University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Bojana Živanović

MSc in Biochemistry

Senior Technical Associate

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 465

Research area

Physiology and molecular biology of plants. Plant biochemistry. Antioxidative metabolism. Abiotic (drought, PAR, UV-B radiation) and biotic stress in plants.

Skills

  • HPLC (determination of primary and secondary metabolites)
  • Biochemistry techniques: Protein purification and assays, electrophoresis (native, SDS and IEF), Western blot, enzyme kinetics
  • Molecular biology techniques: DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, agarose electrophoresis
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2017–present: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2014–2017: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2012–2014: Volunteer, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

2.Education:

  • 2013 – present: PhD student, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.
  • 2013: MSc in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Belgrade.
  • 2012: BSc in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Belgrade.

3.Other professional activities

Research visit:

October 2018:  Institute of horticulture and seed science, Universite Angers, France (bilateral project between Serbia and France, 2018–2019).

Memberships:

  • Serbian Plant Physiology Society
  • Botanical Society of Japan
  • COST Action: CA18210 – Oxygen sensing a novel mean for biology and technology of fruit quality

Current: 

  • 2020–2022: Participant in Bilateral project with Slovenia: “The usage of silicon fertilisation in order to mitigate the oxidative stress and to improve the resilience of barley subjected to UV and Drought “, funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), RS and Slovenian Research Agency
  • 2019–2020: Participant in bilateral project with Germany: “Barley genotypes with contrasting tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses: Do chloroplast derived redox signals mediate the trade-off strategy”, funded by MESTD RS and DAAD
  • 2019–2020: Participant in bilateral project with Croatia: “Investigation of the regulatory role of TROL protein in the distribution of electrons in the UV-B induced mechanism of flavonoid and anthocyanin accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves”, funded by MESTD RS and Croatian Science Foundation

Past:

  • 2011–2019: Participant in 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”, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
  • 2018–2019: Participant in bilateral project with France: “Regulation of carbon and nitrogen fluxes from the primary to the secondary metabolic pathways in response to high light stress in variegated leaves”, funded by MESTD RS and FR
  1. Živanović, B., Milić Komić, S., Tosti, T., Vidović, M., Prokić, L., Veljović Jovanović, S. (2020). Leaf Soluble Sugars and Free Amino Acids as Important Components of Abscisic Acid—Mediated Drought Response in Tomato. Plants, 9(9), 1147.doi: 10.3390/plants9091147.
  2. Zivanović, B., Vidovic, M., Milić Komić, S., Jovanovic, L., Kolarž, P., Morina, F., Veljović Jovanović, S. (2017). Contents of phenolics and carotenoids in tomato grown under polytunnels with different UV-transmission rates. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 41(2), 113-120.doi:10.3906/tar-1612-56.
  3. Vidović, M., Morina, F., Prokić, L., 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. Journal of plant physiology, 206, 25-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2016.07.017
  4. Milanović, S., Janković‐Tomanić, M., Kostić, I., Kostić, M., Morina, F., Živanović, B.,Lazarević, J. (2016). Behavioural and physiological plasticity of gypsy moth larvae to host plant switching. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 158(2), 152-162.doi:10.1111/eea.12388