Principal research fellow
Specialist in hygiene and technology of foodstuffs of animal origin
Sector for Development and Technology Transfer
Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology (INMES)
Kaćanskog 13, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia
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2007 – Doctor of biotechnical sciences, field of food science and technology, Faculty of Agriculture – Zemun, University of Belgrade
(Effect of Lactobacillus sakei I 151, bacteriocins Leuconostoc mesenteroides E 131 and MAP
On the sustainability of Sremska sausage)
2005 – Master of biotechnical sciences, field of food science and technology, technological microbiology; Faculty of Agriculture – Zemun, University of Belgrade
(Influence of bacteriocins isolated from Leuconostoc mesenteroides E 131 and Lactobacillus sakei I154 on Listeria monocytogenes during production of Sremska sausage)
1993 – Specialist for hygiene and technology of foodstuffs of animal origin, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade.
(Testing of the health and safety of milk packaging)
1991 – Graduated veterinarian, Veterinary Faculty, University of Belgrade
2016 – Principal research fellow, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
2011 – 2016 – Senior research associate, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
2007 – 2011 – Research associate, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
2001 – 2007 – Research specialist –advisor, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
1998 – 2001– Specialist, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
1996 – 1998 – Specialist –assistant, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
2010 to present – Researcher / Senior Researcher / Lead researcher (today) Sector for Development and Technology Transfer
2007 – 2010 – Director of Laboratory Sector
2007 – 2007 – Deputy Director of the Laboratory Sector
2005 – 2007 – Deputy Head of the Department for microbiological research
1996 – 2005 – Associate, Department of Microbiology
1992 – 1993 – trainee – graduated veterinarian, Veterinary station Gornji Milanovac
In the period from 1 January 2009 to 2010 worked as a consultant to the World Bank (IFC) in the field of food safety;
Member of the Expert Committee of the Assembly of the Serbian Veterinary Association for food safety;
Member of the Committee to assess the quality of meat and meat products of the Novi Sad Fair in 2009;
Chairman of the Committee to assess the Zlatar cheese (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014);
Consultant for Development Study on Protection of Geographical Status Pressed Sausage (STAR Project – „Peglana“ sausage);
Member of the expert team on the Feasibility Study for the creation of a center for the development of agro-business in the Pester plateau (UNOPS EUPROGRES-2012-S-018);
Completed the course for FSMS according to ISO 22000: 2005 – Food Safety Management;
Technical Expert of ATS (Accreditation Body of Serbia) for evaluation according to SRPSISO/IEC 17021;
Member of Veterinary Chamber of Serbia.
Member of the Serbian Association for Microbiology
Member of the Steering Committee of the Serbian Association for Microbiology
Member of the Steering Committee of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group), Serbian branch.
Member of the Steering Committee of the Scientific Institute of Veterinary medicine of Serbia.
Member of the Editorial board of the journal Meat Technology in the period from 2009 – 2011, as well as the Editor of the thematic area of “General and technological microbiology ” of the said journal.
Member of the Editorial board of the journal Acta Agriculturae Srebica.
AREA OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
Long-time scientific research related to the area of hygiene and food technology, mainly food microbiology, i.e. quality and safety of traditional fermented meat and milk products; the isolation and characterization of autochthonous strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB); the production of their antimicrobial metabolites – bacteriocins and determining their applicability in the food industry; application of plant extracts as anti-oxidative and anti-microbial compounds for the extension of the natural sustainability of products and reducing the risk of pathogenic micro-organisms, as well as the development and introduction into operation of new microbiological methods.
SELECTED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
Of more than 200 scientific and technical publications, the following are emphasized:
Slavica Vesković, 2009. Bakteriocini BMK – Mogućnosti primene u proizvodnji fermentisanih kobasica. Izdavač: Zadužbina Andrejević, ISBN 978-86-7244-783-5 (monografija).
Slavica Vesković, Dragutin Đukić, 2015. Primena bioprotektora u proizvodnji hrane. Izdavač: Agronomski fakultet u Čačku, ISBN 978-86-87611-34-4 (monografija).
Nurgin Memiši, Slavica Vesković, Milan Milijašević, 2015. Sanitacija pogona industrije mleka i mesa, Izdavač: Institut za prehrambene tehnologije u Novom Sadu, ISBN 978-86-7994-040-7 (monografija).
Dragutin Đukić, Slavica Vesković, Leka Mandić, 2015. Opšta i industrijska mikrobiologija. Izdavač: Agronomski fakultet u Čačku, ISBN 978-86-87611-33-7 (udžbenik).
Slavica Vesković, Srđan Stefanović, Saša Janković , 2011. “Chapter VIII – Veterinary drug residues”, ISBN: 978-1-61122-130-5 (Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress, Public Health in the 21st Century).
