Svetlana Soković Bajić

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
Mobile phone:   +381 65 3975960
Phone:     +381 11 3975960
Fax:    +381 11 397 58 08


2014 - PhD studies in Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes, Faculty of Biology (FB), University of Belgrade (UB)
2014 - M.Sc. in Biology, FB, UB
2013 - B.Sc. in Biology, FB, University of Belgrade


2017 - Research Assistant, LMM, IMGGE, UB
2014 - Research Trainee, LMM, IMGGE, UB


  • Identification and characterization of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains that produce γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
  • Selection of LAB strains in order to develop novel GABA-enriched functional foods and probiotics.
  • Molecular mechanisms promoting probiotic activity of LAB.
  • Host-microbe interactions.
  • Bioactive compounds from microbes as modulators of the immune response.


2017 - Member of Serbian Society for Molecular Biology
2014 - Member of Serbian Society of Microbiology


Stanojevic S., Blagojevic V., Curuvija I., Veljovic K., Sokovic Bajic S., Kotur-Stevuljevic J., Bogdanovic A., Petrovic R., Vujnovic I., Kovacevic-Jovanovic V. Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis. J Funct Foods (2018), 48: 92-105.

Vujicic M., Saksida T., Despotovic S., Bajic SS., Lalić I., Koprivica I., Gajic D., Golic N., Tolinacki M., Stojanovic I. The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in the Function of Intestinal Barrier. Sci Rep (2018) 20;8(1):6337. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24706-3.

Stanisavljevic S., Lukic J., Sokovic S., Mihajlovic S., Mostarica Stojkovic M., Miljkovic Dj, Golic N. Correlation of gut microbiota composition with resistance to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in rats. Front Microbiol (2016) 7: 2005. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02005.

Živković M., Miljković MS., Ruas-Madiedo P., Markelić MB., 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.

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