Contact Details

Forschungszentrum Jülich
ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry
52425 Jülich
Telefon: +49-2461-61-9477

Curriculum Vitae

since October 2014
PhD student at the ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
The PhD is funded by a Otto-Bayer-Fellowship (2014-2015) and a fellowship of the Jürgen Manchot Stiftung" (2015-2017). Moreover, the PhD is part of the International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter (IHRS BioSoft).

2013 - 2014
MSc in Biochemistry at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. MSc thesis was performed with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Strodel and Prof. Dr. Radivoje Prodanović.

2012 - 2013
Undergraduate exchange studies at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. Exchange program was funded by the U.S. Department of State scholarship.

2009 - 2013
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. BSc thesis was performed with Prof. Dr. Mario Zlatović. Studies were supported by scholarhsip of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia.


2nd prize for the best MSc theses in Chemistry in Serbia, 2014, awarded by the Nenad M. Kostić Foundation for Chemical Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Biocatalysis and enzyme engineering
  • Multiscale modeling: from ab initio to all-atom MD simulations


Shuffling Active Site Sub-State Populations Impacts Catalytic Activity: The Case of Glucose Oxidase
D. Petrovic, D. Frank, S.C.L. Kamerlin, K. Hoffmann, & B. Strodel
ACS Catal., DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01575 (2017) [link]

Enzyme Architecture: Modeling the Operation of a Hydrophobic Clamp in Catalysis by Triosephosphate Isomerase
Y. Kulkarni, Q. Liao, D. Petrovic, D.M. Krüger, B. Strodel, T.L. Amyes, J. Richard, S.C.L. Kamerlin
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139: 10514-10525 (2017) [link]

A one-pot two-step hydroxylation of the macrocyclic diterpenoid β-cembrenediol catalyzed by P450 BM3 mutants
Le-Huu, D. Petrovic, B. Strodel & V. Urlacher
ChemCatChem, 8, 3755-3761 (2016) [link]

Human serum albumin binding of 2-[(carboxymethyl)sulfanyl]-4-oxo-4-(4-tert-butylphenyl)butanoic acid and its mono-Me ester
I.N. Cvijetić, D.D. Petrović, T.Ž. Verbić, I.O. Juranić, B.J. Drakulić.
ADMET & DMPK, 2, 126-142 (2014). [link]