Snjezana Petrovic, PhD, Scientific Associate

Address for correspondence:
Institute for Medical Research
Centre of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism
Tadeuša Košćuška 1,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia,
phone +381 11 3031997
e-mail: snjezana5.imr12@yahoo.com

Education

2011 Doctor of biological sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
2001 Master of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
1994 Molecular biologist and physiologist, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Professional experience

2012- Scientific Associate at the Institute for Medical Research, Centre of Research Excellence in nutrition and Metabolism, University of Belgrade
2003-2012 Research Associate at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča”, Department of Molecular Biology and Endocrinology, University of Belgrade
1995-2003 Junior Researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča”, Department of Molecular Biology and Endocrinology, University of Belgrade

Participation in projects

1996- 2001. “Molecular basis of hormone signal transduction.”
2001- 2006. “Adaptive processes and hormonal regulation of programmed cell death in mammals.”
2006- 2011. “Signaling pathways of steroid hormone action and the influence of endogenous and exogenous factors on the modulation process in mammalian cells.”
2011- 2012 “Molecular mechanisms of pathophysiological changes in the cells of the CNS and peripheral tissues in mammals.”
2012- “Biological mechanisms, nutritional status and intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids and folate: Improving nutrition in Serbia”
2012- “Low cost technologies and traditional ingredients for the production of affordable, nutritionally correct foods improving health in population groups at risk of poverty”

Trainings and Workshops

2003 “Publishing in Biomedicine”, Vrsac, Serbia

Membership in Societies

  • FEBS-National Association of Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Serbian Biological Society
  • Society for Neuroscience Serbia

Foreign languages

  • English 
  • German

International reference (publications in international journals with impact factor)

  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Nedeljković, N., Martinović, J. and Nikezić, G. (2000) Estradiol affect Na- dependent Ca2+ efflux from synaptosomal mitochondria. Physiol. Biophys. 19 (1), 59-71.
  • Horvat, A., Nikezić, G., Petrović, S. and Kanazir, D. (2001) Binding of estradiol to synaptosomal mitochondria: Physiological significance. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 58 (4), 636-644М
  • Petrović, S., Demajo, M. and Horvat, A. (2005) Estradiol Affects calcium transport across mitochondrial membrane in different brain regions. Ann NY Acad Sci 1048, 341-343.
  • Milošević, M., Petrović, S., Demajo, M. and Horvat, A. (2005) Effects of metal ions on plasma membrane Mg2+-ATPase in the rat uterus and ovaries. Ann NY Acad Sci 1048, 445-448.
  • Horvat, A., Momić, T., Banjac, A., Petrović, S., Nikezić, G. and Demajo, M. (2006) Selective inhibition of brain Na,K-ATPase by drugs. Physiol Res 55 (3), 325-338
  • Horvat, A., Orlić, T., Banjac, A., Momić, T., Petrović, S. And Demajo, M. (2006) Inhibition of rat brain ecto-ATPase activity by various drugs. General Physiol Biophys 25 (1), 91-105
  • Petrović S., Milošević M., Stanojević I., Veličković N., Drakulić D. and Horvat A. (2009) Inhibition of mitochondrial Na-dependent Ca2+ efflux from rat brain steam by 17β-estradiol. Arch. Biol. Sci. 61 (2), 171177.
  • Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Drakulić D., Veličković N., Horvat, A. (2009). Effect of EDTA on copper-induced inhibition of rat miometrial ecto-ATPase activity. Russian J. Phys. Chem. A 83 (9) 15921595.
  • Stanojević I., Drakulić D, Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Horvat, A. (2009). Effects of acute gamma-irradiation on extracellular adenine nucleotide hydrolysis in developing rat brain. Russian J. Phys.Chem. A 83 (9), 15961601.
  • Horvat A., Stanojević I., Drakulić D., Veličkivić N., Petrović S. and Miloševoć M. (2010) Effect of acute stress an NTPDase and 5′-nucleotidase activities in brain synaptosomes in different stages of development. International journal of Developmental Neuroscience 28, 175-182.
  • Stanojević I., Bjelobaba I, Nedeljković N., Drakulić D., Petrović S., Stojiljković M., Horvat, A. (2011) Ontogenetic profile of ecto-5,-nucleotidase in rat brain synaptic plasma membranes. Int J Dev Neurosci 29, 397-403.
  • Petrović S., Veličković N., Stanojević I., Milošević M., Drakulić D., Stanojlović and Horvat A. (2011) Inhibition of mitochondrial Na+-dependent Ca2+ efflux by 17β-estradiol in the rat hippocampus. Neuroscience 192, 195-204.
  • Stanojević I., Drakulić D, Petrović S., Milošević M., N. Jovanović, Horvat, A. (2011) Kinetic Characterization of Ecto_nucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolases in Brain Nerve Terminals during Rat Postnatal Development. Russian J. Phys.Chem. A 85 (13), 172–177.
  • Velicković N., Drakulić D., Petrović S., Grković I., Milošević M., Stanojlović M., Horvat A. (2012) Time–Course of Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis Activity and Inflammation in Juvenile Rat Brain After Cranial Irradiation Cell Mol Neurobiol
  • DOI 10.1007/s10571-012-9843-1

