Ivana Đuričić, PhD

Position: Associate Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Bromatology
Address: V. Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 3951-393
Fax: +381 11 3972-840
E-mail: ivana.djuricic@pharmacy.bg.ac.rs 



Dr sc. Ivana Djuricic is an associate professor at the Department of bromatology within Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade. She graduated in 2000 with an average grade 9.32/10 and completed the professional exam in 2001. At the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, she received title Master of Science in 2008 and became Doctor of Science in 2014. Subject of defended doctoral thesis was "Effect of omega-3 fatty acids from different dietary sources on cardiovascular risk factors in average middle-aged subjects". 

In capacity of professor, she participates in the realization of theoretical and practical classes in Bromatology, Dietetics, Food Safety Control 1 and 2 as a part of integrated academic studies. She is also actively involved in teaching within doctoral studies, academic and health specializations. Since 2002, she has been engaged in interdisciplinary research throughout national projects. As of 2017 she has participated in international COST and ERASMUS projects.

Dr sc. Ivana Djuricic is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific and professional publications: 21 papers in journals from the SCI list with impact factor, one chapter in a monograph of international importance, five articles in national journals and more than 50 presentations at international/national conferences. She is the co-author of two auxiliary textbooks.

Based on Rulebook on the health safety of dietary products under the authorization of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, she works on categorization and certification of dietary products for Serbian market.

Dr sc. Ivana Djuricic is a member of Pharmaceutical Associations of Serbia, Serbian Nutrition Society and Association for Personalized-Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Patients.

Research interest: dietetics; the impact of nutrition on human health (primary and secondary prevention); sports nutrition; physiological, biochemical and health effects of food ingredients; dietary supplements, functional foods; nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics.

  • Djuricic I, Calder PC. Beneficial outcomes of omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on human health: An update for 2021. Nutrients. 2021 Jul;13(7):2421.

  • Dabetic NM, Todorovic VM, Djuricic ID, Antic Stankovic JA, Basic ZN, Vujovic DS, Sobajic SS. Grape seed oil characterization: A novel approach for oil quality assessment. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 2020 Jun;122(6):1900447.

  • Đuričić I, Gojković T, Antonijević B, Šobajić S. Lipid quality and health benefit of commonly consumed fresh water and sea water fish species in Serbian population. Vojnosanitetski pregled. 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/VSP200212054D

  • Grozdanić N, Đuričić I, Kosanić M, Zdunić G, Šavikin K, Etahiri S, Assobhei O, Benba J, Petović S, Matić IZ, Stanojković TP. Fucus spiralis extract and fractions: Anticancer and pharmacological potentials. Journal of BUON. 2020;25(2):1219-29.

  • Grozdanic N, Zdunić G, Ŝavikin K, Duričić I, Kosanic M, Mačic V, Matic I, Stanojkovic T. Seasonal variation in biopharmaceutical activity and fatty acid content of endemic Fucus virsoides algae from Adriatic Sea. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica-Drug Research. 2019; 76(5):833-44.

  • Gojkovic T, Vladimirov S, Spasojevic-Kalimanovska V, Zeljkovic A, Vekic J, Arsenijevic J, Djuricic I, Sobajic S, Jelic-Ivanovic Z. Preanalytical and analytical challenges in gas chromatographic determination of cholesterol synthesis and absorption markers. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2018 Mar 1;478:74-81.

  • Gojkovic T, Vladimirov S, Spasojevic-Kalimanovska V, Zeljkovic A, Vekic J, Kalimanovska-Ostric D, Djuricic I, Sobajic S, Jelic-Ivanovic Z. Can non-cholesterol sterols and lipoprotein subclasses distribution predict different patterns of cholesterol metabolism and statin therapy response?. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM). 2017 Mar 1;55(3):447-57.

  • Jorgačević B, Vučević D, Đuričić I, Šobajić S, Mladenović D, Vesković M, Vukićević RJ, Radosavljević T. The effect of cannabinoid receptor 1 blockade on hepatic free fatty acid profile in mice with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Chemistry and physics of lipids. 2017 Apr 1;204:85-93.

  • Ivanovic N, Minic R, Djuricic I, Skodric SR, Zivkovic I, Sobajic S, Djordjevic B. Active Lactobacillus rhamnosus LA68 or Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 administration positively influences liver fatty acid composition in mice on a HFD regime. Food & function. 2016;7(6):2840-8.

  • Djuricic I, Mazic SD, Kotur-Stevuljevic J, Djordjevic VR, Sobajic S. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid dietary recommendations are moderately efficient in optimizing their status in healthymiddle-aged subjects with low fish consumption. Nutr Res. 2014; 34(3): 210-218.