Krešimir Pavelić,

Date of birth:

  • 07/19/1952

Place of birth:

  • Slavonski Brod

Addresses:

  • Address: Sveučilišni odjel za biotehnologiju, Sveučilište u Rijeci, Radmile Matejčić 2, 51000 Rijeka

Emails:

Academic titles:

  • full professor

Institutions:

  • Professor - School of Medicine, University of Rijeka (2007. - ...)

Membership in Academy:

  • corresponding member - Department of Medical Sciences (06/18/1992 - ...)

 

Curriculum Vitae


Name and Address

Krešimir Pavelić, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Radmile Matejčić 2, Hr-51000 Rijeka,  Croatia
Personal Data

Born July 19, 1952. in Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Croatian citizen
Degrees
  • M.D. School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia - july 1975.
  • M.Sc. Thesis "Effect of immunosuppression on the growth of six murine tumors", Center for Postgraduate Studies, University of Zagreb 1977.
  • Ph.D.  Thesis "Combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy of mice with malignant tumors". School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1979.
  • Assistant Professor     (Research Associate) Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, april, 1980.
  • Associate Professor (Senior Research Associate), Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, october, 1981.
  • Full Professor (Senior Scientist), Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, march, 1985.
Teaching  and Research Experience
  • Research Assistant, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Department of Biology and Medicine, University of  Zagreb 1975-1979.
  • Research on the tumor immunology and experimental cancer chemotherapy.
  • Assistant Professor, Ruđer Bošković Institute, April 1980.
  • Elucidation of the physiological and cellular mechanisms underlying induction of tumor associated hormonally active substances which are involved in regulation of tumor growth.
  • Senior Research Associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, October 1981.
  • Growth factors and positive feed back mechanism of tumor growth. Autocrine tumor growth regulation.
  • Full Professor, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1985.
  • Growth factors and oncogenes in embryonal and tumor growth, cancer genetic.
  • Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry,University of Zagreb 1982-1989.
  • Professor of Molecular Biology, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, 1990-present.
  • Full Professor, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka 2007-
Teaching  - Postgraduate Studies

  • Postgraduate Study in  Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1977-present
    Hormones and cancer, growth factors, oncogenes, new approaches in anticancer therapy, new diagnostic procedures
  • Postgraduate Study in Predclinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology. School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1987-1989
    Molecular pharmacology
  • Postgraduate Study in Endocrinology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1988-1989
    Growth factors
  • International Postgraduate Study in Diabetology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1988-1989
    Growth factors, hormones and cancer
  • Postgraduate Study in Neurology,  School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1993-1994
    Cancer genetics
  • Postgraduate Study in Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1994-present
    Molecular genetic, cancer genetic
  • Postgraduate Study in Cytology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1994-present
    Molecular genetic of cancer
  • Postgraduate Study in Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1994/1995
    Principles and application of recombinant DNA technology in medical microbiology
  • Postgraduate Study Biomedicine, School of Medicine  University of Rijeka, 1996-present
    Molecular oncology
  • Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Study, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1998-present
    Molecular Oncology
Selected Executive and Administrative International Functions
  • Secretary General, European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), 2008-2013
  • Ex Offitio Member, EMBO Council 2008-2013
  • Vicepresident European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), 2004 – 2008.
  • Member, Standing Committee, European Medical Research Council, European Science Foundation2004-present
  • Delegate, European Molecular Biology Conference, 2001-present
  • Delegate, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 2006-present
  • Member, Strategic Working Party EMBC/EMBO, 2004-2013
  • Member, Nahrstoff Akademie Salzburg, scientific board, 2003-present
  • Member of Executive Committee, European Association for Cancer Research 1999-2003
Selected Executive and Administrative  Domestic Functions
  • President , National Scientific Board Republic of Croatia, 2007-2012
  • Dean, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, 2008-present
  • Director, Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1993-2009
  • President  Governing Council, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health 2005-2011.
  • Director, National Cancer Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, 1997-present
  • President, Executive board of the Workers Council, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1981-1982
  • President, Scientific Council, Department of  Experimental Biology and Medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1986-1988
  • Dean (President), Scientific Council  of  the Ruđer Boišković Institute, 1987-1992
  • Member, Scientific Council of the University of Zagreb (Board of deans) 1987-1992
  • Member, National Board for Scientific Awards, Republic of Croatia, 1988
  • Head, Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1991-1997
  • Member, Council of the  School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1991-1992
  • Member, National Board for Biomedicine, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, 1995-present
  • President, Section of Molecular Genetic, Croatian Society of Human Genetic, 1995-1997
  • Member, Croatian Association of the Club of Rome, 1995-present
  • Assistant Director General, Ruđer Bošković Institute, 1999-present
  • Member and vicepresident, National Board for Scientific Awards, Biomedicine, 2001-present
  • Member, Gouverning Board, Agency for Science and High Education, Ministry of Sciences, Education and Sports, 2005-2012
  • Member, National Scientific Board, 2004-2012
  • President,  Gouverning Board, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Medicine, Zagreb, 2005-2011
Current Membership in Scientific Societies   
  • Croatian Immunological Society
  • Croatian Cancer Society
  • Croatian Genetical Society
  • Croatian Physiological Society
  • Croatian Association of Human Genetics
  • Croatian Endocrinological Society
  • European Association for Cancer Research
  • International Stress Management Association
  • European Society of Human Genetics
Visiting Research Fellow   

