Madić Josip, F.C.A.

Full members IV. Department of Medical Sciences
Madić Josip

Date of birth:

  • 02/25/1952

Place of birth:

  • Čukovec, Međimurje


  • Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb


  • Faculty of Veterinary medicine +385 01 2390 206
  • Department of Medical Sciences +385 01 489 5171


Madić Josip, F.C.A.

Full members IV. Department of Medical Sciences

Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (05/10/2012 – …)
  • doctor of Science


  • professor – Faculty of Veterinary medicine University of Zagreb
  • professor emeritus – University of Zagreb (05/15/2018 – …)

Functions in Academy:

  • deputy secretary – Department of Medical Sciences (01/01/2019 – …)
  • head – Awards Committee (10/1/2020 – …)
  • chair – Committee on Animal and Comparative Pathology

Membership in Academy:

  • full member – Department of Medical Sciences (05/10/2012 – …)
  • associate member – Department of Medical Sciences (05/28/1998 – 05/10/2012)

Curriculum Vitae

Josip Madić, Croatian microbiologist and immunologist was born on February 25, 1952. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, where he works as a full professor of microbiology and immunology at the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with a clinic. He was the Dean and Vice-Dean for Science and International Cooperation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of various bodies and committees of the University of Zagreb and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. He has developed good scientific cooperation with scientists from the Netherlands, England and Italy with whom he has co-authored published scientific papers. As apresident or member of the organizing committee, he participated in the organization of various scientific and professional conferences.

He stands out for his research in the field of veterinary virology and vaccinology, especially the genome structure of animal herpesviruses and the determination of the function of some of their glycoproteins in disease pathogenesis and their meaning in immunobiological events in the organism of an infected animal. These studies have been recognized in the scientific community as a new approach to combating and eradicating herpesvirus infections. His contribution in the field of diagnosis and immunoprophylaxis of influenza and parvovirus infections of animals has been noted.

He has been associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1998, and a full member since 2012. He is associate member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences and since 2018 professor emeritus of the University of Zagreb. He is the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Veterinarski arhiv and was a member of the advisory or editorial board of three Croatian scientific journals. His co-author’s work Veterinarska mikrobiologija – Specijalna bakteriologija i mikologija was awarded the Josip Juraj Strossmayer Award.