Sanja Jeremić

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

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

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


2013 - PhD in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB),
(Thesis: Mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance in free living bacteria and bacterial biofilms)
2007 - B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Physiology, FB, UB


2019 - Associate Research Professor, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2014 - Research Associate,LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2011 – 2014 - Research Assistant, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB
2007 – 2011 - Research Trainee, LMMGE, IMGGE, UB


Science promotion activities:

Scientific super-combi-nation (CPS, 2018)
Scientific combi-nation (CPS, 2017) - project coordinator
Researchers' Night “SCIMFONICOM 2018-19” (EU, H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-818747)
Researchers' Night “SCIMFONICOM 2014-15” (EU, H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014-633376)
Researchers' Night Fever “SCIMFONICOM 2.013” (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT 609724, 2013)
Researchers' Night Fever “SCIMFONICOM” (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT 316471, 2012)
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)


  • Bioremediation - purification of polluted soil and water
  • Polymers - synthesis and biodegradation


Simić S, Jeremic S, Djokic L, Božić N, Vujčić Z, Lončar N, Senthamaraikannan R, Babu R, Opsenica IM, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Development of an efficient biocatalytic system based on bacterial laccase for the oxidation of selected 1,4-dihydropyridines. Enzyme Microb Technol (2020) 132: 109411.

Mandic M, Djokic L, Nikolaivits E, Prodanovic R, O’Connor K, Jeremic S, Topakas E,
Nikodinovic-Runic J. Identification and characterization of new laccase biocatalysts from Pseudomonas species suitable for degradation of synthetic textile dyes. Catalysts (2019) 9, 629.

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.

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.

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.

Ponjavic M, Nikolic MS, Jeremic S, Djokic L, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Cosovic VR, Djonlagic J. Influence of short central PEO segment on hydrolytic and enzymatic degradation of triblock PCL copolymers.  J Polym Environ (2017)

Ponjavic M, Nikolic M, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Jeremic S, Stevanovic S, Djonlagic J. Degradation behaviour of PCL/PEO/PCL and PCL/PEO block copolymers under controlled hydrolytic, enzymatic and composting conditions. Polym Test (2017) 57, 67-77.

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.

Djokic L, Spasic J, Jeremic S, Vasiljevic B, Prodanovic O, Prodanovic R, Nikodinovic-Runic J. Immobilization of Escherichia coli cells expressing 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase for improved biotransformation of β-nitrostyrene. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng (2015) 38, 2389-2395.

Jovanović P, Jeremić S, Đokić L, Savić V, Radivojević J, Maslak V, Ivković B, Vasiljević B, Nikodinovic-Runić J. Chemoselectivebiocatalytic reduction of conjugated nitroalkenes: New application for an Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) expression strain. Enz Microb Technol (2014) 60C, 16-23.

Bajkić S, Narančić T, Đokić L, Đorđević D, Nikodinović-Runić J, Morić I, Vasiljević B. Microbial diversity and isolation of multiple metal tolerant bacteria from surface and underground pit within Copper mining and smelting complex Bor. Arch Biol Sci (2013) 65(1),375-386.

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