Violeta Slavkovska, PhD

Dr sc. Violeta Slavkovska

Position: Associate Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Botany
Address: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Room: B102
Phone: +381 11 3951-304


Violeta Slavkovska graduated in 1987 from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Belgrade, Department of Biology. She defended her Master’s thesis “The composition of the essential oils of aggregate Satureja montana L. (Lamiaceae) in various regions of the central part of the Balkan Peninsula” in 1996 at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. At the same Faculty, she defended her Doctoral dissertation with the title “Differentiation of the species of genera Acinos Miller, Calamintha Miller and Micromeria Bentham (Lamiaceae) of the central part of the Balkan Peninsula: anatomical characteristics and essential oils" in 2008.

Violeta Slavkovska participates in the realisation of the teaching programme of the courses Botany and Medicinal Plants and the Environment, in the integrated academic studies of the Pharmacy study programme. In doctoral academic studies, she is engaged on the subject of Selected Chapters in Pharmacognosy. 

She has been a mentor in about 40 graduation/final theses and member of Commissions for the reviewing and defence of more than 150 graduation/final theses at the Faculty of Pharmacy. She has been a member of the Commission for the review, evaluation and defence of one doctoral dissertation and one master's thesis at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. 

She is the co-author of the “Botany Workbook for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy”,  “Practice Handbook for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy”, reviewed the supplemental handbook "Medicinal Plants and the Environment" and “Illustrated Dictionary of Botany for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy”. 

The scientific research of Violeta Slavkovska deals with secondary metabolites (essential oils), morphology, anatomy, ecology and conservation of wild medicinal and potentially medicinal and aromatic plants, especially from the Lamiaceae, Apiaceae and Asteraceae families.

She has published 30 scientific papers, 25 in international and 5 in national journals, and has had 49 presentations at scientific meetings.

  • Tošić S, Stojičić D, Slavkovska V, Mihailov‑Krstev T, Zlatković B, Budimir S, Uzelac B. Phytochemical composition and biological activities of native and in vitro‑propagated Micromeria croatica (Pers.) Schott (Lamiaceae). Planta, 2019, 249:1365–1377.
  • Milenković M, Stošović J, Slavkovska V. Synergy between Essential Oils of Calamintha Species (Lamiaceae) and Antibiotics. Natural Product Communications, 2018, 13 (3):371 – 374.
  • Slavkovska V, Lakušić B, Lakušić D, Jančić R. Leaf and stem anatomy of Micromeria Benth. species from the Central part of the Balkan Peninsula. Biologia, 2017, 72(3): 277-291.
  • Stojičić D, Tošić S, Slavkovska V, Zlatković B, Budimir S, Janošević D, Uzelac B. Glandular trichomes and essential oil characteristics of in vitro propagated Micromeria pulegium (Rochel) Benth. (Lamiaceae). Planta, 2016, 244 (2): 393-404.
  • Lakusic D, Ristic M, Slavkovska V, Lakusic B. Seasonal variations in the composition of the essential oils of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, Lamiaceae). Natural Product Communications, 2013, 8 (1): 131-134.
  • Slavkovska V, Zlatković B, Bräuchler C, Stojanović D, Tzakou O, Couladis M. Variations of essential oil characteristics of Clinopodium pulegium (Lamiaceae) depending on phenological stage. Botanica Serbica, 2013, 37(2): 97-104.
  • Lakusic D, Ristic M, Slavkovska V, Sinzar-Sekulic J, Lakusic B. Environment-related variations of the composition of the essential oils of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) in the Balkan Penninsula. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2012, 9 (7): 1286-1302.
  • Lakusic B, Ristic M, Slavkovska V, Milenkovic M, Lakusic D. Environmental and seasonal impacts on the chemical composition of Satureja horvatii Silic (Lamiaceae) essential oils. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2011, 8 (3): 483-493.
  • Slavkovska V, Couladis M, Bojović S, Tzakou O, Pavlović M, Lakušić B, Jančić R. Essential oil and its systematic significance in Micromeria Bentham species from Serbia & Montenegro. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 2005, 225: 1-15.
  • Slavkovska V, Jančić R, Bojović S, Milosavljević S, Đoković D. Variability of essential oils of Satureja montana L. and Satureja kitaibelii Wierzb. ex Heuff. From the central part of the Balkan peninsula, Phytochemistry, 2001, 57: 71-76.