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Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D

Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D

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  • Adjunct Professor

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Education

  1. 1985-1991 University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Croatia
  2. 1991-1996 Post doctoral fellowship, University of Connecticut, USA
  3. 1998- 2002 Residency Program in Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Biography

Dragan Primorac is a pediatric medical doctor, forensic expert, geneticist and university professor. In addition, Dr. Primorac has been qualified in courts of law as an expert in forensic DNA analysis. He is one of the founders of forensic DNA analysis in Croatia and in that region. Also, he was among a few scientists in the word who applied DNA analysis with a goal to identify mass graves victims. Currently, Dr. Primorac serves as a Professor at the University of Split, School of Medicine and University of Osijek, School of Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor at Penn State University.


He is co-founder of the Split University Center of Forensic Sciences where he launched first master’s degree programs in forensic genetics in that part of the Europe. Dr. Primorac is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics. In addition, he is co-founder of the prestigious international organization, The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) whose meetings are held every two years in Croatia.


Dr. Primorac is the author of more than one hundred scientific papers and abstracts in the field of forensic science, population genetics, the genetic legacy of homo sapiens sapiens, clinical medicine and molecular genetics, of which 55 are listed in CC and SCI. So far he has been cited more than a 1100 times.


Dr. Primorac has given more than 150 lectures presentations on forensic DNA analysis, education reforms, science and technology (45 at professional conferences and seminars). He received 12 special awards for his scientific achievements, including Young Investigator-Maurice Attie Memorial Award (by American Society for Bone and Mineral Research), Lifetime Achievement Award (by University of New Haven-Forensic Science Institute “Henry Lee”), Veneto Region Award for special achievements and promotion of science in the European Union (by The President dr. Giancarlo Galan). He was dissertation mentor of 9 Ph.D. students who successfully completed their thesis.


Dr. Primorac is author of several books in Croatia and the United States, as well as of articles on education, science and technology, among which are papers published in reputable journals such as EMBO Reports and Science. The results of his work have been published in prestigious scientific journals such as JAMA, Science, Lancet and in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Hartford Courant.


Dr. Primorac served as Minister of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia from 2003 to 2009. According to the International Republican Institute survey from October 1, 2007, he was rated as the most successful minister in the Government. As the Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Dr. Primorac launched a series of successful reforms in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as in science, technology and sports that significantly improved the system. The award for numerous efforts he made, is the recent survey of the Newsweek (The Word’s Best Countries) which rated Croatia 22nd in education, ahead of 12 countries from the G-20 group (Collectively, the G-20 economies comprise 85% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including EU intra-trade) and two-thirds of the world population.


Since the early 90’s has been engaged in various worldwide humanitarian projects. Currently Dr. Primorac serves as a member of Medical Advisory Committee of the Bridge Foundation, and as the President of charity association “CroUnum”. He is former vice-champion of ex-Yugoslavia in TaeKwon Do (Cadets, 1984) and in his spare time he practices golf, jogging, martial arts and soccer.

Dragan Primorac is a pediatric medical doctor, forensic expert, geneticist and university professor. In addition, Dr. Primorac has been qualified in courts of law as an expert in forensic DNA analysis. He is one of the founders of forensic DNA analysis in Croatia and in that region. Also, he was among a few scientists in the word who applied DNA analysis with a goal to identify mass graves victims. Currently, Dr. Primorac serves as a Professor at the University of Split, School of Medicine and University of Osijek, School of Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor at Penn State University.

He is co-founder of the Split University Center of Forensic Sciences where he launched first master’s degree programs in forensic genetics in that part of the Europe. Dr. Primorac is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics. In addition, he is co-founder of the prestigious international organization, The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) whose meetings are held every two years in Croatia.

Dr. Primorac is the author of more than one hundred scientific papers and abstracts in the field of forensic science, population genetics, the genetic legacy of homo sapiens sapiens, clinical medicine and molecular genetics, of which 55 are listed in CC and SCI. So far he has been cited more than a 1100 times.

Dr. Primorac has given more than 150 lectures presentations on forensic DNA analysis, education reforms, science and technology (45 at professional conferences and seminars). He received 12 special awards for his scientific achievements, including Young Investigator-Maurice Attie Memorial Award (by American Society for Bone and Mineral Research), Lifetime Achievement Award (by University of New Haven-Forensic Science Institute “Henry Lee”), Veneto Region Award for special achievements and promotion of science in the European Union (by The President dr. Giancarlo Galan). He was dissertation mentor of 9 Ph.D. students who successfully completed their thesis.

Dr. Primorac is author of several books in Croatia and the United States, as well as of articles on education, science and technology, among which are papers published in reputable journals such as EMBO Reports and Science. The results of his work have been published in prestigious scientific journals such as JAMA, Science, Lancet and in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Hartford Courant.

Dr. Primorac served as Minister of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia from 2003 to 2009. According to the International Republican Institute survey from October 1, 2007, he was rated as the most successful minister in the Government. As the Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Dr. Primorac launched a series of successful reforms in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as in science, technology and sports that significantly improved the system. The award for numerous efforts he made, is the recent survey of the Newsweek (The Word’s Best Countries) which rated Croatia 22nd in education, ahead of 12 countries from the G-20 group (Collectively, the G-20 economies comprise 85% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including EU intra-trade) and two-thirds of the world population.

Since the early 90’s has been engaged in various worldwide humanitarian projects. Currently Dr. Primorac serves as a member of Medical Advisory Committee of the Bridge Foundation, and as the President of charity association “CroUnum”. He is former vice-champion of ex-Yugoslavia in TaeKwon Do (Cadets, 1984) and in his spare time he practices golf, jogging, martial arts and soccer.

Board and other Exams

1995 National Medical Board Exam

1996 USMLE Part 1

1996 TOEFL

2002 National Pediatrics Board Exam

Postgraduate Training

1991-1996 Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Projects: Molecular basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta; COL1A1 mRNA transport; premature Stop codon and its influence to mRNA transport; Molecular basis of Nanomelia, a heritable chondrodystrophy of chicken).

Additional Training

1994 State of Connecticut, Division of State Police, Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Meriden, CT, USA (PCR amplification and typing of the HLA DQ A1 and PM Loci)

1997 Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, MD, USA (Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Analysis)

1997 Analytical Genetic Testing Center, Inc. Denver, CO, USA (Analysis of STRs)

1998 St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Surgery, (postoperative treatment of pediatric patients with the liver transplant)

Academic Appointments

1994-1996 Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

1998- 2001 Assistant Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Split, School of Medicine, Split, Croatia

2003-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Split, School of Medicine, Split, Croatia

2003-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia

2006-2009 Associate Professor, University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia

2009- Full Professor, University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia

2009- Adjunct Ass. Professor of Forensic Sciecnes, Eberly College of Science, Penn State University, SAD

2009- Full Professor, University of Split, Forensic Science Masters Program, Croatia

Other Appointments

1994-2003 Laboratory for Clinical and Forensic Genetics, Department of Pathology, Cytology and Forensic Medicine, Clinical Hospital Split, Croatia (head and founder)

1999- Forensic expert witness; appointed by County Court in Split, Croatia (Forensic expert witness in analyzing evidence, such as blood or semen, to use in legal proceedings to identify parentage and/or to link evidence to an individual. Serves as an expert witness and forensic consultant in Croatian legal matters, and provides expert reports and testimony for judges, attorneys, lawyers, law firms, insurance companies and government agencies in State court trials and arbitrations in the Republic of Croatia)

2003 (Jan-Nov) Director, Polyclinic “Holly spirit II”, Zagreb, Croatia

2003- The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences of the University of New Haven, USA (Member of Technical Advisory Committee)

2007- Forensic expert witness; appointed by the County Court in Zagreb, Croatia

Political Appointments

2003-2009 Minister of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia; appointed by the Croatian Parliament

2004-2007 Member of the National Competitiveness Council

2006-2007 Chairman of the Joint Committee of CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) ministers

Business Appointments

2010- President of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club

Major Committee Assignments:

2000-2003 European STR Working Group (head)

2000-2003 Government of the Republic of Croatia (Office for Detained and Missing Persons)

2001-2003 Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia (member of the Technology Area Council)

2002-2003 Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia (member of the Committee for Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine)

Advisory Posts

1994-1996 Advisory Board of Radio “Jadran” in New York

2001- Foundation of Genetics Medicine, Advisory Board, USA

2003- Council of Healthcare Advisors, USA

2005- “Bridge Foundation” Medical Advisory Committee, USA

Humanitarian Work

1997-2003 Catholic Medical Foundation in Split, Croatia (project director)

1997-2000 Advisory Board of the World Hope International, Inc., Warrenton, MO, USA

2007-2010 Honorary president of Humanitarian”Cor Unum” Association

2010- The President of Charity Association “CroUnum”

Honorary Citizenship:

2005 Honorary citizen of the city Pregrada

2006 Honorary citizen of the city Bjelovar

2006 Honorary citizen of the Otok municipality (near City of Sinj)

2008 Honorary citizen of Odžak municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

2009 Honorary citizen of Ljubuški municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Honorary Membership:

2007- Croatian Academy of Technical Sciences (for accomplishments in Academy’s activities)

