Bojana Banović Đeri

 Research Associate
Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE)

University of Belgrade
Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia

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2013 - PhD in Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB) („Molecular basis of self-incompatible system in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)“)
2005 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology), FB, UB


2014 - present - Research Associate, Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology (LPMB), IMGGE
2009 - 2013 - Research Assistant, LPMB, IMGGE
2006 - 2008 - Research Trainee, LPMB, IMGGE


2005 –present  Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology (LPMB), IMGGE, UB


2019-2022 Associated partner in EUPHRESCO project „Plant Health Bioinformatics Network” coordinated by Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium

2019 Organizer and participant of two bioinformatics workshops in cooperation with the Ensembl office of the European Bioinformatics Institute within the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI) under the auspices of the Wellcome Trust project: “Ensembl Browser, Variation and 1000 genome project workshop“ and “Ensembl REST API workshop“

2019 Organizer and lecturer in the Entrepreneurship workshop for “The best innovative life science project for students” in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia under the auspices of the European Researchers’ Night project „SCIMFONICOM 2018-19“

2019 Grant from the COST action CA16120 “EPITRANS” to participate in the workshop „Training School on Epitranscriptomics for young PIs“, Nancy, France

2018 Participant in the bioinformatics workshop „Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis“, organized by Romanian Society of Bioinformatics, Timisoara, Romania

2017-2021 MC member, COST action CA16120 „European Epitranscriptomics Network”

2017 National representative of the Republic of Serbia in the expert exchange program “Open World” with USA

2016-2017 Participant, project «Science combi-nation» for interactive education of students and teachers in elementary schools and high-schools in Serbia

2016-present Member of Sector for Technology Transfer, IMGGE, UB

2015-2016 Participant in academic professional development program “TRAIN”, UB with King Baudouin Foundation

2015 Member of Conference Organizational Commitee, 2nd International Conference on Plant Biology, Serbian Plant Physiology Society

2015 Scholarship from COST action BM1006 „SeqAhead” to attend bioinformatics workshop „Next Generation Sequencing data analysis”, Riga, Latvia

2015-2019 MC member, COST action FA1407 „Application of next generation sequencing for the study and diagnosis of plant viral diseases in agriculture”

2015-present Vicepresident for Science, „Belgrade International Molecular Life Science Conference for Students” (BIMLS)

2014-2015 Coordinator of EU project Researchers’ Night „SCIMFONICOM 2014-15" H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014-633376

2014-present Chairman of National Evaluation Committee in National Championship in Research Excellence in Life Science/Environmental Sciences for high-school students, Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade 2

2014 Scholarship from EU FP7 AllBio project to attend bioinformatics workshop „ChIP- and DNase-seq data analysis workshop”, CSC-IT science centre, Espoo, Finland

2014 Member of Conference Organizational Committee, V International Congress of the Serbian Genetic Society

2014 Member of International Evaluation Commitee for Research Excelence in Biology at „International Conference of Young Scientists” (ICYS)

2013 Participant, EU project Researchers’ Night „SCIMFONICOM 2.013" FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT- 609724

2012-2015 Member of Excellence Evaluation Committee in Biology at city and regional level, Regional Center for Talented Youth Belgrade 2

2012–2013 Participant, „FABAGRALE” project of bilateral cooperation between France and Serbia „Pavle Savić"

2012 Participant, EU project Researchers’ Night "SCIMFONICOM" FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT-316471

2010-2011 Participant, „LEG-HIVER” project of bilateral cooperation between France and Serbia "Pavle Savić"

2007-2009 Coordinator and mentor, IMGGE Molecular Biology Summer school for foreign undergraduate students in cooperation with “IAESTE” organization

Memberships in Serbian Society for Molecular Biology, Serbian Genetic Society, Serbian Biology Society, Serbian Plant Physiology Society, Serbian Biochemical Society, Legume Society and FESPB.


