Gordana Timotijević

Assistant Research Professor
Institute of molecular genetics and genetic engineering (IMGGE)

University of Belgrade

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 64  8044082                           
Phone:           +381 11 397 57 44
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: timotijevic@imgge.bg.ac.rs


2009 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB (Molecular cloning and analysis of the aspartic proteinase gene  from buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)))
2003 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2001 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade


2016 - Senior Research Associate, Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology (LPMB), IMGGE
2010 - 2016 - Research Associate, LPMB, IMGGE
2004 - 2010 - Research Assistant, LPMB, IMGGE
2001 - 2003 - Research Trainee, LPMB, IMGGE


2011 - Guest Lecturer on Faculty of Biology, PhD studies, course “Molecular Biology” (Methodology in Molecular Biology)

Member of:

  1. The European Plant Science Organization (EPSO)
  2. The Serbian Society for Plant Physiology
  3. The Serbian Biochemical Society
  4. International Proteolysis Society
  5. Serbian Genetic Society
  6. Sebian Society for Molecular Biology


Analysis of gene structure and function; molecular mechanisms in plant oxidative stress response.

Investigation on microRNAs and their role in fine regulation of the plant response to abiotic stress.

Antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory effect of bioactive constituents from plant extracts and their pharmaceutical potential.


Jevtic Bojan, Djedovic Neda, Stanisavljevic Suzana, Gasic Uros M, Misic Danijela M, Despotovic Jovana S, Samardzic Jelena T, Miljkovic Djordje M, Timotijevic Gordana S (2017) Anti-encephalitogenic effects of cucumber leaf extract. JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS, vol. 37, str. 249-262

Pavlovic Jelena M, Samardzic Jelena T, Kostic Ljiljana, Laursen Kristian H, Natic Maja M, Timotijevic Gordana S, Schjoerring Jan K, Nikolic Miroslav T (2016) Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber under limited iron conditions. ANNALS OF BOTANY, vol. 118 no. 2, str. 271-280

Jevtic Bojan, Djedovic Neda, Stanisavljevic Suzana, Despotovic Jovana S, Miljkovic Djordje M, Timotijevic Gordana S (2016) Cucurbitacin E Potently Modulates the Activity of Encephalitogenic Cells. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 64 br. 24, str. 4900-4907

Jevtić Bojan, Timotijević Gordana S, Stanisavljević Suzana, Momcilović Miljana B, Mostarica-Stojković Marija B, Miljković Djordje M. (2015) Micro RNA-155 participates in re-activation of encephalitogenic T cells. Biomed. Pharmacother.; 74: 206-210

Timotijević Gordana S Milisavljević Mira Dj Nikolić Dragana B Milovanović Boško M Nikolić Dragana S Nikolić Miroslav Samardžić Jelena T (2015) Establishment and In-House Validation of Stem-Loop RT PCR Method for microRNA398 Expression Analysis.

Pavlovic Jelena M  Samardzic Jelena T  Maksimovic Vuk M  Timotijevic Gordana S  Stevic Nenad M  Laursen Kristian H  Hansen Thomas H  Husted Soren  Schjoerring Jan K  Liang Yongchao  Nikolic Miroslav (2013): Silicon alleviates iron deficiency in cucumber by promoting mobilization of iron in the root apoplast New Phytologist , vol. 198 br. 4, str. 1096-1107 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23496257

Radovic JMaksimovic-Ivanic DTimotijevic GPopadic SRamic ZTrajkovic VMiljkovic DStosic-Grujicic SMijatovic S. (2012) Cell-type dependent response of melanoma cells to aloe emodin. Food Chem Toxicol. Sep;50(9):3181-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2012.05.047. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22683487

Radović, S., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Samardžić, J., Banović, B., Nikolić, D., Milisavljević. M., Timotijević, G. (2012): Buckwheat as a Model Plant in Molecular Biology. Eur. J. Plant Sci. Biotech.; 6, special issue 2, pp.11-16.ISBN, Global Science Books.

Mijatovic SA,Timotijevic GS,Miljkovic DM,Radovic JM,Maksimovic-Ivanic DD,Dekanski DP,Stosic-Grujicic SD. (2011): Multiple antimelanoma potential of dry olive leaf extract. Int J Cancer.128(8):1955-65. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20568104

Milisavljevic Mira, Timotijevic Gordana,  Nikolic Dragana, Samardzic Jelena, Maksimovic Vesna (2011) Cell wall localization of the aspartic proteinase from buckwheat (FeAPL1) over-expressed in tobacco BY-2 cells. Journal Of The Serbian Chemical Society, 76 (9): 1229-1236

Samardzic, J., Nikolic, D., Timotijevic, G., Jovanovic, Z., Milisavljevic, M., Maksimovic, V. (2010) Tissue expression analysis of FeMT3, a drought and oxidative stress related metallothionein gene from buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum).  J. Plant Physiology; 167: 1407-1411 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20637525

Gordana S. Timotijevic, Mira Dj Milisavljevic, Svetlana S Radovic, Miroslav M Konstantinovic, Vesna R. Maksimovic (2010) Ubiquitous aspartic proteinase as an actor in the stress response in buckwheat. Journal of Plant Physiology, 167: 61-68 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19643510

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, Vol. 15, No. 1, 102-105

Mira Milisavljević, Dražen Papić, Gordana Timotijević and Vesna Maksimović., (2009) Successful production of recombinant buckwheat cysteine-rich aspartic protease in E. coli. Journal of Serbian Chemical Society, vol. 74, 6, 607-618

Milisavljevic MD.,  Timotijevic GS.,  Radovic SR., Konstantinovic MM. and Maksimovic VP., (2008) “Two types of aspartic proteinases from buckwheat seed-gene structure and expression analysis” J Plant Physiology; 165 (9):983-90. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17923169

Milisavljević, M.D., Timotijević, G.S., Radović, S.R., Konstantinović, M.M., Maksimović, V.R. (2007), Isolation and structural analysis of gene coding for a novel type of aspartic proteinase from common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench), Arch. Biol. Sci., 59, 119-124

Milisavljevic MD., Timotijevic GS., Radovic SR., Brkljacic JM., Konstantinovic MM. and Maksimovic VP., (2004) “Vicilin-like storage globulin from buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) seeds” J Agric Food Chem; 52 (16): 5258-62 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15291505

Brkljacić JM,Samardzić JT,Timotijević GS,Maksimović VR. (2004) Expression analysis of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) metallothionein-like gene (MT3) under different stress and physiological conditions.J Plant Physiol.161(6):741-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15266722

Timotijevic GS,Radovic SR,Maksimovic VR. (2003) Characterization of an aspartic proteinase activity in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) seeds. J Agric Food Chem. 51(7): 2100-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12643680

Maksimovic Vesna R, Brkljacic Jelena M,  Samardzic Jelena T , Timotijevic Gordana S , Aleksic Milos , Konstantinovic Miroslav M  (2002) PCR detection of genetically modified  soybean and maize in food/feed stuffs. Acta Veterinaria Beograd. 52(4): 201-209.

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