2008 Croatian Association of Crime Scene Investigators (for outstanding contributions for Forensics Sciences.)

Membership in Professional Societies:

1997- Croatian Society for Human Genetics

1998- American Academy of Forensic Science (fellow)

1998- American Society for Human Genetics

1998- Croatian Society for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

2006- International Society for Applied Biological Sciences-ISABS, (co-founder)

Engagement in Scientific Journals:

2001-2003 Croatian Medical Journal

Ad hoc Reviewer:

1999-2000 The Lancet

Teaching Experience:

Lectures at Undergraduate Studies:

1994-1996 University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut; Department of Pediatrics, (Molecular bases of skeletal diseases)

1996- University of Zagreb, Croatia, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Molecular biology of the connective tissue)

2003- University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry (Biochemistry)

1998-2003 University of Split, Croatia, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Molecular diagnostics of hereditary diseases)

2004- University of Split, Croatia, School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Diagnostics (Medical laboratory diagnostics)

2007- University of Split, Croatia, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Molecular Genetics in Pediatrics, Molecular basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Gene and Cellular Therapy)

Lectures at Postgraduate Studies:

1998- University of Zagreb, Croatia, Postgraduate Studies, Department of Biology (Molecular medicine, identification of skeletal remains, paternity testing, analysis of Y chromosome)

1998-2000 University of Verona, Italy, Graduate Program, Department of Genetics (Molecular basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

2000- University of Split, Croatia, School of Medicine, Postgraduate Studies (Molecular medicine)

2001- University of Zagreb, Croatia, Doctoral Studies, Department of Orthopedics (Molecular basis of skeletal diseases)

2003- University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry (Human genetics)

2007- University of Split, Croatia, School of Medicine, Doctoral Study “Tumor Biology” (Molecular Diagnostics Methods of Tumor)

2009- University of Split, Croatia, Law School (Medical Law)

2009- University of Split, Forensic Science Masters Program (cofounder)

Invited Lectures:

  • Defective Splicing of mRNA from One COL1A1 Allele of Type I Collagen in Nondeforming (Type I) Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Ruder Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, November 1992.
  • Ancient DNA and Forensic Applications of DNA Technology. 2nd Annual American Association of Anthropological Genetics workshop, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 7-9, 1996.
  • Human Genome Research: Human Rights and Policy from Gene Detection through Family Public Health Education. Yale College Seminar Program, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, April 10, 1996.
  • The Kinetics and Intracellular Localization of the Messenger RNAs Affected by Splicing Errors: Current Paradigm and its Relationship to Genetic Collagen Disease. National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Frederick, Maryland, USA, May 3, 1996.
  • DNA Forensic Testing: What Geneticists Should Know? Division of Human Genetics, Connecticut Childrens' Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, June 18, 1996.
  • Splicing Errors and Defective Transport of COL1A1 mRNA Produce Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, MD, USA, March 4, 1997.
  • Premature STOP Codon and its Influence to mRNA Transport. Analytical Genetic and Testing Center, Denver, CO, USA, March 15, 1997.
  • Identification of human remains from mass graves in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina by use of DNA.European-American Intensive Course in PCR Based Clinical and Forensic Testing, Split, September 23 - October 3, 1997.
  • Premature Terminations of mRNA and Intron Retention are Two Different Mechanisms in Development of Genetic Diseases. Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA, USA, December 3, 1997.
  • Splicing Mutations on Type I Collagen Gene and its Effects on mRNA Transport. Anthropology and Molecular Genetics Post Graduate Course. ICU Dubrovnik, Hvar, Island of Hvar, June 28-July 4, 1998.
  • Identification of Human Remains from Mass Graves Found in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 10th International Symposium on Human Identification. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, September 29-October 2, 1999.
  • Molecular Basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Alameda, California, USA, March 21, 2000.
  • Application of PowerPlex16 System in the Identification of Human Remains. European Symposium on STR Systems. Berlin, Germany, April 16-18, 2000.
  • Studies on Use of PowerPlex16 on DNA Isolated from Bone Samples. 11th International Symposium on Human Identification. Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, October 10-14, 2000.
  • Human Identification and Genetics. American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Seattle, Washington, USA, February 14-16, 2001.
  • DNA and Human Rights. University of California Berkley, Berkley, USA, April, 2001.
  • Application of PowerPlex16 System in the Identification of Human Remains. European Symposium on STR Systems. Parma, Italy, April, 2001.
  • Identification of Human Remains by STRs. Promega STR Educational Forum. Zagreb, Croatia, June 6, 2001.
  • Molecular Basis of Skeletal Diseases. Hospital “Sveti Duh”, Croatia, June 8, 2001.
  • Regional DNA identification of skeletal remains using STR techniques. European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Testing, Dubrovnik, September 3-14, 2001.
  • DNA Typing Technology Used for the Identification of the Human Remains Found in Mass Graves. 12th International Symposium on Human Identification. Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, October 9-12, 2001.
  • Forth European STR Working Group Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, April 9-11, 2002.
  • Future of DNA Technology. Ministry of Interior, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 25, 2002.
  • International Regional Conference on Missing Persons- A step to the Truth. Rovinj, Croatia, October 17-20, 2002.
  • Identification of Human Remains from Mass Graves. 19th GEFI (Italian Forensic Genetics Group Meeting), Verona, Italy, November 15, 2002.
  • Extracting DNA Profiles from Challenging Sample Materials. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA, February 17, 2003.
  • 27. Identification of Skeletal Remains by DNA technology. Inaugural Congress of the Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (MAFS). Casablanca, Morocco, May 8-10, 2003.
  • Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights: Present Status and Future Perspectives. Croatian Commission for UNESCO. Zagreb, Croatia, June 12-14, 2003.
  • Identification of war victims by molecular methods.European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Zagreb, September 1-5, 2003.
  • Methods of Molecular Biology in Forensic Genetics. Congress of the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bjelolasica, Croatia, September 30- October 2, 2004.
  • New possibilities of molecular diagnostics and gene therapy osteogenesis imperfecte. Postgraduate course in permanent medical training of 1st category. Organized by: School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatian pediatrics society, Croatian Association of osteogenesis imperfecta. Zagreb, 25th October 2003.
  • The Role of Education in Business Development. Crans Montana Forum, April 13-15, 2005, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • DNA Analysis on Exhumed Corpses. Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences, MAFS2005, Monastir, Tunisia, June 22-25, 2005.
  • DNA Typing of Human Remains Found in Mass Graves. ISABS, Fourth European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 5-9, 2005.
  • Current Principles on Osteogenesisi Imperfecta. 7th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine. Zagreb, Croatia, September 21-24, 2005.
  • Molecular Basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta: 2nd Congress of Croatian Geneticists with international participation, Supetar, Island of Brač, Croatia, September 24-27, 2005.
  • Second Eastern Europe and Central Asia Education Conference on Tertiary education: Quality, Financing and Linkages with Innovation and Productivity, World Bank, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 2-4, 2005.
  • 6th EMBO/EMBL joint conference on Science and Society: Science and Security, October 28-29, 2005. EMBL Operon, Meyerhofstr. 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany (session chair)
  • Our Way to Become Knowledge-Based Society? Lecture at American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia, April 12, 2006.
  • Next Stage of Genomic Research -- What Can We Learn from DNA Sequences? Science and Technology in Society forum: Lights and Shadows. Third Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, September 10-12, 2006.
  • Forensic DNA Analysis. 2006 Mayo Clinic Alumni Association International, CME Program. Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 11-23, 2006.
  • Modernizing Croatian Science and Education. Annual Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Session: Research Competitiveness Strategies of Small Countries. San Francisco, CA,, USA, February 16, 2007.
  • Croatia - Knowledge-Based Society. Pentecost Dialogue "Geist & Gegenwart 2007", Seggau Castle, Austria May 24-26, 2007.
  • Influence of governments on industrial R&D and innovation. Euroscience Open Forum 2008 (ESOF2008). Session organized by AAAS. Barcelona, Spain, July 18-22, 2008
  • Parliamentary Strengthening Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnian Law About DNA Evidence. Session organized by Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina and USAID From. The American People. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 17, 2010.

