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Jelena Cvetković

Organisation Group: Department for Immunology and Immunoparasitology

Academic Degree: Molecular Biologist and Physiologist, PhD in Biological Sciences

Current Position: Research Associate


Master’s in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2007). Master’s Work: “The polymorphism of CYP2E1 gene as a potential predisposing factor for the development of oral planocellular carcinoma”.                

PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2015). PhD Work: “The role of Trichinella spiralis ESL1 antigens in shaping immune response in Dark Agouti rats”.

Research Field:

Research on mechanisms used by the parasite Trichinella spiralis and their molecules involved in immunomodulation in order that the findings be applied to the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Professional Activities:

Actively participates in the research project funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia: “Mechanisms of the immune response to parasitic infection, or exposure to parasite antigens, and the concomitant modulation and/or prevention of unrelated diseases”. Participant in the international projects: COST Action BM1305: Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapies (A FACTT) (2014-2018) and FA COST Action FA1408: A European Network for Foodborne Parasites. Participated in the International FP6 project: “Reinforcement of the Serbian Centre for Parasitic Zoonozes” (2007-2009).

Other responsibilities involve laboratory diagnosis of autoimmune and parasitic diseases as well as Trichinellosis surveillance and monitoring of the Trichinella species circulation in Serbia.

Membership in International and National Societies:

Member of the Serbian Biochemical Society
Member of the Immunological Society of Serbia
Member of the Serbian Society of Parasitologists
Member of the Serbian Biological Society


ORCID ID:  0000-0003-0481-3669

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Researcher ID:  H-7471-2018