Head of Department

Dr. Sci. Vet. Med. Jadranka Žutić, principal research fellow



Dr. Sci. Vet. Med. Dragica Vojinović, research associate

Dr. Vet. Med. Zorana Zurovac Sapundžić, research associate

Dr. Vet. Med. Milan Ninković, research trainee


Technical Staff

Marinko Božić, veterinary technician

Nikoleta Ivanović, laboratory technician


Description of the main activities of the Department

The main activities of the Department of Immunology revolve around conducting serological diagnosis for infectious diseases in domestic animals, with a primary focus on bacterial zoonoses such as brucellosis, leptospirosis, and Q fever. Serving as a national reference laboratory for brucellosis, sakagia, and durina, the department plays a pivotal role in disease surveillance, diagnosis, and control efforts within the country.


Activities at the Department:

  • Immunodiagnosis of various diseases including brucellosis, leptospirosis, Q fever, ram epididymitis, chlamydiosis, neosporosis, sakagia, durina, mycoplasmosis, actinobacillus pleuropneumonia, tuberculosis, and paratuberculosis.
  • Utilization of specific antibody detection methods such as microscopic agglutination test (MAT), rapid serum agglutination (Rose Bengal test), classical serum agglutination (SAT), complement binding reaction (RVK), and immunoenzyme test (ELISA).
  • Culturing and maintenance of Leptospira cultures.
  • Preparation of antigens, diagnostic reagents, and hyperimmune sera.
  • Implementation of novel diagnostic techniques.
  • Organization of training sessions for laboratory diagnostics.
  • Participation in research activities including involvement in national and international projects, and collaboration with related laboratories and institutions.