Darko Jevremović

Darko Jevremović
Senior Research Associate

Function: Director

Scientific position: Senior Research Associate

Language skills: English

ORCID: 0000-0002-2983-9198

E-mail:  E-mail



PhD in biotechnical sciences (plant and food protection). University of Belgrade - Faculty of Agriculture, 2013.

MSc in phytopathology (plant virology). University of Belgrade - Faculty of Agriculture, 2008.

BSc in agronomy. University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak, 2002.

Research interests

Detection, biology and epidemiology of fruit viruses and viroids.

Application of molecular methods for detection and characterization of fruit tree viruses and viroids.

Certification in the production of fruit planting material.

Projects in the past 10 years

Scientific fund of the Republic of Serbia
  1. CryoPlum - Conservation and plum pox virus eradication from Serbian autochthonous plum genotypes using cryotechniques (2020-2022) – project leader.
Ministry of education, science and technological development of the Republic of Serbia
  1. TR–31093 – Influence of the variety and growing conditions on the content of bioactive components of berries and stone fruits and obtaining biologically valuable products with new and improved technologies (2011-2019) – researcher.
  2. TR–31064 – The creation and preservation of genetic resources of continental species of fruit trees (2011-2019) – researcher.
Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water management of the Republic of Serbia
  1. Certification of raspberry (Rubus ideaus L.) planting material (2017-2018) - Project leader
International projects
  1. Incidence and molecular diversity of economically important and newly characterized viruses of Rubus species in Slovenia and Serbia (2020-2021) – project leader.
  2. Risk assessment of the emergence and further spreading of new Plum pox virus recombinants (Sharka disease) – bilateral project with the Republic of France (2012-2013) – project leader.
  3. EXCHANGE 3: The development of an integrated pest, disease and natural hazard management system in agricultural crops (2010-2011) – researcher.
  4. Containment of sharka virus in view of EU-expansion (SharCo)- FP7 program (2008–2012) – researcher.

Professional training

Institute of Viticulture, Conegliano, Italy (2005).

Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada (Valencia), Spain (2008).

INRA-UMR BGPI, Montpellier, France, (2006, 2010, 2012 and 2013).

Membership in scientific and professional associations

Plant Protection Society of Serbia

ICVF (International Council for the Study of Virus and other Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops)

ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science)

Other activities

Vice president of the Commission for registration of cultivars and rootstock of stone fruits (2013 onwards).

Authorized person to perform health inspection of fruit plant material within the phytosanitary system of the Republic of Serbia (2007 onwards).

Selected references
  1. Jevremović, D., Leposavić, A., Miletić, N., Vasilijević, B., Popović, B., Mitrović, O., Milinković, M. (2022). Impact of raspberry leaf blotch emaravirus on red raspberry ‘Willamette’ fruits. Pesticidi i fitomedicina, 37(1), 1-7.
  2. Jevremović, D., Vasić, T., Živković, S., Vasilijević, B., Marić, M., Vojvodić, M., Bulajić, A. (2022). Neopestalotiopsis clavispora: a causal agent of twig dieback on highbush blueberries in Serbia. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. doi:10.1007/s41348-022-00610-x
  3. Jevremović, D., Paunović, S. A. (2021). First report of raspberry latent virus in Europe. Journal of Plant Pathology, 103, 1013.
  4. Jevremović, D., Paunović, S. A. (2021): Molecular detection, geographical distribution and genetic diversity of blueberry latent virus in highbush blueberries in Serbia. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 128, 601-605.
  5. Paunovic, S. A., Jevremovic, D. (2020): The first detection of raspberry leaf mottle virus in Serbia. Journal of Plant Pathology, 102, 925.
  6. Jevremović, D., Paunović, S. A. (2019): First report of persimmon cryptic virus in persimmon in North Macedonia. Journal of Plant Pathology, 101(4), 1285.
  7. Jevremović, D., Leposavić, A., & Paunović, A. S. (2019). Genetic diversity of Raspberry leaf blotch emaravirus in red raspberries from Serbia. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 17(1), e1004.
  8. Milošević, T., Milošević, N., Mladenović, J., & Jevremović, D. (2019). Impact of Sharka disease on tree growth, productivity and fruit quality of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 244, 270-276.
  9. Drkenda, P., Musić, O., Marić, S., Jevremović, D., Radičević, S., Hudina, M., . . . Blanke, M. (2018). Comparison of Climate Change Effects on Pome And Stone Fruit Phenology Between Balkan Countries and Bonn/Germany. Erwerbs-Obstbau, 60(4), 295-304.
  10. Vasić, T., Jevremović, D., Krnjaja, V., Leposavić, A., Anđelković, S., Živković, S., Paunović, S. (2017): Short communication: Morphological description and molecular detection of Pestalotiopsis sp. on hazelnut in Serbia. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 15(3), p. e10SC02.
  11. Jevremović, D., Paunović, S. A., Petrović-Obradović, O. (2016): Flight dynamics and species composition of aphids landing on plum and apricot leaves in the orchards in Western Serbia. Phytoparasitica, 44, 501-511.
  12. Jevremović, D., Leposavić, A., Paunović, S. (2016): Incidence of viruses in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) in Serbia. Pesticidi i fitomedicina, 31(1-2), 45-50.
  13. Jevremovic D., Leposavic A., Paunovic S. (2015): First report of Blueberry mosaic-associated virus in highbush blueberry in Serbia. Journal of Plant Pathology, 97, 3: 541.
  14. Jevremović D., Paunović S. (2014): Plum pox virus strains - Diversity and geographical distribution in Serbia. Pesticidi i fitomedicina, 29, 2: 97−107.
  15. Vasić T, Bulajić A, Krnjaja V, Jevremović D, Živković S, Andjelković B. (2014). First report of anthracnose on alfalfa caused by Colletotrichum linicola in Serbia. Plant Disease, 98, 9: 1276.
  16. Jevremovic D., Leposavic A., Paunovic S. (2014): First report of Blueberry red ringspot virus in highbush blueberry in Serbia. Journal of Plant Pathology, 96, 2: 432.
  17. Živković S., Vasić T., Anđelković S., Jevremović D., Trkulja V. (2012): Identification and characterization of Eutypa lata on grapevine in Serbia. Plant Disease, 96, 6: 913.
  18. Dallot S., Glasa M., Jevremovic D., Kamenova I., Paunovic S., Labonne G. (2011): Mediterranean and central-eastern European countries host viruses of two different clades of Plum pox virus strain M. Archives of Virology, 156, 3: 539‒542.
  19. Jevremović D., Paunović S. (2011): Raspberry bushy dwarf virus – a grapevine pathogen in Serbia. Pesticidi i fitomedicina, 26, 1: 55‒60.
  20. Paunović S., Jevremović D. (2008): Comparative results of detection of pome fruit viruses by different methods. Proceedings of XX International Symposium on Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Temperate Fruit Crops and XI International Symposium on Small Fruit Virus Diseases, Antalya, Turkey, Acta Horticulturae, 781: 147‒153.
  21. Paunovic S., Ruzic D., Vujovic T., Milenkovic S., Jevremovic D. (2007): In vitro production of Plum pox virus-free plums by chemotherapy with ribavirin. Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, 21, 4: 417‒421.
  22. Glasa M., Paunović S., Jevremović D., Myrta A., Pittnerova S., Candresse T. (2005): Analysis of recombinant Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates from Serbia confirms genetic homogeneity and supports a regional origin for the PPV-Rec subgroup. Archives of Virology, 150, 10: 2051‒2060.