Nevijo Zdolec, Slavica Vesković-Moračanin, Ivana Filipović and Vesna Dobranić, 2016. Antimicrobial resistance of lactic acid bacteria in fermented meat products In: Fermented Meat Products: Health Aspects (Ed. Zdolec) CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group ISBN 9781498733045.
De Luka Silvio R Ilic Andjelija Z Jankovic Sasa D Djordjevic Drago M Cirkovic Sasa Milovanovic Ivan D Stefanovic Srdjan Veskovic-Moracanin Slavica M Ristic-Djurovic Jasna L Trbovich Aleksander M. (2016). Subchronic exposure to static magnetic field differently affects zinc and copper content in murine organs. NTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY, (2016), vol. 92 br. 3, str. 140-147.
Milan Milijašević, Jelena Babić, Danijela Vranić, Branka Borović, Slavica Vesković Moračanin. (2016). Quality attributes of chilled vacuum-packaged cold-smoked common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and cold-smoked bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) fillets, Acta Veterinaria Brno, Vol. 85, Issue 2, pp. 195-203.
Djukic, D., Mandic, L., Veskovic, S., Kapor, I. (2015): Correlation between fertilizer type and rate, urease activity and total nitrogen and ammonium nitrogen contents in a chernozem soil under wheat. Agriculture and Forestry, 61 (3): 43-51.
Kurćubić Vladimir, Vujić Jelena, Iličić Mirela, Vranić Danijela, Vesković-Moračanin Slavica, Mašković Pavle, (2015): Effect of plant extracts Kitaibelia vitifolia on antioxidant activity, chemical characteristics, microbiological status and sensory properties of Pirotski kachkaval cheese. Hemijska industrija, 69 (1), pp. 85-93.
Vladimir Kurćubić, Pavle Mašković, Jelena Vujić, Danijela Vranić, Slavica Vesković Moračanin, Đorđe Okanović, Slobodan Lilić, (2014): Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Kitaibelia vitifolia extract as alternative to the added nitrite in fermented dry sausage, Meat Science, 97 (4), pp. 459-46.
Kurcubic Vladimir, Maskovic Pavle, Karan Dragica, Veskovic-Moracanin Slavica, Okanovic Djordje, Lilic Slobodan, Dzinic Natalija, (2014): Sensory properties of sausage fortified by kitaibelia vitifolia extract. AGRO FOOD INDUSTRY HI-TECH, 25 (1), pp. 16-19.
Kureljušić Branislav, Ivetić Vojin, Savić Božidar, Kureljušić Jasna, Jezdimirović Nemanja, Cvetojević Đorđe, Vesković-Moračanin Slavica, Stefanović Srđan, Juntes Polona, Jakić-Dimić Dobrila (2014): Melamine-induced nephrotoxicity in weaned piglets in Serbia. Slovenian Veterinary Research; 51 (3), pp. 141-146.
Slavica Vesković Moračanin, Lazar Turubatović, Marija Škrinjar and Dragojlo Obradović (2013): Antilisterial Activity of Bacteriocin Isolated from Leuconostoc Mesenteroides Subspecies Mesenteroides IMAU:10231 in Production of Sremska Sausages (Traditional Serbian Sausage): Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolation, Bacteriocin Identification, and Meat Application Experiments, Food Technology and Biotechnology, 51 (2) pp. 247-256.
Ostojić Z, Ilić T, Vesković Slavica, Andjus P, (2013): Gaba(B) Receptors as a Common Target for Hypothermia and Spike and Wave Seizures: Intersecting Mechanisms of Thermoregulation and Absence Epilepsy. NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 238, pp. 39-58.
Blagojev N, Škrinjar M, Vesković Moračanin S., Šošo V. (2012): Control of mould growth and myco-toxin production by lactic acid bacteria metabolites – Romanian Biotechnological Letters Journal, 7 (3), pp. 7219-7226.
Škrinjar M, Blagojev N, Petrovic Lj, Šošo V, Vesković Moračanin S, Škaljač S. (2012):. Diversity of moulds on the Petrovská klobása raw materials, casings and in the processing unit environment, Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 17 (6), pp. 7726-7736.
Kozacinski, L., Drosinos, E., Caklovica, F., Cocolin, L., Gasparik-Reichardt, J., Veskovic, Slavica (2008) Investigation of microbial association of traditionally fermented sausages, Food Technology and Biotechnology, vol.46 No.1 pp. 93-106.
Drosinos, E., Mataragas, M., Slavica Veskovic Moracanin, Gasparik-Reichardt ,J., Hadziosmanovic, M., Alagic, D.(2006). Quantifying Nonthermal Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes in European Fermented Sausages Using Bacteriocinogenic Lactic Acid Bacteria or Their Bacteriocins: A Case Study for Risk Assessment. Journal of Food Protection. vol.69 No.11 pp. 2648-2663