Dušan Veličković
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2011

Current position

Scientific Associate at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2014-present)

Publications (selected)

  1. Milisavljević, A., Stojanović, M., Carević, M., Mihailović, M., Velickovic, D., Milosavić, N. and Bezbradica, D. (2014). Lipase-catalyzed esterification of phloridzin: acyl donor effect on enzymatic affinity and antioxidant properties of esters. Ind Eng Chem Res 53(43): 16644-16651.
  2. Velickovic, D., Herdier, H., Philippe, G., Marion, D., Rogniaux, H. and Bakan, B. (2014). Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging: a powerful tool for probing the molecular topology of plant cutin polymer. Plant J 80(5): 926-935.
  3. Stojanovic, M., Carevic, M., Mihailovic, M., Velickovic, D., Dimitrijevic, A., Milosavic, N. and Bezbradica, D. (2014). Influence of fatty acid on lipase-catalyzed synthesis of ascorbyl esters and their free radical scavenging capacity. Biotechnol Appl Biochem. (Epub ahead of print)
  4. Dušan, V., Nenad, M., Dejan, B., Filip, B., Segal, A. M., Dejan, Š., Jovana, T. and Aleksandra, D. (2014). The specificity of α-glucosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae differs depending on the type of reaction: hydrolysis versus transglucosylation.  Applied Microbiol Biotech: 1-12.
  5. Velickovic, D., Ropartz, D., Guillon, F., Saulnier, L. and Rogniaux, H. (2014). New insights into the structural and spatial variability of cell-wall polysaccharides during wheat grain development, as revealed through MALDI mass spectrometry imaging. J Exp Bot 65(8): 2079-2091.
  6. Pavlovic, M., Dimitrijevic, A., Bezbradica, D., Milosavic, N., Gavrovic-Jankulovic, M., Segan, D. and Velickovic, D. (2014). Dual effect of benzyl alcohol on alpha-glucosidase activity: efficient substrate for high yield transglucosylation and non-competitive inhibitor of its hydrolytic activity. Carbohydr Res 387: 14-18.
  7. Stojanovic, M., Velickovic, D., Dimitrijevic, A., Milosavic, N., Knezevic-Jugovic, Z. and Bezbradica, D. (2013). Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of ascorbyl oleate in acetone: optimization of reaction conditions and lipase reusability. J Oleo Sci 62(8): 591-603.
  8. Bezbradica, D., Stojanović, M., Veličković, D., Dimitrijević, A., Carević, M., Mihailović, M. and Milosavić, N. (2013). Kinetic model of lipase-catalyzed conversion of ascorbic acid and oleic acid to liposoluble vitamin C ester. Biochem Eng J 71: 89-96.
  9. Dimitrijevic, A., Velickovic, D., Milosavic, N. and Bezbradica, D. (2012). Specificity of maltase to maltose in three different directions of reaction: hydrolytic, vanillyl alcohol glucoside and vanillyl alcohol isomaltoside synthesis. Biotechnol Prog 28(6): 1450-1456.
  10. Velickovic, D., Dimitrijevic, A., Bihelovic, F., Bezbradica, D., Knezevic-Jugovic, Z. and Milosavic, N. (2012). Novel glycoside of vanillyl alcohol, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside: study of enzymatic synthesis, in vitro digestion and antioxidant activity. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng 35(7): 1107-1115.
  11. Dimitrijevic, A., Velickovic, D., Bihelovic, F., Bezbradica, D., Jankov, R. and Milosavic, N. (2012). One-step, inexpensive high yield strategy for Candida antarctica lipase A isolation using hydroxyapatite. Bioresour Technol 107: 358-362.
  12. Veličković, D., Dimitrijević, A., Bihelović, F., Bezbradica, D., Jankov, R. and Milosavić, N. (2011). A highly efficient diastereoselective synthesis of α-isosalicin by maltase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Process Biochem 46(8): 1698-1702.
  13. Dimitrijević, A., Veličković, D., Rikalović, M., Avramović, N., Milosavic, N., Jankov, R. and Karadžić, I. (2011). Simultaneous production of exopolysaccharide and lipase from extremophylic Pseudomonas aeruginosa san-ai strain: A novel approach for lipase immobilization and purification. Carbohyd Polym 83(3): 1397-1401.
  14. Milosavić, N., Dimitrijević, A., Veličković, D., Bezbradica, D., Knežević-Jugović, Z. and Jankov, R. (2011). Application of alginates in cell and enzyme immobilization. In: Alginates: Production, Types and Applications. Nova Science Publishers.
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