Welcome Message


The Serbian Society for Molecular Biology (MolBioS) welcomes you to IUBMB Advanced School on Nutrition, Metabolism and Aging to be held on October 15 – 19, 2018. It is our pleasure to invite you to Petnica Science Center, situated in the untouched nature of western Serbia, and representing a great venue for the School with its well equipped laboratories, teaching center, computer classroom, restaurant, library and hotel-type accommodation.

The program covers a wide spectrum of contemporary topics in nutrition, metabolism and aging in the context of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, healthy aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Distinguished speakers from all over the world have been invited to present their up-to date findings on molecular mechanisms underlying obesity-related metabolic disorders, metabolic effects of dietary fructose, association of gut microbiota dysbiosis with various diseases, as well as on cell senescence and dysfunction related to aging.  The inevitable part of modern science are current techniques that provide deep insight in biological phenomena. The participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops on microbiota profiling and bioinformatic analysis of microbiome, the application of stable isotope labeling technology and mass spectrometry for quantification of metabolic pathways, bisulfite sequencing and confocal microscopy of aging brain. We are confident that the cutting-edge topics from our invited speakers will contribute to fulfilling our aim of creating an opportunity for young scientists to exchange ideas and get inspired by state-of-the-art lectures of eminent scientists and acknowledged experts.

The main goal of IUBMB Advanced School on Nutrition, Metabolism and Aging is to foster curiosity, communication and collaboration, especially among young researchers. It will provide them with comprehensive insight in the current state of knowledge and research in the field of molecular biology of nutrition, metabolism and aging through direct contact with the renowned scientists and through sharing experiences among themselves. We believe that the training and experience gained at Petnica IUBMB Advanced School will help the young researchers to create new ideas, research concepts and international collaborations.


On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees we encourage you to participate in the IUBMB Advanced School  "Nutrition, Metabolism and Aging". 


We are looking forward to welcome participants from all parts of the world to Serbia!



Professor Gordana Matić
Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
President of the Scientific Committee 




Dr. Ana Đorđević
Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade
President of the Organizing Committee