Participation in Projects:

1991 National Institute of Health, USA (project AR-30426) Splicing and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

1991 National Institute of Health, USA (project AR-38933) Molecular basis of Nanomelia

1994 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, USA (project award) Molecullar basis for the diminished type I collagen mRNA accumulation in culltured cells derived from patients with the mild (type I) form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (head researcher)

1996- Government of the Republic of Croatia, Identification of war victims by DNA technology (head researcher)

2000- Ministry of Science and Technology, Croatia (project # 141009) Molecular genetics in cancer research

2003 Ministry of Science and Technology in cooperation with Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia – technology project

Validation of Biotechnology Products:

2000-2002 Beta Site study on skeletal remains (Power Plex 16, AluQuant, DNA IQ, extraction kit) – Promega Corporation, Madison, VI, USA

2002-2003 Beta Site study on decomposed skeletal remains (Linear Array mtDNA HVI/HVII Region-Sequence Typing Kit) – Roche Molecular Systems, Alameda, CA, USA

Mentoring in Doctoral Dissertations, Master’s Thesis and Graduate Papers:

1. Željka Presečki

Isolation of DNA from dental tissue in forensic cases/ graduate paper, Zagreb: School of Dental Medicine, 26/03/1999, 26 p., co mentor

2. Petra Uvodić

Paternity Analysis / graduate paper, Zagreb: Faculty of Science, July 2001, 61 p., mentor

3. Tade Tadić

The role of transcription factors Msx2i Dlx5 in the process of differentiation of bone marrow cells/ doctoral dissertation, Split: School of Medicine, 02/06/2003, p.81., mentor

4. Frane Paić

Using new DNA methods in identification of skeletal remains/ master’s thesis Split: School of Medicine, 10/06/2002, mentor

5. Ante Ivkošić

Analysis of collagen promotor (COL1A1) in transgenic mouse and in rat osteosarcoma cells (ROS17/2.8) / master’s thesis, Split: School of Medicine, 12.09.2004., 42 p., mentor

6. Sendi Kuret

P53 and nm23 genes loss of heterozygosity and their expression analysis in ovarii cancer/ master’s thesis, Zagreb: Faculty of Science, 08/11/2005, 57 p., mentor

7. Inga Marijanović

The effect of Dlx3, Dlx5 and Dlx6 transcription factors on osteoblast differentiation / doctoral thesis, Zagreb: Faculty of Science, 21/01/2005, p. 76, mentor

8. Damir Marjanović

The peopling of modern Bosnia-Herzegovina: Y-chromosome haplogroups in the three main ethnic groups/ doctoral dissertation, Sarajevo, BiH, Faculty of Science, 21/03/2005, 75 p., co-mentor

9. Marina Titlić

Lower contribution of factor V Leiden or G202104 mutations to ischemic stroke in patients with clinical risk factors: pair-matched case-control study/ doctoral dissertation, Split: School of M edicine, 78 p., May 2006, co mentor

10. Vida Čulić

Significance of DNA results of human papiloma virus in pathohistological material of miscarriages with aneuploidy in parents with clear constitutional caryotype / doctoral dissertation, Split: School of Medicine, 12/03/2008, 131 p., mentor

11. Ante Ivkošić

The role of transcription factor Runx2 (Cbaf1) in activity of collagen promotor/ doctoral dissertation, Split: School of Medicine, doctoral thesis approved, mentor

12. Robert Smolić

Inhibition of hepatitis C virus by affecting target, complementary and strand specific sequence of genom hepatitis C virus using short RNA interference/ doctoral dissertation

Osijek: School of Medicine, doctoral thesis approved, mentor

13. Martina Volarević

Specific and targeted selection of genetically protected hepatocite using receptor mediated endocytosis/ doctoral dissertation, Osijek: School of Medicine, doctoral thesis approved, mentor

Selected Publications

Articles listed in SCI/CC:

1. Stover M.L., Primorac D., Liu S.C., McKinstry M.B., and Rowe D.W. Defective Splicing of mRNA from One COL1A Allele of Type I Collagen in Nondeforming (Type I) Osteogenesis Imperfecta. J. Clin. Invest. 1993;92:1994-2002.

2. Salvatori R., Primorac D. and Lichtler A. A simple and fast procedure for separate extraction of nuclear and cytoplasmic RNA from cell culture. Biotechniques 1994;16:374-376.

3. Primorac D., Stover M.L., Clark S.H. and Rowe D.W. Molecular Basis of nanomelia, a heritable chondrodystrophy of chicken. Matrix Biology 1994; 14:297-305.

4. Alujevic A., Forempoher G., Nigojevic S., Biocic M., Kapural L., Andelinovic S. and Primorac D. Splenic-gonadal fusion of the continuous type in an adult female. Pathology International 1995;45:1-4.

5. Primorac D., Andelinovic S. , Definis-Gojanovic M., Drmic I., Rezic B., Baden M.M., Kennedy M.A., Skakel S.B., Lee H.C. Identification of war victims from mass graves in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina trough the use of DNA Typing and standards forensic methods. J Forensic Sci 1996;41:891-894.

6. Keys K.M., Budowle B., Andelinovic S., Definis-Gojanovic M., Drmic I., Marciklic M. and Primorac D. Northern and Southern Croatian Population Data on Seven PCR-Based Loci. Forensic Sci International 1996; 81:191-199.

7. Kapitanovic S, Radošević S., M., Andelinovic S., Ferencic Z., Tavassoli M., Primorac D., Sonicki Z., Spaventi S., Pavelic K. and Spaventi, R. The expression of p185 HER-2/neu correlates with the stage of disease and survival in colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology 1997; 112:1103-1113.

8. Nigojević S, Kapural L, Šćukanec-Špoljar M, Anđelinović Š, Janković S, Jukić DM, Primorac D. Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata in a postmenopausal women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1997;76(9):893-4.

9. Guha A., Mason R.P., Primorac D., Konopaske G, Miller J, Sinha P, Tulenko TN., Hand A. Interferon induced growth arrest is induced by membrane structural changes. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research 1997; 17:701-706.

10. Jankovic S., Stivicevic V, Dodig G., Biocic M., Stajner I and Primorac D. Analysis of Medical Aid to Croatian Army Soldiers Wounded at the Front Line. Military Medicine 1998;163:13-16.

11. Jankovic S., Stivicevic V, Dodig G., Biocic M., Stajner I and Primorac D. Psychological Characteristics of the Wounded and Disabled Croatian War Veterans. Military Medicine 1998;163:331-336.

12. Jankovic S, Buca A, Busic Z, Zuljan I and Primorac D. Orbitocranial war injuries: report of 14 cases. Military Medicine 1998;163:490-493.

13. Jankovic S, Busic Z, Primorac D. Spine and spinal cord war injuries during the war in Croatia. Mil Med. 1998;163:847-9.

14. Drmic I., Andelinovic S., Galavotti R., Primorac D. and Pignatti,P. F. Allele and Genotype Frequencies of six DNA Polymorphisms in the Croatian Population. Human Biology 1998;70:949-957.

15. Culic S, de Kraker J, Kuljis D, Kuzmic I, Sandstedt B, Saraga M, Culic V and Primorac D. Fatal Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD) with Fibrinolysis as the Cause of Death During Preoperative Chemotherapy for Nephroblastoma. Medical and Pediatric Oncology 1998; 31:175-176.

16. Terzić J, Krželj V, Drmić I, Anđelinović Š, Primorac D, Meštrović J, Balarin L. Genetic Analysis of the Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in a Southern Croatia. Coll. Antropol 1998; 22:485-489.

17. Kapural L, Sprung J, Glumcic I, Kapural M, Andelinovic S, Primorac D, Schoenwald PK. Tracheo-innominate artery fistula after tracheostomy. Anesth Analg. 1999; 88:777-80.

18. Vrebalov-Cindro V, Reic P, Ognjenovic M, Jankovic S, Andelinovic S, Karelovic D, Kapural L, Rakic M, Primorac D. Peripheral nerve war injuries. Mil Med. 1999;164:351-2.

19. Primorac D, Johnson CV, Lawrence JB, Mc Kinstry M, Stover LM, Schanfield SM, Andelinovic S, Tade Tadic, Rowe DW. Premature termination codon in the aggrecane gene of Nanomelia and its influence on mRNA transport and stability. Croatian Medical Journal 1999;40:528-532.

20. Jankovic S. Besenski N. Busic Z. Dujic Z. Buca A. Maskovic J. Lusic I. Primorac D. Craniocerebral war missile injuries: Clinical and radiological study. Acta Neurochirurgica. 142(1):101-102, 2000.

21. Primorac D, Schanfield SM, Primorac D. Application of Forensic DNA in the legal system. Croatian Medical Journal 2000;41:33-47.

22. Jurić I, Primorac D, Žagar Ž, Biočić M, Pavić S, Furlan D, Budimir D, Janković S, Hodžić P, Alfirević D, Alujević A, Titlić M. Frequency of portal and systemic bacteriemia within an acute appendicitis. Pediatrics International. 2001;43:152-6.

23. Johnson C.V., Primorac D., Kinstry M.Mc, Rowe D.W, Lawrence J.B.. Tracking COL1A1 RNA in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Splice-defective Transcripts Initiate Transport from the Gene but are Retained within the SC35 Domain. J Cell Biol. 2000; 150: 417-432

24. Semino O, Passarino G, Oefner JP, Lin AA, Arbuzova S, Beckman EL, De Benedictis G, Francalacci P, Kouvatsi A, Limborska S, Marcikic M, Mika A, Mika Genetic Legacy of Paleolithic Homo sapiens sapiens in Extant Europeans: A Y B, Primorac D, Santachiara-Benerecetti AS, Cavalli-Sforza LL, Underhill AP. The Chromosome Perspective. Science 2000; 290: 1155-1159.

