By the decision of the Governing Board of the Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN), at its session held on February 28, with prior consent from the competent minister, Dr. Marjana Brkić has been appointed as the Acting Director of the CPN. Dr. Marjana Brkić holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.

Dr. Marjana Brkić was born in 1984 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, in 2009. In 2019, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis: “The Significance of Structural and Functional Changes in the Choroid Plexus of Mice in the Initiation of Neuroinflammation,” under joint mentorship from the University of Ghent, earning her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.

Since 2012, she has been an employee at the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković,” a National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, within the Department of Neurobiology. Her journey began as a research trainee, and she advanced to the position of Research Associate in 2013. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Brkić worked as a Teaching Associate for Neurobiology at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. In 2019, she became a Scientific Associate at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

Dr. Brkić has contributed to the scientific community with 15 publications in international journals indexed in SCI. She actively participated in internationally and nationally significant conferences and has been involved in numerous international and national scientific research projects.

Additionally, Dr. Brkić has pursued further education. She completed the undergraduate interdisciplinary program “Future Studies” at the Belgrade Open School. She has also participated in the Women’s Mentoring Program organized by the European Movement in Serbia.

Starting in 2017, Dr. Brkić has held the position of an Associate at the Department of International Cooperation at the Center for the Promotion of Science. In 2022, she assumed the role of Head of the Department for Cooperation with Research and Development Institutions. Within the Center, she has successfully coordinated various projects encompassing climate literacy, STEAM education, and gender equality, securing funding through prestigious programs such as Horizon 2020 (Scientix, TeRRIFICA, Hypatia), Erasmus+ (STEM School Label, DoSE), and Horizon Europe (Climateurope2).

Dr. Brkić has been actively involved in science promotion since 2012, participating in numerous events such as the Researchers’ Night and the Science Festival, thereby contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge.


Directors of the Center for the Promotion of Science


  • Dr. Miomir Korać, Acting Director (November 23, 2010, to March 3, 2011)
  • Mr. Aleksandra Drecun, Director (March 3, 2011, to March 3, 2015)
  • Dr. Zorana Kurbalija Novičić, Acting Director (March 9, 2015, to July 10, 2015)
  • Nemanja Đorđević (July 10, 2015, to June 1, 2017)
  • Dr. Jovan Trifunović, Acting Director (June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018)
  • Dr. Marko Krstić, Acting Director (June 1, 2018, to March 1, 2023)
  • Dr. Marjana Brkić, Acting Director (since March 1, 2023)