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Scientific Committee


Hilary Lappin-Scott

Hilary Lappin-Scott, United Kingdom

Scientific Committee chairperson, FEMS President
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, is an internationally recognized scientist who has spent much of her career researching microbial biofilm communities. She provides consulting services, interim leadership and Board advisory in higher education, supporting universities with developing strategy, research excellence, performance management, equity/diversity/inclusion cultures.


Dragojlo Obradovic, Serbia

Co-Chairperson Scientific Committee, President of Serbian Society for Microbiology

Retired Professor of Industrial Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. Technical Expert of Accreditation Body of Serbia ATS, member of the supervisor Committee of the Serbian Nutrition Society.

Scientific Committee - Members 


Roberto Antolovic, Croatia


Prof. Dr. Dejan Baskić, Serbia

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac
Institute of Public Health Kragujevac
President of the Microbiological Section of Serbian Medical Association



Jelena Begović, Serbia


Helena Bujdáková, Slovakia


Carianne Buurmeijer, the Netherlands

FEMS Project Manager for Events and Communication


Ivana Dakic, Serbia

Ivana Dakić is a professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade, a specialist in Microbiology with parasitology with a degree in medicine and a PhD degree in Bacteriology from University of Belgrade. Her research interests include mycobacteria, antimicrobial resistance and bacterial biofilm.


Ivica Dimkić, Ph.D., Serbia

Associate Research Professor
Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology

His research focused on the use of beneficial bacteria, especially in biological control against many phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi. Additionally, a complementary expertise to the biotechnological background and bioconservation processes of cultural heritage are also within main interests.


Prof. Ana Kaftandjieva, MD PhD, North Macedonia

Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University ,,Ss. Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia


Aleksandra Knezevic, Serbia

Full professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Long-term experience in clinical virology and diagnostics of viral diseases; Research areas of interest are persistent viral infections, oncogenic viruses, viral genetic variability and virus-host interaction.


Univ. prof. Branislava Kocić, MD, Msc, PhD, Serbia

Vice President of the Microbiology Section, Serbian Medical Society
Member of the Board, The Balkan Society for Microbiology

Spec. in Microbiology and parasitology
Subspec. Clinical microbiology

University of Nis,  Faculty of Medicine
Institute for Public Health Nis
Head of Dep. for Microbiology



Konstantinos Kormas, Greece

Kostas Kormas is a Professor of aquatic microbial ecology at the University of Thessaly. His research is on aquatic animal - microbe interactions and the ecophysiological role of aquatic microbial communities.


Özgür Kurt, Turkey

Full Professor, M.D., Ph.D.
Acibadem University School of Medicine
Department of Medical Microbiology
Istanbul 34752 - Turkey

Executive Board Member of Turkish Society of Microbiology

Main Research Area: Medical Parasitology!
(Intestinal Parasites, Host-Microbiota Interactions, Leishmaniasis, Head Lice Infestations)


Daniela Marchetti, Italy


Sinisa Markov, Serbia


Gordana Mijovic, Montenegro

I am a full professor of microbiology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica and the director of the Center for Science and Education of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro. My field of scientific interest is virology (HPV, perinatal infections) and bacteriology (antimicrobial resistance).


Alexandra-Maria NĂŞCUŢIU, Romania

M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, Chair of Microbiology; Secretary of the Romanian Society for Microbiology; Head of the Ethics Committee of the Cantacuzino National Medico-Military Institute for Research and Development, Bucharest, Romania.


Prof Jakov Nišavić, PhD, Serbia

Department of Microbiology Faculty of veterinary medicine University of Belgrade. The main subject of research is virology.


Professor Dragoslava Radin, PhD, Serbia

Professor Dragoslava Radin, PhD former Ambassador of American Society for Microbiology for Serbia, devoted significant time to promoting the teaching and application of the principles of active learning by participating in various international educational projects. The main research area of Dr. Radin is food microbiology/virology, food borne pathogens, molecular detection methods, food safety issues.


Galina Satchanska, Bulgaria

Starčič Erjavec_Marjanca

Marjanca Starčič Erjavec, Slovenia

Marjanca Starčič Erjavec, PhD, is a professor and research counsellor in the microbiological field of Molecular biology at the Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She conducts research on horizontal gene transfer, including plasmids, natural and clinical E. coli strains.


Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Denmark


Nijaz Tihić, Bosnia & Herzegovina


Professor Stefan Tyski Ph.D., Pharm. D., Poland

President of the Polish Society of Microbiologists
Head of the Department of Antibiotics and Microbiology National Medicines Institute, Warszaw, Poland
Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology Medical Uniwersity of Warsaw, Poland
Main interests: pharmaceutical microbiology, antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial resistrance


Antonio Ventosa, Spain 


James Williamson, United Kingdom


Ken-ichi Yoshida, Japan

Ken is the first FEMS Ambassador to Japan. He serves as Full Professor of Applied Microbiology at Kobe University, conducting his research team to study functional genomics of Bacillus species and its application.


Prof. Lixin Zhang, Ph.D., China

Prof. Lixin Zhang served as the Director of National Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering at East China University of Science and Technology. His research focused on the discovery of biosynthesis and regulation of natural product medicines by synthetic biology. His Avermectin project won National Award.


Organizing Committee


Vaso Taleski

Vaso Taleski, North Macedonia

Organizing Committee Chairperson, FEMS Director of Events and Internationalization


Lazar Ranin, Serbia

Organizing Committe Co-Chairperson, Vice-President Serbian Society of Microbiology

Organizing Committee - Members


Ina Gajic, Serbia

Ina Gajic is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Clinical microbiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade. She is a Medical doctor, specialist of Medical microbiology, subspecialist of Bacteriology, and a member of the National Reference Laboratory for streptococci.  


Malin Inzinger, Netherlands

FEMS Events Assistant


Ivan M. Jekić, Serbia

Aria.ONE Chief Executive Officer


Heather Lawrence (FEMS), United Kingdom


Srdjan Miletic (SSM), Serbia


Conference Grants Committee



Jozef Anné, Belgium

Conference Grants Committee Chairperson, FEMS Grants Director

Conference Grants Committee - Members


Victor Cid, Spain


Trafny Elżbieta, Poland


Alexander Netrusov, Russia