Lidija Đokić

Associate Research Professor
Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE)

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE),
University of Belgrade (UB)

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:           +381 65 397 60 34
Phone:           +381 11 397 60 34
Fax:               +381 11 397 58 08
E-mail: lidijadjokic@imgge.bg.ac.rs

EDUCATION

2010 - PhD in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
(Thesis: Metagenomic approach in microbial biodiversity analysis of endemorelict plants` rhizospheres and isolation of phenol degrading bacteria)
2004 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011 – Research Associate,Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2010 – 2011 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2006 – 2010 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2004 – 2006 - Ministry of Science Scholarship holder, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB

CAREER HISTORY

2008 – 2012 - Demonstrator at PhD studies on Faculty of Biology, UB

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Researchers' Night Fever “SCIMFONICOM” (EU, HORIZON 20-20, Marie Curie Action, 2014).
Researchers' Night Fever "RENIFEVER" (EU, CSA-SA, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT- 287432, 2011).
A short course of DNAlogy (MNTRS, 2010).
A short course of DNAlogy (MNTRS, 2009).

RESEARCH INTEREST

BIODEGRADATION (ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AROMATICS DEGRADING BACTERIA, DEGRADATION PATHWAYS, BIOREMEDIATION);

METAGENOMICS (NON CULTURE BASED BACTERIAL DIVERISTY ANALYSIS);

BIOCATALYSIS (TAUTOMERASE, BIOCATALYTIC PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION, BIOCATALYST  IMMOBILIZATION).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jeremic S, Djokic L, Ajdačić V, Božinović N, Pavlovic V, Manojlović DD, Babu R, Senthamaraikannan R, Rojas O, Opsenica I, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Production of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) and its application as a solid support in transition metal catalysed cross-coupling reactions. Int J Biol Macromol (2019) 129, 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.01.154

Mandic M, Spasic J, Ponjavic M, Nikolic MS, Cosovic VR, O'Connor KE, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Djokic L, Jeremic S. Biodegradation of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) using whole cells and cell free protein preparations of Pseudomonas and Streptomyces strains grown on waste cooking oil. Polym Degrad Stab (2019) 162, 160-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.02.012

Spasic J, Mandic M, Radivojevic J, Jeremic S, Vasiljevic B, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Djokic L. Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi. Biotechnol Appl Biochem (2018) 65, 822-833. https://doi.org/10.1002/bab.1664

Spasic J, Mandic M, Djokic L, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Streptomyces spp. in the biocatalysis toolbox. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2018) 102, 3513-3536. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-018-8884-x 

Jeremic S, Beškoski VP, Djokic L, Vasiljevic B, Vrvić MM, Avdalović J, Gojgić Cvijović G, Slavković Beškoski L, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Interactions of the metal tolerant heterotrophic microorganisms and iron oxidizing autotrophic bacteria from sulphidic mine environment during bioleaching experiments. J Environ Manage (2016) 172, 151-161.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26942859 

Jovanovic, P., Jeremic, S., Djokic, L., Savic, V., Radivojevic, J., Maslak, V., Ivkovic, B., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Chemoselectivebiocatalytic reduction of conjugated nitroalkenes: New application for an Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) expression strain. Enz Microb Technol (2014) 60C, 16-23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835095

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Biocanin, M., Saljnikov, E., Casey, E., Vasiljevic, B., Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Phenol removal from four different natural soil types by Bacillus sp.PS11. Applied Soil Ecology (2013)70, 1-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929139313000966

Narancic, T., Kenny, S.T., Djokic, L., Vasiljevic, B., O'Connor, K.E.,Nikodinovic-Runic, J. Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate production by newly isolated Pseudomonas sp. TN301 from a wide range of poly- and monoaromatic hydrocarbons. J Appl Microbiol (2012) 113, 508-520. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22642403

Narancic, T., Djokic, L., Kenny, S.T., O'Connor, K.E., Radulovic, V., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Vasiljevic, B. Metabolic versatility of Gram-positive microbial isolates from contaminated river sediments. J Hazard Mater (2012) 215-216, 243-51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22421345

Djokic, L., Narancic, T., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Bajkic, S., Vasiljevic, B. Four Bacillus sp. soil isolates capable of degrading phenol, toluene, biphenyl, naphthalene, and other aromatic compounds exhibit different aromatic catabolic potentials, Arch Biol Sci (2011) 63, 1057-1067. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0354-46641104057D#.VE5UZ2fZtSo

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