Milka Malešević

Research Assistant
Laboratory for molecular microbiology (LMM)

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

Vojvode Stepe 444a, 11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia
Tel:     +381 11 3975960
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08


2015 - PhD student of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2015 – MSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2014 – BSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade 


2019 – Research Assistant, IMGGE, University of Belgrade
2017 – Junior Researcher, IMGGE, University of Belgrade
2015 - PhD student, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE, University of Belgrade
2014 - 2015 - Master student, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE, University of Belgrade
2013 - Volunteer, Laboratory for molecular microbiology, IMGGE, University of Belgrade 


2016 - Member of Serbian Society for Molecular Biology
2016 - Member of Serbian Genetic Society
2015 - Member of the Serbian Society for Microbiology 


  • Survey for novel molecules inhibitors bacterial communication
  • Molecular characterization and comparative analysis of Achromobacter isolates from paediatric patients
  • Analysis of virulence factors in clinical isolates
  • molecular characterization of bacteriocins of LAB, detection and cloning of new bacteriocin genes


  1. Malešević M, Di Lorenzo F, Filipić B, Stanisavljević N, Novović K, Senerovic L, Polović N, Molinaro A, Kojić M, Jovčić(2019) Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing inhibition by clinical isolate Delftia tsuruhatensis 11304: involvement of N-octadecanoylhomoserine lactones. Sci Rep 916465 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52955-3
  2. Malesevic M, Mirkovic N, Lozo J, Filipic B, Novovic K, Kojic M, Jovcic B. (2019) Bacterial diversity among the sediments of glacial lakes in the Western Balkans: exploring the impact of human population. Geomicrobiology doi: 10.1080/01490451.2018.1550128
  3. 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. Curr Microbiol
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Miljkovic M, Malesevic M, Filipic B, Vukotic G, Kojic M. (2018) LraI from Lactococcus raffinolactis BGTRK10-1, an isoschizomer of EcoRI, exhibits ion concentration-dependent specific star activity. BioMed Research International. Article ID 5657085, 10. doi. 10.1155/2018/5657085
  7. Miljkovic M, Lozo J, Mirkovic N, O’Connor PM, Malesevic M, Jovcic B, Cotter PD, Kojic M. (2018) Functional Characterization of the Lactolisterin BU Gene Cluster of Lactococcus lactis lactis BGBU1-4. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9; 2774. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02774
  8. Lozo J, Mirkovic N, O'Connor P, Malesevic M, Miljkovic M, Polovic N, Jovcic B, Cotter P, Kojic (2017) Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01519-17
  9. Malešević M, Vasiljević Z, Sovtić A, Filipić B, Novović K, Kojić M, Jovčić B. (2017) Virulence traits associated with Burkholderia cenocepacia ST856 epidemic strain isolated from cystic fibrosis patients. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 6(1), 57. doi:10.1186/s13756-017-0215-y2.
  10. 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. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 7:224. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00224

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