EDUCATION

2008, Ph.D in Agriculture at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, thesis title "Susceptibility of potato varieties to economically important varieties from the genus of Globodera spp (Nematoda)" 1-79.

1993, M.Sc. in Biotechnology at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Entomology group, thesis title "Bioecological investigations of the mite Vasates euphorbiae Pet" (Acari: Eriophyoidea)", 1-75.

1988, B.Sc. in Plant Protection at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Scientific Associate in the area of Biotechnology Science and Agriculture, Serbian Ministry of Science and Technological Development, resolution number 06-00-75/202 dated 23.02.2011.


EMPLOYMENT

2005, present, Agricultural Extension Service Institute Tamiš, Pančevo, Member of Staff for Plant Nematology

1992-2005, Institute for Plant Protection and Environment, Belgrade, Associate Researcher for Plant Nematology


PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS

Serbian Ministry for Science and Technological Development:

1205: Investigation of diseases and pests of cultivated plants and the possibility of integral control (1992-1995)

12M17:Basic investigation in entomology, phytopathology and phytopharmacy - new and lesser-known parasites of plants (1996-2000)

BTR 5. 02. 0505 B: Investigation in plant protection and application of pesticides (2001-2004).

Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management:

Investigation on presence of quarantine nematode species in Serbia (2005)

The training programme of farmers about harmful nematode species in agriculture (2005)


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Special knowledge is plant nematology, primarily in research of quarantine nematode species

Significant experience is establishment of a new plant nematology laboratory at the proposal and in cooperation with Serbian Phytosanitary Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Agricultural Extension Service Institute Tamiš in Pančevo; The equipment was financed by the European Agency for Reconstruction through Technical Assistance to Serbian Food Chain Safety Laboratories Project.

Mostly engaged in the identification and characterization of cyst nematode species.

Cooperated with other laboratories from Slovenia, Germany and Belgium.

Trained in the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia in Ljubljana and in the Company KWS SAAT in Einbeck.

Involved in the twinning programmes of plant quarantine, conducted by the nematologists from Italy and Great Britain, organized by Serbian Phytosanitary Directorate in order to harmonize legislation with official protocol and procedures implemented in EU in plant health.

Participated in an international interlaboratory ring test extraction of quarantine nematode species of the genus Meloidogyne from the soil as well as in Workshop on detection and control of Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax through the EUPHRESCO project (European Phytosanitary Research Cooperation), attended by 35 nematologists from 12 European countries.


MEMBERSHIP

European Society of Nematologists (ESN)

Serbian Society for Plant Protection

Professional Council of Serbian Phytosanitary Directorate as a plant nematologist between 2011 and 2013


CERTIFICATES

Training Course on the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, held at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 6-7 August 2012

CERTIFICATE of Participation Meloidogyne workshop organized in the framework of the EUPHRESCO programme Detection and management of the quarantine nematodes Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax in EU member states. Merelbeke (Belgium), 25 and 26 May 2011. Instituut voor Landbouw-en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO).


PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

Working in an accredited plant nematology laboratory of the Agricultural Extension Service Institute Tamis

laboratory testing of soil and plant samples on presence of quarantine and economically harmful nematodes, authorized by Serbian Phytosanitary Directorate.

laboratory testing of soil and plant samples on presence of quarantine and economically harmful nematodes for the farmers (sugar beet producers – crop rotation for the sugar beet nematode, phytonematological problems in greenhouses)

professional tasks in the annual plant health programme mesures and plant protection forecasting and reporting activities for Serbian Phytosanitary Directorate (seed and planting material, monitoring of ware potato, plant quarantine monitoring)