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Drago Ikić, F.C.A.

Date of birth:

  • 07/02/1917

Place of birth:

  • Foča, BiH

Date of death:

  • 11/19/2014

Place of death:

  • Zagreb


Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (06/07/1977 - 11/19/2014
  • doctor of Science (1958. - 11/19/2014)


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

Functions in Academy:

  • head of - Institute of Immunology and Tumour Genetics (01/01/1982 - 01/30/2008)

Membership in Academy:

  • full member - Department of Medical Sciences (06/07/1977 - 11/19/2014
  • izvanredni član - Department of Medical Sciences (06/20/1968 - 06/07/1977)

Drago Ikić, a medical professional, was born July 2, 1917. Dr. Ikić now makes his home at Vijenac 5B, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.

He attended the University of Zagreb Faculty of Medicine, earning an M.D.diploma in 1942, a Diploma of Hygiene in 1952, a Diploma of Bacteriology in 1954, and a in Immunology in 1958.

Currently he is engaged as Honorary director of The Cabinet for the Research and Standardization of Imunological Substances HAZU Previous professional experiences include directing the Institute of Immunology in Zagreb for 21 years, from 1961-1982, directing the Institute for Control and Research of Vaccines 1956 and from 1958-1961, and directing the Serovaccinal Institute from 1956-1958. Earlier, during the years between 1952 and 1956, he directed the Department for Control and Research of vaccines at the Central Institute of Hygiene in Zagreb. He holds active membership in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in addition to a life membership in the New York Academy of Sciences. In 1974, he was made an honourary member of the All-Union Scientific Society of Microbiologists and Epidemiologists, "I.I.Mečnikov", in the Russia. From 1957 to 1982, he served on the Panel for the Biological Standardization of the World Health Organization, and directed the organization/s Interregional Courses for Biological Standardization in 1967, 1968, 1973 and 1976. For ten years between 1971 and 1981, he headed and acted as principal investigator for the Collaborating Laboratory for Scientific Research and Establishment of the Reference Preparations and Methods of the World Health Organization, concurrently heading the International Reference Center for Bacterial Vaccines for the organization during eight of those years (1973-81). During the 196o/s, he participated in the Executive Council of the Permanent Section for Microbiological Standardization (1959-67) and served on the International Committee for Cell Cultures of the International Union of the Societies of Microbiology. For his contributions to the field of microbiology, Dr.Ikić received the "Rudjer Bošković" Prize in 1972 and a Life Achievement award in 1980 from the Republic of Croatia. He directed the Organisation of 16 international imunobiological symposia between 1957-1979, 12 of them under auspices of JAZU (HAZU) and all Published. More than 250 scientific and professional papers on the subjects of immunology, viral and bacterial vaccines, serum, human diploid cell culture, and interferon have been published by Dr. Ikić.

updated: 02/03/09