Marija Miljković

Research Assistant
Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Tel: +381 64 397 59 60
Phone: +381 11 318 37 75


2016 - PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB)
2012 - M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, FB, UB
2010 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade


2017 - Research Associate, IMGGE, UB
2014 – 2017 - Research Assistant, IMGGE, UB
2013 – 2014 - Research Trainee, IMGGE, UB


  • Cloning and expression of the genes in homologous and heterologous host systems for probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria (production of bacteriocins and aggregation factors);
  • Study of antimicrobial molecules (bacteriocin): identification, purification, over-expression, biochemical and genetic characterization, study of of the interaction of the bacteriocin molecule and the membrane receptor.


Miljkovic M, Uzelac G, Mirkovic N, Devescovi G, Diep D, Venturi V, Kojic M. (2016). LsbB bacteriocin interacts with the third transmembrane domain of the YvjB receptor. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, pii: AEM.01293-16. PMID: 27342562.

Mirkovic N, Polovic N, Vukotic G, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Radulovic Z, Diep DB, Kojic M. (2016). Lactococcus lactis LMG2081 produces two bacteriocins: a non-lantibiotic and a novel lantibiotic. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(8): 2555-2562. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03988-15.

Zivkovic M, Miljković M, Ruas-Madiedo P, Markelic MB, Veljovic K, Tolinacki M, Sokovic S, Korac A, Golic N. (2016). 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. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 286. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00286.

Zivkovic M, Miljkovic M, Ruas-Madiedo P, Strahinic I, Tolinacki M, Golic N, & Kojic M. (2015). Exopolysaccharide production and ropy phenotype are determined by two gene clusters in putative probiotic strain Lactobacillus paraplantarum BGCG11. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(4): 1387-1396.

Miljkovic M, Strahinic I, Tolinacki M, Zivkovic M, Kojic S, Golic N, Kojic M. (2015). AggLb is the largest cell-aggregation factor from Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGNJ1-64, functions in collagen adhesion, and pathogen exclusion in vitro. PlosONE (2015): e0126387.

Vukotic G, Mirkovic N, Jovcic B, Miljkovic M, Strahinic I, Fira D, Radulovic Z, Kojic M. (2015). Proteinase PrtP impairs lactococcin LcnB activity in Lactococcus lactis BGMN1-501: new insights into bacteriocin regulation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 92.

Uzelac G, Miljkovic M, Lozo J, Radulovic Z, Tosic N, Kojic M. (2015). Expression of bacteriocin LsbB is dependent on a transcription terminator. Microbiological Research, 179: 45-53.

Terzić-Vidojević A, Veljović K, Begović J, Filipić B, Popović D, Tolinački M, Miljkovic M, Kojic M, Golić N. (2015). Diversity and antibiotic susceptibility of autochthonous dairy enterococci isolates: are they safe candidates for autochthonous starter cultures?. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 954.

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