University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Olivera Prodanović

PhD in in Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Research Associate Professor

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 451

Research area

  • Biochemistry and physiology of plants.
  • Antioxidative enzymes.
  • Immobilization of plant enzymes and their application in environment protection.
  • Design, synthesis and applications of hydrogels based on the plant cell wall polymers
  • Biochemical engineering


  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrophoresis
  • Enzyme Immobilization
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2016: Research Associate, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2010-2016: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2004-2010: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2003: Biology Teacher, Medical High School “Veljko Dugošević”, Belgrade.


  • 2016: Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade.
  • 2010: M.Sc. in Biophysics, University of Belgrade.
  • 2000: B.Sc. Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

3.Other professional activities


  • Member of the Biochemical Society of Serbia
  • Member of the Serbian Chemical Society


  • ОI173017 “Study of structure-function relationships in the plant cell wall and modifications of the wall structure by enzyme engineering “, Ministry of Eduction, Scienece and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
  1. Pantić N., Prodanović R., Ilić Đurđić K., Polović N., Spasojević M., Prodanović O. (2020) Optimization of Phenol Removal with Horseradish peroxidase Encapsulated within Tyramine-Alginate Micro-Beads. Environmental Technology and Innovation, in press, DOI: ( IF = 3.404, M22)
  2. Đurđić KI., Ostafe R., Prodanović O., Đelmaš AĐ., Popović N., Fischer R., Schillberg S., Prodanović R. (2020) Improved degradation of azo dyes by lignin peroxidase following mutagenesis at two sites near the catalytic pocket and the application of peroxidase-coated yeast cell walls, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 15(2): 1-10
  3. Spasojevic M., Prodanovic O., Pantic N., Popovic N., Balaz A.M., Prodanovic R. (2019) The Enzyme Immobilization: Carriers and immobilization methods. Journal of Engineering & Processing Management, 11(2): 89–105, DOI:
  4. Spasojevic D., Prokopijevic M., Prodanovic O., Zelenović N., Polović N., Radotić K., Prodanović R., (2019) Peroxidase-Sensitive Tyramine Carboxymethyl Xylan Hydrogels for Enzyme Encapsulation, Macromolecular Research (IF=1,767, M22)
  5. Tadić, V., Tadić, J.,  Milošević, S.,  Cingel, A.,  Prodanović, O.,  Ćosić, T.,  Vujčić, Z., (2018) Phenol induced physiological stress in hydroponically grown lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Scientia Horticulturae Part 2, 232:71-83 (IF2018=1,961,M21) Kategorija Hortikultura 5/36).
  6. Prokopijević M., Prodanović O., Spasojević D., Kovačević G., Polović N., Radotić K., Prodanović R. (2017) Tyramine-modified pectins via periodate oxidation for soybean hull peroxidase induced hydrogel formation and immobilization. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 101: 2281-2290. (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology 41/161, IF= 3.376, M21) – ID=1378
  7. Prodanovic O., Spasojevic D., Prokopijevic M., Radotic K., Markovic N., Blazic M., Prodanovic R. (2015) Tyramine modified alginates via periodate oxidation for peroxidase induced hydrogel formation and immobilization, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 93: 77-83 (IF2013=2,822, M21) –ID=1180
  8. Prokopijevic M., Prodanovic O., Spasojevic D., Stojanovic Z., Radotic K., Prodanovic R., (2014) Soybean hull peroxidase immobilization on macroporous glycidyl methacrylates with different surface characteristics, Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering, 37(5): 799-804 (IF2012=1,869, M21) –ID=886 Kategorija Hemijsko inženjerstvo 38/133).
  9. Prodanović O., Prokopijević M., Spasojević D., Stojanović Ž., Radotić K., Knežević-Jugović Z., Prodanović R. (2012) Improved covalent immobilization of horseradish peroxidase on macroporous glycidyl methacrylate-based copolymers, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 168 (5): 1288-1301 . (IF2010=1,879, M22) ; Kategorija Biotehnologija i primenjena mikrobiologija 79/160).
  10. Prodanovic O., Prodanovic R., Bogdanovic Pristov J., Mitrovic A., Radotic K., (2012) Effect of cadmium stress on antioxidative enzymes during germination of Serbian spruce [Picea omorika (Panč.) Purkyně], African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(52): 11377-11385. (IF2010=0,573, M23; – ID=637 Kategorija Biotehnologija i primenjena mikrobiologija 137/160).