About Us

WARMED is a research project entitled “Development of NO-based approaches for guided white adipose tissue browning. Can we tackle metabolic diseases by heating up/cooling down the fat?” (Grant No. #6066747). The project is implemented under the Program for excellent projects of young researchers (PROMIS) supported by the Science Fund of The Republic of Serbia.

We Employ Innovative ideas & Scientific excellence

Our goal is to engineer Trojan adipocytes to overcome metabolic diseases from inside.

Mammals have the natural ability to dissipate chemical energy obtained from nutrients as heat. This process is unique to brown adipose tissue, and it enables the survival of newborns and hibernators at low temperatures. We aim to use specific redox-active agents to convert energy-storing white adipose tissue into energy-wasting brown adipose tissue as the groundwork for personalized cell-based therapy for obesity and metabolic diseases.

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Expert Staff

Why Is WARMED Unique

WARMED is a part of the fist cycle of research projects funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia under the Program for excellent projects of young researchers (PROMIS)

State-Of-The-Art

WARMED uses state-of-the-art research methodology

Innovation

WARMED aims at developing new ways for in vitro cell transdifferentiation

High Impact

The end goal of WARMED is to contribute to the development of personalized cell-based therapy for obesity

Research Excellence

WARMED team consists of excellent early career scientists and young researchers

We Are Funded By

Our Facilities

Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković" - National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade

The Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic” is one of the oldest institutions devoted to studies in biological sciences, not only in Serbia but in Southeast Europe. IBISS is a scientific institution dedicated to fundamental research in different fields of biology and related applied disciplines and is equipped with a wide range of equipment for cell biology and molecular biology.

Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Faculty of Biology is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions both for education and research in Serbia. In 2007, the faculty founded the first Center for Electron Microscopy that remains the most respected national microscopy center. Faculty of Biology offers a wide range of high-quality equipment (light, electron, fluorescent, confocal microscopes, and fully equipped histology laboratory) and a dynamic atmosphere that facilitates the collaboration between experienced experts and young researches.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad

Faculty of Medicine at the University of Novi Sad is one of the largest medical faculties in Serbia, which is in particular known for its close association and collaboration with prominent medical facility, Oncology Institute of Vojvodina. Such close collaboration between an educational and research institution with a clinical center is fruitful ground for state-of-the-art translational research that bridges the gap between clinical studies and basic research.

Faculty of medicine, university of Nis

Faculty of Medicine, with its highly specialized, multidisciplinary, and coordinated work, contributes to the health of the general population and social welfare, by way of the organization, realization, and permanent improvement of all forms and levels of higher learning and research work in the area of medical sciences, and adequate health care activity in accordance with high national and international standards. Its mission is perceived as an incessant service to the general welfare of the society through its educational, research, and healthcare activity.

Our Expert Team

Aleksandra Jankovic

Principal Investigator

Aleksandra Korac

Full Professor

Sanja Stojanovic

Assistant Professor

Mirjana Udicki

Assistant Professor

Andjelika Kalezic

Research Assistant

Zorka Drvendzija

Teaching Assistant