Zoran Radić, HDBMB member and eminent Croatian scientist living and working abroad, received the Spiridion Brusina Medal awarded by the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences. Prof Spiridion Brusina (Zadar, 1845 – Zagreb, 1908) is one of the most distinguished Croatian 19th century scientists and founder of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences. The medal is awarded annually to distinguished foreign scientists or Croatian scientists working abroad who promote and support Croatian science and scientists.
The recipient of the Spiridon Brusina Medal for 2016 is Prof Zoran Radić from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego. Prof Radic´ is a graduate of the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where he first started his research into acetylcholinesterase reaction kinetics under the mentorship of the esteemed Dr Elsa Reiner. Prof Radić is an active member of the HDBMB, teaches at the Doctoral Studies in Chemistry at the University of Zagreb and continuously works alongside researchers from the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in Zagreb. His expertise and reputation has helped the development of Croatian biomolecular sciences in general as well as worked in favour of their promotion. The Medal was awarded at the official ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the HDBMB in Zagreb (28 Oct 2016), when Prof Radić gave an inspiring 3D lecture entitled 50 years of allosteric hypothesis in cholinesterases, 25 years of its proof.
It is interesting to mention that Prof Zoran Radić is the first awardee of the Medal from Zadar, the hometown of Prof Spiridion Brusina.

ANNOUNCEMENT: HDBMB Congress – on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary, June 1-4, 2016, Split

ANNOUNCEMENT: In 2016 the HDBMB celebrates the 40th Anniversary. Among many activities during 2016 we will organise The Day of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in high schools and universities in Osijek, Rijeka, Split, and Zagreb with an aim of science popularisation and education.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 41st FEBS Congress – Molecular & System Biology For Better Life, September 3-8, 2016, Ephesus / Kuşadasi, Turkey