Miloš Judaš, MD, DSc, Professor of Neuroscience & Anatomy: Curriculum Vitae
General Data & Current Position: Miloš Judaš was born on May 01, 1961 in Petrinja, Croatia. He is presently employed as tenured Professor of Neuroscience & Anatomy at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, where he currently also serves as Head of Section for Developmental Neuroscience (Department of Neuroscience, Croatian Institute for Brain Research) and the Vice-President of the Croatian Society for Neuroscience. At the School of Medicine he was Vice-Dean for Research (1998-2000 and 2006-2014) and Head of the PhD Theses Committee (2006-2014). Since October 2014. he also serves as Vice-Rector for Science, Interinstitutional & International Cooperation at the University of Zagreb. With Ivica Kostović, he was co-founder of the Croatian Institute of Brain Research.
Office address: Miloš Judaš, MD, DSc,
Professor of Neuroscience & Anatomy,
Head, Section for Developmental Neuroscience,
Department of Neuroscience,
Croatian Institute for Brain Research,
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb,
Salata 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 (1) 4596 801
Fax: +385 (1) 4596 942
Home address: Maretićeva 10, Utrina,
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Cellular phone: 098/358 607
Education & Degrees: M.D. Degree obtained in 1984 at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; M.Sc. Degree obtained in 1987 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb; D.Sc. Degree obtained in 1996 at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Additional professional education & training: study visits to Anatomical Institute in Köln, Germany (1985, 1986), study visits to Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1998, 2005); awarded participant at ETP Winter School in Zuoz, Switzerland (1989), International Summer School of Brain Research in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1989 ) and International School of Neuroscience in Padua, Italy (1990).
Employment: Miloš Judaš has been employed at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb since 1985 to the present, as follows: junior researcher, assistant & senior assistant (1985-1997); assistant professor (1997-2002); associate professor (2002-2007); full professor (2007-2012). full professor, tenured (2012-present).
Research experience: Research associate at five U.S.-Yugoslav Joint Board Projects (1984-1992 and 1995-1998; P.I. at University of Zagreb Dr. Ivica Kostović, U.S. Collaborators at Yale University Dr. Pasko Rakic & Dr. Patricia Shoer Goldman-Rakic) and one ESF project (1990-1996; P.I. at the University of Zagreb dr. Ivica Kostović, collaborators in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Dr. H.B.M. Uylings and Dr. D.F. Swaab); research associate at nine domestic research projects funded by Croatian Ministry of Science (1985-1998); Principal investigator of three projects funded by Croatian Ministry of Science (1999-2013); Director of the research program «Neurobiology of Cognitive Development and Cognitive Disorders» of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (1997-2000); At present, he is Principal investigator of Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) project „Development of cell-type specific expression of human transcriptome in language- and mirror neuron-system related cortical network“ (started in December 2012).
Major research publications (see enclosed list of selected references): Current Web of Science Core Collection record for Miloš Judaš displays: 49 full papers, with 1.273 heterocitations, h-index = 18; with 13 papers published in Q1 and Q2 journals from 2010 to the present. He also published: 1 book in English; 9 chapters in books/monographs published in English or German. His papers are cited in leading international handbooks, textbooks and monographs, such as: Nelson CA, Luciana M, eds (2001) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Cambridge, MA – London: A Bradford Book, The MIT Press; Paxinos G, Mai JK, eds (2004) The Human Nervous System, 2nd Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier; O'Rahilly R, Müller F (1999) The Embryonic Human Brain. An Atlas of Developmental Stages, 2nd Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons; Barkovich AJ (2005) Pediatric Neuroimaging, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Johnson MH, Munakata Y, Gilmore RO (2002) Brain Development and Cognition. A Reader, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing; Eliot L (2001) Early Intelligence. How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. London: Penguin Books.
Research interests & specialty field: Human Neuroanatomy & Human Developmental Neurobiology; Human Brain Evolution & Comparative Neuroscience.
