University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Jelena Bogdanović Pristov

PhD in Biological sciences

Research Professor

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 451

Research area

  • Cellular and molecular biochemistry, biophysics and physiology
  • Neurotransmitters and protein biochemistry
  • Molecular basis of human vascular and neurologycal patology
  • Redox biology


electrophoresis, spectroscopy, chromatography, enzyme assays, protein purification techniques, whole-cell patch-clamp method,  fluorescence detection techniques, ion-selective electroanalitic techniques

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2019-present: Research Professor, Institute for Multidisciplinary research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2013-2019: Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2009-2013: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2008-2009: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2003-2008: Research Trainee, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


  • 2008: Ph.D. in Plant physiology and biochemistry, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.
  • 2007: M.Sc. in Biophysics, University of Belgrade.
  • 2003: B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.

3.Awards and certificates:

  • Award for young scientists, Congress “Peroxidase 2006”, July 6-9, 2006, Aveiro, Portugal

4.Other professional activities

  • Invited speaker at the Regional Biophysics Conference (September 15-18, 2010, Primošten, Croatia)
  • Invited speaker at 5th Conference of the Biochemical Society of Serbia (November 13, 2015, Beograd, Serbia)
  • Invited speaker at XIX Symposium of the Serbian Plant Physiology Society (June 11-15, 2011, Banja Vrujci, Serbia)
  • Invited speaker at the Second Congress of Biologists of Serbia (September 25- 30, 2018, Kladovo, Serbia)
  • Member of Scientific Committee of 6th and 7th Conference of the Biochemical Society of Serbia (2016, 2017, Beograd, Serbia)
  • 2015 – School of proteomics-theoretical and practical basis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2017 – School of MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST): Biophysical analysis of small-molecule ligands, NanoTemper, Life Science Park, Krakow, Poland
  • Book chapter in Protein Gel Detection and Imaging: Methods and Protocols, Biji T. KurienR. Hal Scofield (Editors), Published 2018 by Springer Nature, Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series – A One-Step Staining Protocol for In-Gel Fluorescent Visualization of Proteins, Jelena Bogdanović Pristov, Ivan Spasojević, pp 149-158
  • Mentor on 2 PhD theses (University of Belgrade – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Chemistry)
  • Member of 3 COST actions

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

  • Reviewer for the journals: Process Biochemistry, Biotechnology Progress, Archives of Biological Sciences, Journal of Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering, Journal of Cell and Animal Biology,Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Food & Function, Nutrition and Food Science, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Hemijska Industrija
  • Book Reviewer: A closer look at proteolysis, Nova Science Publishers.


  • Biophysical Society of Serbia
  • Serbian Biochemical Society
  • Serbian Plant Physiology


  • 2018-2019 Metal maps and metabolism in human eplieptogenic foci, Serbian­Slovenian bilateral project, PI
  1. Bijelić D., Milićević K., Lazarević M., Miljković Dj., Bogdanović Pristov J., Savić D., Petković B., Andjus P., Momčilović M., Nikolić Lj.(2020) Central nervous system infiltrated immune cells induce calcium increase in astrocytes via astroglial purinergic signaling. Journal of Neuroscience Research 98:2317-2332.
  2. Korać Jačić J , Nikolić  Lj, Stanković  M , Opačić  M, Dimitrijević  M , Savić D , Grgurić Šipka  S, Spasojević I , Bogdanović Pristov J. (2020) Ferrous iron binding to epinephrine promotes the oxidation of iron and impedes activation of adrenergic receptors. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 148:123-127.
  3. Bogdanović Pristov J, Opačić M, Bajčetić M, Mandić V, Maglić D, Miković Ž, Spasojevic I. (2020) Oxidative status of maternal blood in pregnancies burdened by inherited thrombophilias. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234253.
  4. Korac J., Stankovic D.,  Stanic M.,  Bajuk-Bogdanovic D.,  Zizic M.,  Bogdanovic Pristov J.,  Grguric-Sipka S.,  Popovic-Bijelic A.,  Spasojevic I. (2018) Coordinate and redox interactions of epinephrine with ferric and ferrous iron at physiological pH. Scientific Reports 8.
  5. Milić Komić S., Bogdanović Pristov J., Popović-Bijelić A., Zakrzewska J., Stanić M., Kalauzi A., Spasojević I. (2016). Photo-redox reactions of indole and ferric iron in water. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 185: 174-180.
  6. Ristić A., Savić D., Sokić D., Bogdanović Pristov J., Nestorov J., Baščarević V., Raičević S., Savić S., Spasojević I. (2015) Hippocampal antioxidative system in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia 56 (5):789-799.
  7. Bogdanovic-Pristov J., Opacic M., Dimitrijevic M., Babic N., Spasojevic I. (2015) A method for in-gel fluorescent visualization of proteins after native and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Analytical Biochemistry 480: 6-10.
  8. Mojić M., Bogdanović Pristov J., Maksimović-Ivanić D., Jones D.R., Stanić M., Mijatović S., Spasojević I. (2014) Extracellular iron diminishes anticancer effects of vitamin C: An in vitro study. Scientific Reports 4:art. no. 5955.
  9. Bogdanovic Pristov J., Maglic D., Opacic M., Mandic V., Mikovic Z., Spasic M. , Spasojevic I.(2012) Ante- and postpartum redox status of blood in women with inherited thrombophilia treated with heparin. Thrombosis Research 130 (5):826-829.
  10. Bogdanović J., Spasojević I., Miković Ž., Mandić V., Cerović N., Spasić M. (2009) Antioxidative defense enzymes in placenta protect placenta and fetus in inherited thrombophilia from hydrogen peroxide. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2: 14-18.