Branko Velebit, PhD

Senior research associate

Head of the Department of microbiological and molecular-biological

Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology (INMES)

Kaćanskog 13, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia
Mob:      +381 65 91 08 979
Tel:        +381 11 26 50 655
Fax:     +381 11 26 51 825
E-mail: branko.velebit@inmes.rs

 

EDUCATION

 

2010 – Doctor of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade,

 

(Examination of the gene expression for cytotoxin of Escherichia coli 0157: H7 in food stuffs of animal origin)

 

2007 – Master of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade

 

2003 – Graduated veterinarian, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2016 – Senior research associate, INMES

 

2011 – 2015 – Research associate, INMES,

 

2007 – 2010 – Research assistant, INMES

 

2005 – 2007 – Research trainee, INMES,

 

2004 – 2005 – Trainee for researcher, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, (INMES)

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2015 – Head of the Department of microbiological and molecular-biological

 

2009 – 2015 – Deputy Head of the Department of microbiological and molecular-biological

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Member of the ISO/CEN working group for the development, validation and implementation of the international standard 19020 for detecting the presence of staphylococcal enterotoxins;

 

Member of the Serbian Society of Microbiology;

 

Member of the American Society of Microbiology;

 

Member of the Commission for Standards and related documents KS E034-9 Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Institute for Standardization of Serbia;

 

 

 

AREA OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST

 

Developing procedures for faster and more reliable identification of pathogenic micro-organisms, the residues of environmental contaminants and veterinary drugs, simultaneous precise defining of the importance of veterinary-sanitary measures, epidemiological monitoring, as well as European and national legislation in the process of obtaining of safe food.

 

 

 

SELECTED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

 

Nesic, H. Samanc, I. Vujanac, R. Prodanovic, V. Nesic, B. Velebit, B. Savic (2014): Detection of meat and bone meal in cattle feed and ruminal fluid – Comparison and combining of microscopy and polymerase chain reaction. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 187, 86-90;

 

Branko Velebit, Alexandra Fetsch, Milorad Mirilovic, Vlado Teodorovic and Mirjana Jovanovic (2010): MRSA in pigs in Serbia. Veterinary Record, 167, 5, 183-184;

 

Jovanović M, Milošević, B., Tošić T., Stevanović G., Mioljević V., Inđić N., Velebit B. and Zervos M. (2015): Molecular typing, pathogenicity factor genes and antimicrobial susceptibility of vancomycin resistant enterococci in Belgrade. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 62 (2), 147–160;

 

Spirić Danka M., Đinović Jasna M., Janković Vesna V., Velebit Branko M., Radičević Tatjana M., Stefanović Srđan M., Janković Saša D. (2015): Study of aflatoxins incidence in cow feed and milk in Serbia during 2013. Hemijska industrija, 2015 OnLine-First (00):87-87, Article in press;

 

Marija J. Pajić, Zoran B. Rašić, Branko M. Velebit, Stanko F. Boboš, Mira Mihajlović-Ukropina, Miodrag Ž. Radinović, Annamaria L. Galfi, Jelena M. Petković and Snježana I. Trojačanec (2014): Prevalence of methicillin resistance and PVL synthesis genes in Staphylococcus aureus isolates of bovine and human origin. Veterinarski arhiv. 84 (3), 205-214;

 

Rajić Savić Nataša, Katić Vera, Velebit B. (2014): Characteristics of coagulase positive staphylococci isolated from milk in the cases of subclinical mastitis. Acta Veterinaria, Vol. 64 (1), 115-123;

 

Magaš V., Vakanjac Slobodanka, Pavlović V., Velebit B., Mirilović M., Maletić M., Đurić M., Nedić Svetlana (2013): Efficiency evaluation of a bivalent vaccine in the prophylaxis of mastitis in cows. Acta Veterinaria, 63 (5-6), 525-536;

 

Vesna Janković, Vesna Đorđević, Brankica Lakićević, Branka Borović, B. Velebit and Radmila Mitrović (2012): Determination of staphylococcal enterotoxins in cheese by immunoenzyme assays. Archive of Biological Sciences 64 (4), 1449-1454;

 

Vesković, S., Obradović, D., Velebit, B., Borović, B., Škrinjar, M., Turubatović, L. (2010): Antimicrobial properties of indigenous Lactobacillus sakei strain. Acta Veterinaria, 60 (1), 59-66;

 

Velebit, B., Marković, B., Janković, V., Borović, B., Vesković-Moračanin, S. (2009): Identification of animal species in heat treated muscle homogenates using the polymerase chain reaction. Acta Veterinaria, Vol. 59, № 2-3, 303-308;

 

Ivanovic, S., Baltic, M., Teodorovic, V., Lilic, S., Velebit, B. (2009): Einfluss von Probiotika auf die Mastleistung von Broilern. Fleischwirtschaft, 89 (7), 100-102;