Lidija Šenerović

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


2009 - PhD in Biochemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
(Thesis: Functional and structural studies of the virulence factor IpaB from Shigella flexneri)
2005 - M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, UB
2001 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, UB 


2016 - Senior Research Associate, Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2011 - 2016
- Research Associate,Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology, IMGGE, UB
2006 - 2009 - PhD student at Department for Cellular Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
2005 - 2006 - Research Assistant,Laboratory for Molecular Biotechnology, IMGGE, UB
2002 - 2005 - Research Trainee, Laboratory for Molecular Biotechnology,  IMGGE, UB 


  • Production and characterization of bioactive compounds with antibacterial and antifungal activity;
  • Novel approaches in antimicrobial treatments (new molecules with quorum sensing modulating activity; anti-virulence and anti-biofilm agents);
  • Host-pathogen interactions;
  • Developing new and more efficient therapeutics using nano-carriers.


Aleksic, I., Jeremic, J., Milivojevic, D., Ilic-Tomic, T., Šegan, S., Zlatović, M., Opsenica D. and Senerovic, L. (2019). N-benzyl derivatives of long-chained 4-Amino-7-chloro-quionolines as inhibitors of pyocyanin production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ACS Chem Biol 14(12):2800-2809

Senerovic, L., Opsenica, D., Moric, I., Aleksic, I., Spasić, M and Vasiljevic, B (2019). Quinolines and quinolones as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-virulence, antiviral and anti-parasitic agents. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY.

Zizovic I., Senerovic L., Moric I., Adamovic T., Jovanovic M., Kalagasidis Krusic M., Misic D., Stojanovic D. and Milovanovic S (2018). Utilization of supercritical carbon dioxide in fabrication of cellulose acetate films with anti-biofilm effects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Jour Supercritical Fluids. 140:11-20

Aleksic I., Ristivojevic P., Pavic A., Radojević I., Čomić Lj., Vasiljevic B., Opsenica D., Milojković-Opsenica D. and Senerovic L. (2018).  Anti-quorum sensing activity, toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos and phytochemical characterization of Trapa natans leaf extracts. Jour Ethnopharm 222:148-158

Aleksic I., Petkovic M., Jovanovic M., Milivojevic D., Vasiljevic B., Nikodinovic-Runic J.  and  Senerovic L. (2017). Anti-biofilm properties of bacterial di-rhamnolipids and their semi-synthetic amide derivatives. Front Microbiol 8;8:2454

Aleksić I., Šegan S., Andrić F., Zlatović M., Moric I., Opsenica D. and Senerovic L. (2017). Long-chained 4-Aminoquinolines as quorum sensing inhibitors in Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ACS Chem Biol 12(5):1425-1434

Pekmezovic M., Aleksic I., Barac A., Arsic-Arsnijevic V., Vasiljevic B., Nikodinovic-Runic J. and Senerovic L. (2016). Prevention of polymicrobial biofilms composed of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and pathogenic fungi by essential oils from selected Citrus species. Pathog Dis (2016) 74 (8): ftw102.

Milisavljevic M., Zivkovic S., Pekmezovic M., Stankovic N., Vojnovic S., Vasiljevic B. and Senerovic L. (2015). Control of human and plant fungal pathogens using pentaene macrolide 32, 33- didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR). J Appl Micro 118(6):1426-34

Nikodinovic-Runic J., Mojic M., Kang Y., Maksimovic-Ivanic D., Mijatovic S., Vasiljevic B., Stamenkovic V., Senerovic L. (2014). Undecylprodigiosin conjugated monodisperse gold nanoparticles efficiently cause apoptosis in colon cancer cells in vitro. J Mater Chem B 2 (21), 3271 - 3281.!divAbstract

Senerovic L., Tsunoda S., Goosmann C., Brinkmann V., Zychlinsky A., Meissner F. and Kolbe M. (2012): Spontaneous formation of IpaB ion channels in host cell membranes reveals how Shigella induces pyroptosis in macrophages Cell Death Dis. Sep 6;3:e384.

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