Zoran Maksimović, PhD

Dr sc. Zoran Maksimovic

Position: Full Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Pharmacognosy
Address: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Room: B104
Telefon: +381 113951-321
Email: zmaksim1@pharmacy.bg.ac.rs


Dr sc. pharm Zoran Maksimović, full professor, graduated in 1994, received his master's degree in 1998 and doctorate in 2004 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade. He has been employed at the Department of Pharmacognosy of the Faculty of Pharmacy since 1994. He was elected as assistant professor in 2005, associate professor in 2009, and full professor in 2020.

He completed two study visits abroad: Laboratory for Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Medical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (2000) and Institute of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Beijing, PR China (2001).

He published 72 papers in international and national journals and more than 70 abstracts at international and national conferences. He is the author of one publication, two chapters in national scientific monographs and one chapter in international monograph, as well as two technical embodiments. He is a reviewer in a number of international and national journals,

mentor of four defended doctoral dissertations and more than 50 final theses. Since its founding, he has been involved in the work of the Center for Scientific Research of Students of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Belgrade (CNIRS) as the mentor of a number of research papers and activities.

Areas of scientific interest and work: pharmacological activity of medicinal herbs; activity-guided isolation of plant constituents and chemical characterization of isolated natural products; morphological and anatomical research of herbal drugs used in traditional medicine; examination of the chemical composition of essential oils.

He is a member of the Commission for the Marketing of Human Medicines within ALIMS, an external expert of ALIMS, and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Serbia (Section for Medicinal Herbs). Also, a member of the editorial board of National Geography - Serbia.

  • Mudrić J, Arsenijević J, Maksimović Z, Ibrić S, Gopčević K, Đuriš J (2021). Tablet and capsule formulations incorporating high doses of a dry optimized herbal extract: The case of Satureja kitaibelii. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. Volume 66, December 2021, 102776.
  • Mićović T, Topalović D, Živković L, Spremo-Potparević B, Jakovljević V, Matić S, Popović S, Baskić D, Stešević D, Samardžić S, Stojanović D, Maksimović Z (2021). Antioxidant, Antigenotoxic and Cytotoxic Activity of Essential Oils and Methanol Extracts of Hyssopus officinalis L. subsp. aristatus (Godr.) Nyman (Lamiaceae). Plants. 10(4):711.
  • Krivokapić J, Ivanović J, Djuriš J, Medarević D, Potpara Z, Maksimović Z, Ibrić S (2020). Tableting properties of microcrystalline cellulose obtained from wheat straw measured with a single punch bench top tablet press. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 28(6):710-718.
  • Gopčević, K., Grujić, S., Arsenijević, J., Karadžić, I., Izrael-Živković, L., Maksimović, Z. (2019). Phytochemical Properties of Satureja kitaibelii, Potential Natural Antioxidants: a New Insight. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 74(2): 179-184.
  • Arsenijević, J., Drobac, M., Šoštarić, I., Jevđović, R., Živković, J., Ražić, S., Moravčević, Đ., Maksimović, Z. (2019). Comparison of essential oils and hydromethanol extracts of cultivated and wild growing Thymus pannonicus All. Industrial Crops and Products 130: 162‐169.
  • Krstić, M., Maksimović, Z., Ibrić, S., Bakić, T., Prodanović, J., Ražić, S. (2018). Lignocellulosic biomass as a source of microcrystalline cellulose – chemical and technological characterization and future perspectives. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology 52(7-8), 577- 588.
  • Samardžić, S., Arsenijević, J., Božić, D., Milenković, M., Tešević, V., Maksimović, Z. (2018). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective activity of Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. and Filipendula vulgaris Moench. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 213: 132-137.
  • Ćebović, T., Arsenijević, J., Drobac, M., Živković, J., Šoštarić, I., Maksimović, Z. (2018). Potential use of deodorised water extracts: polyphenol- rich extract of Thymus pannonicus All. as a chemopreventive agent. Journal of Food Science and Technology 55: 560-567.
  • Samardžić, S., Tomić, M., Pecikoza, U., Stepanović-Petrović, R., Maksimović, Z. (2016). Antihyperalgesic activity of Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. and Filipendula vulgaris Moench in a rat model of inflammation. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 193: 652–656.
  • Arsenijević, J., Drobac, M., Šoštarić, I., Ražić, S., Milenković, M., Couladis, M., Maksimović, Z. (2016): Bioactivity of herbal tea of Hungarian thyme based on the composition of volatiles and polyphenolics. Industrial Crops and Products 89: 14‐20.