MSC Mirjana Beribaka
I’m a senior teaching assistant at the University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Technology, Department for Biology, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and also, I’m working on my PhD thesis at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Genetics module, Serbia.
My current research is focused on the composition of microbiota associated with different Drosophila species. Regarding the fact that our environment is exposed to high levels of pollution which causes the accumulation of heavy metals in living habitat, we investigate the influence of lead on microbiota diversity in two Drosophila species. We study how these associations affect life-history traits and vary depending on the origin of the populations and the experimental conditions (heavy metals).