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Dragan Dekaris

Dragan Dekaris, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 01/21/1936

Addresses:

  • Private address: Srebrnjak 25, 10000 Zagreb
  • Business address: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hebrangova 1, 10000 Zagreb

Phones:

  • Private phone: +385 (0)1 24 30 363
  • Business phone: +385 (0)1 48 95 171

E-mails:

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Doctor of Science

Institutions:

  • Professor (retired) - School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • Scientific advisor (retired) - Institute of Immunology, Zagreb

Functions at the Academy:

  • Chairman - Committee on Allergology, Clinical Immunology and biological preparations
  • Deputy secretary - The Department of Medical Sciences (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014)
  • Honorary Director - The Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Medical Sciences (07/24/1991 - ...)
  • Extraordinary member - The Department of Medical Sciences (03/11/1986 - 07/24/1991)
  • Associate member - The Department of Medical Sciences (06/06/1975 - 03/11/1986)

Date and place of birth:

  • 21.01.1936, Zagreb, Croatia Honours

Degrees:

  • M.D. (1960) - Zagreb University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. (1964) - Zagreb University School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Immunology; Cellular Immunology; Clinical Immunology; Allergology; Stress and Immunity; Vaccinology.

Professional Experience

  • 1960-1964 Research Assistant, Institute "Rugjer Bošković", Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1966-1968 Visiting Ph.D., Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
  • 1968-1971 Research Associate, Institute "Rugjer Bošković", Zagreb
  • 1971-2001
    Institute of Immunology, Zagreb:
    - Head of Section (1971-1982),
    - Head of Department (1982-1992),
    - Scientific Director of the Institute (1992-1994),
    - Vice-Director of the Institute (1994-1997),
    - Head of Department for Research and Development (1997 - 2001)
  • 1972 Assistant Professor in Immunology, Zagreb University School of Medicine
  • 1976 Associate Professor in Immunology, Zagreb University School of Medicine
  • 1984 Professor in Immunology, Zagreb University School of Medicine
  • 1996 Honorary Director, Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work-Osijek, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts; Visiting Professor, Rijeka University School of Medicine
  • 1997 Member, Presidency of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2001 Retired

Honours

  • "Rugjer Bošković" Award of Republic of Croatia for Scientific Discovery, 1973;
  • Fellow, Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, Croatia, 1974;
  • "Pavao Čulumović" Award for Medical Scientific Research, Croatian Academy for Medical Sciences, 1974;
  • Candidate Member, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, Croatia, 1975;
  • "La Medaglia al Merito" for Research in Experimental Immunology, Vibo Valentia, Italy, 1977;
  • Associate Member, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, 1986;
  • Diploma for Merits in Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1987;Diploma for Merits, Yugoslav Association of Allergologists and Clinical immunologists, 1988;
  • Full Member, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1991;
  • "Ante Šercer" Award for Best Published Scientific Paper in 1993 , 1994; Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Active Member, New York Academy of Sciences, 1996;
  • Present (“Ehrengeschenk”) from Governor of Styria, Austria, in recognition of invaluable contribution to Austrian sciences in the fields of immunology and international collaboration, 1998;
  • Diploma for Merits , Croatian Medical Association, 1999.
  • "Ladislav Rakovac" Award , Croatian Medical Association, 2001
  • Croatian State Award for Science for life achievement in biomedical research, 2001.

Professional Societies

  • Societe Francaise d'Immunologie
  • Croatian Immunological Society
  • Croatian Medical Association
  • Croatian Society of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists
  • Croatian Biological Society
  • Croatian Society for Natural Sciences
  • European Reticulo-Endothelial Society, Clinical Immunology Committee of International Union of Immunological Societies
  • European Society for Immunodeficiences

Editorial and Advisory Activities

  • Editorial boards:
  • Member: Yugoslav Interacademic Council for Research of Specific Hypersensitivity, 1977-1991
  • Managing Board , Croatian Society for Natural Sciences, 1977-1980
  • Croatian Universities' Commission for Scientific and Teaching Degrees Promotion in Medicine and Stomatology, 1982-1999
  • Temporary Adviser WHO, 1983
  • Yugoslav Commission for Drugs, 1984 -1988
  • Commission for Republic Scientific Awards "Rugjer Bošković", Croatian Ministry of Sciences, 1986
  • Group of Experts for Immunology, Croatian Ministry of Sciences, 1987
  • Presidency of Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1988 - ...
  • Scientific Council for Protection of Nature , Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, 1988-Present;
  • Working Group for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Alps-Adria Working Community, 1991-1993;
  • Committee for International Colaboration , Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1991-1997, 2004-;
  • European Group for Immunodeficiencies (EGID) now European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID), 1992. - Present
  • Croatia's Parliament Committee for State Awards in Science (1996-1997, 1996-2000; 2004);
  • Presidency , Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1997-2003
  • Committee fo European Project, Croatian Academy for Sciences and Arts, 2002 - ...
  • President, Croatia's Parliament National Medical Council, Ministry of Health, 2002 - ...
  • Managing Council , Institute Ruđer Bošković, 2004 - ...
  • Rijeka University's Council, 2005-.
  • Administrative Experience
    Scientific Director and Vice-General Director, Institute of Immunology (over 400 employees, including 81 faculty and 18 postdoctoral associates, 1994-1997); Head, Croatian Referral Centre for Clinical Cellular Immunodiagnostic, (1986-1993); Head, Croatian Registry for Primary Immunodeficiences, (1993-2001); Head, Department for Research and Development, Institute of Immunology (1982-1987 and 1993-2001); Co-principal and Principal Investigator for grants from Croatian Ministry of Sciences (1971-Present).
  • Organizer of several international scientific meetings.

Teaching Experience

  • Lectures on immunology and allergology at University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry; University of Rijeka, School of Medicine, Croatia; University of Ljubljana School of Medicine,Slovenia; University of Sarajevo School of Medicine, Bosnia and Hercegovina; University of Priština School of Medicine, Kosovo, Yugoslavia; Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
  • Advisor for B.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Immunology and Allergology

Publications

A total of 229 scientific and professional papers ;

  • 103 in international journals;
  • 50 books
    (1 monograph; 5 as co-author and editor; 42 as author of chapter; 2 translations)
    The impact of these publications is indicated by citations in journals and in 14 international textbooks or books on immunology.