University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Jasna Simonović Radosavljević

PhD in Physical Chemistry Sciences

Research associate

Address: Kneza Višeslava 1, Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 451

Research area

  • The understanding differences between  molecular organisation of cell walls of different botanical origin.
  • Studies of the connection between mechanical stress and structural modifications in plant cell walls.
  • Studies of new compounds, including those based on plant cell walls and related polymers, for possible applications in biomaterials and biofuels.


  • DPLS microscopy
  • FTIR micro spectroscopy
  • Analitycal techniques
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • Research associate                                                                                          2019-Current

Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Research assistant                                                                               2010-2019

Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Junior Research Assistant                                                                2008-2010

Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia



  • D.Sc. Physical Chemistry Sciences                                                     2018 Faculty of Physical Chemistry
  • M.Sc.Faculty of Physical Chemistry                                                   2009
  • B.Sc. Faculty of Physical Chemistry                                                   2008

3.Awards and certificates:

  • 2009, 2011 COST Action FP0802 STSM research fellowship grant. Innventia, Stockohlm, Sweden
  • 2018 Participant in the International Biophysical School “Academician Radoslav K. Andjus” (NERKA)

4.Other professional activities


  • Oct-Dec 2008: Innventia, Stockohlm, Sweden
  • Jun 2010: Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged (BRC)
  • Avg-Oct 2011: Innventia, Stockohlm, Sweden
  • Dec 2018: Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged (BRC)


  • Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia
  • Biophysical Society of Serbia
  • Society for Plant Physiology
  • Society for microscopy of Serbia


  • 2020-2021 “Zinc encapsulated in biodegradable polymers: a sustainable solution for cereals boosting”
  • 2019-2023 CA18237 – European Soil-Biology Data Warehouse for Soil Protection (COST action), participant
  • 2019-2021 “Microstructural and mechanical characteristics of concrete with addition of renewable materials” (bilateral project between Serbia and Croatia); PI


  • 2011-2019 “Study of structure-function relationships in the plant cell wall and modifications of the wall structure by enzyme engineering”
  • 2011-2019 “ Synthesis, processing and characterisation of nanostructural materials for application in energetics, mechanical engineering, environmental protection and biomedicine-SUBPROJECT:Study and modifications of the structure of plant cell wall as a basis of the new materials for nanotechnology applications“
  • 2010-2012 Bilateral Hungary/Serbia project with the Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, Hungary Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary “Structural anisotropy of the plant cell walls of various origin and their constituent polymers, using DP-LSM“, participant
  • 2009-2011 Cost Action FP0802 – “Experimental and computational microcharacterization techniques in wood mechanics”, participant
  • 2008-2010 Testing of new biosensors for monitoring and diagnostics of plants
  1. Radotić K, Djikanović D, Simonović Radosavljević J, Jović-Jovičić N, Mojović Z (2020) Comparative study of lignocellulosic biomass and its components as electrode modifiers for detection of lead and copper ions. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 862:114010
  2. Simonović Radosavljević J, Bogdanović Pristov J, Mitrović A, Steinbach G, Mouille G, Tufegdžić S, Maksimović V, Mutavdžić D, Janošević D, Vuković M, Garab G, Radotic K (2017) Parenchyma cell wall structure in twining stem of Dioscorea balcanica. Cellulose 24 (11): 4653 – 4669.
  3. Savić A, Mitrović A, Donaldson L, Simonović Radosavljević J, Bogdanović Pristov J, Steinbach G, Garab G, Radotić K (2016) Fluorescence-detected linear dichroism of wood cell walls in juvenile Serbian spruce: estimation of compression wood severity. Microscоpy and Microanalysis 22: 361-367.
  4. Djikanovic D, Devecerski A, Steinbach G, Simonovic J, Matovic B, Garab G, Kalauzi A, Radotic K (2016) Comparison of macromolecular interactions in the cell walls of hardwood, softwood and maize by fluorescence and FTIR spectroscopy, differential laser scanning microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Wood Science and Technology 50: 547-566.
  5. Mitrović A, Donaldson LA, Djikanović D, Bogdanović Pristov J, Simonović J, Mutavdžić D, Kalauzi A, Maksimović V, Nanayakkara B, Radotić K (2015) Analysis of static bending-induced compression wood formation in juvenile Picea omorika (Pančić) Purkynĕ. Trees Structure and Function 5: 1533-1543.
  6. Donaldson L A, Nanayakkara B, Radotić K, Djikanović-Golubović D, Mitrović A, Bogdanović Pristov J, Simonović Radosavljević J, Kalauzi A (2015) Xylem parenchyma cell walls lack a gravitropic response in conifer compression wood. Planta 242:1413–1424, DOI: 10.1007/s00425-015-2381-6
  7. Radotić K, Roduit C, Simonović J, Hornitschek P, Fankhauser C, Mutavdzić D, Steinbach G, Dietler G, Kasas S (2012) Atomic Force Microscopy Stiffness Tomography on Living Arabidopsis thaliana Cells Reveals the Mechanical Properties of Surface and Deep Cell-Wall Layers during Growth. Biophysical Journal 103(3): 386-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2012.06.046,
  8. Salmén L, Olsson A-M, Sevanic JS, Simonović J, Radotić K (2012) Structural organisation of the wood polymers in the wood fibre structure. 7(1): 521-532,
  9. Djikanović D,  Simonović J, Savić A, Ristić I,  Bajuk-Bogdanović D,  Kalauzi A,  Cakić S,  Budinski-Simendić J,  Jeremić M, Radotić K (2012) Structural Differences Between Lignin Model Polymers Synthesized from Various Monomers. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 20(2): 607-617, DOI: 10.1007/s10924-012-0422-9
  10. Simonović J, Stevanić J, Djikanović D, Salmén L, Radotić K (2011) Anisotropy of cell wall polymers in branches of hardwood and softwood: a polarized FTIR study. Cellulose 18: 1433-1440.