Genetics of Populations and Ecogenotoxicology Belgrade Drosophila Group
University of Belgrade

Marina Stamenković-Radak

Principal Investigator

Katarina Erić

PhD Student

Mihailo Jelić

Research Assistant Professor

Marija Savić Veselinović

Research Assistant Professor

Pavle Eric

PhD Student

Mirjana Beribaka

PhD Student

Research interests:

What is the adaptive response of populations under conditions of individual or combined abiotic and biotic stressors such as temperature, heavy metal pollution and microbiota? Which processes shaped the genetic structure of Drosophila populations in Central Balkan? What influences dynamics of gene pools associated with local adaptation to environmental change due to climate, and pollution?

Research organisms:

Primarly Drosophila subobscura, but other obscura group species, and D. melanogaster, D.simulans, as well joined project with a group studying natural populations of economically important taxons Syrphidae and Culicidae

Expertise:

Cytogenetic analysis of inversion chromosomal polymorphism in D. subobscura; molecular (mtDNA, nuDNA) analyses; landscape genetics; geometric morphometry, HSP assay, experimental evolution – life history; Drosophila behaviour experiments; field studies, effective population size; taxonomic identification of several Drosophila species, obscura and melanogaster group; Wolbachia identification in insects.