25. Culic S, Jakobson A, Culic V, Kuzmic I, Scukanec-Spoljar M, Primorac D. Etoposide at the basic and interferon-a as the maintence therapy for Langrerhans cell histiocytosis. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2001;18:1-4.

26. Alonso A, Andelinovic S, Martin P, Sutlovic D, Erceg I, Huffine E, de Simon LF, Albarran C, Definis –Gojanovic M, Fernandez Rodriguez A, Garcia P, Drmic I, Rezic B, Kuret S, Sancho M, Primorac D. Dna typing from skeletal remains: evaluation of multiplex and megaplex str systems on dna isolated from bone and teeth samples. Croat Med J. 2001;42(3):260-6.

27. Gabriel NM, Calloway DC, Reynolds R, Primorac D. Population variation of human mtDNA hypervariable region I and II for 105 Croatian individuals by sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe analysis. Croatian Medical Journal. 2001;42:328-335.

28. Srdjana Culic, Rudolf Jakl, Vitomir Metlicic, Branka Paukovic-Sekulic, Biserka Resic, Vida Culic, Dubravka Kuljis, Dragan Primorac. Platelets Function Analysis in Children with Schonlein-Henoch Syndrome. Archives of Medical Research 2001;32(4):268-272.

29. Primorac D, Rowe WD, Mottes M, Barisic I, Mirandola S, Gomez-Lira M, Kalajzic I, Kusec V, Anticevic D, Glorieux HF. Osteogenesis Imperfecta at the Beginning of Bone and Joint Decade. Croat Med J. 2001; 42: 392-414.

30. Schanfield M, Andelinovic S, Gabriel M, Reynolds R, Ladd C, Lee H, Primorac D. Croatian Population Data on 13 PCR-Based Loci (CODIS database). Journal of Forensic Sciences 2002; 47(3):669-70

31. Gornik I, Marcikić M, Kubat M, Primorac D, Lauc G. The Identification of War Victims by Reverse Paternity is Associated with Significant risks of False Inclusion. Int J Leg Med. 2002; 255-257.

32. Jankovic S, Pavlov N, Dragišić S, Erceg I, Ivkošić A, Primorac D. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in childhood: clinical and radiological follow-up. Pediatr Pulmonol 2002 ; 34 : 384-7.

33. Antonio Alonso, Pablo Martín, Cristina Albarrán, Pilar García, Dragan Primorac, Oscar García, Lourdes Fernández de Simón, Julia García-Hirschfeld, Manuel Sancho, and Jose Fernández-Piqueras. Specific Quantification of Human Genomes from Low Copy Number DNA Samples in Forensic and Ancient DNA Studies. Croat Med J 2003; 44:273 -80.

34. Gabriel M, Calloway C, Reynolds R, Primorac D. Identification of Human Remains by Immobilized Sequence-Specific Oligonucleotide Probe Analysis of mtDNA Hypervariable Regions I and II. Croat Med J 2003; 44:293-8.

35. Rootsi S, Magri C, Kivisild T, Benuzzi G, Help H, Bermisheva M, Kutuev I, Barac L, Pericic M, Balanovsky O, Pshenichnov A, Dion D, Grobei M, Zhivotovsky LA, Battaglia V, Achilli A, Al-Zahery N, Parik J, King R, Cinnioglu C, Khusnutdinova E, Rudan P, Balanovska E, Scheffrahn W, Simonescu M, Brehm A, Goncalves R, Rosa A, Moisan JP, Chaventre A, Ferak V, Furedi S, Oefner PJ, Shen P, Beckman L, Mikerezi I, Terzic R, Primorac D, Cambon-Thomsen A, Krumina A, Torroni A, Underhill PA, Santachiara-Benerecetti AS, Villems R, Semino O. Phylogeography of Y-chromosome haplogroup I reveals distinct domains of prehistoric gene flow in Europe. Am J Hum Genet 2004; 75:128-137.

36. Radonic V, Giunio L, Biocic M, Tripkovic A, Lukcic B, Primorac D. Injuries from Antitank mines in Southern Croatia. Mil Med 2004; 169 (4) 320-4.

37. Primorac D. The role of DNA technology in identification of skeletal remains discovered in mass graves. Forensic Science International 2004; 146Suppl. (S163-4)

38. Marjanovic D, Bakal N, Pojskic N, Kapur L, Drobnic K, Primorac D, Bajrovic K, Hadziselimovic R. Population data for the twelve Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci from the sample of multinational population in Bosnia and Herzegovina. J Forensic Sci. 2005;50(1):223-5.

39. Marjanovic, D., Fornarino, S., Montagna, S., Primorac, D., Hadziselimovic, R., Vidovic, S., Pojskic, N., Battaglia, V., Achilli, A., Drobnic, K., Andjelinovic, S., Torroni, A., Santachiara-Benerecetti, A. S. & Semino, O. The Peopling of Modern Bosnia-Herzegovina: Y-chromosome Haplogroups in the Three Main Ethnic Groups. Annals of Human Genetics. 2005; 69(6):757-63.

40. Džijan S, Primorac D, Marcikić M, Anđelinović Š, Sutlović D, Dabelić S, Lauc G. High estimated likelihood ratio might be insufficient in a DNA-lead process of identification of war victims. Croatiaca Chemica Acta 2005; 78(3) 393 – 396.

41. Sutlović D, Definis-Gojanović M, Anđelinović S, Gugić D, Primorac D. Taq polymerase reverses inhibition of quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction by humic acid. Croat Med J. 2005;46(4):556-62.

42. Anđelinović S, Sutlovic D, Erceg-Ivkosić I, Škaro V, Ivkošić A, Paić F., Primorac D. Twelve-year experience in identification of skeletal remains from mass graves. Croat Med J. 2005;46(4):530-9.

43. Marjanovic D., Bakal N., Pojskic N., Kapur L., Drobnic K., Primorac D., Bajrovic K., Hadziselmovic R. (2005): Allele Frequencies for 15 Short Tandem Repeat Loci in a Representative Sample of Bosnians and Herzegovinians. Forensic Science International 2006;156(1):79-81.

44. Pavelić K, Primorac D, Vuk-Pavlović S. Integrating new countries into the European Research Area: Croatian reflections on joining the European Union. EMBO reports 2006;7(5): 1-5.

45. Marjanovic D. Pojskic N. Davoren J. Kovacevic L. Durmic A. Bakal N. Drobnic K. Primorac D. Skaro V. Bajrovic K. Hadziselimovic R. Population data at two short tandem repeat loci D2S1338 and D19S433 in the sample of multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina residents. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2006; 51(5):1219-1220.

46. Petrovečki M, Paar V, Primorac D. Can Croatia Join Europe as Competitive Knowledge-based Society by 2010? Croat Med J. 2006;47:809-24

47. Eterović D, Titlić M, Čulić V, Zadro R, Primorac D. Lower contribution of Factor V Leiden or G202104 mutations to ischemic stroke in patients with clinical risk factors:Pair-matched case-control study. Clin Apll Thrombosis/Hemostasis 2007;13(2) 188-93.

48. Marjanovic D, Durmic-Pasic A, Bakal N, Haveric S, Kalamujic B, Kovacevic L, Ramic J, Pojskic N, Skaro V, Projic P, Bajrovic K, Hadziselimovic R, Drobnic K, Huffine E, Davoren J, Primorac D. DNA identification of skeletal remains from the World War II mass graves uncovered in Slovenia. Croat Med J. 2007;48(4):513-9.

49. Projic P, Skaro V, Samija I, Pojskic N, Durmic-Pasic A, Kovacevic L, Bakal N, Primorac D, Marjanovic D. Allele frequencies for 15 short tandem repeat loci in representative sample of Croatian population. Croat Med J. 2007;48(4):473-7.

50. Primorac D. Editorial. Collegium Antropologicum. 2007;31(2):1.

51. Primorac D. Back into the fold. EMBO Reports 2008;9(7): 596-599.

52. Battaglia V, Fornarino S, Al-Zahery N, Olivieri A, Pala M, Myres NM, King RJ, Rootsi S, Marjanovic D, Primorac D, Hadziselimovic R, Vidovic S, Drobnic K, Durmishi N, Torroni A, Santachiara-Benerecetti AS, Underhill PA, Semino O. Y-chromosomal evidence of the cultural diffusion of agriculture in southeast Europe. Eur J Hum Genet. 2008; 1-11.

53. Džijan S, Curić G, Pavlinić D, Marcikić M, Primorac D, Lauc G. Evaluation of the Reliability of DNA Typing in the Process of Identification of War Victims in Croatia. J Forensic Sci. 2009;54(3): 608-609.

54. Primorac D. Human Genome Project-based applications in forensic sciences. Croat Med J. 2009;50 (30):2005-6.

55. Marjanović D, Durmić-Pasić A, Kovacević L, Avdić J, Dzehverović M,Haverić S, Ramić J, Kalamujić B, Lukić Bilela L, Skaro V, Projić P, Bajrović K, Drobnic K, Davoren J, Primorac D. Identification of skeletal remains of Communist Armed Forces victims during and after World War II: combined Y-chromosome (STR) and MiniSTR approach.Croat Med J. 2009 Jun;50(3):296-304.

