IUMBM Advanced school

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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!

View and download Final program here!


Fellowships and travel grants

  • Fellowships cover costs of registration, shared accommodation in a double room (4 nights, October 15-19, 2018) and all meals. Ten fellowships are available.

  • Additional support up to 150 EUR for travel expenses will be awarded. Ten travel grants are available.

  • Information on selection of fellowship and travel grant winners will be announced by July 15, 2018.

  • Applicants should not be older than 35, should be registered as a PhD student, or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a PhD thesis.

Applicants should send the following material by June 15th 2018 to: molbios@ibiss.bg.ac.rs

Fellowship and travel grant submission: July 1, 2018

  1. Abstract as a first author

  2. Short CV of maximal 2 pages in PDF format

  3. A letter from the supervisor to confirm students application


Scientific Committee

Chair: Gordana Matić


Aleksandra Stanković

Melita Vidaković

Nataša Veličković

Selma Kanazir

Tatjana Kostić

Organizing Commitee

Chair: Ana Đorđević


Aleksandra Mladenović Đorđević

Dušanka Savić Pavićević

Marija Mojsin

Silvana Andrić

Technical Committee

Chair: Danijela Vojnović Milutinović


Ana Teofilović

Anja Tolić

Jovan Pešović

Jovana Rajić

Ljiljana Stojković

Miloš Brkušanin


  • Aleksandra Mladenović-Đorđević, Department of Neurobiology, Institute for Biological Research „Siniša Stanković“, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Aleksandra Stanković, “Vinča” Institute for Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Angelo Azzi, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  • Edwin R. Sanchez, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

  • Efstathios Gonos, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

  • Ewa Sikora, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland

  • Ilaria Bellantuono, Academic Unit of Bone Biology, University of Sheffield, UK

  • Ivan Vujković-Cvijin, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, USA

  • Joan J. Guinovart, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and CIBERDEM, Barcelona, Spain

  • Juan Carlos Laguna, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Food Sciences IBUB, CIBERObn, Barcelona, Spain

  • Luc Tappy, Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Marija Herholz, CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne, Koeln, Germany

  • Marija Širtlih, Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Melita Vidaković, Department of Molecular Biology, Institute for Biological Research „Siniša Stanković“, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Nevena Grdović, Department of Molecular Biology, Institute for Biological Research „Siniša Stanković“, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Renata Jurkowska, BioMedX, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Susan Howlett, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Tomasz Jurkowski, Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany