Andreja Leskovac

Principal Research Fellow

Research interest: Genotoxicology, Radiobiology, Cell biology, Human genetics, Cytogenetics, Biomedical chemistry


BSc in Biology (2002), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, BSc thesis title: “The Genetic Base of Autoimmune Diseases”.

MSc in Biology (2006), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, MSc thesis title: “The role of polyphenols from Gentianella austriaca and Gentiana dinarica plants in modulation of radiobiological effects of ionizing radiation in vitro”.

PhD in Biology (2011), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, PhD thesis title: “Repair kinetics of DNA double-strand breaks induced by ionizing radiation and crosslinking agents in vitro”.


2004 – present, Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča-National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade

Active projects:

Program topic: Chemico-biological approach to the characterization of bioactive compounds- strategies for improving health and the environment (2020- present); participant.

List of five selected publications:

  • Leskovac, A., Petrovic, S. (2023) Pesticide Use and Degradation Strategies: Food Safety, Challenges and Perspectives. Foods, 12(14): 2709.
  • Petrovic, S., Leskovac, A. (2021) Prospective Application of Natural and Synthetic RedoxModulators in Oxidative Stress-Targeted Cancer Therapy. In: Chakraborti S., Ray B.K., Roychowdhury S. (eds) Handbook of Oxidative Stress in Cancer: Mechanistic Aspects. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 1-21. ISBN:978-981-15-4501-6.
  • Ongaro, L., Scliar, M.O., Flores, R., Raveane, A., Marnetto, D., Sarno, S., Gnecchi-Ruscone, G.A., Alarcon-Riquelme, M.E., Patin, E., Wangkumhang, P., Hellenthal, G., Gonzalez-Santos, M., King, R.J., Kouvatsi, A., Balanovsky, O., Balanovska, E., Atramentova, L., Turdikulova, S., Mastana, S., Marjanovic, D., Mulahasanovic, L., Leskovac, A., Lima-Costa, M.F., Pereira, A.C., Barreto, M.L., Horta, B.L., Mabunda, N., May, C.A., Moreno-Estrada, A., Achilli, A., Olivieri, A., Semino, O., Tambets, K., Kivisild, T., Luiselli, D., Torroni, A., Capelli, C., Tarazona-Santos, E., Metspalu, M., Pagani, L. and Montinaro, F. (2019) The Genomic Impact of European Colonization of the Americas. Current Biology 29 (23), 3974-3986 e4.
  • Leskovac, A., Petrovic, S., Lazarevic-Pasti, T., Krstic, M. and Vasic, V. (2018) Ruthenium(II)-Nalkyl phenothiazine complexes as potential anticancer agents. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 23(5), 689-704.
  • Leskovac, A., Petrovic, S., Guc-Scekic, M., Vujic, D., Joksic, G. (2014) Radiation-induced mitotic catastrophe in FANCD2 primary fibroblasts. International Journal of Radiation Biology, 90:373-381.