Jelena Milesevic, PhD, Scientific Associate

Institute for Medical Research
Center of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism
Tadeuša Košćuška 1
11000 Beograd, Serbia
Tel: +381-11-328 15 64
Mob: +381/ 60 309 3 209
e-mail: jelena.milesevic@gmail.com

EDUCATION

April 2019:      Doctoral studies, Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad
Theme: „Razvoj prediktivnog modela za obogaćivanje prehrambenih proizvoda vitaminom D u Srbiji, (“Development of predictive model for food fortification with vitamin D in Serbia”)
June 2011:     Master studies, Faculty of bioscience engineering, Ghent University, Belgium
Theme: „Health and nutritional polices in low and low-middle income countries: Strategies to reduce dietary fat intake
July 2007:     Bachelor studies, Chemistry- biochemisty, Faculty of Natural sciences and mathematics, University of Novi Sad

WORKING EXPERIENCE

April 2012- November 2013 – Research assistant, Institute for medical research, Centar of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, Tadeuša Košćuška 1, 11000 Belgrade

  • Engagement in creation of the first Serbian food composition database, food and nutrient data entering
  • Analisys of dietary intake questionnaires
  • Writing and editing of scientific publications

November 2013 – Research associate, Institute for medical research, Centar of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, Tadeuša Košćuška 1, 11000 Belgrade

  • Engagement in creation of the first Serbian food composition database, food and nutrient data entering
  • Development of dietary assessment tools
  • Analisys of dietary intake questionnaires
  • Writing and editing of scientific publications and reports

PROJECT ENGAGEMENTS

  • Integrative project of Ministry of science, education and technological development of Republic of Serbia 2011-2014: Biological mechanisms, nutritive intake and status of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and folates: Improvement of nutrition in Serbia. III 40300 
  • CHANCE – FP7 Low Cost tecHnologies and traditional ingredients for the production of Affordable, Nutritionally correct, Convenient foods enhancing hEalth in population groups at risk of poverty (2011-2014)
  • EuroFIR – Nexus, The EuroFIR Food Platform: Further integration, refinement and exploitation for its long-term self-sustainability, 2011-2013
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – Updated food composition database for nutrient intake, 2012 
  • EFSA – “Dietary monitoring tools for risk assessment”, 2012-2013
  • “Food-based solutions for optimal vitamin D nutrition and health through the life cycle” (ODIN; 2013-2017.; No. 613977),
  • EFSA “Support to National Dietary Surveys in Compliance with the EU Menu methodology (sixth support) “The adults’ survey”, including subjects from 10 to 74 years old“ (2017-2022)
  • EFSA “Support to National Dietary Surveys in Compliance with the EU Menu methodology (sixth support) “The children’s survey”, including subjects from three months up to 9 years old” (2017-2022).
  • Engagement in scientific activities and establishment of contacts between the Center of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism and other institutions: NCDNCEE (Network for Capacity Development in Nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe), academic institutions in Serbia and abroad, SMEs, media etc.

EDUCATION

  • Workshop „Knowledge transfer to food SMEs“, FINS Novi Sad, H2020 project „Innovative Food Product Development Cycle: Frame for Stepping Up Research Excellence of FINS-FOODstars (GA 692276) with project partner from Ireland Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland, 16 May 2018. Novi Sad, Serbia
  • VLAG course “Modelling for Habitual Dietary Intake”, 13-15, 11, 2017. Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Workshop „IPR in Food Science”, FINS Novi Sad, H2020 project „Innovative Food Product Development Cycle: Frame for Stepping Up Research Excellence of FINS-FOODstars (GA 692276) with project partner from Ireland Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland, (GA 692276), 11-12 December 2017. Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Workshop “Protective/preventive role of bioactive food components in human health”, FINS Novi Sad, (H2020 Innovative Food Product Development Cycle: Frame for Stepping Up Research Excellence of FINS-FOODstars (GA 692276)), 13-14 December 2016. Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Workshop “EU project Management and Science Communication Workshop”, EuroFIR, 14-20 November 2014., Brussels, Belgium
  • 11th NuGo week, 8-11 September 2014, Vesuvian Institute,Castelemare di Stabia, Italy

ORGANISATION AND LECTURES OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

  • Workhops of Standard methods for food composition databases creation, CAPNUTRA, Belgrade, Serbia, 18-26 October 2018 (organization, trainer, lecturer)
  • Symposium on sustainable food systems for healthier nutrition in Central and Southeastern Europe, with integrated training on food consumption data collection and strengthening thematic regional networking, Belgrade, Serbia, 15-17 October 2018 (organization and contribution)
  • CAPNUTRA symposium – Capacity development in dietary intake studies – Harmonisation with EU Menu methodology- Regional training for application of Diet Assess and Plan (DAP) software and implementation in Wet Balkan countries (organization, contribution, lecturer and trainer)
  • Training for conduction of dietary research interview according to EU Menu methodology principles and protocols within national dietary study supported by EFSA 2018-2021., 15 February 2019. (organization and trainer)

STUDY VISITS IN COUNTRY AND ABROAD

  • EuroFIR, Brussels, Belgium, February 2014 July 2015. Working on FP7 projects (ODIN, Qualify), part of PhD study.
  • UCC, Cork, Ireland, 6-13 October 2014. Study visit and training in the laboratory of Dr Mairead Kiely and Creme Global, Dublin, Ireland within ODIN project
  • DTU, Copenhagen-Soborg, Denmark, 24 May-3 June 2016. Analisys of egg yolk samples from Serbian market on vitamin D content with standard HPLC-UV method used in Laboratory for Vitamin D, in DTU, under charge of dr Jette Jakobsen.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in international journal with exceptional value (M21)
1. Vidovic, N., Faid, F., Pantovic, A., Nikolic, M., Debeljak-Martacic, J., Zekovic, M., Milesevic, J, Drah Musafa, M & Zec, M. (2019). Vitamin D and cardio-metabolic biomarkers: small-scale comparative study between Libyan migrants and resident women in Serbia. Libyan Journal of Medicine, 14(1), 1622364.
2. Milešević, J., Samaniego, L., Kiely, M., Glibetić, M., Roe, M., Finglas, P. (2018). Specialized food composition dataset for vitamin D content in foods based on European standards: Application to dietary intake assessment. Food chemistry, 240, p. 544-549.
3. Faid, F., Nikolic, M., Milesevic, J., Zekovic, M., Kadvan, A., Gurinovic, M., & Glibetic, M. (2018). Assessment of vitamin D intake among Libyan women–adaptation and validation of specific food frequency questionnaire. Libyan Journal of Medicine, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/19932820.2018.1502028
4. Gurinović, M., Milešević, J., Kadvan, A., Nikolić, M., Zeković, M., Djekić-Ivanković, M., Dupouy, E., Finglas, P., Glibetić, M. (2018). Development, features and application of DIET ASSESS & PLAN (DAP) software in supporting public health nutrition research in Central Eastern European Countries (CEEC), Food chemistry, 238, p. 186-194.
5. Gurinović, M., Milešević, J., Novaković, R., Finglas, P., Glibetić, M. (2016). Improving nutrition surveillance and public health research in Central and Eastern Europe/Balkan Countries using the Balkan Food Platform and dietary tools, Food chemistry, 193, p. 173-180.
6. Gurinović, M., Milešević, J., Kadvan, A., Finglas, P., Glibetić, M. (2016). Establishment and advances in the online Serbian food and recipe data base harmonized with EuroFIR™ standards, Food chemistry, 193, p. 30-38.
7. Gurinovic, M., Novakovic, R., Satalic, Z., Nikolic, M., Milesevic, J., Ranic, M., Glibetic, M. (2015). Professional training in nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe: Current status and opportunities for capacity development. Public health nutrition, CABI Publishing, 18, (2), p. 372 – 377, ISSN: 1368-9800, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980014000172.
8. Nikolić, M., Glibetić, M., Gurinović, M., Milesevic, J., Khokhar, S., Chillo, S., Abaravicius, J., Bordoni, A., Capozzi, F. (2014). Identifying critical nutrient intake in groups at risk of poverty in Europe: The CHANCE project approach. Nutrients, 6 (4), p.1374-1393.

Publications from international congresses published in whole edition (M33)
1. Gurinović M., Glibetić M., Oshaug A., Pepping F., Dupouy E., Kadvan A., Ranić M., Milešević J., Zeković M., Nikolić M., Finglas P. Capacity development in food, nutrition and public health research in Central and Eastern Europe/Balkan countries (CEE/BC) through regional and international research collaborations. Proceedings of the International Conference “Food safety and risk analisys” with the support of the Govermenet of Russian Federation, Sochi, 18-19 May 2017, 97–100, ISBN 978-5-91754-245-4.

