Director, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade
Presently serves as a director of Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade and Head of the Laboratory for Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology. Representative of the Republic of Serbia in ”Board of Governors”, of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy and Liaison officer of ICGEB for Serbia. More than 20 years of research experience in the field of molecular microbiology and also in the application of biotech in food, feed, agriculture and pharmaceutical industry. Particularly scientific expertise in research and solutions related to development of novel probiotics and challenges associated with new technologies addressing bacterial antibiotic resistance. Published more than 50 papers in leading international journals in the field. Actively involved in development and implementation of technology transfer system and open innovation concept in Serbia. Established a technology transfer office at IMGGE and built a collaborative network with numerous national and international companies. Experience in the field of IP protection and innovation process, from the research to the market placement. Also, a coordinator and participant in numerous scientific national and international projects, particularly those with the industry. Engaged, as a consultant, in creation of Smart specialization Strategy and one of the coordinators of entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) in Serbia (priority domain Food for Future).