Jelena Milovanović

Assistant Research Professor

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:     +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: jelenaradivojevic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2016 - PhD student, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
2012 - M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry , Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade
2010 - B.Sc. in Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2017 - Assistant Research Professor, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2014 - 2017 - Research Assistant, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2013 - 2014 - Research Trainee  Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE

CAREER HISTORY

2013 - 2016 - Teaching Associate in Organic Chemistry I and II and Supramolecular Chemistry  for undergraduate students, Faculty of Chemistry
2009 - Board member “Serbian Young Chemist Club”

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • BIOCATALYSIS (tautomerases, aminotransferases, biotransformations, biocatalytic process development and optimization);
  • NOVEL MATERIALS (biopolymers, polyhydroxyalkanoates, functionalization of biopolymers),

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Radivojevic J, Minovska G, Senerovic L, O' Connor K, Jovanovic P, Savic V, Tokic-Vujosevic Z, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Maslak V. Synthesis of γ-nitroaldehydes containing quaternary carbon in α-position using 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase whole-cell biocatalyst (2014) http://pubs.rsc.org/EN/content/articlepdf/2014/ra/c4ra05517a?page=search

Radivojevic J., Škaro S., Senerovic L., Vasiljevic B, Guzik M., S. T. Kenny, Maslak V., Nikodinovic-Runic J., O’Connor K. E. Polyhydroxyalkanoate -based 3-hydroxyoctanoic acid and its derivatives as a platform of bioactive compounds. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 100, 161–172. (2016) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00253-015-6984-4 

Narancic, T., Radivojevic, J., Jovanovic, P., Francuski, D., Bigovic, M., Maslak, V., Savic, V., Vasiljevic, B., O'Connor, K.E., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Highly efficient Michael-type addition of acetaldehyde to b-nitrostyrenes by whole resting cells of Escherichia coli expressing 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase. Biores Technol (2013) 142, 462–468. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23759430

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