• Think-Tank Member - Serbia



Sergej M. Ostojic earned his medical degree (Doctor of Medicine) from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine in September 1996. Following that, he pursued postgraduate training in experimental biomedical science, obtaining a PhD in Medical Sciences (2003) at the University of Belgrade. Currently serving as a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Agder, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad, and heading the Applied Bioenergetics Lab, Dr. Ostojic is also a Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Pécs. His research encompasses two main themes: analyzing population health metrics in chronic cardiometabolic diseases, and studying mitochondrial viability and implementing targeted nutritional interventions to address impaired bioenergetics in health and disease. 

Dr. Ostojic has authored and co-authored over 320 peer-reviewed articles in multidisciplinary journals, including those with high impact such as The Lancet, Nature, The BMJ, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Advances in Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Pharmacological Research, along with 140+ invited lectures and conference abstracts, 13 book chapters, and 4 textbooks. He has earned over 26,000 citations with an H-index of 41 (Scopus). An active member of professional organizations such as the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Nutrition Society, Dr. Ostojic is also part of international research networks in population health, including the European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (World Health Organization), NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (Imperial College London), and Global Burden of Disease (University of Washington). 

Dr. Ostojic serves as an Associate Editor for scientific journals Clinical Nutrition ESPEN and Research in Sports Medicine. Additionally, he is an Assistant Editor for Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, and an Editorial Board Member for Nutritional Neuroscience, Food Science and Nutrition, and Journal of Functional Foods. He has received internationally competitive research grants, including those from the European Commission, WADA Scientific Research Grant, and NSCA International Award, along with several industrial endowments.