Brankica Filipić, PhD

Brankica Filipic

Position: Assiociate Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Address: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Room: A005
Phone: +381 11 3951-207
Fax: +381 11 3974-349


Brankica Filipić was born on 02.11.1982. in Loznica, Serbia. She graduated from the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Pharmacy in 2007 and started PhD studies, modul Pharmaceutical Microbiology in 2008/2009, at the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Pharmacy. In 2013 she defended her PhD thesis: “Functional characterization of the CmbT transporter responsible for multidrug resistance on structurally different substrates of the strain Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363”, mentored by Associate Professor Jelena Antić Stanković, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade and Principal Research Fellow Nataša Golić, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade.

Since 2008, Brankica Filipić has been employed at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, as a Teaching Associate (2008-2009) and Teaching Assistant (from 2014-to date) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Her teaching activities are involved in the Integrated Academic Studies (Master of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy – Medical Biochemist study programs) for Microbiology, Laboratory Microbiology and Selected Chapters of Microbiology.

The experimental part of her thesis was done in the Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology (LMM), at the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade. Since 2011, Brankica Filipić has been a participant on the basic research project: “Genes and molecular mechanisms promoting probiotic activity of lactic acid bacteria from the Western Balkans” funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia (project No.: 173019).

Brankica Filipić has authored or coauthored six manuscripts in internationally published journals. For the purpose of professional development, she also attended the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

She is a member of the Serbian Society for Microbiology since 2009.

  • B. Filipic, K. Nikolic, S. Filipic, B. Jovcic, D. Agbaba, J. Antic Stankovic, M. Kojic, N. Golic (2014): Identifying the CmbT substrates specificity by using a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(3): 764-771.
  • B. Jovcic, Z. Lepsanovic, J. Begovic, B. Filipic and M. Kojic (2014): Two copies of bla NDM-1 gene are present in NDM-1 producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Serbia. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 105(3): 613-618.
  • B. Filipic, N. Golic, B. Jovcic, M. Tolinacki, D. C. Bay, R. J. Turner, J. Antic-Stankovic, M. Kojic and L. Topisirovic (2013): The cmbT gene encodes a novel major facilitator multidrug resistance transporter in Lactococcus lactis. Research in Microbiology, 164(1): 46-54.
  • B. Filipic, B. Jovcic, G. Uzelac, M. Miljkovic, J. Antic-Stankovic, L. Topisirovic and N. Golic (2013): Over-expressed CmbT multidrug resistance transporter improves the fitness of Lactococcus lactis. Genetika, 45(1): 197-206.
  • G. Veinovic, B. Filipic and J. Stankovic (2013): Isolation, cultivation, and in vitro susceptibility testing of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato: a review. Archives of Biological Sciences, 65(2): 533-547.
  • J. Lukic, I. Strahinic, B. Jovcic, B. Filipic, L. Topisirovic, M. Kojic and J. Begovic (2012): Different roles of lactococcal aggregation factor and mucin binding protein in adhesion to gastrointestinal mucosa. Applied and environmental microbiology, 78(22): 7993-8000.