Head of Department:

dr sci.vet.med. Jadranka Žutić, scientific advisor


Associates at the Department

Dr. Dragica Vojinović, research associate

Dr. Vet. Zorana Zurovac Sapundžić, research associate

Dr. Vet. Milan Ninković, trainee researcher

Technical associates at the Department

Marinko Božić, veterinary technician

Nikoleta Ivanović, laboratory technician


Description of the main activities of the Department

The Department of Immunology deals with serological diagnosis of infectious diseases of domestic animals, among which the most important are bacterial zoonoses (brucellosis, leptospirosis, Q fever). The department is a national reference laboratory for brucellosis, sakagia and durina.


Activities at the Department:

  • Immunodiagnosis of brucellosis, leptospirosis, Q fever, ram epididymitis, chlamydiosis, neosporosis, sakagia, durina, mycoplasmosis, actinobacillus pleuropneumonia, tuberculosis and paratuberculosis;
  • Determination of the presence of specific antibodies against various pathogens using the following methods: microscopic agglutination test (MAT), rapid serum agglutination (Rose Bengal test), classical serum agglutination (SAT), complement binding reaction (RVK), immunoenzyme test (ELISA);
  • Maintenance of Leptospira cultures;
  • Preparation of antigens, diagnostics and hyperimmune serums;
  • Introduction of new diagnostic procedures;
  • Organization of training for laboratory diagnostics;
  • Scientific research activity: participation in national and international projects and cooperation with related laboratories and institutions.