Dragana Bosnić

Research Assistant
Laboratory for plant molecular biology (LPMB)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65 397 64 14                          
Phone:           +381 11 397 64 14
Fax:               +381 11 397 64 14
E-mail: dragana.bosnic@imgge.bg.ac.rs


2011 - Ph.D. student, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2006 - 2011 - B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade


2013 - Research Assistant, Laboratory for plant molecular biology, IMGGE
2011 - 2013 - Research Trainee, LPMB, IMGGE
2011 - Professional practise, Plant nutrition group, Institute for multidisciplinary research
2009 - Professional practise, Department of genetics of populations and ecogenotoxicology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”


2014 - Participating in organization of Researchers’ Night Serbia 2014
2014 - Participating in organization of DNA day 2014
2012 - 2014 - Supervising pupils in Regional Center for Talents, Belgrade II
2012 - 2013 - Volunteering in Science promotion activity (Researchers' Night, DNA day)


2014 - Serbian Biochemical Society, International Society for Silicon in Agriculture
2012 - Member of The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO),
Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB),
Serbian Society for Plant Physiology (DFBS),
The Serbian Genetic Society


Role of silicon in plant nutrition and plant abiotic stress response: metal toxicity and nutrient deficiency, particularly Cu toxicity and Fe deficency. Beneficial effects of silicon supply on plant antioxidative defence capacity and molecular mechanisms of plant stress response (expression of the target genes and role of small RNAs). Role of dss1 protein in genome integrity and oxidative stress control. Additionally, use of advanced statistical analysis.


Nikolic DB, Nesic S, Bosnic D, Kostic L, Nikolic M, Samardzic JT. Silicon Alleviates Iron Deficiency in Barley by Enhancing Expression of Strategy II Genes and Metal Redistribution. Front Plant Sci. 2019;10:416. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00416  Bosnić D, Nikolić D,Timotijević G, Pavlović J, Vaculík M, Samardžić J,Nikolić M.Silicon alleviates copper (Cu) toxicity in cucumber by increased Cu-binding capacity. Plant and Soil. 2019; 

Patenković A, Stamenković-Radak M, Nikolić D, Marković T, Anđelković M. Synergistic effect of Gentiana lutea L. on methyl methanesulfonate genotoxicity in the Drosophila wing spot test. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2013 Mar 27;146(2):632-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23384783

Timotijevic G, Milisavljevic M, Nikolic DB, Milovanovic B, Nikolic DS, Nikolic M, Samardzic J. Establishment and In-House Validation of Stem-Loop RT PCR Method for Microrna398 Expression Analysis. GENETIKA-BELGRADE, 2015; 47 (2): 405-416.

Kostic Lj, Nikolic N, Bosnic D, Samardzic J, Nikolic M. Silicon increases phosphorus (P) uptake by wheat under low P acid soil conditions. Plant and soil, 2017 Oct; 419(1–2):447–455.

Soukup M, Martinka M, Bosnic D, Caplovicová M, Elbaum R, Lux A. Formation of silica aggregates in sorghum root endodermis is predetermined by cell wall architecture and development. Annals of Botany, 2017 Nov 10;120(5):739-753. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28651339 

Bosnic P, Bosnic D, Jasnic J, Nikolic M. Silicon mediates sodium transport and partitioning in maize under moderate salt stress. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 2018 Nov; 155: 681-687.

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