Maja Tolinački

Associate Research Professor

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Mobile:  +381 64  8044082
Phone:  +381 11 397 57 44
Fax:      +381 11 397 58 08


2012 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), UB (THESIS)
2006 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2003 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade


2018 - Associate Research Professor
2013 - Research Associate Laboratory for Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms and Laboratory for Molecular Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms 2013, IMGGE
2008 - 2013 - Research Assistant LMGIM, IMGGE
2005 - 2008 - Research Trainee, LMGIM, IMGGE


2008 - 2014 - Member of Serbian Society for Microbiology


Molecular microbiology, Construction of new shatle-cloning vectors for lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Host-microbes interaction, Autochthonous LAB in health promotion and disease prevention, Therapeutic potential of probiotic in neurodevelopmental disorder-autism, regulation of cardiovascular function, stress tolerance, management of type 2 diabetes, γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and/or glutathione (GSH) producing LAB, GABA-enriched functional foods, Administration of GSH/GABA by GSH/GABA producing probiotic LAB.


Vujicic, M., Saksida, T., Despotovic, S., Sokovic Bajic, S., Lalic, I., Koprivica, I., Gajic, D., Golic, N., Tolinacki, M., Stojanovic, I. The role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the function of intestinal barrier. Scientific Reports (2018) 8: 6337.

Veljovic, K., Dinic, M., Lukic, J., Mihajlovic, S., Tolinacki, M., Zivkovic, M., Begovic, J., Mrvaljevic, I., Golic, N., Terzić-Vidojević, A. Promotion of early gut colonization by probiotic intervention on microbiota diversity in pregnant sows. Front. Microbiol. (2017). 8:2028.

Živković M, Miljković M, Ruas-Madiedo P, Markelić M, Veljović K, Tolinački M, Soković S, Korać A, Golić N. EPS-SJ exopolisaccharide produced by the strain Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGSJ2-8 is involved in adhesion to epithelial intestinal cells and decrease on E. coli association to Caco-2 cells. Front. Microbiol. (2016), 7:286. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00286.

Ninkov, M., Popov Aleksandrov, A., Demenesku, J., Mirkov, I., Mileusnic, D.,Petrovic, A., Grigorov, I., Zolotarevski, L., Tolinacki, M., Kataranovski, D.,Brceski, I., Kataranovski, M. Toxicity of oral cadmium intake: Impacton gut immunity. Toxicol Lett. 237(2) (2015):89-99.

 Lukic, J., Strahinic, I., Milenkovic, M., Nikolic, M., Tolinacki, M., Kojic, M., Begovic, J.: Aggregation factor as a setback for bacterial binding to gut mucosa. Microb. Ecol.68 (2014):633-644.

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Mihajlovic, S., Uzelac, G., Veljovic, K., Tolinacki, M., Nikolic, M., Topisirovic, L., Kojic, M.: Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Travnik young cheeses, sweet creams and sweet kajmaks over four seasons. Food Microbiol. 39 (2014): 27-38.

Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Tolinacki, M., Nikolic, M., Veljovic, K., Jovanovic, S., Macej, O., Topisirovic, L.: Artisanal Vlasina raw goat¢s milk cheese: evaluation and selection of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria as starter cultures. Food Tech. Biotech. 51(4)(2014): 554-563.

Filipic, B., Golic, N., Jovcic, B., Tolinacki, M., Bay, D.C., Turner, R.J., Stankovic, J., Kojic, M., Topisirovic, L.: The cmbT gene of Lactococcus lactis encodes a major facilitator multi-drug transporter. Res. Microbiol. 164  (1) (2013): 46-54.

Golic, N., Strahinic, I., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Begovic, J., Nikolic, M., Tolinacki, M., Topisirovic, L.: Molecular diversity among natural populations of Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus plantarum/paraplantarumstrains isolated from autochthonous dairy products. Europ. Food Res. Tech. 234 (2012) 627-638.

Danilović, B., Joković, N., Petrović, L., Veljović, K., Tolinački, M., Savić, D.: The characterisation of lactic acid bacteria during the fermentation of an artisan Serbian sausage (Petrovská Klobása). Meat Science, 88 (2011) 668-674.

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