Genetics of Populations and Ecogenotoxicology Belgrade Drosophila Group
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology and Institute of Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”

Marina Stamenković-Radak

Principal Investigator

Katarina Erić

PhD Student

Mihailo Jelić

PhD, Associate Professor

Marija Savić Veselinović

PhD, Assistant Professor

Pavle Erić

PhD Student

Marija Tanaskovic

PhD, Assistant Research Professor

Aleksandra Patenkovic

Assistant Research Professor

Slobodan Davidovic

Assistant Research Professor

Mina Rakic

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, microbiota? Which adaptive and nonadaptive factors shape mtDNA variability and cytonuclear interactions within populations of D. obscura and D. subobcura?  What is the adaptive significance of microbiota associated with different species. What is the effect of heavy metals on the expression of currently described drosophilid Mtn genes in D. melanogaster and D. subobscura, and are any other candidate genes and miRNA involved in metal resistance and consequent oxidative stress?

Research organisms:

Drosophila subobscura and other obscura group species, D. melanogaster, D.simulans.

–  Apis melifera


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 of Drosophila, Apis melifera, Gyps fulvus effective population size; taxonomic identification of Drosophila species, obscura and melanogaster group; Wolbachia identification in insects. Statistics and basic bioinformatics using R and other packages.