Monia Avdić

Monia Avdić
International BURCH University · Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

PhD

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Introduction
Monia Avdić currently works at the Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, International BURCH University. Monia does research in Biofilms, Quorum Sensing and Antimicrobial Resistance. Their current project is 'Antimicrobial resistance.'
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - November 2016
International BURCH University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2015 - September 2016
International BURCH University
Position
  • Senior Teaching Assistant
Education
September 2013 - May 2016
International BURCH University
Field of study
  • Genetics and Bioengineering
September 2010 - October 2011
Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo
Field of study
  • Microbiology
September 2006 - September 2010
Faculty of Science, University Sarajevo
Field of study
  • Biology/Microbiology

Publications

Publications (29)
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Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) stems in the form of infusions and decoctions are traditionally consumed for diuretic and anti-inflammatory purposes. This study aimed to evaluate antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of ethanolic and methanolic extract made from sweet cherry stems. Extracts are obtained by the Soxhlet extraction and maceration proc...
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Rise of antibiotic resistance has become a major issue worldwide. The most common procedure for the evaluation of antibiotic susceptibility, in use today, is the Bauer Kirby disk diffusion testing, however the procedure is time consuming and therapy is ordinated 48–72 h upon obtaining the patient’s sample. This is problematic especially in treatmen...
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Extensive usage of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Multidrug resistant bacteria (MDR), or bacteria that are resistant to more than three classes of antibiotics, are becoming a major issue today. Standardized antibiotics for infection treatment are prescribed, as advised by European Committee for Antimicr...
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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are the most common type of bacterial infection and the physical, chemical and microscopic analysis of urine, followed by culture is a commonly conducted procedure in microbiological laboratories. Even though physical, chemical and microscopic analysis are more time efficient, culture is still considered the gold sta...
Conference Paper
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is very common and caused by various bacteria. The treatment of UTIs should be handled carefully. With the rise of neural networks, a possibility occurred to predict the outcome of consuming antibioticis for treating UTIs. This paper presents the development of expert system based on neural network for prediction of an...
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Aim Phlebotominae sandflies are primary vectors of phleboviru-ses, causing the sandfly fever disease. The aim of this study was to detect and report the presence of flaviviruses in Phlebotominae sandflies captured in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods After a microscopic and morphometric analysis, the final identification of collected Phlebotomus spec...
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Biofilms are microbial mono-specie or multi-specie (consortium) communities that play a significant role in the clinical, industrial and natural settings. Biofilm formation can be determined by using qualitative and quantitative tests, where the latter are considered more reliable. The prominently accepted result interpretation procedure for quanti...
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Biofilms have become a major issue in different spheres of medicine and industry. Source of the issue revolves around increasing resistance of microorganisms towards conventional antibiotics which is even more elevated within biofilms that are difficult to eradicate by means of biocides and antibiotics. Multiple approaches were applied to deal with...
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Aim: To develop an online biofilm calculation tool (Biofilm Classifier), which calculates the optical density cut off value and accordingly determines the biofilm forming categories for the tested isolates by standardized formulas, as well as to compare the results obtained by Biofilm Classifier to manual calculations and the use of predefined valu...
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Spices, which are plant substances used to enhance flavor are at the same time, the most commonly used natural antimicrobial agents in food. Besides this they have shown to effect the biofilm forming capacity of bacteria at different concentrations. In our study we tested the antibacterial effect of different w/V solutions of commercially available...
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Two basic questions about lysozyme activities on the selected microorganisms were investigated, namely whether lysozyme inhibits biofilm production and which concentrations of the enzyme have the ability to change the natural biofilm producing capacity of different strains of Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin sensitive and resistant), Streptococcu...
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Two basic questions about lysozyme activities on the selected microorganisms were investigated, namely whether lysozyme inhibits biofilm production and which concentrations of the enzyme have the ability to change the natural biofilm producing capacity of different strains of Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin sensitive and resistant), Streptococcu...
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According to many studies today the biofilms play a crucial role in the clinical setting and are the cause of many difficult to treat and reoccuring infections. Recently their role in urinary tract infections (UTIs) is becoming very significant as they are known to cause relapses and reoccuring infections especially in patients with indwelling medi...
Chapter
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections and account for a significant part of the workload in clinical microbiology laboratories. Hence, urine is the specimen most frequently submitted for culture. Physicians distinguish UTIs from other diseases that have similar clinical presentations with use of a small numb...
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Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are among the major causes of nosocomial infections and represent a growing problem in many European countries. Among the most common enterococcal isolates, Enterococcus faecium is considered to be the reservoir of VanA and VanB-mediated resistance to glycopeptides. Enterococci with VanA-mediated resistance can tran...
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Short tandem repeats (STRs) located on the Y-chromosome are a useful tool for various scientific fields, such as forensic investigation, but also for the investigation of population structure and molecular history. In this study, population data based on 23 Y-STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS437, DYS...
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Forensic botany refers to the application of plant biology disciplines in crime investigations. Since plants are widespread in most habitats, they often provide valuable clues in criminal investigations. Hence, the primary role of forensic botany is to establish a connection between the victim or suspect and the crime scene. The forensic applicatio...
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Short tandem repeats (STRs) located on the Y-chromosome are a useful tool for the study of population structure and history. In this study, 23 Y-STR loci from 50 populations were compared (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385a/b, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635, GATAH4, DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS5...
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Among coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most isolated and the predominant species in the human environment, which generally has symbiotic relationships with its host. Despite this fact, this mikroorgnism is one of the major causes of nosocomial infections (Stevens, 2003) as well as infections of implanted medi...
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Propolis is a resinous natural substance that is widely used in folk medicine. Many studies are devoted to the antimicrobial activity of propolis collected from different parts of the world. The aim of this paper is to examine the antibacterial activity of propolis from two different geographic areas of Bosnia and Hercegovina (Sanski Most and Mosta...
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The skin of patients and health workers, medical equipment, clothes of medical staff and other surfaces in hospitals can be the source of resistant strains of S.epidermidis. It is considered that the main risk of infections caused by MRCNS is linked to the complex enviroment in hospitals. The aim of this work is to show the antibiotic resistance of...
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Staphylococcus epidermidis, which is the normal microbiota of healthy human skin and mucous membranes, rarely causes disease in immunocompetent persons. However, in recent decades, this microorganism is becoming a common cause of many hospital infections which are usually linked to imunocompromised patients. The emergence of Staphylococcus epidermi...
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The skin of patients and health workers, medical equipment, clothes of medical staff and other surfaces in hospitals can be the source of resistant strains of S.epidermidis. It is considered that the main risk of infections caused by MRCNS is linked to the complex enviroment in hospitals. The aim of this work is to show the antibiotic resistance of...

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Projects (3)
Project
Develop an application that will reduce the error rate when performing biochemical analyzes on pathogenic bacteria, and at the same time simplify the process.
Project
The goal of this project is to establish the efficacy of traditionally prepared plant extracts using ethanol against various bacterial strains. I and my fellow researchers working on this project are initially focusing on Stapholococcus strains, specifically antibiotic-resistant strains, such as MRSA clinical and MRSA referent.