56. Primorac D. Innovating Education in Croatia. Science 2009;324:1650.

57. Underhill PA, Myres NM, Rootsi S, Metspalu M, Zhivotovsky LA, King RJ, Lin AA, Chow CE, Semino O, Battaglia V, Kutuev I, Järve M, Chaubey G, Ayub Q, Mohyuddin A, Mehdi SQ, Sengupta S, Rogaev EI, Khusnutdinova EK, Pshenichnov A, Balanovsky O, Balanovska E, Jeran N, Augustin DH, Baldovic M, Herrera RJ, Thangaraj K, Singh V, Singh L, Majumder P, Rudan P, Primorac D, Villems R, Kivisild T. Separating the post-Glacial coancestry of European and Asian Y chromosomes within haplogroup R1a. Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Apr;18(4):479-84.

58. Underhill PA, Myres NM, Rootsi S, Metspalu M, Zhivotovsky LA, King RJ, Lin AA, Chow CE, Semino O, Battaglia V, Kutuev I, Järve M, Chaubey G, Ayub Q, Mohyuddin A, Mehdi SQ, Sengupta S, Rogaev EI, Khusnutdinova EK, Pshenichnov A, Balanovsky O, Balanovska E, Jeran N, Augustin DH, Baldovic M, Herrera RJ, Thangaraj K, Singh V, Singh L, Majumder P, Rudan P, Primorac D, Villems R, Kivisild T. Separating the post-Glacial coancestry of European and Asian Y chromosomes within haplogroup R1a. Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Sep;18(9):1074.

Other Scientific Articles

1. Stojan R., Pezelj G., Primorac D., Bakotin J. Seasonal Variations in women's breast carcinoma. Med. An. 1991;17:1-136.

2. Andelinovic S., Krizanac S., Duic Z., Andelinovic D., Capkun V. and Primorac D. Prognostic Importance of Colorectal Cancer Histological Grading: Correlation with Morphologic Parameters. Exp. Clin. Gastroenterol.1993;3:160-165.

3. Andelinovic, S., Gojanovic D.M., Drmic, I., Galic, M., Ivanovic, J., Rezic, B., Tonkovic, M., Primorac D. DNA Technology in Identification of War Victims in Croatia. Croatian Med. J.1994;35:123.

4. Primorac D. Reduced Type II collagen mRNA in nanomelic cultured chondrocytes: An example of extracellular matrix/collagen feedback regulation? Croatian Med. J. 1995;36:85-92.

5. Alujevic A., Primorac D. , Andelinovic S., Kruslin B., Dominis M., Nigojevic S. and Kapural L. Ciliated metaplasia in a patient of the Mediterranean origin with gastric adenoma. Gen Diagn Pathol 1996; 142: 113-117.

6. Jankovic S., Bradaric N., Kapural L., Busic Z., Dujic Z., Andelinovic S., and Primorac D. Early intracranial infections after brain missile injuries: The role of the computed tomography in diagnosis and treatment. Acta Medica Croatica 1997;51: 233-237.

7. Čulić S, Kuljiš D, Ivanković Z, Martinić R, Erceg-Maglić P, Pavlov N, Rešic B, Janković S, Primorac D. Various triggers for autoimmune hemolytic anemia in childhood. Paediatr Croat 1999; 43: 207-10.

8. Culic S, Kuljis D, Marinkovic M, Kuzmic I, Scukanec-Spoljar M, Budimir D, Culic V, Primorac D. Case report of sinus histiocytosis with massive cervical lymphadenopathy, Rosai-Dorfman disease in a child with serological findings of a recent Ebstein-Barr infection. Paediatr Croat 2000;44:125-128.

9. Presečki, Željka; Brkić, Hrvoje; Primorac, Dragan; Drmić, Irena.
Methods of preparing the tooth for DNA isloation. Acta Stomatologica Croatica. 34 (2000), 1; 15-20.

10. Culic V, Wagner K, Hannelore Z, Sertić J, Culic S, Resic B, Lozic B, Jankovic S, Glamuzina D,, Kaliterna M, Tadic T, Andelinovic S, Balarin L and Primorac D. Two rare mutations in cystic fibrosis. Paediatr Croat 200;44:161-165.

11. Ligutic I, Barisic I, Anticevic D, Vrdoljak J, Primorac D. Skeletal dysplasias specific health care for children with chondrodysplasias. Paediatr Croat 2001;45:19-6.

12. Huzjak, Nevenka; Barišić, Ingeborg; Rešić, Arnes; Vrdoljak, Javor; Kušec, Vesna; Antičević, Darko; Dodig, Damir; Primorac, Dragan.
Naša iskustva u liječenju osteogenesis imperfecte s bisfosfonatima. // Paediatria Croatica. 46 (2002), 2; 55-59.

13. Antičević D, Zergollern Lj, Janković S, Potočki K, Barišić I, Huzjak N, Bosnar A, Anđelinović Š, Ivkošić A, Primorac D. Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A current overview of musculoskeletal radiology and new genetic concepts. Acta Clin Croat 2002;41:101-111.

14. Ivkošić A, Titlić M, Tadić T, Erceg I, Marović A, Primorac D. Huntington's disease. Neurol Neurochir Pol 2003;37:183-9.

15. Primorac D, Skaro V. Molecular medicine-a new star on horizon. Period Biol 2004; 106 (3) 205-207.

16. Primorac D. Molecular biology. Period Biol 2004; 106(2) 81-82.

17. Marjanovic D., Skaro V., Primorac D. (2005): Capability of DNA paternity and maternity testing. Gynaecol Perinatol 14 (Suppl. 2): 17-21.

18. Marjanovic D., Pojskic N., Bakal N., Drobnic K., Primorac D., Bajrovic K., Hadziselimovic R. Preliminary population study at fifteen autosomal and twelve Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci in the representative sample of multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina residents. Progress in Forensic Genetics 2006;11: 243-245.

19. Marjanovic D., Pojskic N., Kalamujic B., Bakal N., Haveric S., Haveric A., Durmic A., Kovacevic L., Drobnic K., Hadziselimovic R., Primorac D. Most recent investigation of peopling of Bosnia and Herzegovina: DNA approach. Documenta Praehistorica XXXIII (2006)

Correspondence Letters

1. Primorac D. Croatian minister rejects “meddling claim”. Nature 2005; 20:433 (7023):193.

2. Primorac D. No Evidence for Croatian Race Claims. Nature 2005; 437:814.

Total Number of Citations

Over 1100 times (period of 1996 –2010)

Other Articles:

1. Primorac D. A leading light. Public Service Review: European Union 2007;14: 153 – 156.

2. Primorac D. The quest for knowledge. Public Service Review: European Union 2008;15: 393 – 394.

3. Primorac D. Strategy for the Development of Science in Croatia. The First Congress of Croatian Scientists from the Homeland and Abroad, Zagreb-Vukovar, 15th-19th November, 2004., Book of papers. Pavo Barišić (ed.). Zagreb: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia, 2006:27-45.

Books and Contributions to Books

1. Andelinovic S., Krstulovic B., Dominis M., Bakotin J., Primorac D. Pathohistology slides in general pathology. Video Tape. Skolska Knjiga, Zagreb, Croatia, 1991.

2. Shapiro J., Primorac D., Rowe D.W. Mutations in type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In Principles of Bone Biology. (Eds. J. Bilezikian, L.Raisz, G. Rodan). New York: Academic Press 1996:889-902.

3. Primorac D. Molecular basis of osteogenesis imperfecta (Eds. D. Šerman, A. Stavljenić Rukavina, J. Sertić, F Bulić Jakuš). Medicinska naklada 2001:188-195.

4. Primorac at al. DNA analysis in forensic medicine. (Croatian edition) Nakladni Zavod Matice Hrvatske 2001.

5. Andelinovic S, Drmic I, Primorac D. In Methods in Molecular Medicine. (Eds. D. Serman, A S-Rukavina, Sertic J. Zagreb Medical School, 2001:105-112.

6. Ivkosic A, Erceg I, Primorac D. Genetika u pedijatrijskoj kardiologiji - genetika prirodenih srcanih gresaka u: Pedijatrijska kardiologija. Malcic I (ed.). Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2001. Str. 43-59.

7. Plotkin H, Primorac D., Rowe D.W. Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In: Pediatric Bone: Biology & Diseases. (Editor Francis Glorieux). New York: Academic Press 2003.

8. Primorac D, Erceg I, Sutlović D, Ivkošić Am Paić F, Škaro V, Primorac D, Režić B, Anđelinović Š. DNA Identification of Skeletal Remains Discovered From Mass Graves. In:Lo Stato Dell¨Arte In Genetica Forense. (Eds.D. De Leo, S. Turrina, M. Orrico). Milano: Centri di documentazione e di distribuzione Giuffre 2003:23-32.

