković J, Nikolić A, Radovanović A, Marković D, Kovačević Filipović M, Vasić M, Milošević I. Maternal subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism effects on rat offspring: a story of the skin and its derivatives. Acta Vet 2023; 231-248. doi: 10.2478/acve-2023-0018
  2. 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;erac472. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erac472
  3. Janković T, Danilović Luković J, Goč S, Mitić N, Hajduković Lj, Janković M.. Gamma-glutamyltransferase-associated glycoprotein patterns in human seminal plasma of normozoospermic men: a new aspect of biomarker heterogeneity. Biomed Pap 2023. doi: 10.5507/bp.2023.031
  4. Živanović B, Danilović Luković J, Korać A, Stanić M, Spasić S, Galland P. Signal transduction in Phycomyces sporangiophores: columella as a novel sensory organelle mediating auxin-modulated growth rate and membrane potential. Protoplasma. 2021;1-19. doi: 10.1007/s00709-021-01709-y
  5. Janković T, Danilović Luković J, Miler I, Mitić N, Hajduković L, Janković M. Assembly of tetraspanins, galectin-3, and distinct N-glycans defines the solubilization signature of seminal prostasomes from normozoospermic and oligozoospermic men. Ups J Med Sci. 2021:126. doi:10.48101/ujms.v126.7673
  6. Vojvodić S, Danilović Luković J, Zechmann B, Jevtović M, Pristov JB, Stanić M, Lizul AM, Pitmann JK, Spasojević I. The effects of ionizing radiation on the structure and antioxidative and metal-binding capacity of the cell wall of microalga Chlorella sorokiniana. Chemosphere. 2020: 127553. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127553.
  7. Vojvodić S. Stanić M, Zechmann B, Dučić T, Žižić M, Dimitrijević M, Danilović Luković J, Milenković MR, Pittman JK, Spasojević I. Mechanisms of detoxification of high copper concentrations by the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana. Biochem J, 2020;477(19):3729-3741. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20200600
  8. Janković T, Goč S, Mitić N, Danilović Luković J, Janković M. Membrane-associated gamma-glutamyl transferase and alkaline phosphatase in the context of concanavalin A-and wheat germ agglutinin-reactive glycans mark seminal prostasome populations from normozoospermic and oligozoospermic men. Ups J Med Sci. 2019;1-9. doi: 10.1080/03009734.2019.1690603
  9. Danilović Luković J, Korać A, Milošević I, Lužajić T, Puškaš, N, Kovačević Filipović M, Radovanović A. Altered state of primordial follicles in neonatal and early infantile rats due to maternal hypothyroidism: Light and electron microscopy approach. Micron. 2016;90:33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.micron.2016.08.007.
  10. Danilović Luković J, Korać A, Milošević I, Lužajić T, Milanović Z, Kovačević Filipović M, Radovanović A. Z-cells and oogonia/oocytes in the advanced process of autophagy are the dominant altered cells in the ovaries of hypothyroid newborn rats. Acta Vet. 2017;67(1):92-106. doi: 10.1515/acve-2017-0009