Milica Sentić, Mirjana Ljubojević and Mirjana Ćuk, winners of the national scholarship "For Women in Science" for 2018. Their exceptional scientific research in the fields of chemistry, horticulture and botany, was awarded with scholarships worth five thousand euros at a ceremony held in the building of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Scholarships, awarded this year for the eighth time in our country, are part of the partnership of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the National Commissions for UNESCO and the Loreal Balkan, aimed at the realization of significant scientific research that will be conducted in Serbia.
Milica Sentić, Doctor of Chemistry, Research Associate at the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, was awarded a scholarship for the project "Innovative Approach for Degradation of Toxic Cyanobacteria, Acute Ecotoxicological Problems in Aquatic Ecosystems in the World and the Republic of Serbia". Her previous work includes electrochemistry, bioanalytic chemistry, advanced materials and environmental chemistry.
Mirjana Ljubojević, Ph.D. in Biotechnical Sciences, is a senior lecturer in the field of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, and was awarded for the project "Fruit Breeding for Resistance to Pathogens in the Function of Sustainable and Socio Economic Development". Scientific research work includes the cultivation of horticultural plants of importance for the advancement of science and profession, and it is also focused on the popularization of urban gardening and fruit growing.
Mirjana Cuk is an assistant at the Department of Botany at the Department of Biology and Ecology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, where she is also a doctoral student. She was awarded for the project "Status and Time Dynamics of Flora and Vegetation of the Deliblatska Sands", and her scientific research is focused on the diversity of flora and vegetation, as well as on the factors of their endangerment and the method of active protection.