Aleksandar Jakovljevic

University of Belgrade

Aleksandar Jakovljevic (born 1986) graduated in 2010 as a DDS from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned his Ph.D. in basic and clinical dental sciences related to herpesviral infection in apical periodontitis from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2017. From 2012 he has been the Associate Researcher on the project entitled “Genetic control and molecular mechanisms in malignant, inflammatory and developmental pathologies of the orofacial region” (Project number 175075, financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia), at School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Since 2017 he has been the teaching assistant at the Department of Pathophysiology, Cathedra of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed international journals in the field of the etiopathogenesis of apical periodontitis and Herpesviruses. He also acts as a reviewer for a number of international journals (including International Endodontic Journal, Archives of Oral Biology, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, Journal of Applied Oral Science, Journal of Virology, etc.) and as an external reviewer for the French Institute for Dental Research (IFRO). He has received several awards for his scientific work, including the Best young investigator at the 20th Congress of the Balkan Stomatological Society in 2015, at the 4th and 5th Congress of the Austrian Society for Endodontology in 2016 and 2018, and the 11th edition of Paul Calas Prize of the French Society of Endodontics in 2018. In 2015 and 2019 he received the prestigious awards of the European Endodontic Society – Young Investigators Research Grant for the projects entitled: “Oxidative stress biomarkers and bone resorption regulators in apical periodontitis - correlation with Epstein-Barr virus infection” and “Getting controls under control: the selection and analysis of different oral tissues as appropriate counterpart of apical periodontitis lesions”. In 2018, his paper entitled: “The Role of Varicella Zoster Virus in the Development of Periapical Pathoses and Root Resorption: A Systematic Review” has been selected by the American Association of Endodontists Continuing Education Committee for inclusion on Endo On Demand CE program.

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