Marina Milenković, PhD

Dr sc. Marina Milenković

Position: Full professor
Organizational unit: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Adress: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Prostorija: A 005
Phone: +381 11 3951-226
Fax: +381 11 3972-840


Marina Milenković graduated in 1988 at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade with an average score of 9.61. During her studies she was a scholarship holder of the Republic foundation for scientific and artistic youth of Serbia. She was awarded a Master of Science title in 1993 and medical specialization in 1998 at the School of Medicine. She defended her PhD dissertation in 2002 at Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Belgrade.

As a full time professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Immunochemistry she has been teaching since 2013. She was a head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology from 2010 to 2013. From 2015 to 2018 she was Vice Dean for Teaching. She is member of Faculty Council and Quality Commission and a head of the Laboratory for microbiological investigations. Marina Milenković is involved in the realisation of integrated academic studies in Microbiology, Selected Topics in Microbiology and Laboratory Microbiology. She also takes part in the realisation of doctoral academic studies, specialised professional studies in Medical Biochemistry, Biochemical Diagnostics, Sanitary Chemistry, Biological Drugs, Industrial Pharmacy and Release of Medicinal Products on the Market. She is the head of Short program of studies Farmaceutical Microbiologyy. She is co-author o two textbooks and one handbook of microbiology. Since 1996 Marina Milenković was involved in four national projects. Currently she is participating in the Eureka–Greentech project: Active substances from supercritical plant extracts for high value added products. She was a mentor of three defended doctoral dissertations, more than 200 final thesis, the member of Commission for the defense of 13 doctoral dissertations.

Research interest: antimicrobial activity of chemical compounds, nanoparticles and plant products, virulence factors expression in multi-resistant bacteria and immunomodulatory properties of probiotic microorganisms.

She published 116 papers which have been cited 1362 times (without autocitations) and h-index is 20.

  • Filipović N, Ušjak D, Milenković MT, Zheng K, Liverani L, Boccaccini AR, Stevanović MM Comparative study of the antimicrobial activity of selenium nanoparticles with different surface chemistry and structure. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021; 8, 1591.
  • Ušjak D, Dinić M, Novović K, Ivković B, Filipović N, Stevanović M, Milenković MT. Methoxy‐Substituted Hydroxychalcone Reduces Biofilm Production, Adhesion and Surface Motility of Acinetobacter baumannii by Inhibiting ompA Gene Expression. Chem Biodivers. 2020; 17, e2000786
  • Obradović D, Nikolić S, Milenković I, Milenković M, Jovanović P, Savić V,Alexander Roller A, Đorđić Crnogorac M,Stanojković T, Grgurić-Šipka S, Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of novel half-sandwich Ru(II) arene complexes with benzoylthiourea derivatives, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2020; Volume 210, ,
  • Ušjak D, Ivković B, Božić DD, Bošković L, Milenković M. Antimicrobial activity of novel chalcones and modulation of virulence factors in hospital strains of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microb Pathog. 2019; 131, 186-96.
  • Dinic MR, Pecikoza UB, Djokic J, Stepanovic-Petrovic RM, Milenkovic M, Filipovic N , Begovic JM , Golic NE, Lukic J M. Exopolysaccharide Produced by Probiotic Strain Lactobacillus paraplantarum BGCG11 Reduces Inflammatory Hyperalgesia in Rats. Front Pharmacol. 2018: Jan 17;9:1. vol.9 doi :10.3389/phar.2018.0000
  • Stojkovska J, Petrovic P, Jancic I, Milenkovic MT, Obradovic B. Novel nano-composite hydrogels with honey effective against multi-resistant clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2019, vol. 10: 8529–43.
  • Osmokrovic A, Jancic I, Vunduk J, Petrovic P, Milenkovic M, ObradovicB. Achieving high antimicrobial activity: Composite alginate hydrogel beads releasing activated charcoal with an immobilized active agent. Carbohydr Polym. 2018; vol. 196: 279-88.
  • Dinić M, Lukić J, Djokić J, Milenković M, Strahinić I, Golić N, Begović J. Lactobacillus fermentum postbiotic-induced autophagy as potential approach for treatment of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017;
  • Dinić M, Lukić J, Djokić J, Milenković M, Strahinić I, Golić N, Begović J. Lactobacillus fermentum postbiotic-induced autophagy as potential approach for treatment of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity. Frontiers in Microbiology 2017; 8: 594. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00594
  • M Milenković, D Vučićević, P Milosavljević, N Arsenović Ranin, Z Stojić Vukanić, M Čolić. Suppression of experimental autoimmune myocarditis by sodium fusidate (fusidin). Pharmacological Research 2005;52:491-496.