University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Milica Stojanović

PhD in biotechnical sciences

Research associate

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 460

Research area

Lettuce and other vegetables production technology, application of microbiological fertilisers and effective microorganisms, primary and secondary metabolites in lettuce (phenolic compounds and sesquiterpene lactones), antioxidant components in lettuce.


Spectrophotometry in primary and secondary lettuce metabolites. Food sensory analysis – profiling and tests. Sampling, inoculation and counting colonies from nutrient media – 3MTM Petrifilms plates (E.coli, Enterobacteriaceae, total number of aerobic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, coliforms, yeast and mold count plates), qualitative tests for presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. in food industry.

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications
  1. Work experience:
  • 2023-present: Research trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2021-2023: Quality control sector, La Linea Verde d.о.о., Dobrinci
  • 2018-2021: Quality control sector, Iceberg Salat Centar d.о.о., Surčin
  • 2014-2016: Primary agriculture production sector, Iceberg Salat Centar d.о.о., Surčin
  1. Education:
  • 2023: PhD, Faculty of Biofarming, Megatrend univeristy of Belgrade
  • 2013: MSc for crop science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
  • 2003: Tenth grammar school „Mihajlo Pupin” Belgrade
  1. Awards and certificates:
  • Nikola Spasić Endowment Award “The best second-year student of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Belgrade for the academic year 2004/2005.”
  1. Other professional activities
  • 2022: Training for an internal auditor for standards (HACCP, IFS Food v.7, ISO 19011)
  • 2022: Training for food sensory analysis (principles of good laboratory practice in sensory testing procedures, sensory testing, basic terms of sensory analysis, sensory profiling of samples, types of sensory tests)
  • 2021: Lecture as part of the II course Modern technologies for preserving fruits and vegetables after harvest on the topic Basics of preserving fruits and vegetables – an example of what and how to preserve, Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade
  • 2020: Training for an internal auditor for the GLOBAL GAP standard v. 5.2
  • 2018: Training for practical work in a microbiological laboratory (basic terms, sampling, preparation of decimal dilutions, inoculation of Petrifilms plates, colony enumeration, evaluation)

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

  • Reviewer for the journal Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture
  1. Stojanović, M., Savić, S., Delcourt, A., Hilbert, J.-L., Hance, P., Dragišić Maksimović, J., Maksimović, V. (2023). Phenolics and Sesquiterpene Lactones Profile of Red and Green Lettuce: Combined Effect of Cultivar, Microbiological Fertiliser, and Season. Plants, 12 (14), 2616.
  2. Stojanović, M., Savić, S., Dragišić Maksimović, J., Mutavdžić, D., Maksimović, V., Gilbert, J.L., Hance, P. (2022). Sesquiterpene lactones content in lettuce cultivars affected by microbiological fertilisers and seasons. 4th International Conference on Plant Biology and 23rd Symposium of the Serbian Plant Physiology Society, Belgrade, Serbia, 6-8 October. Book of Abstracts, p. 18. 978-86-912591-6-7.
  3. Stojanović, M., Maksimović, V., Mutavdžić, D., Petrović, I., Jovanović, Z., Savić, S., Dragišić Maksimović, J. (2021). Determination of antioxidative and enzymatic activity in green and red lettuce cultivars affected by microbiological fertilisers and seasons. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture EJFA, 33(2), 112-101.
  4. Stojanović, M., Petrović, I., Žuža, M., Jovanović, Z., Moravčević, Đ., Cvijanović, G., Savić, S. (2020). The productivity and quality of Lactuca sativa as influenced by microbiological fertilisers and seasonal conditions. Zemdirbyste Agriculture 107 (4), 345-352. doi: 10.13080/z-a.2020.107.044