From designing new chemicals to measuring tissue metabolites and performance
Applied Bioenergetics Lab is carefully furnished with state-of-the-art equipment suitable for investigating and recording a number of biochemical, physiological, psychological and medical outcomes primarily in human participants.
Equipment on- and off-site fueled up by our expertise provides the technology essential to understand (patho)physiology of clinical bioenergetics, but also to monitor a plethora of biomarkers and patient-reported feedbacks in response to specific interventions, thus providing accurate and timely results to clinicians, customers, and for scientific purposes.
Multidisciplinary expertise and visionary team work combined for transformative science
Our research staff is composed of clinical and field scientists and technicians with extensive knowledge and experience in the multidisciplinary field of applied bioenergetics, including pre-clinical and clinical medicine, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and nutrition, exercise science and experimental psychology.
We have all-encompassing personnel that is currently composed of senior and junior faculty members, several postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, and laboratory technicians.
Sergej M. Ostojic
Senior biomedical scientist with broad research background in medicine, applied physiology and nutrition.
His scientific field of interest is analytical chemistry, synthesis of biologically active ionic liquids; and their application in analytical methods and procedures.
Certified clinical medical physicist in diagnostic radiology, experienced in magnetic resonance (MR).
Darinka Korovljev, born 1976, has scientific experience from working on implementing different health interventions in aging population. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular hydrogen research from the University of Novi Sad, and has a postdoctoral fellowship in Applied Bioenergetics Lab. Dr Darinka Korovljev manages the lab’s international projects.
Tatjana Jezdimirovic, born 1985, holds a Ph.D. degree in applied physiology, and has a temporary postdoctoral fellowship. She investigates the link between mitochondrial (dys)function and autnomous nervous system irregularities in cardiometabolic diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, across different age groups.
CHIEF LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Valdemar Stajer, Ph.D, born 1986, is a teaching assistant, and a chief laboratory technician, with specific knowledge and skills in biochemistry and exercise physiology. For his doctoral thesis, he studied dynamics of creatine synthesis biomarkers in clinical and athletic environment.
Dragana Zanini, born 1983, is a clinical psychologist, a lab technician and a Ph.D. student. Her thesis looks into a link between inadequate brain bioenergetics and cognitive impairment, and approaches nutritional interventions to tackle low bioenergetics in gray and white mater.
Vesna Seper, born 1979, is a Ph.D. student and part-time lab technician. As a certified physiotherapist, her expertise help to run thesis that probes age-related changes in muscle bioenergetics, mainly focused to sarcopenia and muscle-specific interventions.
Dejan Javorac, born 1987, is a PhD student and a lab technician. He explores value of inhalational, topical and oral hydrogen in different pathologies; from athletic performance, to traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Sasa Semeredi, born 1988, a Ph.D. student, analyzes kinetics and value of different amino acid derivatives (such as methyl-creatine and creatine) dispensed to improve exercise performance and surrogate markers of bioenergetics in energy-rich tissues.