Abstracts and publications; Communications on scientific meetings

On scientific meetings with international significance:

  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Nedeljković, N. and Nikezić, G. Effects of estradiol on Na+/ Ca2+exchange in mitochondria isolated from female rat synaptosomes. 25th FEBS Meeting, 5- 10 VII 1998., Copenhagen, Denmark, Book of abstracts, pp 83. 
  • Pajović, S., Pejić, S., Kasapović, J., Todorović, A., Joksić, G., Stanković, M., Radovanović, S., Horvat, A.,. Momić, T., Petrović, S., Banjac, A., Ristić, A.,
  • Vujčić, M., Todorović, D., Korićanac, L., Radojčić, M., Ribarac-Stepić, N., Korićanac, G. and Vulović, M. Impact of environmental polutants on affected population-biomedical study, Firs International Conference on Environmental Recovery of Yugoslavia (ENRY 2001), Belgrade, p.122,Yugoslavia, September 27-30, 2001 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S. and Demajo, M. (2003): Estradiol affects calcium transport across mitochondrial membrane in different brain regions. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Vol.1, Supp.1. P4.4-02. 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Terzić, N. and Demajo, M. Effect of ionizing radiation on rat brain ATPase activities. 13th Balkan Biochemical Biophysical Days & Meeting on metabolic Disorders, 12- 15 X 2003., Kusadasi, Turkey, Programme & Abstracts book, pp 121. 
  • Petrović, S., Demajo, M. and Horvat, A. Effect of estradiol on F0F1-ATPase activity in rat brain synaptosomes. 13th Balkan Biochemical Biophysical Days & Meeting on metabolic Disorders’, 12- 15 X 2003., Kusadasi, Turkey, Programme & Abstracts book, pp 105. 
  • Milošević, M., Petrović, S., Horvat, A. Effects of metal ions on ecto- ATPase activity in plasma membrane isolated from the rat ovary. 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Sept. 21-23, 2004. ¨Physical Chemistry 2004 Proceedings Vol. I¨: 368-370. 
  • Petrović, S., Milošević, M. and Horvat, A. Flux of Ca2+ ions in the synaptosomal mitochondrial membrane. 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Sept. 21-23, 2004.¨Physical Chemistry 2004. Proceedings Vol. I¨: 371-373. 
  • Horvat, A., Milošević, M., Petrović, S. and Demajo, M. Different senzibility of ecto-ATPase from brain and ovary to Cu2+ and Zn2+. 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Sept. 21-23, 2004. Physical Chemistry 2004 Proceedings Vol. I¨: 374-376 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S. and Demajo, M. Estradiol affects calcium transport across mitochondrila membrane in different brain regions. 29th FEBS Meeting, 26 June- 1 July 2004., Warsaw, Poland, Book of abstracts, pp160. 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Milošević, M., Stanojević, I. and Demajo, M. Early effects of ionizing radiation on rat brain NTPDase activity. 30th FEBS Congress & 9th IUBMB Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2-7 July 2005. FEBS Journal, Vol 272, pp190. 
  • Petrović S., Milošević M. and Horvat A. (2008) Modulation of Ca2+ ion flux through mitochondrial membrane of the rat brain steam by 17β-estradiol. Physical Chemistry 2008 (Proceedings), September 2426, Belgrade, Serbia, Vol 1, pp. 412414. 
  • Milošević M., Petrović S. and Horvat A. (2008) Protection of copper ions induced inhibition of rat myometrial ecto-ATPase by EDTA. Physical Chemistry 2008 (Proceedings), September 2426, Belgrade, Serbia, Vol 1, pp. 412414. 
  • Veličković N. and Petrović S. (2008). Radiationmediated induction of p53 pathway in the rat hippocampus. Physical Chemistry 2008 (Proceedings), September 2426, Belgrade, Serbia, Vol 1, pp. 412414. 
  • Velickovic N, Drakulic D., Petrovic S., Stanojevic I., Horvat A. (2009). Radiationinduced HPA axis activation is associated with upregulation of proinflammatory cytokines in rat brain. 34th FEBS Congress (July 49, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic), FEBS J 276 (Suppl. 1), p. 269. 
  • Petrovic S., Milosevic M., Drakulic D., Stanojevic I., Velickovic N., Horvat A. (2009). 17betaestradiol binding to synaptosomal mitochondria isolated from rat brain nucleus caudatus, hippocampus and brain steam. 34th FEBS Congress (July 49, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic), FEBS J 276 (Suppl. 1), p. 247. 
  • Drakulic D., Velickovic N., Milosevic M., Petrovic S., Stanojevic I., Horvat A. (2009). Dexamethasone effects on rat hippocampal apoptotic molecules expression. 34th FEBS Congress (July 49, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic), FEBS J 276 (Suppl. 1), p. 260. 
  • Milošević M., Stanojević I., Petrović S., Drakulić D., Veličković N., Horvat A.(2010) Characterization of ATP and ADP hydrolysis activity in plasma membranes isolated from rat uterus. Purines 2010 – Adenine Nucleosides and Nucleotides in Biomedicine, Tarragona-Barcelona, Spain, May 30th-June2nd 2010. Book of Abstracts, p.92. 
  • Stanojević I., Milošević M., Veličković N. Drakulić D., Petrović S., Horvat A.(2010) Kinetic properties of ecto-5’-nucleotidase during postnatal development in rat cerebral cortical and hippocampal synaptic plasma membranes. Purines 2010 – Adenine Nucleosides and Nucleotides in Biomedicine, Tarragona-Barcelona, Spain, May 30th-June2nd 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 155. 
  • Drakulić D., Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Horvat A. (2010) Rat hippocampal apoptosis induced by synthetic glucococrticoid.6th PhD Symposium of Medical University of Vienna, June 16-17, 2010, Book of abstracts, p. 73. 
  • Drakulić D.,Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Horvat A.(2010) Glucocorticoid mediated apoptosis in rat hippocampus. A MAGYAR ÉLETTANI TÁRSASÁG (MÉT), Szeged, Hungary, June 16-18, 2010, p. 104. 
  • Petrović S., Stanojević I., Drakulić D., Milošević M., Veličković N., Jovanović N., Horvat A. (2010) Mitochondrial membrane as a site of estradiol action in rat brain stem synaptosomes. International Symposium: One hundred years of Ivan Djaja`s Belgrade School of Physiology, Belgrade, September 10-14, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 173. 
  • Drakulić D., Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Jovanović N., Horvat A. (2010) Dexamethasone treatment modulates pro- and anti-apoptotic molecules expression in rat hipoppocamus. International Symposium: One hundred years of Ivan Djaja`s Belgrade School of Physiology, Belgrade, September 10-14, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 68. 
  • Stanojević I.,Bjelobaba I., Jovanović N. Drakulić D., Petrović S., Milošević. M., Horvat A. (2010) NTPDase expression during postnatal development in rat cerebral cortex. International Symposium: One hundred years of Ivan Djaja`s Belgrade School of Physiology, Belgrade, September 10-14, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 123. 
  • Jovanović N., Stanojević I., Veličković., Petrović S., Drakulić D., Milošević M., Horvat A. (2010) NTPDase 1,2,3 and ecto-5`-nucleotidase expression profiles in rat hippocampus during postnatal development. International Symposium: One hundred years of Ivan Djaja`s Belgrade School of Physiology, Belgrade, September 10-14, 2010. Book of Abstracts, p. 124. 