9. Biomedical Diagnostics in Clinical Practice. (Eds. E. Topić, D. Primorac, S. Janković) Zagreb: Medicinska naklada 2004.

10. Vrkić N. Krpan D, Primorac D. Bone diseases: Medical biochemical diagnostics in clinical practice. Topić E, Primorac D, Janković S (ed.). Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2004.

11. Primorac at al. Forensic DNA analysis. (Eds. Primorac D, Marjanović D, Croatian edition) Medicinska naklada 2008.

Book Translation

1. Lee H, Labriola J. Famous crimes revisited. Strong Books, Southington, CT, USA. Editor of Croatian Edition.

2. Replication, Maintenance and Rearrangements of Genomic DNA (Chapter 5) in: The Cell – Molecullar Approach, third edition. Cooper, GM; Hausman RE: (editors) Medicinska naklada, Zagreb / Lauc Gordan (editor of the croatian edition). Geoffrey M. Cooper 2004.

3. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Chapter 10) and The Extra cellular Matrix (Chapter 47) in Harper s Illustrated Biochemistry, 27th Edition. Murray KR, Granner KD, Rodwell WV (editors). McGraw Hill, 2006.

Abstracts: * = presented

1. *Primorac D., Velleman S., Clark S., Chandrasekaran L., Tanzer M., Rowe, D. Defective aggrecan mRNA processing associated with nanomelia, a heritable chondrodystrophy of chicken. J. Bone Min. Res. 7(1):S132, 1992

2. *Primorac D., Stover M., Liu S., McKinstry M., Rowe D. Defective Col1A1 mRNA splicing causing a null allele in type I osteogenesis imperfecta. J. Bone Min. Res. 7(1):S132, 1992

3. *Primorac D., Velleman S., Clark S., Chandrasekaran L., Tanzer M., Rowe D. Defective aggrecan mRNA processing associated with nanomelia, a heritable chondrodystrophy of chicken. 12th Ann. Mtg. East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Philadelphia, March 1993 Hosted by Philadelphia Connective Tissue Group. (Book of abstracts)

4. *Primorac D., Stover M.L., McKinstry BM, Redford-Badwal D., Clark S.H., Rowe D. Reduced type II collagen in nanomelic cultured chondrocytes: An example of extracellular matrix/collagen feedback regulation? 13th Ann. Mtg. East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Baltimore, March 1994 Hosted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (Book of abstracts)

5. *Primorac D., Liu S.C., Stover M., McKinstry M.B. and Rowe D.W. Nuclear sequestration of COL1A1 mRNA transcript associated with type I osteogenesis imperfecta. 44th Annual Mtg. The American Society of Human Genetics, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1994 (Book of abstracts)

6. *Primorac D., Andelinovic S., Definis-Gojanovic M., Drmic I., Rezic B., Baden M.M., Kennedy M.A., Skakel S.B., Lee H.C. Identification of war victims from mass graves in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina trough the use of DNA Typing and standards forensic methods. International Forensic Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, November 28 - December 2, 1994 (Book of abstracts)

7. Redford-Badwal D.A., Stover M.L., McKinstry M., Primorac D., Avatapalli S. and Rowe D.W. A method to distinguish expressed mutations vs null mutations in osteogenesis imperfecta. 13th Ann. Mtg. East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Baltimore, March 1994 Hosted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (Book of abstracts)

8. Guha A., Mason R.P., Primorac D., Rowe D.W., Hand A. Interferon induced growth arrest is induced by membrane structural changes. 36th Annual Mtg. The American Society of Hematology, Nashville, Tennessee, December 2-6, 1994 (Book of abstracts)

9. Guha A., Preston R. P., Primorac D., Hand A. Mechanism of Negative Growth Regulation by Interferon-Gamma. 3rd International Congress on Biological Response Modifiers, Cancun, Mexico, January 26-29, 1995 (Book of abstracts)

10. *Primorac D., Stover, M.L., Liu, S.C. and Rowe, W.D. Splicing errors and a premature termination codon in a Col1A1 minigene: Similarities to and discrepancies from endogenous mutations. 15th Annual Meeting, East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Somerset, NJ, March 1995 Hosted by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University and Princeton University (Book of abstracts)

11. Redford-Badwal D.A., Stover, M.L., McKinstry, B.M., Primorac, D., Avatapalli, S., Avatapalli, L. and Rowe, W.D. A Small Retained Intron in the COL1A1 gene Causing Mild OI: A second Case Report. 15th Annual Meeting, East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Somerset, NJ, March 1995 Hosted by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University and Princeton University (Book of abstracts)

12. *Primorac D., Kinstry M.Mc, Lawrence J.B., Johnson C.V., Avatapalli S. and Rowe D.W. Transport of the mutant mRNA in the patient with a type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta is blocked within nucleus. 16th Annual Meeting, East Connective Tissue Society, New York, NY 1996 Hosted by Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Book of abstracts)

13. *Primorac D, C. Johnson, M. McKinstry, S. Avatapalli, J. Lawrence and D. Rowe. Null alleles resulting from a defect in splicing or premature stop codons show abnormalities at different steps of nuclear to cytoplasmic mRNA transport. 45th Annual Mtg. The American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, CA, October 1996 (Book of abstracts).

14. *Primorac D, Johnson CV, Lawrence JB, Andelinovic S, Rowe DW. Premature termination on aggrecane gene and its influence to mRNA transport. European Journal of Human Genetics 1998;6 (1) 118

15. *Primorac D, Johnson CV, Lawrence JB, Andelinovic S, Stover ML, McKinstry M, Schanfield M, Rowe DW. Influence of premature termination on aggrecane gene to mRNA transport. 45th Annual Mtg. The American Society of Human Genetics, Denver, CO, October 1998 (Book of abstracts)

16. Ognjenović M, Cekić Arambašin A, Karelović D, Primorac D, Eterović D. Assoccation of oral lichen planus with carbohydrate metabolism disorder and HL DR antigens. 4th ICPA, Zagreb, Croatia, September 6-10 1998 (book of abstracts)

17. Čulić V, Primorac D, Rešić B, Lozić B, Čulić S. Genetic basis of epilepsy in children. 3rd Croatian Epilepsy Symposium, Stari Grad, Hvar, Croatia, October 1-3, 1998, p.22.

18. Čulić V, Čulić S, Žuljan I, Sheffer H, Armanda V, Kuljiš D, Rešić B, Karaman K, Primorac D, Balarin L. Retinoblastoma and Environment. The Second Croatian Congress in Human Genetics, Zagreb October 21-24, 1998. Paediatria Croatica Vol.42 Suppl. 3 1998. p. 35.

19. Drmić I, Anđelinović Š, Primorac D. Genetic Analysis in Forencis Medicine. The Second Croatian Congress in Human Genetics, Zagreb, Croatia, October 21-24, 1998 Paediatria Croatica Vol.42 Suppl. 3 1998. p. 26.

20. Čulić V, Wagner K, Zierler H, Sertić J, Čulić S, Rešić B, Lozić B, Gojanović A, Balarin L, Primorac D. Prenatal Diagnosis for Cystic Fibrosis from Genetic Counseling Unit Split. The Second Croatian Congress in Human Genetics, Zagreb, Croatia, October 21-24, 1998 Paediatria Croatica Vol.42 Suppl. 3 1998. p. 47.

21. Rešić B, Čulić V, Hećimović S, Barle M, Čulić S, Lozić B, Primorac D. Congenital Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy and Molecular Diagnostics. 3rd Congress of Croatian Pediatrics Society, Slavonski Brod, 7.-10. October 1998. Paediatr Croat, 42 Suppl 2 1998., p 29.

22. *Primorac D, Rowe D. Null Allelic Mutation Molecular basis of Osteogenesis imperfecta. The Second Croatian Congress in Human Genetics, Croatia, October 21-24, 1998., Zagreb, Paediatria Croatica, vol.42 suppl.3 1998. p.,6.

23. Resic B, Culic V, Kuzmanic-Samija R, Tomasovic M, Primorac D. Congenital Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (CDM) – Steinert Disease (Two families with Clinical and Molecular Diversity). Mediterranean Child Neurology Meeting, Aghia Pelaghia, Crete, Greece, June 10-12, 1999. Final program and Abstract Book p. 42.

24. Armanda V, Čulić S, Kuljiš D, Čulić V, Lozić B, Malčić P, Lasan R, Primorac D. Williams-Beuren Syndrome and Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia: rear association. Croatian Congress of Hematologists and Transfusionists with International Participation, Dubrovnik, October 16-19, 1999. Liječnički vijesnik godište 121:supplement 3; Zagreb, October 1999. p.152.

25. Andelinovic S, Definis-Gojanovic S, Primorac D, Schanfield S Moses. Methods of exhibiting victim’s belongings as a crucial tool in the identification of human remains from mass graves in specific situations. 51st American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, February 15-20, 1999 (Books of abstracts)

26. Jankovic S, Petricevic A, Ilic N, Bilic J, Andelinovic S, Primorac D. Breast cancer in the male: a retrospective analysis of 17 cases European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, March 7-12, 1999. Supplement 1 to European Radiology, vol.9:S 413.

