Biljana Potparević, PhD

Dr sc. Biljana Potparević

Zvanje: redovni profesor
Organizaciona jedinicaKatedra za patobiologiju
Adresa: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Beograd, Srbija
Prostorija: B304
Telefon: +381 11 3951-348
Fax: +381 11 3972840


Biljana Potparević was born on May 22, 1966. in Belgrade, where she finished elementary and high school. She graduated from the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology in 1990, received her master's degree in 1992 and her PhD in 1999 in the field of human genetics. She has been employed at the Faculty of Pharmacy since 1993.

Biljana Potparević participates in the realization of teaching in integrated, doctoral and specialist studies at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade. She teaches the compulsory subject Biology with Human Genetics and the elective subject Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics. In doctoral studies, she teaches the subject of Research of genomic instability in in vivo and in vitro systems. In specialist studies for health workers and health associates, in the study program Medical Biochemistry, she participates in teaching the subject of Genetics. So far, she has been a mentor of three defended doctoral dissertations, a member of the commission of two defended doctoral dissertations, a mentor of one master's thesis and a mentor and member of the commission of a number of final theses.

Since 1996, Dr. Biljana Potparević has participated in projects of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia. She led the national basic research project from 2011-2019. and was the leader of two bilateral projects; with the Republic of Slovenia and with the Republic of Italy. She has achieved rich international cooperation by participating in several COST actions as an MC member. In 2014, she launched an initiative to establish a Center for Biological Research at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, of which she has been the head since its establishment. So far, she has published over 80 scientific papers in the M20 category, chapters in four monographs of international importance, a large number of presentations at national and international conferences and two textbooks for pharmacy students. The number of citations according to the Scopus database is 650 without self citations, h index 15. She has shown research interest in the following areas: human genetics, cell biology, cytopathology of Alzheimer's disease, molecular cytogenetics, genotoxicology. In 2002, she received the award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia for the most successful young scientists. She is a member of a number of scientific societies in the country and abroad.

Since 2020, Prof. Biljana has been a member of the Council of Scientific Areas of Natural Sciences at the University of Belgrade. She is also a member and supervisor of the team for development and preparation of tasks for final exams, as well as instruments, manuals and materials with content and procedures for final exams of the State Matura project, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, under EU auspices.

  • Bruic M, Grujic-Milanovic J, Miloradovic Z, Jovovic D, Zivkovic L, Mihailovic-Stanojevic N, Karanovic D, Spremo-Potparevic B. DNA, protein and lipid oxidative damage in tissues of spontaneously hypertensive versus normotensive rats. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2021 Dec;141:106088. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2021.106088. Epub 2021 Oct 1. PMID: 34601089.
  • Bajic VP, Essack M, Ivkovic L, Stewart A, Zafirovic S, Bajic VB, Gojobori T, Isenovic E, Spremo-Potparevic B. The X Files: "The Mystery of X Chromosome Instability in Alzheimer's Disease". Front Genet. 2020 Jan 28;10:1368. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01368. PMID: 32047510; PMCID: PMC6997486.
  • Čabarkapa A, Dekanski D, Živković L, Milanović-Čabarkapa M, Bajić V, Topalović D, Giampieri F, Gasparrini M, Battino M, Spremo-Potparević B. Unexpected effect of dry olive leaf extract on the level of DNA damage in lymphocytes of lead intoxicated workers, before and after CaNa2EDTA chelation therapy. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Aug;106(Pt B):616-623. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.12.023. Epub 2016 Dec 21. PMID: 28011361.
  • Bozovic A, Davidovic R, Zivkovic L, Cabarkapa A, Spremo-Potparevic B. Skewed X-chromosome inactivation in women affected by Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;43(4):1251-9. doi: 10.3233/JAD-141674. PMID: 25159673.
  • Bajic V, Spremo-Potparevic B, Zivkovic L, Isenovic ER, Arendt T. Cohesion and the aneuploid phenotype in Alzheimer's disease: A tale of genome instability. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2015 Aug;55:365-74. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.05.010. Epub 2015 May 21. PMID: 26003528.
  • Spremo-Potparevic B, Bajic V, Perry G, Zivkovic L. Alterations of the X Chro-mosome in Lymphocytes of Alzheimer's Disease Patients. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2015;12(10):990-6. doi: 10.2174/1567205012666151027124154. PMID: 26502819.
  • Zivković L, Spremo-Potparević B, Plecas-Solarović B, Djelić N, Ocić G, Smiljković P, Siedlak SL, Smith MA, Bajić V. Premature centromere division of metaphase chromosomes in peripheral blood lymphocytes of Alzheimer's disease patients: relation to gender and age. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010; 65(12):1269-74.
  • Spremo-Potparević B, Zivković L, Djelić N, Plećas-Solarović B, Smith MA, Bajić V. Premature centromere division of the X chromosome in neurons in Alzheimer's disease. J Neurochem. 2008 Sep;106(5):2218-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05555.x. Epub 2008 Jul 9. PMID: 18624923; PMCID: PMC2746937.
  • Zivković L, Spremo-Potparević B, Djelić N, Bajić V. (2006) Analysis of premature centromere division (PCD) of the chromosome 18 in peripheral blood lymphocytes in Alzheimer disease patients. Mech Ageing Dev. 127(12):892-6.
  • Spremo-Potparevic B, Zivkovic L, Djelic N, Bajic V. Analysis of premature cen-tromere division (PCD) of the X chromosome in Alzheimer patients through the cell cycle. Exp Gerontol. 2004 May;39(5):849-54. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2004.01.012. PMID: 15130680