About Acting Director

Danijela Vučićević was appointed Acting Director of the Center for the Promotion of Science by the decision of the Management Board of the Center at the meeting held on March 29, 2024, with the prior consent of the competent minister.

Danijela Vučićević was born in 1990 in Požega. She graduated in 2014 from the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, majoring in Molecular Biology and Physiology, while she completed her master’s studies in genetic engineering and biotechnology at the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, in 2016. Daniela’s master’s thesis was “Analysis of the coding region of the VKORC1 gene in patients on acenocoumarol therapy”. She is currently attending multidisciplinary doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering and Technologies.

From 2015 to 2018, she was a volunteer researcher at the Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, where she gained experience working on projects relating to personalized medicine. Danijela took her first steps towards science communication at the Center, and from 2011 to 2015, while still studying, she was engaged as a science communicator on international projects and national events. In CPN, she became an advisor for program activities in 2017, and a senior advisor for the program in 2022. In March 2023, Danijela will head the Program and Production Department. During her engagement at the Center in the past 12 years, in addition to the field of scientific communication, she also gained experience in program management.

Her work portfolio includes numerous projects, such as the national event May, the Month of Mathematics and the Festival of Science, and some of the international projects she managed or was a team member of (which come from different funding frameworks Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Creative Europe) are: Night researchers, Science Meets Parliaments, SySTEM, School as Living Labs, art&science, Scientix, Levers and others. She participated in nine international conferences, covering topics regarding science communication on climate change, STEM, and artificial intelligence (in Helsinki, Madrid, Linz, Rijeka, Caserta, etc.). She is currently managing a work package within the Erasmus+ project Carbon Act, the topic of which is the integration of climate change into school programs in the context of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

In addition to all of the above, Danijela is the author of the monograph “May, the Month of Mathematics”, which resulted from the event of the same name, of which she has been the program director for many years. In 2019, she also received training in PR management and public relations.

Daniela worked hard, from volunteer to sector manager. She considers her new position as Acting Director of the Center for the Promotion of Science to be a great challenge to which she will be able to respond because where there are good ideas and projects, there is also a desire to contribute to the world we live in through education and science.


Directors of the Center for the Promotion of Science

Dr. Miomir Korać, temporary Director (from November 23, 2010 to March 3, 2011)

Aleksandra Drecun, MA, Director (from March 3, 2011 to March 3, 2015)

Dr. Zorana Kurbalija Novičić, Acting Director (from March 9, 2015 to July 10, 2015)

Nemanja Đorđević (from July 10, 2015 to June 1, 2017)

Dr. Jovan Trifunović, Acting Director (from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018)

Dr. Marko Krstić, Acting Director (from June 1, 2018 to March 1, 2023)

Dr. Marjana Brkić, Acting Director (from March 1, 2023 to April 1, 2024)