First Name: Petar
Last Name: Milovanovic
Member Since: May 2018
City: Belgrade


Petar obtained his MD degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade (FMUB) as the best graduate in 2009.

He did his PhD studies at University of Belgrade (program stream: Skeletal Biology) where he defended the PhD thesis with Summa cum laude in 2014. His doctoral dissertation was supervised by Prof. Marija Djuric, and focused on nanostructural and microarchitectural signs of bone fragility in postmenopausal women.

He received numerous awards for academic achievements, including the Best young scientist award at the Faculty of Medicine (2016) and New Investigator award at ECTS 2017.

He has a strong orientation towards international cooperation and maintains successful research communication with the bone group at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, which he visited as a DAAD doctoral fellow and as a postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

He is an Assist.Professor in Anatomy and a lecturer in the topics of Skeletal Biology in Laboratory for Anthropology and Bone Biology, FMUB.

His research is largely based on interdisciplinary work, and he emphasises communication with scientists from various disciplines (from life sciences to clinical sciences). His expertise encompasses human anatomy and anthropology, bone aging, bone quality, bone imaging in both research and clinical settings.

List of 5 Best Publications

  • The Formation of Calcified Nanospherites during Micropetrosis Represents a Unique Mineralization Mechanism in Aged Human Bone.Milovanovic P, Zimmermann EA, Vom Scheidt A, Hoffmann B, Sarau G, Yorgan T, Schweizer M, Amling M, Christiansen S, Busse B


- Favorite Cell: Osteocyte
- Favorite Protein: Cx-43
- Best technical skill: Micro-CT, backscattered electron microscopy
- Best knowledge: Osteocytes network
- Hated technique: Cell culture
- Research goal: To reveal the structural basis for increased bone fragility in ageing and diseases .
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- Favorite dish: Roasted salmon
- Favorite place to live: Barcelona
- Best sport skill: Swimming
- Worst performance: Dancing
- Free time activity: Sport
- Favorite quote: Failure is a breakthrough for future victory. (Mihajlo Pupin)