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Vlatko Silobrčić

Vlatko Silobrčić, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 04/18/1935

Place of birth:

  • Split

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Academic titles:

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

Institutions:

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

Functions at the Academy:

  • President - Committee for the Coordination of the Operation of Scientific Research Units, Museums and Galleries (2011. - ...)

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Natural Sciences (07/24/1991 - ...)
  • Extraordinary member - The Department of Natural Sciences (03/11/1986 - 07/24/1991)
  • Associate member - The Department of Natural Sciences (06/07/1977 - 03/11/1986)

BORN:

  • April 18th, 1935 in Split, Croatia.

EDUCATION:

  • M D, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia, 1953-1959;
  • Ph D, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, 1963;
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor University College of Medicine, Department of Experimental Biology, Houston, Texas, U S A, 1963-1965.

CAREER:

  • University of Zagreb Medical School, Department of Physiology, Zagreb (medical student): Transplantation Immunology, 1955-1959;
  • Institute RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ, Department of Biology, Zagreb
  • (Research Assistant): Transplantation Immunology, 1959-1963.
  • Baylor University College of Medicine, Department of Experimental Biology (Postdoctoral Fellow): Transplantation Immunology, 1963-1965.
  • M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas, U S A (Project Investigator): Tumor Immunology, 1965-1966;
  • Institute RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ, Department of Biology, Zagreb (Research Associate): Transplantation and Tumor Immunology, 1966-1970;
  • Institute of Immunology, Zagreb (Research Associate, Assistant Professor): Transplantation and Tumor Immunology, 1971-1975;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Visiting Fellow): Tumor Immunology, 1975- -1976;
  • Institute of Immunology, Zagreb (Research Consultant, Associate and Full Professor): Transplantation and Tumor Immunology, 1976-1986;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Visiting Fellow): Tumor Immunology, 1986- -1987;
  • Institute of Immunology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology and Chemistry, Zagreb (Research Consultant, Full Professor, Head Department): Transplantation and Tumor Immunology, 1987-1992;
  • Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, General Director, 1992-1997
  • Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Research Consultant, 1997-1998
  • Retired, 1998 (July)

TEACHING:

Graduate Level:

  • University of Zagreb School of Natural Sciences and Mathemathics, Zagreb (Assistant Professor): Immunology, 1969-1976;
  • University of Zagreb School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Zagreb (Assistant Professor): Immunology and Immunochemistry, 1973-1984;
  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb (Associate Professor): Basic Immunology, 1976-1979.

Postgraduate Level:

  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb (Associate and Full Professor): Immunobiology (Five different courses), 1971-1988;
  • University of Zagreb, Zagreb (Associate Professor, Full Professor): Experimental Immunology, 1976-1988;
  • University of Zagreb, Zagreb (Full Professor): Methodology of Scientific Research, 1987-

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

  • Initiated foundation of the Yugoslav Immunological Society (Founding Member of the International Union of Immunological Societies). Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Yugoslav Immunological Society (1970- -1976);
  • Organized the First International Symposium (BIOLOGICAL
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF TRANSPLANTATION ANTIGENS), sponsored by the International Union of Immunological Societies, Rovinj, Croatia, 1970;
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PERIODICUM BIOLOGORUM, Zagreb (biomedical journal cited in CURRENT CONTENTS).

MEMBERSHIPS:

Was or still is a member of the Editorial Board of:

  • EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, FOLIA BIOLOGICA (Prague), 
  • ACTA MEDICA IUGOSLAVICA (Zagreb) and 
  • SCIENTIA YUGOSLAVICA (Zagreb); ENCYCLOPAEDIA MODERNA (Zagreb).
  • The Transplantation Society, European Association for Cancer Research (Member of Council), European Association of Science Editors (Member of Council), and several Croatian scientific societies.

AWARDS:

  • Annual Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement (Croatia), 1974;
  • Elected Full Member of the Medical Academy of Croatia, (Zagreb), 1974;
  • Elected Adjunct Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zagreb), 1977 (Reelected, 1981);
  • Annual Award of the City of Zagreb ("for achievements with the scientific journal PERIODICUM BIOLOGORUM"), 1981;
  • Elected Associate Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zagreb), 1986;
  • Medal of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, 1987;
  • Annual Award FRAN TUĆAN ("for popularization and advancement of science and scientific culture"), (Croatia), 1991;
  • Elected Full Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zagreb), 1991;
  • State award for Life-time achievement in science (Croatia), 1999;
  • Gold Medal of the GILBERT FLETCHER Society, Houston, Texas, USA, 2003;

 

 


edited: 09/26/12
edited by: D. Torbica