Aleksandra Nikolić

Associate Research Professor
Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB)

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile: +381 64  397 66 58                       
Phone: +381 11 397 66 58
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: aleksni@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB
(Structural and functional analysis of smad4 gene 5' regulatory region in human pancreatic cancer)
2002 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2000 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016 - Associate Research Professor, LMB, IMGGE
2010 - 2016 -
 Assistant Research Professor, LMB, IMGGE
2002 - 2010 - Research Assistant LMB, IMGGE
2000 - 2002 - Postgraduate Fellow of the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia

CAREER HISTORY

2000 - LMB, IMGGE

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular basis and pharmacogenetics of malignant gastrointestinal diseases
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) signaling pathway
Genetic risk factors in gastrointestinal and lung diseases
Development of methods for noninvasive molecular diagnostics

OTHER ACTIVITIES

since 2010 - Head of the Biology and Chemistry Program for high school students in IMGGE
since 2015 - President of the Scientific Committee of the Belgrade International Molecular Life Science Conference for Students
since 2017 - Lecturer in Academic Skills, PhD program of the Faculty of Biology,UB
since 2018 - Science Communication Manager of the COST Action CA17118 TRANSCOLONCAN
2015-2016 - Member of the Program Council of the Center for the Promotion of Science
2014
 - President of the Organizing Committee at the National Championship of Research Papers for high school students
2014 - Vice President of the Organizing Committee at the International Conference for Young
2012-2013 - Coordinator of the Researchers’ Night project SCIMFONICOM

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jeremic I, Djuric O, Nikolic M, Vlajnic M, Nikolic A, Radojkovic D, Bonaci-Nikolic B. Neutrophil extracellular traps-associated markers are elevated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatol Int 2019;39:1849–1857.

Nikolic A. Pathophysiology and genetics of bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis. Lung. 2018;196(4):383-392.

Dragicevic S, Kosnik M, Divac Rankov A, Rijavec M, Milosevic K, Korosec P, Skerbinjek Kavalar M, Nikolic A. The polymorphisms in the 3' untranslated region of the matrix metalloproteinase 9 gene as modulators of asthma phenotype and treatment outcome. Lung 2018;196(3):297-303.

Supic G, Zeljic K, Divac Rankov A, Kozomara R, Nikolic A, Radojkovic D, Magic Z. miR-183 and miR-21 expression as biomarkers of progression and survival in tongue carcinoma patients. Clin Oral Investig 2018; 22(1): 401-409.

Dragicevic S, Milosevic M, Nestorovic B, Nikolic A. Influence of the Polymorphism C-509T in the TGFB1 Gene Promoter on the Response to Montelukast. Pediatr Aller Imm Pul. 2017;30(4):239-245.

Nikolic A, Vlajnic M, Ristanovic M, Petrovic J, Dimitrijevic I, Krivokapic Z, Radojkovic D. Cell-free DNA as biomarker and source for mutation detection in primary colorectal cancer. J BUON. 2017; 22(1): 178-183.

Vancevska A, Nikolic A, Bonaci-Nikolic B, Skiljevic D, Radojkovic D. Assessment of deoxyribonuclease activity in serum samples of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Fluorescence based method vs. ELISA. J Clin Lab Anal. 2016; 30(6): 797-803.

Nikolic A, Ristanovic M, Zivaljevic V, Rankov AD, Radojkovic D, Paunovic I. SMAD4 gene promoter mutations in patients with thyroid tumors. Exp Mol Pathol. 2015; 99(1): 100-103.

Nikolic A, Cacev T, Aralica G, Popovic Hadzija M, Kapitanovic S, Radojkovic D. Mononucleotide repeats in the SMAD4 gene promoter in colon carcinoma tissue of Croatian patients. Exp Mol Pathol. 2015; 98(2): 133-135.

Nikolic A, Milosevic K, Boskovic S, Nestorovic B. Neutrophil Elastase Gene Polymorphisms: Modulators of Response to Therapy in Childhood Bronchiectasis? Lung. 2014; 192(4): 595-599.

Vancevska A, Nikolic A. Method for assessment of deoxyribonuclease activity in biological samples. Lab Medicine 2013; 44(2): 125-128

Nikolic A, Ristanovic M, Perovic V, Trifunovic J, Perovic M, Radojkovic D. Genetic Alterations in SMAD4 and K-ras in Serbian Patients With Endometrial Carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012; 22(3): 442-446.

Nikolic A, Kojic S, Knezevic S, Krivokapic Z, Ristanovic M, Radojkovic D. Structural and functional analysis of SMAD4 gene promoter in malignant pancreatic and colorectal tissues: detection of two novel polymorphic nucleotide repeats. Cancer Epidemiol 2011; 35(3): 265-271.

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