Current projects

FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (2011–2018)
Studying the molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining pluripotency and differentiation of stem cells

EVB, F23, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Principal investigator: Milena Stevanovic, PhD


The role of transcription factors and small RNAs in abiotic stress in plants and genetic biodiversity of plant species in agriculture and biotechnology

Principal Investigator: Dr Vesna Maksimovic, IMGGE
OI 173005


Complex diseases as a model system for phenotype modulation – structural and functional analysis of molecular biomarkers

OI 173008
Principal Investigator: Dr Dragica Radojkovic, IMGGE 


Genes and molecular mechanisms promoting probiotic activity of lactic acid bacteria from Western Balkan

Principal Investigator: Dr Milan Kojic, IMGGE
OI 173019 


Microbial diversity study and characterization of beneficial environmental microorganisms

OI 173048
Principal Investigator: Dr Branka Vasiljevic, IMGGE 


Studying signal transduction pathways and epigenetic mechanisms that control human SOX genes expression: further insight into their roles in cell fate determination and differentiation

Principal Investigator: Dr Milena Stevanovic, IMGGE
OI 173051 


Molecular characterization of bacteria from genera Bacillus and Pseudomonas as potential agents for biological control

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Djordje Fira, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Milan Kojic and dr Sanja Mihajlovic
OI 173026 


Plant biodiversity of Serbia and the Balkans – assesment, sustainable use and protection

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Dmitar Lakusic, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Aleksic
OI 173030 


Cellular and molecular mechanisms of recovery of rats from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Principal Investigator: Dr Djordje Miljkovic, Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic", University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Gordana Timotijevic
OI 173035 


Rational design and synthesis of biologically active and coordination compounds and functional materials, relevant in (bio)nanotechnology

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Ivan Juranic, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Djordje Francuski
OI 172035 


Combinatorial libraries of heterogeneous catalysts, natural products, modified natural products and their analogues: the way to new biologically active agents

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Niko Radulovic, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Nis
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Tatjana Ilic-Tomic
OI 172061 

INTEGRATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2011–2017) 

III 41004
Principal Investigator: Dr Sonja Pavlovic, IMGGE 


Role of preoperative disease staging, prognostic, therapy markers, objectification of functional results in decision on rectal cancer treatment strategy, with the aim of improving oncology results and quality of life

Principal Investigator: Prof. Zoran Krivokapic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Aleksandra Nikolic
III 41033


Development of new encapsulation and enzyme technology to produce biocatalysts and biologically active food components in order to increase its competitiveness, quality and safety

Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Branko Bugarski, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Prof. dr Ljubisa Topisirovic and dr Ivana Strahinic
III 46010


Ethnogenesis of the Serbs during the Middle Ages (until c.1250): a comparative analysis of the historic-cultural heritage, genetic material and artefacts of material culture from the aspect of analytical chemistry

Principal Investigator: Dr Irena Cvijanovic, The Institute of History Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Natasa Kovacevic-Grujicic, dr Milena Stevanovic, dr Marija Mojsin, dr Andrijana Klajn, dr Jelena Popovic, Slobodan Davidovic and Vladanka Topalovic
III 47025

INNOVATION PROJECTS
Development of technological processes for production of innovative probiotic products for prevention and treatment of intestinal infections in animals

Principal Investigator: Dr Natasa Golic, IMGGE
Project 2616 of the Innovation Fund


Development of innovative probiotic fermented product based on natural isolates of lactic acid bacteria for the treatment of dogs and cats suffering from diabetes

Principal Investigator: Dr Maja Tolinacki, IMGGE
Innovation project of the Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development 

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Survey for antimicrobials effective against carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), CRP/SRB15-02, 2016-2018
Principal Investigator: Dr Branko Jovcic, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade 


New synergistic strategy to treat chronic wound infections

Principal Investigator: Dr Lidija Senerovic, IMGGE
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), CRP/SRB16-02, 2017-2019

OTHER PROJECTS
Comparative studies on the in vitro neural differentiation of embryonic stem and embryonic carcinoma cells using expression profiling and cell interaction analysis

EVB. F23, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2010-
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Ljubisa Rakic, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts


Optimization (individualization) of the rectal cancer treatment using predictive molecular genetic biomarkers

F-20, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2013-
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Zoran Krivokapić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Participants from IMGGE: Dr Dragica Radojkovic and dr Aleksandra Nikolic


Unrevealing the taxonomic status of Fagus moesiaca in Serbia

National project of the Forestry Directorate of the Republic of Serbia, 401-00-781/2017-10, 2018
Principal Investigator: Prof. dr Mirjana Sijacic-Nikolic, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade
Participant from IMGGE: Dr Jelena Aleksic 

COST ACTIONS
Gene regulation ensemble effort for the knowledge commons

CA15205, 2016-2020 


Diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of exposure-related noncommunicable diseases (DiMoPEx)

CA15129, 2016-2020 


Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed)

CA15120, 2016-2020


Application of next generation sequencing for the study and diagnosis of plant viral diseases in agriculture

FA1407, 2015-2019


European Epitranscriptomics Network

CA16120, 2017-2021

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