  • Petrović S., Milošević M., Stanojević I., Drakulić D., N. Jovanovic, Veličković N., Horvat A. (2010) Na+-dependent Ca2+ ion flux inhibition by 17 beta-estradiol in caudate nucleus mitochondria. 10th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, September 21-24, 2010. Physical Chemistry 2010 Proceedings Vol. I: : 349-351. 
  • Milošević M., Drakulić D., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Veličković N., Horvat A. (2010) L-Cysteine modulates the ecto-ATPase activity inhibition in presence of cadmium(II) and mercury(II) ions. 10th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, September 21-24, 2010. ¨Physical Chemistry 2010 Proceedings Vol. I: 334-336. 
  • Stanojević I., Milošević M., Petrović S., Drakulić D., Veličković N., Horvat A. (2010) Kinetic properties of NTPDases in rat brain synaptic plasma membranes. 10th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, September 21-24, 2010.¨Physical Chemistry 2010 Proceedings Vol. I: 373-375. 
  • Petrović S., Milosević M., Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Velicković N., Jovanović N., Horvat A. (2010) Mitochondrial Na+-dependent Ca2+ efflux as a target of estradiol neuroprotective action Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Special Issue: Apstacts of the 6th International Szmposium on neuroprotection and Neurorepair, Rostock, Germany, October 1-4, 2010. p. 613.
  • Petrović S., Milosević M., Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Velicković N., Jovanović N., Horvat A. (2010) Mitochondrial Na+-dependent Ca2+ efflux as a target of estradiol neuroprotective action Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Special Issue: Apstacts of the 6th International Szmposium on neuroprotection and Neurorepair, Rostock, Germany, October 1-4, 2010. p. 613.
  • Drakulić D., Veličković N., Jovanovic N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Stanojlović M, Horvat A. (2011) Physiological parameters alternations and hippocampal pro-survival signaling pathway activation initiated by chronic dexamethasone treatment.7th PhD Symposium of Medical University of Vienna, June 15-16, Book of abstracts, p. 73.
  • Stanojlović M, Jovanovic N., Stanojević I., Drakulić D., Milošević M., Petrović S., Horvat A. (2011) Gender differences in ER protein expression in synaptosomal compartments of cortex and hippocampus of adult rat brain. 7th PhD Symposium of Medical University of Vienna, June 15-16, Book of abstracts, p. 156.
  • Mladenović D., Radosavljević T., Rašić – Marković A., Hrnčić D., Krstić D., Čolović M., Petrović S., Stanojlović O. (2011) Effects of thiocetamide on lipid peroxidation and catalase activity in various rat brain regions. Scientific conference with international participation Preclinical testing of active substances and cancer research with international symposium on Anti-cancer agents, cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity, Kragujevac, March 16-18, Abstract Book, p 30.
  • Drakulić D., Grković I., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojlović M., Mitrović N., Horvat A. (2012) Extracellular nucleotide hydrolysis in adult female rat brain after ionizing irradiation.The First International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research, April 2012, Faculty of Electronic Engineering,Niš, Serbia, Abstract Book, p 66.

