Zora Dajic Stevanovic gained her bachelor and PhD in Biology at the Faculty of Biology University of Belgrade. Postdoctoral studies in Plant stress physiology she accomplished at the University of Sussex, Brighton, and the Institute John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK by gaining the Royal Society Grant. She is a full professor and Head of the Applied Botany Department at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. Her research interests are: biodiversity, ethnobotany, medicinal and aromatic plants, bioactivity of natural compounds, biotechnology and Raman spectroscopy. Prof. Dajic published more than 350 scientific publications, of near 100 in peer reviewed international journals. She is reviewer of international projects and member of editorial board of 4 national and 4 international scientific journals. Prof. Dajic was supervisor of 12 PhD candidates. She was/is engaged as participant or coordinator in many national and international research projects and as a national consultant for biodiversity, medicinal plants and plant genetic resources. She is member of several national and international expert groups, including European Vegetation Consortium, and FAO Escorena group for Medicinal Plants. Since 2008 she is President of the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC).