Branka Ivković, PhD

Branka Ivkovic

Title: associate professor
Organizational unit: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Room: 209 (Building B)
Phone: +381 11 3951 335


Born on January 18th, 1972. in Kula. She finished elementary school in Sivac, and High school of pharmacy in Sombor. She enrolled at the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1990. and graduated from it in 1995. From 1996. until today, she has been employed at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She defended her master's thesis entitled "Application of different chiral selectors in the separation of enantiomers of metoprolol tartarate by planar chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography" on July 11., 2002. at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade (mentor Prof. Dr. D. Radulović). She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled "Design, synthesis and biological activity of aminoalkoxy derivatives of phenylpropiophenone" on March 20th, 2013. at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade (mentor Prof. Dr. S. Vladimirov). The field of interest in scientific research is the synthesis and biological activity of propiophenone derivatives.

Branka is teacher in mandatory subjects of integrated academic studies: Pharmaceutical Chemistry I, Pharmaceutical Chemistry II and Pharmaceutical Chemistry III, as well as in the elective subject Mechanisms of degradation and biotransformation of biologically active compounds on Pharmaceutical Chemistry module on postgraduate studies. Co-author of three textbooks for experimental lectures: Handbook for Practical Lessons in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2004., Handbook for Practical Lessons in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Part I and II (authors: Z. Vujić, J. Brborić, O. Čudina, S. Erić, B.Ivković, K .Vučićević, B.Marković; Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, (Science) Belgrade, 2004), Handbook for Practical Lessons in Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (S. Erić, J. Brborić, B. Marković, B. Ivković, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Pharmacy, 2015 (Belgrade: Colografx)). Mentor of one defended doctoral dissertation and 50 final papers on integrated academic studies. Member of the board of one defended doctoral dissertation and 70 final theses on integrated academic studies. Author or co-author of a total of 47 scientific papers. Reviewer in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A, Drug Research, Acta Chromatographia, Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, Medicinal chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Molecules, Journal of Molecular structure, participant in projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia.

  • Nikola Pešić, Aleksandra Dapčević, Branka Ivković, Kyriakos Kachrimanis, Miodrag Mitrić, Svetlana Ibrić, Djordje Medarević,Potential application of low molecular weight excipients for amorphization and dissolution enhancement of carvedilol, International Journal of Pharmaceutics,Volume608, 2021,

  • Milan Jovanović · Nemanja Turković · Branka Ivković · Zorica Vujić · Katarina Nikolić · Sonja Grubišić, 3D‑QSAR, molecular docking and in silico ADMET studies of propiophenone derivatives with anti‑HIV‑1 protease activity, Structural Chemistry (2021) 32:2341–2353,

  • Ajdarić, J.; Ibrić, S.; Pavlović, A.; Ignjatović, L.; Ivković, B. Prediction of Drug Stability Using Deep Learning Approach: Case Study of Esomeprazole 40 mg Freeze-Dried Powder for Solution. Pharmaceutics 2021, 13, 829.

  • Dušan Ušjak, Miroslav Dinić, Katarina Novović, Branka Ivković, Nenad Filipović, Magdalena Stevanović, Marina T. Milenković, Methoxy-Substituted Hydroxychalcone Reduces Biofilm Production, Adhesion and Surface Motility of Acinetobacter baumannii by Inhibiting ompA Gene Expression, Chem.Biodiversity2021,18,

  • Dobričić, V., Turković, N., Ivković, B. et al. Evaluation of the lipophilicity of chalcones by RP-TLC and computational methods. JPC-J Planar Chromat 33, 245–253 (2020).

  • Tamara Janković, Nemanja Turković, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljević, Zorica Vujić, Branka Ivković, Differences in antioxidant potential of chalcones in human serum: In vitro study, Chemico-Biological Interactions,Volume 324,2020,

    • Turkovic Nemanja, Ivkovic Branka, Kotur-Stevuljevic Jelena, Tasic Milica Marković Bojan, Vujic Zorica, “Molecular Docking, Synthesis and anti-HIV-1 Protease Activity of Novel Chalcones”, Current Pharmaceutical Design 2020; 26(8)

    • Gagic Z, Ivkovic B, Srdic-Rajic T, Vucicevic J, Nikolic K, Agbaba D. Synthesis of the vitamin E amino acid esters with an enhanced anticancer activity and in silico screening for new antineoplastic drugs. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2016 Jun;88:59-69.

    • Gagic Z, Nikolic K, Ivkovic B, Filipic S, Agbaba D. QSAR studies and design of new analogs of vitamin E with enhanced antiproliferative activity on MCF-7 breast cancer cells. J Taiwan Inst Chem E. 2016 Feb;59:33-44

    • Ivkovic Branka M Nikolic Katarina M Ilic Bojana B Zizak Zeljko S Novakovic Radmila B Cudina Olivera A Vladimirov Sote M , Phenylpropiophenone derivatives as potential anticancer agents: Synthesis, biological evaluation and quantitative structure-activity relationship study, European Journal Of Medicinal Chemistry, (2013), vol. 63,  239-255