On scientific meetings with national significance

  • Momčilović, I., Zabrdac, S., Subotić, A., Grubišić, D. i Nešković, M. Spontana regeneracija biljaka Gentiana u kulturi transformisanih korenova in vitro. X simpozijum Jugoslavenskog društva za fiziologiju biljaka, 17-18 jun 1993, Zemun-Polje, Beograd, Jugoslavija, Izvodi saopštenja, str. 142. 
  • Momčilović, I., Zabrdac, S., Grubišić, D., i Nešković,M. Vegetativno razmnožavanje nekih vrsta roda Gentiana. X simpozijum Jugoslavenskog društva za fiziologiju biljaka, 17-18 jun 1993, Zemun-Polje, Beograd, Jugoslavija, Izvodi saopštenja, str. 143. 
  • Zabrdac, S., Nikezić, G., Horvat, A. and Martinović, J. Does estradiol in vitro affect Ca2+ transport in mitochondria isolated from female rat brain. I Simpozijum molekularne genetike i I Simpozijum mutageneze i genotoksikologije, Zlatibor 1997, Book of abstracts pp B20. 
  • Petrović, S., Nikezić, G., Nedeljković, N., Kanazir, D. i Horvat, A Sinaptozomalne mitohondrije poseduju specifična mesta na membrani za vezivanje estradiola. V kongres neurologa Jugoslavije, III Kongres Jugoslovenskog društva za neuronauke, I jugoslovenski kongres o epileptologiji, Zlatibor, Jugoslavija, 31. Maj-3.Jun 2000, Knjiga sažetaka p 267. 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Šašić, S. i Demajo, M. Efekat jonizujućeg zračenja na aktivnost ekto- ATPaza mozga pacova. XXII Simpozijum Jugoslavenskog društva za zaštitu od zračenja, 29.septembar- 1.oktobar 2003, Petrovac, Zbornik radova, 295-298. 
  • Horvat, A., Petrović, S., Milošević, M., Stanojević, I. i Demajo. M. Vremenski zavistan efekat jonizujućeg zračenja na hidrolizu vanćelijskog ATP-a u mozgu ženki pacova. XXIII Simpozijum Jugoslavenskog društva za zaštitu od zračenja 26-28. septembra 2005, Donji Milanovac, Zbornik radova, 233- 236. 
  • Drakulić D., Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Horvat A. (2008) Efekat sintetičkog glukokortikoidnog hormona na ekspresiju apoptotskih molekula u hipokampusu pacova. IV Kongres Društva za Neuronauke Srbije, Kragujevac, 1114. septembar 2008, p. 353. 
  • Petrović S., Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Veličković N., Milošević M., Horvat A. (2009). Inhibition of mitochondrial Na-dependent Ca2+ efflux in rat hippocampus by 17-estradiol. 2th Congress of Physiological Sciences of Serbia with international participation (September 1720, 2009, Kragujevac, Serbia). Abstract book, p. 173. 
  • Drakulić D., Veličković N., Milošević M., Petrović S., Stanojević I., Horvat A. (2009). Modulation of rat hippocampal pro- and anti-apopoptotic molecules expression after dexamethasone treatment. 2th Congress of Physiological Sciences of Serbia with international participation (September 1720, 2009, Kragujevac, Serbia). Abstract book, p. 60. 
  • Veličković N., Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Milošević M., Petrović S., Horvat A. (2009). Interaction of pro- and antiinflammatory signaling pathways in brain of juvenile rats after cranial irradiation. 2th Congress of Physiological Sciences of Serbia with international participation (September 1720, 2009, Kragujevac, Serbia). Abstract book, p. 61. 
  • Stanojević I., Bjelobaba I., Drakulić D., Veličković N., Petrović S., Milošević M., Horvat A (2009). Ontogenetic profile of ecto-5′-nucleotidase in rat brain sinaptosomes. 2th Congress of Physiological Sciences of Serbia with international participation (September 1720, 2009, Kragujevac, Serbia). Abstract book, p. 174. 
  • Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Petrović S., Veličković N., Horvat A. (2009). Sinaptosomal ecto-5’-nucleotidases activity modulation after ionizing irradiation. XXV Symposium of radiation protection association Serbia and Montenegro, 30.09.2.10. 2009, Kopaonik. Proceedings Kopaonik, pp. 99102. Abstract book, p. 174.
  • Petrović S., Milošević M., Drakulić D., Stanojević I., Stanojlović M., Mitorvić N., Horvat A. (2011). Efekat estradiola na Na-zavisni izlazak Ca2+ iz mitohondrija kaudalnog jedra mozga pacova. VIII/XIV Kongres neurologa Srbije sa medunarodnim učešćem. 29.septembar-02. Oktobar, Kopaonik, Srbija, Abstract book, p. 261.
  • Stanojlović M., Drakulić D., Mitorvić N., Stanojević I., Petrović S., Milošević M., Horvat A. (2011). Polno-specifična proteinska i genska ekspresija u različitim moždanim strukturama odraslih pacova. VIII/XIV Kongres neurologa Srbije sa medunarodnim učešćem. 29.septembar-02. Oktobar, Kopaonik, Srbija, Abstract book, p. 260.
  • Stanojević I., Bjelobaba I., Petrović S., Drakulić D., Mitorvić N., Milošević M., Stanojlović M., Horvat A. (2011) Ekspresija ektonukleotidaza u kori velikog mozga i hipokampusa tokom postnatalnog razvića pacova. VIII/XIV Kongres neurologa Srbije sa medunarodnim učešćem. 29.septembar-02. Oktobar, Kopaonik, Srbija, Abstract book, p.235.


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