Jelena Somborski

Jelena Somborski is MSc in biology, majoring in microbiology.

Jelena obtained graduate studies in biology at the Faculty of Sciences Novi Sad, Serbia. Her graduate thesis was focused on the study of the antimicrobial activities of extracts of lignicolous fungi.

Jelena earned her MSc degree at the at the Faculty of Sciences Novi Sad, Serbia, at the Chair of Microbiology of the Department of Biology and Ecology. Research presented in her MSc thesis was focused on evaluation of different methods for estimation quality of drinking water.

Research Interests:

  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology
  • Medicinal plants
  • Miedicinal fungi

Professional skills:

Sanitary microbiology, industrial microbiology, veterinary microbiology, microscopy, diagnostic biochemical tests, antimicrobial susceptibility tests, testing of chemical disinfectants, freeze drying, protein extraction and purification techniques, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, ELISA tests, Bradford method, TLC chromatography, spectroscopy.

Education:

  • 2008-2009 MSc of Biological Sciences. The University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology
  • 2001-2007 BSc of Biological Sciences. The University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology

Work experience:

2015-2021 Analyst in Microbiology Laboratory
BB MINAQUA NOVI SAD – DEPARTMENT BIO-ECOLOGICAL CENTER ZRENJANIN, SERBIA

  • Microbiological food, feed and water control
  • Results interpretation and writing reports
  • Organizing work of the Microbiology Laboratory and supervising the quality management system
  • Synchronizing work with other departments
  • Performing susceptibility tests on microorganisms isolated from plant and veterinary samples
  • Testing wide range of biological and chemical disinfectants and biocidal agents
  • Analyst in Research & Development Department

2013-2015 Analyst in Development Sector
BIO-ECOLOGICAL CENTER ZRENJANIN, SERBIA

  • Participation in planning and performing pilot-scale and large-scale production of microbial insecticides: developing media for large scale bacterial cultivation, examining the nutritional requirements and process parameters to enhance production process and improve biocidal efficiency of the product
  • Preparing inoculum for biological biocides production
  • Microbiological and chemical control of biocidal products
  • Freeze drying, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis and analysis of gels; performing ELISA tests and results interpretation

2008-2009 Volunteer Researcher in Microbiology Laboratory
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, SERBIA, FACULTY OF SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

  • Microbiological quality control of food and drinking water
  • Monitoring the microbiological quality of surface waters
  • Determining of enzymatic activity and assessment of chlorophyll concentrations in surface water samples
  • Extraction of biologically active substances from plant and fungal material
  • Testing antibacterial and anti-fungal activity of crude extracts