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Maja Kosanović

Organisation Group: Department for Immunology and Immunoparasitology

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

Current position: Research Associate

Education: 2003-BSc in Molecular Biology and Physiology, elective module Applied biochemistry at Faculty of Biology of University of Belgrade

2006-MSc in Endocrinology at Faculty of Biology of University of Belgrade

2009-PhD at Faculty of Biology of University of Belgrade

Research Field:

Research of extracellular vesicles. Current focus of research is at analysis of extracellular vesicles in immunomodulation. This work comprise investigation of the role of extracellular vesicles from muscle larvae of Trichinella spiralis in immunomodulation by analysing their influence on specifc subsets of human immune cells.

Professional Activities:

2019- Project of Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia (no. 173047B):  “Mechanisms of the immune response to parasitic infection, or exposure to parasite antigens, and the concomitant modulation and/or prevention of unrelated diseases”. PI: Ljiljana Sofronić-Milosavljević.

2011-2019 Project of Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia (no. 173010): “Structural heterogeneity and effects of complex carbohydrates (glycans) as key components of molecular recognition in biological systems”, PI: Miroslava Janković.

Additional academic engagements:

Lecturer at Doctoral academic studies at University of Belgrade: Study programme: Biophysics; Elective course: Experimental oncology; since 2016.

Membership in International and National Societies:

International Society for Extracellular vesicles, ISEV
Serbian Biochemical Society
Serbian Biological Society


2009-Award for the best PhD thesis in molecular biology in preceeding year, by the Fond Dr Goran Ljubijankić
2003-Award for the best BSc thesis in molecular biology in preceeding year, by the Fond Dr Goran Ljubijankić

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1143-1805

Web of Science Researcher ID: R-1236-2018


Kosanović M, Cvetković J, Gruden-Movsesijan A, Vasilev S, Svetlana M, Ilić N, Sofronić-Milosavljević L. Trichinella spiralis muscle larvae release extracellular vesicles with immunomodulatory properties. Parasite Immunol. 2019;41(10):e12665.

Milutinović B, Goč S, Mitić N, Kosanović M, Janković M. Surface glycans contribute to differences between seminal prostasomes from normozoospermic and oligozoospermic men. Ups J Med Sci. 2019:1-8.

Mitić N, Kosanović M, Milutinović B, Goč S, Mladenović D, Grubiša I, Janković M. Nano-sized CA125 antigen glycocamouflage: Mucin – Extracellular vesicles alliance to watch? Arch Biochem Biophys. 2018 Sep 1;653:113-120.

Théry C, Witwer KW, Aikawa E, et. al. Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines. J Extracell Vesicles. 2018 Nov 23;7(1):1535750.

Maja Kosanovic, Bojana Milutinovic,  Sanja Goc, Ninoslav Mitic, and Miroslava Jankovic. (2017) Ion-exchange chromatography purification of extracellular vesicles. BioTechniques. 63:65-71.

Danica Ćujić, Maja Kosanović, Milica Jovanović Krivokuća, Ljiljana Vićovac, Miroslava Janković. (2017) Extracellular presence/release of galectins from HTR-8/SVneo extravillous trophoblast cells. Turk J Biol. 41: In press.            

Fais S, O’Driscoll L, Borras FE, et.al. (2016) Evidence-Based Clinical Use of Nanoscale Extracellular Vesicles in Nanomedicine. ACS Nano.10(4):3886-99.  

YáñezMó, M., Siljander, P., Andreu, Z., et.al.  (2015) Biological properties of extracellular vesicles and their physiological functions. J Extracell Vesicles. 4:27066.

Kosanović M, Janković M. (2014) Isolation of urinary extracellular vesicles from tamm-horsfall protein-depleted urine and their application in the development of a lectin-exosome-binding assay. Biotechnique. 57(3):143-9.

Goč S., Kosanović M, Golubović S., Hajduković Lj., and Janković M. (2014) Determination of prostate-specific antigen in serum and a reference material by on-chip immunoaffinity chromatography. Analytical Letters. 47 (18): 2919–2928.

Kosanovic M, Goc S, Potpara G, Jankovic M. (2011) On chip immuno-affinity profiling of cancer- and benign hyperplasia-associated free prostate specific antigen. Dis Markers. 2011; 31(2):111-8.

Kosanović M, Janković M. (2010) Molecular heterogeneity of gelatin-binding proteins from human seminal plasma. Asian J Androl. 12(3):363-75.

Kosanović M, Janković M. (2009) Evaluation of the pattern of human serum glycoproteins in prostate cancer. JMB. (28)3:184-190.

Јanković М, Kosanović M, Milutinović М. (2008) Glycans as a target in the detection of reproductive tract cancers. Review. JMB. 27(1): 17–29.

Janković, M., Kosanović, M. (2008) Fibronectin pattern in benign hyperplasia and cancer of the prostate. Dis Markers. 25(1):49-58.

Kosanović M, Janković M. (2006) Molecular forms of prostate-specific antigen in urine of subjects with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Arch Biol Sci.  58(2), 77-82.

Janković, M. Kosanović, M. (2005) Glycosylation of urinary prostate-specific antigen in benign hyperplasia and cancer: assessment by lectin-binding patterns. Clin Biochem. 38: 58-65.

Kosanović, M. Janković, M. (2005) Sialylation and fucosylation of cancer-associated prostate specific antigen. JBUON. 10: 247-50.

Janković M, Kosanović M, Hajduković-Dragojlović LJ, Golubović S. (2005) Development of immunoradiometric assay for quantitative determination of free prostate-specific antigen. Jugoslov Med Biohem. 24:129-34.