Goran Vukotić

Assistant Research Professor
Laboratory for molecular microbiology

Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE),
Chair of biochemistry and molecular biology, Faculty of biology (FB),
University of Belgrade (UB)

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Phone:   +381 11 397 57 44
Fax:       +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: vukoticg@bio.bg.ac.rs


2016 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB,
(Proteinases of lactic acid bacteria: diversity in mesophilic species of lactobacilli and impact on bacteriocin activity)
2010 - M. Sc. in molecular biology and physiology, BF, UB  


2017 - Research Associate, Faculty of Biology, IMGGE
- Research Assistant Faculty of Biology, IMGGE
2011 - 2012 - Research Trainee, Faculty of Biology, IMGGE


2013 - Member of the Serbian biochemical society
2011 - Member of the Serbian society for microbiology
2011 - Member of the Serbian biological society
2011 - Teachinig assistant, Faculty of Biology, UB


Serine proteinases of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), molecular and biochemical characterization, diversity and distribution; Bacteriocins of LAB, detection and cloning of new bacteriocin genes; Interaction of bacteriocins and serine proteinases of LAB; Application of serine proteinases of lactobacilli in production of antioxidative peptides from plant material; Application of serine proteinases of lactobacilli in abrogating immunoreactivity of milk proteins in immunocompromised individuals


Vukotic, G, Matic, I, Begovic, J, Besu, I, Kojic, M, Djokic, J, Juranic Z, Strahinic, I. (2016). Lactobacilli hydrolysis of cows’ milk proteins abrogates their humoral immunoreactivity in patients with immune-mediated diseases. Int. Dairy. J. 63: 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2016.07.009 

Mirkovic N, Polovic N, Vukotic G, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Radulovic Z, Diep DB, Kojic M (2016). Lactococcus lactis LMG2081 Produces Two Bacteriocins, a Nonlantibiotic and a Novel Lantibiotic. Appl Environ Microbiol. 4;82(8):2555-62. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03988-15. http://aem.asm.org/content/early/2016/02/15/AEM.03988-15

Vukotić G, Strahinić I, Begović J, Lukić J, Kojić M, Fira D (2016). Survey on proteolytic activity and diversity of proteinase genes in mesophilic lactobacilli. Microbiology 85(1):33-41. DOI: 10.1134/S002626171601015X http://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S002626171601015X 

Stanisavljević N, Vukotić G, Ferenc P, Sužnjević D, Jovanović Ž, Strahinić I., Fira Đ, Radović S (2015). Antioxidant activity of pea protein hydrolysates produced by batch fermentation with lactic acid bacteria. Archives of Biological Sciences 2015 Volume 67, Issue 3, Pages: 1033-1042. doi:10.2298/ABS150130066S

Slaviša Stanković, Sanja Mihajlović, Veselin Draganić, Ivica Dimkić, Goran Vukotić, Tanja Berić and Đorđe Fira 2012. Screening of the presence of biosynthetic genes for antimicrobial lipopeptides in natural isolates of Bacillus sp. Arch. Biol. Sci. 64(4), 1425-1432. 

Vukotic G, Mirkovic N, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Strahinic I, Fira D, Radulovic Z and Kojic M (2015) Proteinase PrtP impairs lactococcin LcnB activity in Lactococcus lactis BGMN1-501: new insights into bacteriocin regulation. Front. Microbiol. 6:92. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00092. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322719/

Ljubobratovic U, Kosanovic D, Vukotic G, Molnar Z, Stanisavljevic N, Ristovic T, Peter G, Lukic J, Jeney G. (2017). Supplementation of lactobacilli improves growth, regulates microbiota composition and suppresses skeletal anomalies in juvenile pike-perch (Sander lucioperca) reared in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS): A pilot study. Res Vet Sci. 2017 Dec;115:451-462. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.07.018. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Miljkovic M, Malesevic M, Filipic B, Vukotic G, Kojic M (2018). LraI from Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1, an Isoschizomer of EcoRI, Exhibits Ion Concentration-Dependent Specific Star Activity. BioMed Research International, Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5657085, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5657085

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