  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, N.Y. U.S.A. November 1978.
  • Visiting Professor, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Grace Cancer Drug Center, Buffalo, N.Y. U.S.A. 1984-1986.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hamburg, University Clinic Eppendorf, Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Hamburg, Germany, (three months) 1988.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.(6 months) 1990.
  • Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Division of Developmental Oncology Research Rochester, MN. U.S.A. (3 months) 1991.
Honors and Awards

  • University of Zagreb May Prize  for research performed by students for 1972. and 1973.
  • Drago Perović Prize  for students of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb for 1973.
  • Federal Prize for Young Scientists  (under 30) for 1978.
  • Vuk Vrhovac Prize  for research in diabetology (Diabetology Section of Croatian Medical Association) for 1982.
  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute Fellowship 1984-1986.
  • University of Hamburg Fellowship 1988.
  • Fullbright Fellowship of U.S. Goverment 1990 and 1991.
  • Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial Award, International Union Against Cancer, 1993.
  • Croatian Academy of  Medical Sciences, Annual award "Ante Šercer" for best scientific paper published in 1996.
  • Croatian Government State Award for 1998.
Membership in Academies
  • Member of  European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), 2002.
  • Member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1992.
  • Member of Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1994.
Membership in the Editorial Boards and Referee in Scientific Journals
  • Libri Oncologici, Zagreb, Croatia, member of editorial board, since 1992.
  • Pathology Oncology Research, Budapest, Hungary, member of editorial board, since 1996.
  • Medical Science Monitor, member of editorial board since 2002.
  • Balcan Journal of Medical Genetics, member of editorial board since 2002.
  • Referee of manuscripts for British Journal of Cancer, Cancer Research and numerous Croatian scientific journals, since 1989.
  • Referee of manuscript for Oncogene since 2003.
  • Journal of Oncology, Hindawi publishing Group, member of editorial board,  May 2008.
  • MD - Medical Data, Mostart, Zemun, Serbia, June 2011.
Grants Awarded (Principal Investigator)
  1. Development of Technology for Radioimmunoassay Components for Measuring Hormone Levels in Blood. Ministry of Science, Technology and Information, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, 1982., Grant No. V-683/1-82
  2. Development of Technology for Production of Fetal Calf and Newborn Calf Serum for Cell Culture System. Ministry of Scienece, Technology and Information, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, 1983.Grant No. V-511/1-83
  3. Isolation and Characterization of Tumor Produced Substance Immunologically Cross Reactive with Insulin. BRSG Grant Committee, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, Department  of Health, State of New York, 1984-1985.
  4. Differentiation and Growth Control of Normal and Tumor Cells. Ministry of Scienece, Technology and Information,Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, 1986-1990. Grant No. 2.04.01.02.01
  5. Substance Immunologically Cross Reactive with Insulin. Commission of the European Communities. 1989 - 1992. Grant No. I1-0334-YU/A
  6. Growth Factors. Yugoslav Gouverment. 1990- 1995. Grant No. P-354/6
  7. Expression and Role of Oncogenes and Growth Factors in Malignant Tumors. Ministry of Science, Technology and Information, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb,  1991-1993. Grant No.1/08/144
  8. Automatic synthesis of DNA. Institute Open Society Croatia (Soros Foundation), Zagreb, 1993.
  9. Establishment of the Eastern and Central European Human Tumor Bank Network. Institute Open Society Croatia (Soros Foundation), Zagreb, 1994.
  10. National Cancer Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, 1997- present, Grant No. P-9811
  11. Molecular Genetic Basis of Metastasis, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, 1997- present, Grant No. P-1104
  12. Establishing of toxicological and antitumoral effects of potential agents against tumors. Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, 2001- present, Grant No. 00981499
  13. Effect of  transduction of genes/proteins on signal transduction in tumor cells. Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Project No.. 0098093, 2001-2006
  14. Center for Integrative Genomics. Technology Related Research and Development Projects (TEST). Program Core, Ministry of Science, Educations and Sports, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Project No J-1/2004.
  15. Molecular characteristics of miofibroblasts in Dupuytren disease. Ministry of Science, Educations and Sports, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Project No 098-0982464-2393.
  16. Development of drug against Dupuytren contracture. National Fund for Devevelopment and Employment, Zagreb, Croatia, Project No 450-05/06-01/0003.
  17. Five R&D projects with inductrial partners from Canada and Austria (confidential).
Coorganizer of International Conferences
  • 1st International Conference on Signal Transduction
    8-11 October 1998, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 2nd International Conference on Signal Transduction
    26-31 May 2000, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 3nd International Conference on Signal Transduction
    May 2002, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 4nd International Conference on Signal Transduction
    May 2004, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1nd International Conference on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals
    14-19 October, 2001, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 2nd International Conference on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals
    October, 2002, Krems, Austria
  • 3nd International Conference on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals
    November, 2004, Maggie Walley, North Caroline, USA
  • 2nd EMBO Sectoral Meeting on Molecular Medicine
    19-22. June, 2003, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia

 


updated: 04/15/14 ; 01/12/12
edited by: D. Torbica