Katarina Novović

Research Assistant
Laboratory for molecular microbiology

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:          +381 65 397 59 60
Phone:          +381 11 397 59 60
E-mail: katarinanovovic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2018 - PhD in biology, BF, UB
2013 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2012 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015 - Research assistant, IMGGE, UB
2015 - Junior researcher, IMGGE, UB
2012 - 2013 - Master student, IMGGE, UB
2012 - Volunteer, IMGGE, UB

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015 - Research assistant, IMGGE, UB
2015 - Junior researcher, IMGGE, UB
2013 - Technician with experience in SERBORDISinn project

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and virulence of Gram negative bacilli derived from hospitals and environment

Expression regulation of  Pseudomonas spp.

Porins of genus Acinetobacter responsible for carbapenem resistance

Exopolysaccharides of mucoid Acinetobacter baumannii: from gene to application

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Malešević, M., Mirković, N., Lozo, J., Novović, K., Filipić, B., Kojić, M., Jovčić, B. (2019). Bacterial diversity among the sediments of glacial lakes in the Western Balkans: exploring the impact of human population. Geomicrobiology journal, 36(3): 261-270.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128

Novovic, K., Malesevic, M., Filipic, B., Mirkovic, N., Miljkovic, M., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B. (2019). PsrA regulator connects cell physiology and class 1 integron integrase gene expression through the regulation of lexA gene expression in Pseudomonas spp. Current Microbiology, 1-9.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-019-01626-7

Lilic, B., Filipic, B., Malesevic, M., Novovic, K., Vasiljevic, Z., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B. (2018). Fluoroquinolone-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans clinical isolates from Serbia: high prevalence of the aac-(6')-Ib-cr gene among resistant isolates. Folia Microbiologica, 1-7.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12223-018-0639-7

Novovic, K., Mihajlovic, S., Dinic, M., Malesevic, M., Miljkovic, M., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B. (2018). Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells. PloS one, 13(8): e0201608.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201608

Miljkovic, M., Marinkovic, P., Novovic, K., Jovcic, B., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Kojic, M. (2018). AggLr, a novel aggregation factor in Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK1-10: its role in surface adhesion. Biofouling, 34(6): 685-98.
https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2018.1481956

Malesevic, M., Vasiljevic, Z., Sovtic, A., Filipic, B., Novovic, K., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B. (2017). Virulence traits associated with Burkholderia cenocepacia ST856 epidemic strain isolated from cystic fibrosis patients. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 6(1): 57.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0215-y

Filipic, B., Malesevic, M., Vasiljevic, Z., Lukic, J., Novovic, K., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B. (2017). Uncovering differences in virulence markers associated with Achromobacter species of CF and non-CF origin. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 7: 224.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2017.00224

Novovic, K., Trudic, A., Brkic, S., Vasiljevic, Z., Kojic, M., Cirkovic, I., Jovcic, B. (2017). Molecular epidemiology of colistin-resistant, carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serbia, 2013-2016. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61(5): e02550-16. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02550-16

Miljkovic, M., Bertani, I., Fira, D., Jovcic, B., Novovic, K., Venturi, V., Kojic, M. (2016). Shortening of the Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGNJ1-64 AggLb protein switches its activity from auto-aggregation to biofilm formation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 1422. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01422

Vasiljevic, Z., Novovic, K., Kojic, M., Minic, P., Sovtic, A., Djukic, S., Jovcic, B. (2016). Burkholderia cepacia complex in Serbian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and molecular epidemiology. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 35(8): 1277-84.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-016-2662-4

Novovic, K., Vasiljevic, Z., Kuzmanovic, M., Lozo, J., Begovic, J., Kojic, M., Jovcic, B.  (2016). Novel E.coli ST5123 containing blaNDM-1 carried by IncF plasmid isolated from a paeditric patient in Serbia. Microbial Drug Resistance, 22(8): 707-11.
https://doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2015.0264

Novovic, K., Filipic, B., Veljovic, K., Begovic, J., Mirkovic, N., Jovcic, B. (2015). Environmental waters and blaNDM-1 in Belgrade, Serbia: Endemicity questioned. Science of the Total Environment, 511: 393-8.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.072

Novovic, K., Mihajlovic, S., Vasiljevic, Z., Filipic, B., Begovic, J., Jovcic, B. (2015). Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Serbia: Revision of CarO classification. PloS one, 10(3): e0122793.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122793

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