Jovanka Miljuš - Đukić

Associate Research Professor

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile: +381 63 8 937 943
Phone: +381 11 396 414
Fax: +381 11 397 58 08


2000 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB) (Molecular and biological characterization of self-incompatible reaction in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench))
1990 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
1986 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, UB


2014 - Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology (LPMB), IMGGE
2006 - 2013 - SeniorResearch Associate LPMB, IMGGE
2001 - 2005 - Research Associate LPMB, IMGGE
1991 - 2000 - Research Assistant, Plant Physiology Department, Institute of biological research “Sinisa Stankovic”, UB
1988 – 1990 - Research trainee, Plant Physiology Department, Institute of biological research “Sinisa Stankovic”, UB


2013 - Member of the organizing committee on GMO meeting, SANU
2013 till 2017 - President of the Serbian Plant Physiology Society (member since 1988)
2008 - FESPPB member, Serbian Biochemical Society member
2006 - Lecturer on Molecular Biology doctoral studies on BF, UB
2006 - Member of the Serbian Biosafety Committee
2002 - Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology, IMGGE
1988-2001 - Plant Physiology Department, Institute of biological research “Sinisa Stankovic”


Plant molecular biology and physiology: plant tissue culture and plant genetic transformation (buckweat, alfalfa, potato, Arabidopsis, tobbaco, pea); analysis of self-incompatibility system in buckwheat (S-locus genes and proteins); plant stress response (pea); metal hyperaccumulation in endemic Allysum markgrafii; phototropic response in potato, faba bean biodiversity.


1. D. Vinterhalter, B. Vinterhalter, J. Miljuš-Djukić, Z Jovanovic´, V. Orbović (2013) Daily Changes in the Competence for Photo- and GravitropicResponse by Potato Plantlets. J Plant Growth Regul, DOI 10.1007/s00344-013-9403-z.

2. Jovanka Miljuš-Djukić, Nemanja Stanisavljević, Svetlana Radović, Živko Jovanović, Aleksandar Mikić and Vesna Maksimović (2013) Differential response of three contrasting pea (Pisum arvense, P. sativum and P. fulvum) species to salt stress: assessment of variation in antioxidative defence and miRNA expression. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 7(13):2145-2153.

3. Stanisavljević, N., Jovanovič, Ž., Čupić, T., Lukić, J., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Radović, S., Mikić, A. (2013): Extractability of antioxidants from legume seed flour after cooking and in vitro gastrointestinal digestion in comparison with methanolic extraction of the unprocessed flour. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.12191.

4. 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”, DOI 10.1111/aab.12071 Annals of Applied Biology.

5. Stanisavljević, S., Savić, J., Jovanović, Ž., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Radović, S., Vinterhalter D., Vinterhalter, B. (2012): Antioxidative-related enzyme activity in Alyssum markgrafii shoot cultures as affected by nickel level. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 34, 1997-2006.\

6. Vinterhalter B., Zdravković-Korać S., Ninković S., Mitić N., Janković T., Miljuš-Đukić J., and Vinterhalter D. (2011) Variability in shoot cultures regenerated from hairy roots of Gentiana punctata. Biologia Plantarum 55 (3): 414-422.

7. 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.

8. Banović B., Miljuš-Đukić 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, Vol. 62, No. 2, 315-322.

9. Slavica Ninković, Jovanka Miljuš-Đukić, Svetlana Radović, Vesna Maksimović, Jelica Lazarević, Branka Vinterhalter, Mirjana Nešković and Ann Smigocki. (2007) Phytodecta fornicata Brüggemann resistance mediated by oryzacystatin II proteinase inhibitor transgene. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 91:289-294.

10. Sretenović-Rajičić T., Ninković S., Miljuš-Đukić J., Vinterhalter B. And Vinterhalter D. (2006) Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of Brassica oleracea var. sabauda nad B. oleracea var. capitata. Biologia Plantarum 50(4):525-530.

11. Ninković, S., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Vinterhalter, B., Nešković, M. (2004) Improved transformation of alfalfa somatic embryos using a superbinary vector. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 46: 139-143.

12. Jelena M. Brkljačić, Dragana B. Majić, Jovanka Miljuš-Đukić, Ana Bratić,., Miroslav M Konstantinović, Mira Dj. Milisavljević, and Vesna R. Maksimović (2005): The metallothionein-Like Gene from Buckwheat: Structural and Functional Analysis of the Promoter Region. Inter.J.of Plant Sciences, 166(6):889-900.

13. Miljuš-Đukić, J., Ninković, S., Radović, S., Maksimović, V., Brkljačić, J., Nešković, M. (2004) Detection of proteins possibly involved in self-incompatibility response in distylous buckwheat. Biologia Plantarum 48(2): 293-296.

14. Sretenović-Rajičić, T., Ninković, S., Vinterhalter, B., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Vinterhalter, D. (2004) Introduction of resistance to herbicide Basta in Savoy cabagge. Biologia Plantarum 48 (3): 431-436.

15. Mitić N., Nikolić, R., Ninković, S., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Nešković, M. (2004) Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and plant regeneration of Triticum aestivum L. Biologia Plantarum 48(2): 179-184.

16. Nikolić, R., Mitić, N., Ninković, S., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Nešković, M. (2003/2004) Efficient genetic transformation of Lotus corniculatus L. and growth of transformed plants in field. Biologia Plantarum 47(1): 137-140.

17. Miljuš-Đukić, J., Ninković, S., Nešković, M. (2003) Effects of protein phoshatase inhibitors and calcium antagonists on self-incompatible reaction in buckwheat. Biologia Plantarum 46(3): 475-478.

18. Ninković, S., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Nešković, M. (1995) Genetic transformation of alfalfa somatic embryos and their clonal propagation through repetitive somatic embryogenesis. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 42: 255-260.

19. Miljuš-Đukić, J., Nešković, M., Ninković, S., Crkvenjakov, R. (1992) Agrobacterium mediated transformation and plant regeneration of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 29: 101-108.

20. Nešković, M., Vinterhalter, B., Miljuš-Đukić, J., Ghalawenji, N. (1990). Micropropagation of recessive determinate genotypes of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) as an alternate approach to uniform seed production. Plant Breeding, 105: 337-340. 

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