Born in 1980 in Belgrade, Serbia, I obtained Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Belgrade in 2009. I am dedicated to fundamental and applied biomedical research with a focus on rare diseases. I have conducted pioneer studies on molecular-genetic basis of several rare diseases (phenylketonuria, thalassemia, etc.) in Serbia which enabled genetic diagnostics of these diseases in the country. I have published in international scientific Journals (such as Nature Genetics, Clinical Genetics, etc.).
I work in the Laboratory for Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (www.imgge.bg.ac.rs), University of Belgrade (since 2010 as Assistant Head). I am Leader of the Dissemination and Promotion WP in “Strengthening the Research Potential of IMGGE through Reinforcement of Biomedical Science of Rare Diseases in Serbia – en route for innovation” project (EU-FP7-REGPOT-316088, 2013-2016, www.serbordisinn.rs), Leader of WP in “Rare Diseases: Molecular Pathophysiology, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities and Social, Ethical and Legal Aspects” research project (MESTD-RS, 2011-2015), Leader of the Serbian Team in “Molecular basis of organic acidurias in Serbia and application of new therapeutic strategies based on genotype” collaboration project (451-03-02635/2011-14/14, 2012-2013), Member of the Board of ICORD (International Society for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, www.icord.se), Assistant Coordinator of Serbian ORPHANET team (www.orpha.net) and member of Expert Committee of Serbian umbrella patient organization for rare diseases (NORBS, www.norbs.rs). Besides research, I have experience in grant applications, conference organizations and teaching.