Teaching Experience: Teacher at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb for: graduate neuroscience and anatomy courses for medical students (1985-present); postgraduate and PhD courses in biomedicine (1989-present); continuous medical education courses (1992-present); Course leader for several courses in PhD programs in neuroscience (2002-present). Author of the first Croatian textbook of neuroscience (plus 28 other chapters in Croatian textbooks for graduate and postgraduate courses). Invited lecturer at a number of international meetings and schools (see below).
Invited Lecturer at International Meetings & Schools: Invited lecturer at a number of international meetings and schools, such as: International FENS/IBRO Summer School Development and Plasticity of the Human Cerebral Cortex (2003, 2005); The 6th Neurochemistry Winter Conference: Neuronal Plasticity During Development and Adulthood, Innsbruck, Austria (2004); Fetal MRI Course & Congress, Vienna (2006, 2008); The 11th Meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA», Dubrovnik, Croatia (2006); The 6th Graz Symposium on Developmental Neurology: Early Developmental Transformations – In Honour of Heinz F.R. Prechtl, Graz, Austria (2007); The 4th European Course on Paediatric Neuroradiology, London, UK (2008); The IPOKRaTES Seminar Neurodevelopmental Follow-up of «at risk» Children, Turku, Finland (2008); Symposium “Development of the Human Neocortex” (Oxford, January 6-10, 2010); “4th Fetal MRI Course & Congress” (Wien, May 2010); International Meeting “Reverse Engineering of the Human Brain” u organizaciji European Science Foundation, National Science Foundation USA & USA Air Force Institute (Dubrovnik, May 2010); “The 6th Meeting of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine - International Symposium on Fetal Neurology” (Osaka, Japan, October 22-24, 2010); 2nd International Workshop Perinatal Biomagnetism, (Jena, Germany, 02-05 June 2011); Human cerebral cortex development Course at the Faculty of Molecular Medicine (Tübingen 2013); Congres of European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Neuropediatrics (Vienna 2013); Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting „Wiring the Brain“ (July 18-22, 2013).
Administrative Experience: Member of numerous standing committees at the School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb (1995-present); the coordinator of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (1998-2000); Vice-Dean for Research at the School of Medicine University of Zagreb (1998-2000; 2006-2014); Head of PhD Theses Committe at the School of Medicine in Zagreb (2005-2014); Head of Section for Developmental Neuroscience at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (1998-present); the Secretary of the Croatian Society for Neuroscience (2001-2010); Vice-President of the Croatian Society for Neuroscience (2010-present); Head of the Study Session for Brain Research Grants Evaluation, Croatian Ministry of Science (2006); Vice-Rector for Science & International Cooperation at the University of Zagreb (2014-present). Member of the IBRO Council (2013-present) and of the FENS Council (2012-present); member of the IBRO CEERC-PERC Regional Committee (2007-present).
Membership: European Neuroscience Association (1995-1998), FENS (2000-present), Society for Neuroscience (1998-present), IBRO (2000-present), New York Academy of Sciences (1999-2006), Croatian Society for Neuroscience (2001-present, secretary 2001-2010; Vice-President 2010-present).
Promotion of Neuroscience Research in Croatia: The main organizer of fourteen consecutive Brain Awareness Weeks in Croatia (2002-present); Editor and co-translator of Croatian edition of The Brain Campaign BNA Publication «Neuroscience – Science of the Brain: An Introduction for Young Students» (2007); almost 200 appearances in TV and radio shows concerning the public promotion of neuroscience research (1998-present); Translator (in Croatian) of 3 international science bestsellers (A. Damasio: The Feeling of What Happens; J. Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel; L.L. Cavalli-Sforza: Genes, Peoples, and Languages).
Awards and Honors: School of Medicine Award for exceptional scientific productivity (2011); Annual Croatian State Award for exceptional contribution to science (2012); School of Medicine Award for supervising exceptionally successful and productive PhD student (2013).