UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU, HEMIJSKI FAKULTET
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry, Serbia (UBHF) is an internationally renowned, high-quality centre for scientific research and higher education. As one of Serbia’s most important and prestigious scientific institutions, it is the faculty's ongoing aim to maintain its status of excellence and to continue meeting the challenges we are faced with at the onset of the 21st century. In total, UBHF hosts around 150 research laboratories and collaborates with more than a hundred researchers, among those 43 permanently employed professors, senior and junior teaching and research assistants as well as technicians. Its research and training facilities are spread across a 27.000 square metre campus. In addition to research, UBHF’s principal activity is to provide higher education to students at the BSc, MS, PhD and postdoctoral level (UBHF accepts 180 chemistry students at the BSc level every year) as well as lifelong learning programs for chemistry teachers and professionals.
Research activities are conducted in several areas, such as the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis and structure-biological activity relationship studies of natural products, biomolecules, organic and inorganic compounds. UBHF furthermore conducts research in environmental protection and remediation, the development and application of new analytical methods, computational chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and materials science.
To date, UBHF has developed excellent partnerships with several institutions from the European Union and the United States of America (http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/fakultet/mps-en.html).
UBHF will coordinate the IMPTOX project and take a lead in staff exchanges, networking and outreach activities.
is a full professor of biochemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, where she holds this position since 2013. She is also the coordinator of the university’s Centre of Research Excellence for Molecular Food Sciences and an advisor in the area of international cooperation. After her graduation in biochemistry from the University of Belgrade, she further specialized in immunology during her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Medicine at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. In 2016 she was appointed full professor of food chemistry at Ghent University and its global campus in South Korea. She is the president of the Serbian Proteomics Association and serves as a member of various scientific organizations, such as the Food Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), European Proteomics Association and the Executive Board of the Serbian Chemical Society (SCS). Since 2018 she is a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Her current research interests revolve around proteomics, including the identification and cloning of new respiratory and food allergens for the improvement of pollen and food allergy diagnoses and treatment or the influence of food processing on the protein structure of foods. For further details please visit http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/biohemija/grupe/Tanja_Cirkovic-en.html
Prof. Ćirković will be in charge of coordinating the Imptox project.
is a full research professor at UBHF since 2015. She is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Food Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry at UBHF, from which she also obtained her Ph.D. in 2009. Prior to joining UBHF she was employed by the Institute of Chemistry, Technology, and Metallurgy in Belgrade. Since 2015 she is president of the section of the Serbian Chemical Society – Section on Molecular Food Sciences. Her current research interests revolve around applications of mass spectrometry in biology and the food sciences. For further information please visit her site at UBHF: http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/osoblje/197-en.html
is a senior research associate at UBHF's Centre of Excellence for Molecular Food Sciences. She graduated in biochemistry at UBHF and obtained her PhD in biology in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait (MSc) and the Pierre & Marie Curie University and INSERM Institute, Paris. Before joining the Proteomics group led by Prof. Tanja Ćirković Veličković, she had a rich industry career related to product management and marketing. Her previous scientific interests were in the area of pain pathways in diabetes mellitus and the abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells in various pathological states such as atherosclerosis. Her current research interests are related to the identification of new respiratory and food allergens for the improvement of pollen and food allergy diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit her site at UBHF: http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/osoblje/429-en.html
is associate professor of organic chemistry, and fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry for undergraduate students at the Department of Organic Chemistry at UBHF. He also held advanced courses in supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry for master students and courses in molecular machines for graduate students. His expertise lies in organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry of fullerene, organocatalysis, and biocatalysis as well as organic materials. Dr. Maslak was a postdoctoral research fellow at Ohio State University. For more information, please visit his site at UBHF: http://helix.chem.bg.ac.rs/osoblje/43-l.html
is an associate professor at UBHF. Her scientific research lies in the area of food chemistry, with a focus on developing novel electrochemical and optical methods for the determination of essential, non-essential, and toxic elements. She also works on the development of new methods, which entails the upgrading of existing ones in order to improve their limit of detection, extend the fields of application and shorten the duration of analysis. For more information, please visit her site at UBHF: http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/osoblje/66-en.html
is a professor of analytical chemistry at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at UBHF and the chair of the same department, from which she has also received her MSc (1991) and PhD (1993). Her research interests revolve around separation methods, chemometrics, quantitative structure-retention/activity relationships (QSRR/QSAR) of biologically active compounds, food, and plant composition analysis, target analysis of phytochemicals and authenticity, biological and geographical origin of food. For more information, please visit her site at UBHF: http://helix.chem.bg.ac.rs/osoblje/39.html
is a full professor of electromagnetism, optics, and laser applications at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade since 2018 and head of the Laser Physics Laboratory. He graduated in theoretical physics at the Faculty of Physics and further specialized in diagnostics and the application of plasma physics. For more than twenty years his research topics have included: design, construction, diagnostics, and applications of gas discharges at low and atmospheric pressure; Optical emission spectroscopy; Stark polarization spectroscopy; Laser didoes in absorption spectroscopy; FTIR diagnostics of gases treated by plasma, ATR FTIR and AFM diagnostics of plasma-treated textile. He has published about 70 papers, been cited more than 1,000 times, and is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Serbian Physical Society. For more information, please visit his site at UBPF: http://www.ff.bg.ac.rs/Nastavnici/Bratislav_Obradovic.html
is a full professor of laser physics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade since 2013. He graduated in experimental physics from that same faculty and then further specialised in plasma physics. He is the head of the laboratory for plasma physics and plasma technology and for more than 15 years project leader in many national projects. For more than thirty years, his research topics have been in the area of design, construction, diagnostics, and applications of gas discharges at low and atmospheric pressure; Optical emission spectroscopy; Stark polarization spectroscopy; Metal vapour lasers; FTIR diagnostics; Diagnostics of magnetic nanoparticles. He has published about 80 papers and has been cited more than 1,300 times. For more information, please visit his site at UBPF: http://www.ff.bg.ac.rs/Nastavnici/Milorad_Kuraica.html