Immunology and Virology Expert in Genetics, Molecular Hematology, DNA and Dementia Disorders

Technical Consultant #2021


Expertise

  • Rare genetic diseases.
  • Gene therapy.
  • Stem cell.
  • Molecular biology diagnostics.
  • Immunology and virology diagnostics, development and basic research.
  • Genetic analysis in human biological samples, (amniotic fluid, chorionic villus blood, bone marrow, buccal swab and DNA samples).
  • Molecular hematology, blood, bone marrow, buccal swab and DNA samples and genetic analysis.
  • Investigation of genetic causes of dementia disorders.
  • Genetic plant analysis, plant material, seed, food, and feed.
  • Educator and examiner within pharmacology, pharmacy and veterinary medicine subject matter.

Experience

Undisclosed University, Project leader and Professor Assistant, 2011 - Present

  • Gene expression in bovine adipose tissue.
  • Instructor: Monitoring of graduate and Ph.D., students.
  • Participating in two research projects carried out by the Institute of Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology in Freiburg and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.
  • Collaborative project with Leibniz Institute for farm animal biology from Dummerstorf.

Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, Postdoc Fellow, 2010 - 2011

  • Project management activities.
  • Coordination of personnel.
  • Supplier management.

Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany, Doctorate in Molecular Biology, 2007 - 2010

  • Proteomics; expression, purification and X-ray crystallography of membrane proteins, (an independent project).
  • Participated in two research projects carried out at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry in Freiburg (diversity of asymmetric thiamine catalysis) and Computational Biochemistry Group from the University of Bayreuth.

Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Tubingen, German, Visiting Investigator, 2005 - 2007

  • Investigation of the genetic causes of Parkinson's syndrome.
  • Clonal transformation of hematopoietic (CD133/CD34) stem cells.

Institute of Immunology,Virology - Sera, Serbia, Diagnostic Associate, 2004 - 2005

  • Virology, immunology and bacteriology diagnostic.
  • Participating in development research project, (production and characterization of novel allergens and their application in diagnostics and therapy).
  • Contributed in a basic research project, (stress induced neuroendocrine-immune plasticity).

Institute for Molecular Genetic, Serbia, Molecular Biology Associate, 2003 - 2004

  • Genetic analysis of human biological samples (amniotic fluid, chorionic villus), Blood, bone marrow, buccal swab and DNA samples), genetic analysis of plant material (seed, food and feed).
  • Participated in two projects carried out at the Laboratory for molecular hematology.

Institute for Biological Research, Serbia, 2003

  • Independent project: Molecular Neurobiology.

Special Projects

  • Overall management of numerous academic research projects.
  • Served as a consultant and, or writer for numerous biomedical based projects and publications.
  • Managing of laboratory members.
  • Assisting in extracting data from scientific publications.
  • Entering scientific data into a database.
  • Development of cost structure for services.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Graduate Diploma in at Molecular Biology and Physiology University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Technical Diploma (Medical laboratory technician/MTA) at High Medical School, Belgrade, Serbia.

Continuing Education

  • Geopolitical developments and international affairs, traveling and sports.
  • Technology trends and study of hi-tech markets.
  • Digital Art Photography.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Research

  • Research in rare genetic diseases (molecular pathophysiology, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and social, ethical and legal aspects).
  • Research in adipose tissue engineering.
  • Research in x-ray protein crystallography.
  • Research in molecular neurobiology (neurobiology of mental disorders, Biomarkers in neurodegenerative processes).

Academic Lecturer and Examiner

  • Lectures in general and veterinary physiology for students of veterinary medicine.
  • Practical course in Veterinary Physiology for Electrocardiography and Physiology of Bood advanced.
  • Advanced courses in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering as a part of Dahlem Research school in Berlin, (Stem Cells, Genetic Therapy, Molecular Pharmacology, Rare Genetic Disorders).

Laboratory Resource Management

  • Building, stocking and maintaining of a molecular biology laboratory and instruction of students and co-workers in laboratory procedures use of instrumentation and safety guidelines (for working at Biosafety Levels 1 and 2).
  • Trained incoming visiting scientists in database protocols and also refined current standard operating protocols.

Clinical Diagnostic

  • Immunological-allergological diagnostic: Autoimmune diseases diagnostics, testing Immunological causes of infertility.
  • Bacteriological Diagnostics.
  • Molecular biology diagnostics: Molecular diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia, phenylketonuria and thalassemia, application of fluorescent in situ hybridization for detection of numerical and structural chromosome aberrations.

Project Management

  • Overall management of numerous academic research projects
  • Managing of laboratory members.
  • Assisting in extracting data from scientific publications
  • Entering scientific data into a database.
  • Development of cost structure for research projects.

Memberships

  • Fellowships: Volkswagen Foundation, Hertie Foundation, Serbian Ministry of Education and Serbian Royal family "Karadordevic."
  • Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomolecular nanotechnology Society
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Publications

  • Author and co-author of in international publications.

Education

  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Freiburg Fahnenbergplatz University, Freiburg Germany
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