Abstracts from international congresses published in book of abstracts (M34)
1. Milešević J., Samaniego L., Kiely M., Glibetic M., Roe M., Finglas P. Specialized food composition dataset for vitamin D in Europe. Vitamin D Conference, 5-6 September 2017, Cork, Ireland.
2. Milešević J., Nikolić M., Gurinović M., Glibetic M., Finglas P. Low Intake of Vitamin D in Serbia: A Case for Food Fortification Modelling. Vitamin D Conference, 5-6 September 2017, Cork, Ireland.
3. Milešević J., Nikolić M., Gurinović M., Glibetić M. Vitamin D inadequacy in Serbia. Abstract book, IV International Congress “Food Technology, Quality and Safety”, October 23-25, 2018. Novi Sad, Serbia, p. 88
4. Milešević J., Nikolić M., Gurinović M., Mandić A., Kravić S., Glibetić M. Predictive model for food fortification with vitamin D for Serbia. Abstract book, IV International Congress “Food Technology, Quality and Safety”, October 23-25, 2018. Novi Sad, Serbia, p. 87
5. Gurinovic M., Milešević J., Kadvan A., Nikolić M., Zeković M., Djekić-Ivanković M., Dupouy E., Finglas P., Glibetic M. Harmonization of dietary intake assessment in Balkan region using Diet Assess&Plan (DAP) platform. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 71, (suppl 2), 1094, DOI: 10.1159/000480486.
6. Gurinović M., Milešević J., Kadvan A., Nikolić M., Zeković M., Djekić-Ivanković M., Dupouy E., Finglas P., and Glibetić M. Diet Assess & Plan (DAP) software for dietary intake assessment in supporting public health nutrition research in Central Eastern European Countries (CEEC), 3rd International Congress – Hidden Hunger, March 20-22, 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, Book of abstracts, p. 11.
7. Gurinović M., Milešević J., Kadvan A., Đekić-Ivanković M., Debeljak-Martačić J., Takić M., Nikolić M., Zeković M., Ranković S., Finglas P. M., Glibetić M. Establishment and advances in the online Serbian food and recipe data base harmonized with EuroFIRTM standards, 13th CONGRESS OF NUTRITION, Food and Nutrition – A roadmap to better health, Belgrade, 26-28th October 2016, Book of Abstracts, p. 58.
8. Gurinović M., Kadvan A., Milešević J., Nikolić M., Dupouy E., Finglas P., Glibetić M. Advances in Capacity development by applying DIET ASSES PLAN- DAP platform and tools for public health nutrition research and policies implementation in Balkan region, 11th International Food Data Conference, Hyderabad, India, November 3 – 5,2015. Book of abstracts, S17-O3, p.105.
9. Glibetic M., Milesevic J., Nikolic M., Gurinovic M., Finglas P., Kiely M. Ethnic and traditional dietary patterns in Europe: Contribution to vitamin D intake. 11th International Food Data Conference, Hyderabad, India, November 3 – 5, 2015. Book of abstracts, S3-P48, p. 265.
10. Gurinovic M., Milesevic J., Kadvan A., Finglas P., Dupouy E., Satalic Z., Korosec M., Spiroski I., Nikolic M., Glibetic M. Capacity development in public health nutrition research in Central and Eastern Europe and Balkan countries. European Nutrition Conference (FENS), 12th Conference, Berlin, 20-23 October 2015. Annals of nutrition and metabolism, 67 (Suppl. 1), p. 257-257, DOI:10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-05631-0
11. Gurinovic M., Kadvan A., Nikolic M., Milesevic J., Djekic-Ivankovic M., Zekovic M., Finglas P., Glibetic M. Innovative nutritional tool for dietary intake assessment and nutrition planning: diet assess & plan software. European Nutrition Conference (FENS), 12th Conference, Berlin, 20-23 October 2015. Annals of nutrition and metabolism, 67 (Suppl. 1), p. 229-229, DOI:10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-05631-0
12. Glibetic M., Nikolic M., Milesevic J., Djekic-Ivankovic M., Novakovic R., Cashman K., Kiely M., Gurinovic M. Vitamin D intakes in central and eastern European countries-literature review. European Nutrition Conference (FENS), 12th Conference, Berlin, 20-23 October 2015. Annals of nutrition and metabolism, 67 (Suppl. 1), p.134-134, DOI:10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-05631-0
13. Milešević J., Finglas P., Kiely M. Compilation of specialized vitamin D composition dataset and its application in dietary assessments of vitamin D inadequacy: focus on CEEC. 5th MoniQA International Conference, September 16-18, 2015, Porto, Portugal, Book of abstracts S6. p. 38.
14. Milešević J., Samaniego L., Finglas P., Kiely M. Development of a specialized food composition dataset for total vitamin D, 25(OH)D3 and D3, II International Congress “Food Technology, Quality and Safety”, October 28-30, 2014. Novi Sad, Serbia, Abstract book, p.102.

Other publications
• Gurinović, M., Zeković, M., Milešević, J., Nikolić, M., Glibetić, M., (2017). Nutritional Assessment. Reference Module in Food Sciences. Elsevier, p. 1–14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.21180-3
• Nikolić, M., Milešević, J., Zeković, M., Gurinović, M., & Glibetić, M. (2018). The development and validation of food atlas for portion size estimation in the Balkan region. Frontiers in nutrition, 5.

SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office
  • FCDM software, FoodExplorer
  •  SPADE statistical program

LANGUAGES

  • English, proficiency
  • Spanish, French, Dutch- basic


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