27. Jankovic S, Besenski N, Busic Z, Buca A, Maskovic J, Dujic Z, Primorac D. Craniocerebral missile injuries: Clinical and radiological study. Neuroradiology 1999; 41:S68

28. Mišković S, Čulić V, Čulić S, Lozić B, Armanda V, Kuljiš D, Rešić B, Primorac D. Hyperploidy in Acute Lymphhoblastic Leucaemia Williams Syndrome Patient. IV. Congress of Croatian Pediatrics Society and 3rd Congress of Croatian Medical Nurses Association Pediatrics Society, Čakovec, October 4-7, 2000. PaediATR Croat, 44, Suppl 3,2000. p. 200

29. Culic V, Culic S, Lozic B, Armanda V, Kuljis D, Miskovic S, Resic B, Primorac D, Malcic I, Lasan R, Peterlin B. Hyperploidy in acute aymphoblastic leukemia William’s syndrome patient. 1st Alps Adria Meeting on human genetics. Brijuni Islands, Croatia, April 14-15, 2000., p.74.

30. Gabriel NM, Calloway DC, Primorac D, Reynolds LR. An expanded HVI/HVII immobilized sequence specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probe typing strip for the rapid screening of forensic specimens. 11th International Symposium on Human Identification. Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, October 10-October 13, 2000.

31. *Primorac D, Andelinovic S. Identification of human remains from mass graves found in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In: Zabit C, editor. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Human Identification; 1999 Sep 29–Oct 2; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

32. *Primorac D, Andelinovic S, Definis-Gojanovic M, Schanfield M, Baden M, Lee H. Identification of Human Remains in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Where and How to Go Further? 53rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington, February 19-24, 2001 (Books of abstracts)

33. Gabriel M, Calloway C, Reynolds R, Primorac D. Rapid Analysis of Skeletal Remains From Mass Graves Using Immobilized SSO Probes for the mtDNA Control Region. 53rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington, February 19-24, 2001 (Books of abstracts)

34. Andelinovic S, Sutlovic D, Drmic I, Primorac D. Ancient DNA old as city of Split. The Second European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics. Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3-October 13, 2001, p. 29 (Book of abstracts)

35. Erceg I, Andelinovic S, Sutlovic D, Rezic B, Ivkosic A, *Primorac D. A one step solution for identification of the skeletal remains. The Second European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics. Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3-October 13, 2001, p.36 (Book of abstracts)

36. Gornik I, Marcikic M, Kubat M, Primorac D, Lauc G. Nine STR loci might not always be enough for reliable identification by reverse paternity determination. The Second European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics. Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3-October 13, 2001, p.38 (Book of abstracts)

37. Čulić V, Čulić V, Armanda V, Kuljiš D, Rešić B, Lasan R, Lozić B, Primorac D, Malčić I, Peterlin B. Single signal of the Williams syndrome chromosome region 1 gene in hyperploidic bone morrow cells of acute lymphoblastic leukemia Williams syndrome patient. The Second European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics, Dubrovnik, September 3-14 2001, p.90 (Books of abstracts)

38. Primorac D, Rowe D, Mottes M, Barišić I, Antičević D, Mirandola S, Gomez Lira M, Kalajzić I, Kušec V, Glorieux. Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Current Concepts. The Second European-American Intensive Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics. Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3-October 13, 2001, p.128. (Book of abstracts)

39. Huzjak, Nevenka; Barišić, Ingeborg; Rešić, Arnes; Vrdoljak, Javor; Kušec, Vesna; Antičević, Darko; Dodig, Damir; Primorac, Dragan. Our experience in bisphosphonate therapy for osteogenesis imperfecta. 8th International Conference on osteogenesis imperfecta-. Annecy, 2002. p.28

40. Huzjak, Nevenka; Barišić, Ingeborg; Rešić, Arnes, Kušec, Vesna; Antičević, Darko; Dodig, Damir; Primorac, Dragan. Bisphosphonate therapy in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. 29th European symposium on calcified tissues - Zagreb, Croatia, 25-29 May 2002 - Abstracts. Calcified Tissue International. 70(4):242-292, 2002.

41. Primorac D. Molecular biology methods application in forensic genetics. The Third Croatian Congress in Human Genetics, Zagreb, September 3-4 2003. Paediatrica Croatica Vol 47: Supplement 2: 3.

42. Anđelinović Š, Definis-Gojanović M, Sutlović D, Drmić I, Erceg Ivkošić I, Škaro V, Ivkošić A, Paić F, Primorac D. Our Experience: Ten Years Work on Identification of Skeletal Remains from Mass Graves. In Proceedings of the Third European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine; 2003 Sep1-5; Zagreb. Croatia. Zagreb. Croatia: Studio HRG; 2003. p. 33.

43. Sutlović D, Anđelinović Š, Drmić I, Definis Gojanović M, Primorac D. Heavy Metals from Mass Graves Bones and Identification by Genomic DNA. The Third European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine; 2003 Sep1-5; Zagreb. Croatia. Zagreb. Croatia: Studio HRG; 2003. p. 66. (Book of abstracts)

44. Anđelinović D, Pavelić K, Anđelinović Š, Tomić S, Marasović D, Erceg Ivkošić I, Kuret S, Franulović V, Primorac D. Expession of the NM23-H! Gene and Loss of Heterozygosity in Malignant Melanoma. The Third European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine; 2003 Sep1-5; Zagreb. Croatia. Zagreb. Croatia: Studio HRG; 2003. p. 73. (Book of abstracts)

45. Kuret S, Tomić S, Drmić I, Anđelinović Š, Primorac D. Relationship between Immunoreactivity and LOH in p53 andNM23 Genes in Ovarian Carcinoma. The Third European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine; 2003 Sep1-5; Zagreb. Croatia. Zagreb. Croatia: Studio HRG; 2003. p. 99. (Book of abstracts)

46. Titlić M, Zadro R, Coen D, Primorac D. The Incidence of Factor V Leiden and F II20210A in Patients with Ischaemic Stroke. The Third European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine; 2003 Sep1-5; Zagreb. Croatia. Zagreb. Croatia: Studio HRG; 2003. p. 118. (Book of abstracts)

47. Andjelinovic S, Sutlovic D, Erceg I, Skaro V, Ivkosic A, Rezic B, Definis-Gojanovic M, Primorac D. Identification of Skeletal Remains from Mass Graves: Ten-Year Experience of Our Work. In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2003 Feb, Chicago, IL, USA.

48. Primorac D. Application of Molecular Biology Methods in Forensic Genetics. Third Congress in Human Genetics, Zagreb, September 3-4 2003. Paediatrica Croatica Vol 47: Supplement 2: 3.

49. Culic V, Lozic B, Culic S, Resic B, Primorac D. Lasan R, Martinic R. De Novo Trisomy-8 Mosaicism- a Five Years Follow Up. The Second European Congress in Paediatrics “ Europaediatrics 2003”, Prague, Czech Republic, October 19-22, 2003.

50. Marjanovic D., Fomarino S., Montagna S., Hadziselimovic R., Vidovic S., Pojskic N., Battaglia V., Achilli A., Torroni A., Primorac D., Santachiara-Benerecetti S., Semino O. (2004): The distribution of Y-chromosome haplogroups in the three main ethnic groups of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 6st Balkan Meeting on Human Genetics, Thessaloniki, Greece; Abstracts: 37.

51. Marjanovic D., Fomarino S., Bakal N, Montagna S., Hadziselimovic R., Primorac D.,Vidovic S., Pojskic N., Battaglia V., Achilli A., Torroni A., Andjelinovic S, Drobnic K, Santachiara-Benerecetti S., Semino O. (2005): Y-chromosome bi-allelic and STR markers in the three main ethnic groups of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 13: Supplement 1: 339.

52. Marjanovic D., Skaro V, Hadziselimovic R, Primorac D. (2005): Development and operation of laboratory for DNA identification for mass processing of skeletal remains from mass graves: the Bosnian and Croatian experience as solid foundation for the future. 2nd Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Science Congress, Monastir, Tunisia, Abstracts: 68.

53. Marjanovic D., Bakal N., Pojskic N., Drobnic K., Primorac D., Bajrovic K., Hadziselimovic R. (2005): Population data at fifteen autosomal and twelve Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci in the representative sample of multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina residents. The 21st ISFG Congress. Ponta Delgada, Portugal; Abstracts: 136.

54. Anđelinović, Deny; Primorac, Dragan; Pavelić, Krešimir; Kapitanović, Sanja; Anđelinović, Šimun; Tomić, Snježana; Marasović, Dujomir; Vukšić, I. Expression of the Nm23-H1 gene and loss of heterozygosity in melanoma malignum: P13.72. Abstracts of the 13th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Florence, Italy, November 17-21 2004 in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology. 18 (2004), Supplement 2. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 2004. 516-516.

