Ljiljana Đekić, PhD

Dr sc. Ljiljana Đekić

Position: Full Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology
Address: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Room: B307
Phone: +381 11 3951-359
Fax: +381 11 3972-840
Email: ljiljana.djekic@pharmacy.bg.ac.rs


Assoc. prof. Ljiljana Đekić graduated (1998), received MS degree (2004) and PhD (2011) from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, and completed specialization in pharmaceutical technology (2013). Employment at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology: associate in practical classes (1998-2001), assistant trainee (2001-2004), assistant (2004-2012), assistant professor (2012-2017) and associate professor (2017-present). She held practical classes in Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2006). She is a lecturer on several courses within: Integrated academic studies-study program Pharmacy; Specialist academic studies-study program Cosmetology; Specialization of health workers and health associates-study program Pharmaceutical Technology; Doctoral academic studies-study program Pharmaceutical Technology; Doctoral academic studies-study program Cosmetology.

Assoc. prof. Ljiljana Đekić is a mentor and/or a member of commissions for evaluation and defense of doctoral dissertations, specialist theses and graduate theses.

Research interest: development of novel pharmaceutical dosage forms based on strategies of microencapsulation and nanoencapsulation of active substances for different administration routes.

Assoc. prof. Ljiljana Đekić is an associate on projects financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

She is a co-author of 11 textbooks, 13 book chapters, 1 scientific monograph, 2 patents, 55 scientific journal articles and over 70 papers presented at international and national conferences.

She contributes to activities of the Center for Students Scientific Research and the Center for Cosmetology and Dermopharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy.

She is a member of the Council of the Faculty of Pharmacy and president of the Commission for Publishing of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Assoc. prof. Ljiljana Đekić is a lecturer at congresses, continuing education courses and professional seminars.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Archive of pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia (SFUS).

  • Ćirić A, Medarević Đ, Čalija B, Dobričić V, Rmandić M, Barudžija T, Malenović A, Djekic Lj. Effect of ibuprofen entrapment procedure on physicochemical and controlled drug release performances of chitosan/xanthan gum polyelectrolyte complexes. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2021;167:547-558 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.11.201
  • Milinković Budinčić J, Petrović L, Đekić Lj, Fraj J, Bučko S, Katona J, Spasojević Lj. Study of vitamin E microencapsulation and controlled release from chitosan/sodium lauryl ether sulfate microcapsules. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2021;251:116988 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116988
  • Djekic Lj, Bojan Marković, Ana Micov, Maja Tomić, Uroš Pecikoza, Radica Stepanović-Petrović. Percutaneous delivery of levetiracetam as an alternative to topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: formulation development, in vitro and in vivo characterization [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 25]. Drug Delivery and Translational Research 2021;11(1):227-241. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-020-00787-4
  • Ćirić A, Medarević Đ, Čalija B, Dobričić V, Mitrić M, Djekic Lj. Study of chitosan/xanthan gum polyelectrolyte complexes formation, solid state and influence on ibuprofen release kinetics. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2020;148:942-955. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.01.138
  • Djekic Lj, Martinovic M. In Vitro, Ex Vivo and In Vivo Methods for Characterization of Bioadhesiveness of Drug Delivery Systems. In: Mittal KL, Bakshi IS, Narang JK, editors. Bioadhesives in Drug Delivery. New Jersey: Scrivener Publishing, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.; 2020. p. 57 – 98. (ISBN: 9781119640196)
  • Djekic Lj, Čalija B, Medarević Đ. Gelation behaviour, drug solubilization capacity and relese kinetics of poloxamer 407 aqueous solutions: the combined effect of copolymer, cosolvent and hydrophobic drug. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2020;303:112639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.112639
  • Djekic Lj. Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs): Application in Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer. In: Keservani RK, Sharma AK, editors. Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems.
  • Palm Bay, FL: Apple academic Press, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group; 2019. p. 281-311. (Hard ISBN: 9781771886956, E-Book ISBN: 9781351137263)
  • Djekic Lj, Janković J, Rašković A, Primorac M. Semisolid self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDSs): Effects on pharmacokinetics of acyclovir in rats. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018;121:287-92 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2018.06.005
  • Djekic Lj, Primorac M. Percutaneous Penetration Enhancement Potential of Microemulsion-Based Organogels. In: Dragicevic N, Maibach HI, editors. Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers. Chemical Methods in Penetration Enhancement. Nanocarriers. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2016. p. 263-282. (ISBN: 978-3-662-47862-2).
  • Djekic L, Primorac M. Microemulsion systems – application in delivery of poorly soluble drugs. In: Fanun M, editor. Colloids in Drug Delivery. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press; 2010. p. 245-270. (ISBN: 978-1-43981-825-1).