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Miroslava Janković

Organisation Group: Department for Immunochemistry and Glycobiology

Academic Degree: Graduated molecular biologist and physiologist, PhD in Biological Science

Current Position: Principal Research Fellow

Leading positions: 

Leader of national project: “Structural heterogeneity and effects of complex carbohydrates (glycans) as key components of molecular recognition in biological systems” (project code 173010, supported by Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, 2011-present).

Leader of national project: “Glycans as molecular markers of cell function: expression, microheterogeneity and biosignalling properties” (2006-2010).

Leader of national project: “Glycobiological aspects of physiological and pathophysiological processes” (2002-2005).

International cooperation:

COST action BM1202: European Network on Microvesicles and Exosomes in Health and Disease (ME-HAD), 2012-2016.
COST action CA16113: CliniMARK: good biomarker practice to increase the number of clinically validated biomarkers, 2017-2021.

Education: Graduated from Faculty of Sciences, group: Molecular Biology and Physiology, University of Belgrade, 1985.

M.Sc. in Biology: “Isolation and investigation of soluble beta-galactoside binding-lectin from human placenta”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, 1989.

PhD in Biology: “Investigation of soluble beta-galactoside binding-lectins from rat liver”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, 1995.


Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Laboratory for Applied Molecular Biology, Johan Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (research leader Prof. Dr Werner Muller)

Research Field:

Organize and participate work of INEP scientific group involved in basic and applied research in glycobiology and immunochemistry. Actively participate in investigations of fundamental aspects of protein-carbohydrate interactions. Focus of interest – galectins and tumor markers. Contribute in-house development and application of immunoradiometric assays for heterogeneous analytes.

Membership in International and National Societies:

Member of FCCA
Member of Serbian Society for Biology

Other responsibilities:

Deputy Director for scientific work (2003 – 2016)
Member of Management Board of INEP (2010 – 2014)
Member of the Professional Board for the Scientific Field of Biotechnology (under auspicious of the University of Belgrade, 2010-2016)
Member of Editorial Board of Archives of Biological Science (2015 –  )
Teaching at Doctoral Academic Studies of the Biology Study Program, Module: Biology of Cells and Tissues from the Subject: Glycobiology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade (2009 –  ).

Bibliography (2013-2017):

Goč S, Janković M. Evaluation of molecular species of prostate-specific antigen complexed with immunoglobulin M in prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dis Markers. 2013, 35 (6): 847-55.

Goc S, Kosanovic M, Golubovic S, Hajdukovic Lj, Jankovic M. Determination of prostate-specific antigen in serum and a reference material by on-chip immunoaffinity chromatography.  Anal Letters. 2014, 47 (18): 2919-2928.

Kosanovic M, Jankovic M. Isolation of urinary extracellular vesicles from Tamm-Horsfall protein-depleted urine and their application in the development of a lectin-exosome-binding assay Biotechniques. 2014, 57 (3): 143-149.

Milutinovic B, Mitic N, Roncevic J, Goc S, Jankovic M. Glycome complexity of human seminal plasma high molecular mass components: Evaluation of the contribution of acid-soluble glycoproteins/mucins and extracellular vesicles. Arch Bioch Biophys. 2016, 609: 20-30.

Kosanovic M, Milutinovic B, Goc S, Mitic N, Jankovic M. Ion-exchange chromatography purification of extracellular vesicles. Biotechniques. 2017, 63 (2): 65-71.