Suzana Pavlovic, PhD, Research Associate

Suzana Pavlovic, PhD was born in Smederevska Palanka in 1978. She graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, course Molecular Biology and Physiology in 2006. In 2015 she finished Doctoral academic studies at the same Faculty by defending the PhD thesis “Effect of tobacco protein kinase 1 (NPK1) gene expression in transformed cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) plants on the development of tolerance to increased concentrations of NaCl in vitro”.

She has been working at the Institute for Vegetable Crops since 2008 at the Department for genetics and vegetable breeding as a breeder for Brassicaceae, and within the Biotechnological Laboratory (plant tissue culture in vitro and molecular analysis).

She participated at 3 projects financed by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia:

• Project TR-31059: New concept of breeding vegetable hybrids and varieties intended for sustainable systems of growing by applying biotechnological methods (2011 – 2020);

• Project TR–20072-A: Improving biological and health traits of fresh and processed vegetables by increasing bio-valid antioxidants (2008 – 2010) and

• Project of the Innovation fund: New cabbage variety with increased sugar level” (2018)

She participated in 3 projects of Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (in 2016, 2017 and 2018).

She published or presented about 50 scientific papers in journals and on national and international meetings. She participated at 6 national and 10 international meetings. She is a member of “Serbian Physiological Society” and “Serbian Association of Plant Breeders and Seed producers”.

Scientific field: Brassicaceae, conventional selection, in vitro plant tissue culture, regeneration through organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, appliance of molecular markers in breeding process (RAPD, SSR), selection and tolerance to stress.