HEAD OFFICE

Prof. Jegor Miladinović
Prof. Jegor MiladinovićInstitute Director
Prof. Jegor Miladinović, Principal Research Fellow, was born in Novi Sad in 1968. His research career began in 1993, when he was employed as a research assistant in soybean breeding at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Department of Soil, Agroecology and Fertilization. He obtained his MSc in 1997, and PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding in 1999 at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad. He was appointed Principal Research Fellow in 2007.
He completed the postdoctoral training in soybean breeding at the North Carolina State University, USA in 2000, and at the Changchun University of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, P.R. China in 2001.
He has authored or co-authored more than 200 research papers, and one monograph of national importance. He has authored or co-authored 64 soybean cultivars registered in Serbia and 56 soybean cultivars released abroad, notably Merkur, Galina, NS Vulkan, NS Apolo, NS Maximus, NS Ventis, and NS Kolos, among others.
Prof. Jegor Miladinović reviews SCI indexed journals (European Journal of Agronomy and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry), and he is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Plant Variety Research and Protection. He coordinated three and participated in nine national projects of technological development. He participated in numerous international projects, notably the FAO project ’Enhancement of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Capacities and Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) practices into the Agricultural Sector in the Western Balkans’ (TCP/RER/3504).
For his outstanding scientific achievements, he received the Award Prof. Lazar Stojković granted by the Matica Srpska, the oldest cultural-scientific institution of Serbia. He is the permanent honourable member of Matica Srpska.
Since 2018, prof. Jegor Miladinović has been the Vice President of the Committee for the Release of Varieties within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia.
Prof. Jegor Miladinović was Head of the Soybean Department in 2005- 2011. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in 2010-2013, Acting Director of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in April 2013, and Institute Director from July 2013 to October 2015. He was appointed Advisor for plant breeding and genetics at the Soybean Department in October 2015. In 2018, he was reappointed Head of Soybean Department and appointed President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops. In November 2018, he was an elected coordinator of the European Soybean Breeding Network (ESBN) at the ESBN start-up meeting. In 2020, he was appointed Acting Director of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia.
Asst. Prof. Vuk Radojević
Asst. Prof. Vuk Radojević Planning and Optimization Advisor
Dr. Vuk Radojević was born on 31 January 1978 in Novi Sad. He completed his primary and secondary education in Bečej, and enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad in 1997. He obtained his BSc in Agroeconomics in 2002 and continued his postgraduate studes at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, defending his MSc thesis titled “Opportunities for exporting agro-industrial products from our country to the market of the European Union“ in 2007. He defended his PhD thesis titled “Market research of organic agricultural products and foods in the Republic of Serbia“ at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad in 2018.
In April 2003, as well as the following three and a half years, he held a scholarship of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Development of Serbia. He participated in several projects of the Ministry of Science in the period from 2003 to 2012.
During 2007 and 2008, he gave lectures in English language in “Marketing and Trade” in the scope of internationally recognized MBA specialist studies in Agribusiness Management and Commerce, organized in Belgrade. He was employed as a teaching assistant in 2007. Since 1 March 2010 he has been Assistant Professor in Market and promotion of agricultural products and foods at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad.
He completed specialist studies at the universities of Debrecen, Timisoara, Copenhagen and Ghent. In order to finalize the activities of the Agricultural Export Promotion Fund, he completed his study trips to Austria, Macedonia, Hungary and Albania. He has participated in three international Tempus projects and several national projects.
Dr. Vuk Radojević is a member of the European Association of Agrarian Economists (EAAE), the Balkan Scientific Association of Agricultural Economists, the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists, and the Association of Agricultural Economists in Vojvodina.
He attended and passed a specialist course in executive management organized by the University of Portland (Program Delivered by the Free Market Business Development Institute Program, School of Business Administration of Portland State University, 2004-2005). During 2007-2008, he attended and met all the requirements of the Tempus Program related to project application training, ie. preparation of tender documentation for projects funded by the European Union, as confirmed in the certificate “Expert of European Knowledge”.
He has authored 40 research papers published in national and international journals, and participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences. He authored one and co-authored two monographs.
Dr. Vuk Radojević was the president of the Municipality of Bečej in 2012-2016. He performed duties of the Provincial Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in the period June 2016 – October 2020.
Fluent in English, conversational level in German. Lives in Bečej, married, father of two children.
Prof. Ana Marjanović Jeromela
Prof. Ana Marjanović JeromelaAssistant Director for Science
Prof. Ana Marjanović Jeromela, Principal Research Fellow, obtained her PhD in plant breeding and genetics at the Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad in 2005. She started her employment at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in 1996. This was followed by a post-graduate fellowship as DAAD scholarship holder at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany in 1997-1998. Her field of expertise is genetics and breeding of oil crops, with a particular research interest in rapeseed. She has co-authored 25 oil crop cultivars that have been registered and released. She has authored or co-authored 295 research and technical papers. Member of the Division for Natural Sciences of Matica Srpska since 2012, and a member of the Work Group for Research and Development within the European Seed Association (ESA). She was a member of the presidency of the Serbian Association of Institutes in 2012-2016. Coordinated national projects in the period 2008-2010 and 2011-2019, and bilateral projects with the Republic of Austria in 2016-2017. She currently coordinates one bilateral project with the Republic of Slovenia (2020-2022), and participates in COST ACTION projects FA 1306, CA 16212, CA 18111 and CA 19125 and the HORIZON 2020 Phy2Climate project. She is the editor-in-chief of the national journal “Field and Vegetable Crops” (since 2010) and the president of the Serbian Association of Plant Breeders and Seed Producers (since 2018). She was Assistant Director for Science in 2010-2013, and head of the Rapeseed Division at the Oil Crops Department in 2013-2018. She was head of the rapeseed breeders’ team until 2018, when she was reappointed Assistant Director for Science.
