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Dusan Velickovic

Interfacial Sciences & Simulation
Post Doctorate RA C
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-98
Richland, WA 99352


During PhD studies Dusan Velickovic got a strong background in applied enzymology: production, purification, characterization and stabilization of lipases and glycosidases and their application in synthetic chemistry. After his PhD, he focused his research interests toward biological mass spectrometry, especially toward polysaccharide and polyester MALDI MS imaging.

Research Interests

  • MALDI MS imaging
  • Ion Mobility MS imaging
  • Glycan MS imaging
  • Non-water enzymology
  • Protein purification and stabilization

Education and Credentials

  • PhD studies, Faculty of Chemistry University of Belgrade, Serbia (2008-2011).
  • Graduated studies, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2004-2008).

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • 2014-2016. Scientific Associate, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2012-2014. Postdoctoral researcher, INRA, Nantes, France.
  • 2010-2012. Associate researcher, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2009-2010. Graduate researcher, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2015. Founding member of Serbian Proteomic Association.
  • 2012. Scholarship from AgreenSkills organisation (duration of 20 months) for outstanding post -doctoral project.
  • 2009. Special recognition of the Serbian Chemical Society for outstanding achievement in the academic studies.
  • 2008. Scholarship Fund for Young Talents of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia.
  • 2007. Scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Serbia.

PNNL Publications


  • Velickovic DS, and CR Anderton. 2017. "Mass Spectrometry Imaging: Towards Mapping The Elemental And Molecular Composition Of The Rhizosphere." Rhizosphere 3(Part 2):254-258.  doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.03.003

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