Silobrčić Vlatko, F.C.A.

Full members III. Department of Natural Sciences
Silobrčić Vlatko

Date of birth:

  • 04/18/1935

Place of birth:

  • Split

Address:

  • Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11, 10000 Zagreb

Phones:

  • +385(01)4895 171

Emails:

Silobrčić Vlatko, F.C.A.

Full members III. Department of Natural Sciences

Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • doctor of Science

Institutions:

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

Functions in Academy:

  • president – Committee for the Coordination of the Operation of Scientific Research Units, Museums and Galleries (2011. – 2018.)

Membership in Academy:

  • full member – Department of Natural Sciences (07/24/1991 – …)
  • extraordinary member – Department of Natural Sciences (03/11/1986 – 07/24/1991)
  • associate member – Department of Natural Sciences (06/07/1977 – 03/11/1986)

 

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Biography 

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:

  • Faculty of Science, Zagreb (assistant professor, first habilitated teacher from Immunology in SFRY): Immunology, 1969-1976;
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Zagreb (Assistant Professor): Immunology and Immunochemistry, 1973-1984;
  • Faculty of Medicine, Zagreb (Associate Professor): Basic Immunology, 1976-1979.

Postgraduate Level:

  • Faculty of Medicine, Zagreb (Associate and Full Professor): Immunobiology (Five different courses), 1971-1988;
  • Faculty of Medicine, Rijeka Infectious Immunity, Methodology of Scientific Research
  • Intercollegiate studies, Zagreb (Associate Professor, Full Professor): Experimental Immunology, 1976-1988;
  • Intercollegiate studies,, Zagreb (Full Professor, introduced new course): Methodology of Scientific Research, 1987-
  • School of Dental Medicine, Zagreb, Presentation of Scientific Text

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);
  • Member of the Symposium Committee of the International Union of Immunological Societies and Vice-President of the Commission for Europe, 1970-72
  • Organized the First International Symposium SIGNIFICANCE OF TRANSPLANTATION ANTIGENS sponsored by the International Union of Imunological Societies, Rovinj, 1970
  • One of the two initiators for re-editing BIOLOGICAL MESSENGER journal  into PERIODICUM BIOLOGORUM, Zagreb, 1969 (the journal was included in CURRENT CONTENTS in 1972)
  • 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); SCIENTIA YUGOSLAVICA (Zagreb); ENCYCLOPAEDIA MODERNA (Zagreb).
  • Was or still is a member of : THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (Member of Council), EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SCIENCE EDITORS (Member of Council),
  • CROATIAN BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY, YUGOSLAV IMMUNOLOGICAL SOCIETY (Secretary, Vice President and President), CROATIAN IMMUNOLOGICAL SOCIETY, YUGOSLAV ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE ( Vice President of the Executive Board); CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE ROMAN CLUB (Vice President, President), EUROPEAN MOVEMENT CROATIA (member of the Central Committee, Awards Committee, Vice President, President); HELSINKI COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS (member of the Executive Board, Vice-President and President) ; CROATIAN RADIO-TELEVISION PROGRAMME COUNCIL (President); CIVIC-ETHICAL FORUM (member); ETHICAL FORUM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (Member of the Executive Board); BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE RUDJER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE, ZAGREB (President); COMMITTEE FOR PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA (President); COMMITTEE ON ETHICS IN SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION OF THE CROATIAN PARLIAMENT (President, Member)

SIGNIFICANT AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  1. Recognition for successful work in the activities of the SCIENCE TO THE YOUTH movement, Movement Science to the youth, Zagreb, 1970
  2. Republic Award RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ for distinguished scientific activity, Zagreb, 1974
  3. Election for full member of the Medical Academy of Croatia, 1974
  4. PAVAO ČULUMOVIĆ Award for the Advancement of Medical Science, Zagreb, 1974
  5. Election for Associate of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, 1977
  6. Diploma for successful long-term cooperation with the Institute, Institut RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ, Zagreb, 1980
  7. Annual AWARD OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB for key role in the re-edit of the journal PERIODICUM BIOLOGORUM, Zagreb, 1981
  8. Diploma for special contribution to the development of the Clinic for ORL Medical Faculty in Zagreb, Clinic for ORL, Zagreb, 1981
  9. Re-election for Associate of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, 1981
  10. Recognition for significant contribution to the work of SIZ for Science SRH (Self-governing Community of Interest for Science of Socialist Republic of Croatia ) from 1979-1982, Assembly of SIZ V, Zagreb, 1982
  11. Diploma for successful and long-term work in the field of allergology and clinical immunology, Association of Medical Societies and Association of Allergists and Clinical Immunologists of Yugoslavia, Herceg-Novi, 1984
  12. Election for outstanding member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, 1986
  13. Diploma for cooperation and development of SIZ for science of SRH and self-governing socio-economic relations in scientific research, Assembly RZZR, Zagreb, 1986
  14. Massachusetts General Hospital Medal of Merit, Boston, U.S., 1987
  15. Annual Republic Award for Popularization of Science FRAN TUĆAN, Zagreb, 1991
  16. Award “JOSIP JURAJ STROSSMAYER”, Charter for the most successful publishing venture, as one of the five editors of the translation of the book “Principles of Internal Medicine”, Zagreb Fair and Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, 1998
  17. CHARTER in recognition of the special contribution to the emergence and subsequent development of modern immunology in Croatia, Croatian Immunological Society, Zagreb, 1998..
  18. RECOGNITION for health promotion in 1998, “Expertise”, OTV, Zagreb, 1998..
  19. Lifetime Achievement Award, Republic of Croatia, 1999
  20. GILBERT H. FLETCHER SOCIETY Gold Medal, Houston, U.S., 2003 ” For Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Knowledge in Cancer and Radiation Therapy”
  21. Fellow of the World Inovation Foundation, (WIF), Berkeley, U.S. 2003
  22. Diploma on the occasion of the 135th Anniversary of the Croatian Medical Association. “In recognition of the special contribution in nurturing the honorable tradition of the Croatian Medical Association, Medical Science and Health in the Republic of Croatia”, Zagreb, 2009
  23. Election as An Honorary Member on the occasion125.  Anniversary of the Croatian Natural History Society: “For an exceptional long-term contribution to the work of the Society”, Zagreb, 2010
  24. Election for Professor Emeritus, Dubrovnik International University, Dubrovnik, 2011

Summary

A. LIST OF PUBLISHED TEXTS

  1. Scientific texts
    1. Articles: 57
    2. Review articles: 10
    3. Conference papers: 23
    4. Abstracts:133
    5. Books or chapters): 0
  2. Professional papers
    1. Articles: 73
    2. Books or chapters: 54
    3. Translations: 15
  3. Other Texts: 73

B. SCIENTIFIC, PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

  1. Participation: 101
  2. Chairmanship: 35
  3. Organizing: 34

C. SOLICITED LECTURES: 113

D. TEACHING

  1. Lectures (1969 do 1990.)
  2. Theses advising
    1. Graduation theses: 13
    2. Master’s theses: 20
    3. Doctoral theses: 8
  3. Theses defense committees
    1. Graduation theses: 16
    2. Master’s theses: 26
    3. Doctoral theses: 21

E. PUBLICATION EDITING

  1. Journals: 7
  2. Editions: 4

F. MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Scientific, professional societies: 12
  2. Institutions: 2

G. AWARDS: 24

G. ALOCITATIONS (WoS + Scopus): 1104 (March, 2018.)

I. RESEARCH GRANTS: 9