Dr. Vladimir Miklič
Dr. Vladimir MikličAssistant Director for International Commerce
Dr. Vladimir Miklič, Principal Research Fellow, started working at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad in the Department for Oil Crops in 1990 on hybrid sunflower seed production and processing. In the period 1996-2000, he was on a several professional visits in India, more than 2 years in total, working on seed production control and winter breeding generation, as well as educating Indian experts on breeding and seed production of sunflower seed. Additionally, he spent over a year on professional visits to Argentina working on similar activities in the period 2001-2007. He was the head of the Department for Oil Crops in the period 2006-2015, when he was appointed Assistant Director for International Commerce. In 2016 he was Assistant Director for Organizing Production and Product Placement, in 2017 the head of the Department for Industrial Crops, and in 2018 the head of the Department for Sunflower. Since 2021 he has served as the Assistant Director for International Commerce. Furthermore, he was a member of Board of Directors of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad in the period 2005-2014, and a member of the Assembly of National Seed Testing Laboratory in 2007 and 2008. He has served as a member of the Board of the International Sunflower Association (ISA) since 2012, and as the ISA Board President since 2016. He is a member of the Board of the Group for Production, Processing and Trade of Oilseeds and Edible Oil of the Business Community for Industrial Crops of Serbia. He was the Secretary General of the Association of Breeders and Seeders of the Republic of Serbia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, and a member of the Presidency of the Association of Institutes of Serbia. Moreover, as a representative of the Institute, he visited institutes in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, Argentina, China, Uzbekistan, India, and Iran. On three occasions in 2004, 2009, and 2017 he visited Chinese institutes in Luoung, Baichenng, and Bayannur where he held invited lectures. As a representative of the Republic of Serbia, he participated in F.A.O. Regional Consultation and Workshop on Seed Production in Budapest, Hungary in 2009. He has published over 400 research papers and three book chapters. He has co-authored over 100 sunflower hybrids released abroad and in Serbia. He participated in many national and international conferences, moderating several of them, as well as a large number of national and international research projects, managing a bilateral project between Serbia and China in the period 2013-2015. Since 2015 he has been an invited lecturer at doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Novi Sad.
Raško Popov, BSc
Raško Popov, BScAssistant Director for Commerce
Vladimir Mihajlov, MSc
Vladimir Mihajlov, MScAssistant Director of Finance and Accounting
Born in Novi Sad in 1978. Graduated at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, obtaining his Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. He worked in finances in the private trade sector until 2011, and as a consultant at the administration of the City of Novi Sad. He started working at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in 2013, first as Chief of Economic and Financial Affairs, and later as Internal Auditor. He was an appointed member of the board of directors of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, member of the board of directors of AD “Pionir“ Srbobran, member of the Council of the Agricultural Extension Service Novi Sad, and a member of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics in 2012. For skill development purposes, he completed the training program in agriculture counseling organized by USDA and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia, obtained a Diploma in Accounting granted by the Institute of Economics and Finances, and the HACCP Administrator certificate, passed the State Civil Service Exam, and gained the title of a Certified Internal Auditor. Married, has one child.
Zorica Malešev, LLB
Zorica Malešev, LLBAssistant Director for Legal Affairs
Zorica Malešev was born in 1973 in Bačka Topola, where she completed elementary and high school education. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad, she was employed at the Novi Sad District Court as a judicial trainee for a period of two years. In 2000, she passed the bar exam at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade. Since 2001, she has been employed at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in the Service for Legal and General Affairs. She performed the duties of Institute Secretary in 2004 – 2011 and in 2013 – 2017. In 2017, she was appointed the Institute Legal Representative.
Dušan Šikoparija, BEng
Dušan Šikoparija, BEngAssistant Director for Marketing
Born in Novi Sad in 1966. Obtained his BEng at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (Mechanical Engineering), Quality, Effectiveness and Logistics Department, Novi Sad. Completed the postgraduate studies in marketing and obtained his master’s degree in media management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Industrial Engineering
and Engineering Management, Novi Sad. He gained broad work experience in international trade and marketing in the private business sector. He established and successfully managed a radio station for more than five years, and has experience in TV production, advertising, TV and radio advertising, media planning, online marketing, and web management. He was involved in consulting, corporate communications and campaign planning, while his area of expertise comprises media management and corporate communications management. He has been appointed Assistant Director for Marketing at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops since 2013.