Transcriptomics and epitranscriptomics in plant molecular memory; Bioinformatics; Self-incompatibility in flowering plants; Biodiversity and evolution of angiosperms


Eshaghi M., Shiran B., Fallahi H., Ravash R., Banović Đeri B. (2018) „Identification of genes involved in steroid alkaloid biosynthesis in Fritillaria imperialis via de novo transcriptomics”. Genomics

Jantsch M.F., Quattrone A, O'Connell M., Helm M., Frye M., Macias-Gonzales M., Ohman M., Ameres S., Willems L., Fuks F., Oulas A., Vanacova S., Nielsen H., Bousquet-Antonelli C., Motorin Y., Roignant JY, Balatsos N., Dinnyes A., Baranov P., Kelly V., Lamm A., Rechavi G., Pelizzola M., Liepins J., Holodnuka Kholodnyuk I., Zammi V., Ayers D., Drablos F., Dahl J.A., Bujnicki J., Jeronimo C., Almeida R., Neagu M., Costache M., Bankovic J., Banovic B., Kyselovic Ј., Valor L.М., Selbert S., Pir P., Demircan T., Cowling V., Schäfer M., Rossmanith W., Lafontaine D., David A., Carre C., Lyko F., Schaffrath R., Schwartz S., Verdel A., Klungland A., Purta E., Timotijevic G., Cardona F., Davalos A., Ballana E., O´Carroll D., Ule J., Fray R. (2018). “Positioning Europe for the EPITRANSCRIPTOMICS challenge”. RNA Biology 1-3 

Banović Đeri B., Pajić V., Dudić D. (2018) Revealing new information from existing genomic data for pepper mild mottle virus pathotype determination, Crop Protection 107:93-103

Aleksić M.J., Banović B., Miljuš-Đukić J., Jovanović Ž., Mikić A., Ćupina B., Zlatković B., Anđelković S., Spanu I., Maksimović V. (2015) “A rapid and cost-effective procedure for delineation and utilization of genomic microsatellites for paralleled genotyping in Vicia faba”, Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 51(1):36–39

Aleksić J.M., Miljuš-Đukić J., Jovanović Ž., Tomić B., Banović B. (2014) “Molecular tools for utilization of mitochondrial diversity in faba bean (Vicia faba)”, Genetika 46(3):745-762

Nikolić R., Zdravković-Korać S., Ninković S., Dragićević M.,  Miljuš-Đukić J., Banović B., Bohanec B., Savić J., Mitić N. (2013) “Fertile transgenic Lotus corniculatus resistant to the non-selective herbicide phosphinothricin”, Annals of Applied Biology 163(3):475-493

Hafizi A., Shiran B., Maleki B., Imani A., Banović B. (2013)  “Identification of new S-RNase self-incompatibility alleles and characterization of natural mutations in Iranian almond cultivars“. Trees - Structure and Function 27(3):497-510

Radović S., Miljuš-Djukić J., Samardžić J., Banović B., Nikolić D., Milisavljević M.,  Timotijević G. (2012) „Buckwheat as a Model Plant in Molecular Biology“. In: Dobranszki J, Gondola (Eds) Buckwheat 3 and Biology and Biotechnology, Health and Nutrition of Mills. Special Issue 2:11-16

Aleksić J. M., Stojanović D., Banović B., Jančić R. (2012) „A Simple and Efficient DNA Isolation Method for Salvia officinalis“. Biochemical Genetics, 20 (11-12): 881-892

Miljuš-Djukić J., Banović B., Ninković S., Radović S. (2010) „The Heteromorphic Sporophytic Self-Incompatibility System of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)“. In: Dobranszki J, Gondola (Eds) Buckwheat 2. Special Issue 1:151-156

Banović B., Miljuš-Djukić J., Konstantinović M., Maksimović V. (2010) „A search of Brassica's SI involved orthologs in buckwheat lead to novel buckwheat sequence identification: MLPK possibly involved in SI response”.  The Archives of Biological Sciences 62(2): 315-322

Miljuš-Djukić J., Banović B., Jovanović Ž., Majić D., Milisavljević M., Samardžić J., Timotijević G. (2010) „ Abundance of soybean Roundup Ready modification in food and feed samples from Serbian retail markets”. Romanian Biotechnological Letters 15(1): 102-109    

Banović B., Šurbanovski N., Konstantinović M., Maksimović V. (2009) „Basic RNases of wild almond (Prunus webbii): Cloning and characterization of six new S-RNase and one “non-SRNase” genes”. Journal of Plant Physiology 166(4):395-402

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