Original articles

1. Ljubicic S*, Cottet-Dumoulin, D*, Bosco D (2020).  Biology of the Cell.  Loss of cell-cell and cell-substrate contacts in single pancreatic β-cells divert insulin release to intracellular vesicular compartments.  Bio Cell 112(12):427-438 (impact factor: 3.992)

2.  Wassmer, CH*, Bellofatto, K, Perez, L, Lavallard, V, Cottet-Dumoulin, D, Ljubicic, S; Parnaud, G, Bosco, D, Berishvili, E, Lebreton, F (2020).  Engineering of islet cell spheroids for 3D culture or transplantation: a methodological comparative study.  Cell transplantation 29 (impact factor: 3.341)

3.  Ljubicic S*, Ramadori G*, Ricci S*, Mikropoulou D*, Brenachot X, Veyrat-Durebex C, Ebru Aras1,2, Ioris RM, Altirriba J, Malle E, Foell D, Vogl T, and Coppari R (2019).  S100A9 extends lifespan in insulin deficiencyNature Communications 10 (1):3545(impact factor: 12.253)

This study was awarded the Alex-F.  Muller Prize 2020 – Highlights.

4.  Aras E*, Ramadori G, Kinouchi K, Liu Y, Ioris RM, Brenachot X, Ljubicic S, Veyrat-Durebex  C, Mannucci S, Galié M, Baldi P, Sassone-Corsi P, Coppari R (2019).  Light entrains Diurnal Changes in Insulin Sensitivity of Skeletal Muscle via Ventromedial Hypothalamic Neurons.  Cell Reports 27 (8):2385-2398 (impact factor: 8.032)

5.  Brenachot CX*, Ramadori G*, Ioris RM, Veyrat-Durebex C, Altirriba J, Aras E, Ljubicic S,Kohno D, Fabbiano S, Clement S, Goossens N, Trajkovski M, Harroch S, Negro F, and Coppari  R (2017).  Hepatic Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Gamma links obesity-induced inflammation to insulin resistance.  Nature Communications 8(1):1820 (impact factor: 12.253)

6.  Ljubicic S*, Polak K, Fu A, Wiwczar J, Perez-Alvarez JC, Yiagang Chang, Szlyk B, Walensky LD Garcia-Ocana A., Danial NN (2015).  Phospho-BAD BH3 Mimicry Protects β Cells and Restores Functional β Cell Mass in Diabetes.  Cell Reports S2211-1247 (14) 01123-1 (impact factor: 8.032)

7.  Lo JC*; Ljubicic S; Barbara Leibiger; Diti Chatterjee-Bhowmick; Molly EKelly; Paul Cohen; Ingo Leibiger; Alexander Banks; Jeffrey Flier; Matthias Bluher; Nika Danial; Per-Olof Berggren;   Bruce MSpiegelman (2014).  Adipsin is an Adipokine that Improves Beta Cell Function in Diabetes.  Cell 158(1):41-53 – (impact factor: 32.242)

8.  Szlyk B*, Braun C*, Ljubicic S, Bird G, Walensky LD, Danial NN (2014).  Structual andenzymatic characterization of the complex between BAD phospho-BH3 stapled helix reveals a novel mechanism of activation.  Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 21(1):36-42 – (impact factor: 13.309)

9.  Ljubicic S*, Bezzi P, Nesca V, Guay C., Brajkovic S., Mitsunori Fukuda, Amar Abderrhamani and Regazzi R (2013).  Rab37 is expressed in insulin-secreting cells and is required for insulin exocytosis.  Plos One 8 (6):e68255 (impact factor: 3.234)

10.  Ljubicic S*., Bezzi P., Vitale N., Regazzi R (2009).  The GTPase RalA regulates different steps of the secretory process in pancreatic beta-cells.  Plos One 4 (11):e7770 – (impact factor: 3.234)

11.  Rubi B*, Ljubicic S, Pournourmohammadi S., Carobbio S., Armanet M., Barthley C, Maechler P (2005).  Dopamine D2-like receptors are expressed in pancreatic and mediate inhibition of insulin secretion.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 280(44):36824-32 (impact factor: 4.258)



12.  Schelshorn D*, Ljubicic S*, Berger I, Fitzgerald D (2015).  Synthetic Biology.  European Biopharmaceutical Review.


*First Authorship


Other relevant publications:

Doctoral thesis: Molecular mechanisms of insulin exocytosis: Role of small monomeric GTPases, 8th October 2010



Large Network

June 2021 : Le vintage pour lutter contre la fast fashionSection “Nouvelle Vague” of the Tribune de Genève (15th June 2021)



Septembre 2020: Ces pillules non anodines


Planète Santé

December 2015: Maladie d’Alheimer: Nouvelles theories sur les origines biologiques et les facteurs de risque

December 2015: Maladie d’Alzheimer sous la loupe : détection précoce chez les individus jeunes

January 2016 : Cap sur les nouvelles applications de la stimulation cérébrale profonde

March 2016: Enfants sous les tropiques: préserver leur santé


PGA Post – journal of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

February 2013: In search of the right steps for the scientific tango

May 2013: Evaluation of scientist quality by the impact factor: it is the right gradation?

August 2013: The h-index: a truer measure of scientific quality?

October 2013: The post-doc experience at DFCI from the European perspective


Original Product – magazine for adolescents and young adults (15-25 years old)

March 2013: Wake me up before you go go! : De l’hibernation à l’exercice

April 2013: Les sucettes à l’anis d’Annie plus existantes que la reine blanche.

May 2013: Les Organes fait maison: avenir de la médecine régénérative?


Intersections – student journal at the UNIGE

2001-2005: Editor and writer



March 2021: Interview Article with the Magazine Blic Zena on my professional path and my interest in Diabetes

November 2020: Interview with the Magazine Blic Zena (article in Serbian) for the Diabetes International day

January 2014: Interview in the Documentary movie Women in Science – TV Mreza and RTS2 Production, Belgrade, Serbia (interview in Serbo-Croatian)