Dr. Jovanka Atlagić, Research Associate. Has worked at the Department since 1981. Her main research is genetics and breeding, with the focus on cytogenetics. Research activities are establishment, maintenance and use of the wild sunflower species collection, and the use of cytogenetic testing on sunflower and other plant species. Finished her specialisation in Bulgaria. Authored or co-authored 185 research papers, authored one monograph, and co-authored one monograph chapter on sunflower. Co-authored 6 sunflower hybrids. Participated in the projects on sunflower and rapeseed technological development, and coordinated projects supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia in two periods (2001-2004 and 2005-2007). She was temporarily assigned to work at the Biotechnology Department from April 2012 to May 2013.