Aleksandar Leposavić

Aleksandar Leposavić
Dr Aleksandar Leposavić
Senior Research Associate

Date of birth: 13. 02. 1974.

Function: Researcher in the Department for Fruit Protection and Certification of Planting Material

Scientific position: Senior Research Associate

Language skills: English

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Education


PhD in biotechnical sciences. University of Novi Sad – Faculty of Agriculture, 2014.

MSc in biotechnical sciences. University of Kragujevac – Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak, 2009.

BSc in agronomy. University of Kragujevac – Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak, 2001.

Research interests


Pomology, fruit breeding and application of novel growing technologies of different fruit species, with special reference to small fruits.

Certification in the production of fruit planting material.

Projects in the past 10 years

Ministry of education, science and technological development of the Republic of Serbia
  1. TR–31093 – Influence of the variety and growing conditions on the content of bioactive components of berries and stone fruits and obtaining biologically valuable products with new and improved technologies (2011‒2015) – researcher.
  2. TR–31064 – The creation and preservation of genetic resources of continental species of fruit trees (2011‒2015) – researcher.
  3. TR–20013A – Development and study of newly bred fruit genotypes, and introduction of modern biotechnologies of fruit growing and processing (2008‒2010) – researcher.
  4. TR–6882B – Creation, selection and examination of fruit genotypes with better biological and production characteristics (2005−2007/2008) – researcher.
Ministry of agriculture and environmental protection of the Republic of Serbia
  1. STAR project: Determination of the content of bioactive components of raspberry and other berry fruits produced in the Republic of Serbia to define the special quality of the geographical origin protection (2010−2011) – researcher..
  2. Creating the conditions for establishing a safe Plum pox virus-free zone for production of stone fruit planting material at the territory of the cadastral municipality Lazarevac (2007−2008) – researcher.
  3. Introduction of certification in production of raspberry planting material (2005−2006) – project leader.
  4. Introduction of certification in production of fruit planting material (obtaining basic material and establishment of mother plantation of fruit cultivars and rootstocks) (2005−2006) – researcher.
International projects
  1. In vitro regeneration of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), determination of the genetic variability and development of in vitro transformation protocols – bilateral project with Slovak Republic, (2012‒2013) – researcher.
  2. The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value in changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries – EUBerry, FP7 program, (2011–2013) – researcher.
  3. Assessment of genetic fidelity of in vitro propagated small fruits (Rubus and Vaccinium spp.) - bilateral project with Slovak Republic, (2008‒2010) – researcher.
Other projects
  1. Examination of the impact of newly discovered virus in raspberries on yield and quality of fruit in the municipality Ivanjica for 2014/15 (2014-2015) – project leader.
  2. Examination of the impact of newly discovered virus in raspberries on yield and quality of fruit in the municipality Arilje for 2014/15 (2014-2015) – researcher.
  3. Program for raspberry production in Municipality of Štrpce (2008–2009) – project leader.
  4. Introduction of highbush blueberry cultivation in Municipality of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2008) – project leader.
  5. Creation of mini commodity producer of small fruits in the Municipality of Bajina Bašta (2008) – project leader.
  6. Parallel testing of plum, strawberry and raspberry production according to conventional, integral and organic methods in Čačak (2006–2008) – project leader.
  7. Introduction of highbush blueberry cultivation in Municipality of Arilje (2006) – author.

Professional training


Marketing of fresh agricultural products, Israel (2005).

Membership in science and professional associations


Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia.

Other activities


Member of the Council of the Minister of agriculture and environmental protection of Republic of Serbia.

Member of the Commission for registration of cultivars and rootstock of small fruits.

Selected references
  1. Leposavić A., Jevremović D. (2020): Blueberry - Technology of cultivation, protection and processing. Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia, Čačak, 1−190.
  2. Petrović S., Leposavić A., Jevremović D. (2017): Raspberry - The management, processing and marketing. Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia, Čačak, Serbia, 1−258.
  3. Vujović T., Ružić Đ., Cerović R., Leposavić A., Karaklajić-Stajić Ž., Mitrović O., Žurawicz E. (2017): An assessment of the genetic integrity of micropropagated raspberry and blackberry plants. Scientia Horticulturae, 225: 454‒461.
  4. Leposavić A., Jevremović D., Popović B., Mitrović O., Đurović D., Keserović Z. (2017): Phenological properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) cultivars grown in Western Serbia. Journal of Pomology, 51, 197/198: 21‒29.
  5. Leposavić A., Ružić D., Karaklajić-Stajić Ž., Cerović R., Vujović T., Žurawicz E., Mitrović O. (2016): Field performance of micropropagated Rubus species. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus, 15(5): 3–14.
  6. Petrović S., Leposavić A. (2016): Raspberry - new technologies of cultivation, protection and processing (amended edition). Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia, Čačak, 1−265.
  7. Leposavić A., Mitrović O., Popović B., Jevremović D., Đurović D. (2016): Yield and quality of fruit of highbush blueberry cultivars grown in western Serbia. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans, 19, 5: 148‒158.
  8. Leposavić A., Durović D., Keserović Z., Jevremović D. (2015): Vegetative and Yield Potential of Cultivars and Selection of Raspberry Cultivated in Conditions of West Serbia. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 21(1): 159‒165.
  9. Leposavić A., Đurović D., Keserović Z., Popović B., Mitrović O., Miletić N., Magazin N. (2013): Evaluation of raspberry cultivars grown in the western Serbia region. Horticultural Science – Zahradnictvi, 40, 1: 1−7.
  10. Leposavić A., Janković M., Đurović D., Veljković B., Keserović Z., Popović B., Mitrović O. (2013): Fruit quality of red raspberry cultivars and selections grown in Western Serbia. Horticultural Science – Zahradnictvi, 40, 4: 154−161.