LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Sanja Mihajlovic

Dr. rer. nat.

Group leader

Phone: +49 641 972-19266

Email: sanja.mihajlovic@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: A 203

Building: Fraunhofer IME - Neubau


Since 2017 Postdoc at Sanofi-Fraunhofer Natural Product Center of Excellence
2010-2017 Postdoc, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2010-2011 Head of  Laboratory for Microbiology, Anahem d.o.o, Belgrade, Serbia
2005-2010 Doctoral student, University of Graz, Austria


Doctoral student, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
1997-2004 Diploma in Molecular Biology and Physiology

Research Interests

classical and molecular microbiology; strain and data management; isolation, cultivation, detection and molecular characterization of microorganisms from different ecological niches; discovery of new strains and molecules involved in health improvement; natural products and antibiotics


Skaljac M, Vogel H, Wielsch N, Mihajlovic S, Vilcinskas A (Forthcoming 2019) Transmission of a protease-secreting bacterial symbiont among pea aphids via host plants. Frontiers in Physiology,
Oberpaul M, Zumkeller CM, Culver T, Spohn M, Mihajlovic S, Leis B, Glaeser SP, Plarre R, McMahon DP, Hammann P, Schäberle TF, Glaeser J and Vilcinskas A (2020) High-Throughput cultivation for the selective isolation of Acidobacteria from termite nests. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11(597628)
Sokovic Bajic S, Djokic J, Dinic M, Veljovic K, Golic N, Mihajlovic S, Tolinacki M (2019) GABA-Producing Natural Dairy Isolate From Artisanal Zlatar Cheese Attenuates Gut Inflammation and Strengthens Gut Epithelial Barrier in vitro. Front Microbiol. 2019 Mar 18, 10 , 527.
Stanisavljević S, Čepić A, Bojić S, Veljović K, Mihajlović S, Đedović N, Jevtić B, Momčilović M, Lazarević M, Mostarica Stojković M, Miljković Đ, Golić N (2019) Oral neonatal antibiotic treatment perturbs gut microbiota and aggravates central nervous system autoimmunity in Dark Agouti rats. Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 29, 9 (1) , 918.
Novović K, Mihajlović S, Dinić M, Malešević M, Miljković M, Kojić M, Jovčić B (2018) Acinetobacter spp. porin Omp33-36: Classification and transcriptional response to carbapenems and host cells. PLoS One. Aug 2, 13 (8)
Popović N, Dinić M, Tolinački M, Mihajlović S, Terzić-Vidojević A, Bojić S, Djokić J, Golić N, Veljović K (2018) New Insight into Biofilm Formation Ability, the Presence of Virulence Genes and Probiotic Potential of Enterococcus sp. Dairy Isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 , 78.
Veljović K, Dinić M, Lukić J, Mihajlović S, Tolinački M, Živković M, Begović J, Mrvaljević I, Golić N, Terzić-Vidojević A (2017) Promotion of Early Gut Colonization by Probiotic Intervention on Microbiota Diversity in Pregnant Sows. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8 , 2028.
Stanisavljević S, Lukić J, Soković S, Mihajlovic S, Mostarica Stojković M, Miljković D, Golić N (2016) Correlation of Gut Microbiota Composition with Resistance to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Rats Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 , 2005.
Suranska H, Raspor P, Uroic K, Golic N, Kos B, Mihajlovic S, Begovic J, Suskovic J, Topisirovic L, Cadez (2016) Characterisation of the yeast and mould biota in traditional white pickled cheeses by culture-dependent and independent molecular techniques. Folia Microbiol (Praha), 61 (6) , 455-463.
Novovic K, Mihajlovic S, Vasiljevic Z, Filipic B, Begovic J, Jovcic B (2015) Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Serbia: revision of CarO classification. Plos One, 10 (3) :e0122793
Veljović K, Popović N, Vidojević AT, Tolinački M, Mihajlović S, Jovčić B, Kojić M (2015) Environmental waters as a source of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus species in Belgrade, Serbia. Environ Monit Assess, 187 (9) , 599.
Čolo J, Mihajlović S, Tolinački M, Alkić M, Popović D, Kojić M, Terzić-Vidojević A (2015) Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Bosnian artisanal dry fermented sausage (sudžuk) during fermentation. Genetika, 47 (3) , 819-832.
Terzic-Vidojevic A, Mihajlovic S, Uzelac G, Veljovic K, Tolinacki M, Nikolic M, Topisirovic L, Kojic M (2014) Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Travnik young cheeses, sweet creams and sweet kajmaks over four seasons. Food Microbiol., 39 , 27-38.
Terzić-Vidojević A, Mihajlović S, Uzelac G, Golić N, Fira Đ, Kojić M, Topisirović Lj (2014) Identification and characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal white brined Golija cows’ milk cheeses. Arc Biol Sci., 66 (1) , 179-192.
Veljovic K, Terzic-Vidojevic A, Tolinacki M, Mihajlovic S, Vukotic G, Golic N, Kojic M (2014) Molecular Characterization of Natural Dairy Isolates of Enterococcus faecalis and Evaluation of Their Antimicrobial Potential. Enterococcus faecalis: Molecular Characteristics, Role in Nosocomial Infections and Antibacterial Effects, 123-136 , Nova Publisher.
Stanković S, Mihajlović S, Draganić V, Dimkić I, Vukotić G, Berić T, Fira Đ (2012) Screening for the presence of biosynthetic genes for antimicrobial lipopeptides in natural isolates of Bacillus sp. Arc Biol Sci., 64 (4) , 1425-1432.
Lang S, Gruber K, Mihajlovic S, Arnold R, Gruber CJ, Steinlechner S, Jehl MA, Rattei T, Fröhlich KU, Zechner EL (2010) Molecular recognition determinants for type IV secretion of diverse families of conjugative relaxases. Mol Microbiol., 78 (6) , 1539-1555.
Mihajlovic S, Lang S, Sut MV, Strohmaier H, Gruber CJ, Koraimann G, Cabezón E, Moncalián G, de la Cruz F, Zechner EL (2009) Plasmid r1 conjugative DNA processing is regulated at the coupling protein interface. J Bacteriol, 191 (22) , 6877-6887.
Sut MV, Mihajlovic S, Lang S, Gruber CJ, Zechner EL (2009) Protein and DNA effectors control the TraI conjugative helicase of plasmid R1. J Bacteriol, 191 , 6888-6899.