University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Aleksandra Jelušić

MSc in Biology, Microbiology

Research Associete

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Research area

Plant pathology, applied microbiology, molecular microbiology


  • Bacterial isolation and cultivation, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, electrophoresis, microdilution method, phylogenetic analysis, metagenomic analysis
  • Programs: PhotoShop CS5, BioEdit 7.2, MEGA7, Phyloviz
  • Databases: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Database, Plant Associated and Environmental Microbes Database (PAMDB)
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications
  1. Work experience:
  • 2020 – today: Research Associate, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
  • 2017 – 2020: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
  1. Education:
  • 2016 – PhD studies, Study program: Biology, Module: Biology of microorganisms, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
  • 2016 – MSc in Biology, Study program: Biology, Module: Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
  • 2015 – Bachelor Degree in Biology, Study program: Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade


  • 2019 – today: Serbian Plant Physiology Society
  • 2018 – today: Serbian Society for Microbiology


  • 2020 – 2021: “New approaches for biocontrol of the novel group of plant tumorigenic agrobacteria discovered in Serbia and Germany”, Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Vouchers for Knowledge Exchange; Serbia-Germany collaboration, participant
  • 2019 – 2020: “Barley genotypes with contrasting tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses: Do chloroplast derived redox signals mediate the trade-off strategy“, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Dienst – DAAD bilateral project between Serbia and Germany, participant


  • 2018 – 2019: III 43010 „“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” national research project funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, participant
  1. Jelušić, A., Berić, T., Mitrović, P., Dimkić, I., Stanković, S., Marjanović-Jeromela, A., Popović, T. 2020. New insights into the genetic diversity of Xanthomonas campestris campestris isolates from winter oilseed rape in Serbia. Plant Pathology, 00:1-15. doi: 10.1111/ppa.13273 (Agronomy: 16/89; IF2018=2.493)
  2. Marković, S., Stanković, S., Jelušić, A., Iličić, R., Kosovac, A., Poštić, D., Popović, T. 2020. Occurrence and identification of Pectobacterium carotovorum brasiliensis and Dickeya dianthicola causing blackleg in some potato fields in Serbia. Plant Disease, doi: 10.1094/PDIS-05-20-1076-RE (Plant Sciences: 31/234; IF2019=3.809)
  3. Popović, T., Jelušić, A., Živković, Lj., Živković, N., Iličić, R., Stanisavljević, R., Stanković S. 2020. Identification, genetic characterization and virulence of Serbian Erwinia amylovora European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s10658-020-02046-1 (Horticulture: 9/36; IF2018=1.744)
  4. Popović, T., Mitrović, P., Jelušić, A., Dimkić, I., Marjanović‐Jeromela, A., Nikolić, I., Stanković, S. 2019. Genetic diversity and virulence of Xanthomonas campestris campestris isolates from Brassica napus and six Brassica oleracea crops in Serbia. Plant Pathology, 68, 1448–1457. (Plant Sciences: 64/228; IF2018=2.493)
  5. Bogdanović, S., Jelušić, A., Berić, T., Nikolić, I., Danilović, B., Stanković, S., Dimkić, I. 2019. Genetic polymorphism of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Pirot ‘ironed’ sausage from Serbia. Archives of Biological Sciences, 71(1), 95-102. (Biology: 77/93; IF2019=0.719)
  6. Popović, T., Blagojević, J., Aleksić, G., Jelušić, A., Krnjajić, S., Milovanović, P. 2018. A blight disease on highbush blueberry associated with Macrophomina phaseolina in Serbia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 40(1), 121-127. (Plant Sciences: 98/212; IF2016=1.424)
  7. Popović, T., Jelušić, A., Milovanović, P., Janjatović, S., Budnar, M., Dimkić, I., Stanković, S. 2017. First report of Pectobacterium atrosepticum, causing bacterial soft rot on calla lily in Serbia. Plant Disease, 101(12), 2145. (Plant Sciences: 33/209; IF2015=3.192)