Vukičević Slobodan, F.C.A.

Full members IV. Department of Medical Sciences
Vukičević Slobodan

Date of Birth:

  • 5/17/1951

Place of Birth:

  • Zagreb


  • Laboratory for Mineralized Tissues, Center for Translational and Clinical Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Šalata 11, 10000 Zagreb


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Vukičević Slobodan, F.C.A.

Full members IV. Department of Medical Sciences

Academic titles:

  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • full professor


  • Professor – School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Membership in Academy:

  • full member – Department of Medical Sciences (05/15/2014 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Slobodan Vukičević, F.C.A. is a full professor at the Department of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy and is head of the Laboratory for Mineralized Tissues, Center for Translational and Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, and Croatian Scientific Center of Excellence for Regenerative Medicine. He is the founder of Genera Research, the first Croatian biotechnology company. He was improving in several foreign scientific and educational institutions, such as the Institute of Pathology, the Laboratory for Metabolism and Bone Diseases (Heidelberg University, Germany; 1984-1985, a scholar of the Humboldt Foundation), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Bone Cell Biology and the Laboratory for Developmental Biology and Anomalies (Bethesda, USA; 1988-1990, a scholar of the Fogarty Foundation), NIH, Laboratory of Bone Cell Biology (Bethesda, USA; 1992-1994, co-director), Harvard University, Laboratory for Systemic Biomedicine (Boston, USA, 2007, 2008), pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. (Groton, USA, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006).

He has published more than 220 scientific papers and chapters in books in high-impact scientific journals that have been cited more than 8,300 times, h-index 48 (Web of Knowledge), or 12,000 times, h-index 54 (Google Scholar).

Inventor is on more than 30 global patents, and the editor of four books on organ regeneration with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP). He is a member of the evaluation committee for the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “HORIZON 2020”, chairing the Advandced Grants LS7 panel: Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health of the European Science Council (ERC) in 2015 and 2017.

He received numerous awards for achievements in science, including the “Ruđer Bošković” Award for Scientific Achievements in Biomedicine (1992) and the National Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 for his contribution in the field of biomedicine and health. Since 2014. he is a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Medical Sciences.

More than 200 times he was an invited lecturer in the world’s renowned scientific institutions and universities and organizer or chairman of international congresses.

His scientific interests include molecular mechanisms of bone healing; discovery of bone and cartilaginous morphogenic proteins; signal transmission mechanisms in osteoblasts and kidney cells; biological regeneration of tissues with special attention to bone, cartilage, kidney and pancreas; designing and conducting clinical studies on metabolic bone diseases and articular cartilage regeneration.

He is president of the Croatian Society for Calcified Tissues and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS), European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS); American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR); American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT); Center for Inquiry Croatia (CFI Croatia); Editorial Board of Calcified Tissue International and International Orthopaedics; and the International Bone and Mineral Society.

He mentored 14 master’s and 31 doctoral dissertations. Most scientists educated in the Laboratory for Mineralized Tissues work in well-known Croatian and foreign institutions.