55. Titlić M, Zadro R, Coen D, Primorac D. Factor V Leiden and F II20210A Mutations in Patients with Ischemic Stroke. Second Congress of Croatian Society for Neurovascular Disorders od Croatian Medical Association, Zagreb, October 14-16, 2004. p. 149 (Proceedings)

56. Culic V, Mijaljica G, Miskovic Z, Zegarac Z, Glavina S, Culic S, Primorac D. The Role of Viruses in Reproduction and Aneuploidy. European Human Genetics Conference 2005. Prague, Czech Republic, May 7-10, 2005. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 13: Supplement 1.

57. Primorac D. DNA Analysis in Identification of War Victims. The Fourth European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine. Dubrovnik, September 5-9, 2005 (Book of abstracts, page 60)

58. Battaglia V, Fornarino S, Montagna S, Marjanović D, Drobnić K, Durmishi N, Anđelinović Š, Primorac D, Santachiara-Benerecetti AS, Semino O. Y-Chromosome haplogroups in Eastern European population. The Fourth European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine. Dubrovnik, September 5-9, 2005 (Book of abstracts, page 80)

59. Sutlović, Davorka; Definis-Gojanović, Marija; Anđelinović, Šimun; Drmić, Irena; Gugić, Dijana; Primorac, Dragan. Taq polymerase reverses inhibition of QRT-PCR by humic acid. The Fourth European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine. Dubrovnik, September 5-9, 2005 (Book of abstracts, page 105)

60. Čulić V, Čulić S, Mijaljica G, Mišković S, Žegarac Ž, Glavina Durdov M, Kuzmić Prusac I, Lozić B, Primorac D. The role of EBV in spontaneous abortion. The Fourth European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine. Dubrovnik, September 5-9, 2005 (Book of abstracts, page 11)

61. Marjanovic D., Skaro V., Primorac D. (2005): Capability of DNA paternity and maternity testing. Gynaecol Perinatol 14 (Suppl. 2): 17-21.

62. Marjanovic D., Pojskic N., Bakal N., Drobnic K., Primorac D., Bajrovic K., Hadziselimovic R. Preliminary population study at fifteen autosomal and twelve Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci in the representative sample of multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina residents. International Congress Series, Volume 1288, April 2006,Pages,243-245.

63. Marjanovic D., Davoren J., Durmic A., Pojskic N., Bakal N, Kovacevic L., Drobnic K., Skaro V., Bajrovic K., Primorac D., Hadziselimovic R. (2006): Population study at two additional STR loci D2S1338 and D19S433 in the representative sample of multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina residents. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 14: Supplement 1: 341-342.

64. V. Battaglia, S. Fornarino, M. Pala, A. Olivieri, N. Al-Zahery, D. Primorac, D. Marjanovic, S. Andjelinovic, K. Drobnic, N. Durmishi, R. Hadziselimovic, N. Pojskic, S. Vidovic, A.S. Santachiara-Benerecetti, O. Semino. An evaluation of the complex Y-chromosome landscape of South-East Europe through different markers. Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences, Developments in Forensic Sciences, Malta, September 20-23, 2006.

65. V. Skaro, P. Projic, N. Pojskic, A. Durmic, L. Kovacevic, S. Haveric, D. Primorac, D. Marjanovic. (June, 2007) Allele frequencies for the fifteen short tandem repeat loci in Croatian population. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 15: Supplement 1: 289.

66. D. Marjanovic, A. Durmic-Pasic, N. Pjanic, N. Bakal, L. Kovacevic, V. Skaro, P. Projic, S. Haveric, K. Bajrovic, R. Hadziselimovic, D. Primorac, N. Pojskic (June, 2007) Population study at fifteen short tandem repeat loci in the representative sample of Bosnia and Herzegovina residents - contemporary data. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 15: Supplement 1: 305.

67. Marjanovic D, Durmic-Pasic A, Bakal N, Haveric S, Kalamujic B, Kovacevic L, Ramic J, Pojskic N, Skaro V, Projic P, Bajrovic K, Hadziselimovic R, Drobnic K,  Huffine E, Davoren J, Primorac D. DNA identification of skeletal remains from the second world war mass graves uncovered in Slovenia – first results. 5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007 (book of abstracts, page 43).

68. Projić P, Škaro V, Šamija I , Primorac D, Marjanović D. Occurence of off-ladder allelic variant in paternity testing - case study. 5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007 (book of abstracts, page 96).

69. Štambuk S, Sutlović D, Bakarić P, Petričević S, Primorac D, Anđelinović Š. Forensic botany: potential usefulness of microsatellite-based genotyping of croatian olive (Olea Europaea l.) in forensic casework. 5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007 (book of abstracts, page 115).

70. Schanfield M, Marjanović D, Škaro V, Anđelinović S, Primorac D. Additional analysis of Croatian population structure and comments on identification of remains in mass casualty databases: PowerPlex 16 databases for Southern Croatians. 5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007 (book of abstracts, page 118).

71. Marjanović D, Kovačević L, Durmić A, Avdić J, Hindija J, Lauc G, Škaro V, Projić P, Primorac D. Challenges in the Identification of WWII Human Remains:Usage of Y-STR and MiniSTR Approach. 6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Sciences, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine, Split, Croatia, June 1-5, 2009 (book of abstracts, page 49).

Articles Reporting my Work:

Scientific Journals

  • Marshall E. Tracing Croatia’s disappeared. Science 1995;269:1812.
  • Gunby P. Medical Team Seeks to Identify Human remains From Mass Graves of War in Former Yugoslavia. JAMA 1994;272:1804-1806.
  • Horton R. Lancet 1999;353:2226.
  • Marušić A. DNA lab helps identify missing persons in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Lancet 2001;358:1244.

Newspapers

The New York Times, USA Today (2), Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant (2), Connecticut Post, Hospital News, News Times, Quartary, Profiles in DNA (USA); Vjesnik, Vecernji List, Slobodna Dalmacija, Nedjeljna Dalmacija, Obzor, Arena, Nacional, Globus, Banka, Novi List, Jutarnji List, Cosmopolitan, In Flight Magazine-Croatia Airlines (Croatia); Večer (Slovenia); Kleine Zeitung, (Austria); Haaretz (Israel), Die Presse (Austria).

Television

NBC News-USA, Channels 8 (Connecticut TV Station, USA), Perkin-Elmer Corporation USA, Croatian TV Channels HRT 1, HRT 2, Nova; Asia Television Limited (Hong Kong)

Radio

Voice of America, most of Croatian radio stations

Honors and Awards

  • 1992 Young Investigator Award, Maurice Attie Memorial Award- sponsored by Merck, 14th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 1993 Outstanding Platform Presentation Award, East Coast Connective Tissue Society Meeting (East Coast Connective Tissue Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • 1994 Michael Geisman Fellowship Award (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, USA)
  • 1995 Outstanding Scientist Award (Immigration and Naturalization Service, USA)
  • 1995 Joint Award of the City of Split - together with Prof. Anđelinović, Split, Croatia (the City of Split; for introducing the DNA in forensic science in Croatia)
  • 1996 Recognition for Contribution to the Advancement of Forensic Sciences (Connecticut State Police, Commissioner’s Office and Forensic Sciences Laboratory, USA)
  • 1998 Homeland War Memorial (Government of the Republic of Croatia; for identification of war victims using DNA technology)
  • 2000 Project Award (Promega Corporation Inc., USA)
  • 2001 Achievement Award for Contribution to Forensic Science Education and DNA Testing (Forensic Laboratory, Connecticut State Police, USA)
  • 2002 Achievement Award for Leadership and Accomplishments in Promoting Science and Justice (Connecticut State Police, USA)
  • 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award (University of New Haven, Forensic Science Institute “Henry Lee”, New Haven, USA)
  • 2006 Gorjanović-Kramberger Medal for Contribution to Anthropology (Croatian Anthropological Society, Croatia)
  • 2006 Institute Ivo Pilar Medal for contribution to development of the institute, (Institute Ivo Pilar, Croatia)
  • 2007 Veneto Region Award for special achievements and promotion of science in the European Union, 23rd October 2007. (Award given by the Veneto Region President dr. Giancarlo Galan)
  • Recognitions, Awards and Plaques (other):
  • 2006 Golden Plaque of Virovitičko-posavska County – for promoting values, position and status of the County and special contribution to its development and general advancement
  • 2006 Charter of the School of Medicine, University of Rijeka – for remarkable personal contribution in the creation, development and promotion of quality and identity of the School of Medicine
  • 2007 Plaque of the School of Medicine, University of Split – for extraordinary contribution in creating and developing the Medical Faculty scientific status
  • 2007 Award of the City of Knin – for significant contribution to advancement and development of science and education in Knin
  • 2007 Friar Didak Buntić’s Award. Gradnići, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7th October 2007
  • 2008 Večernj list Daily’s Seal, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 4, 2008. (For scientific accomplishments in the region)
  • 2010 Signet of the “Marko Marulić” Polytechnic-Knin (Signet is the largest award given by Polytechnic for outstanding contributions to the advancement of Polytechnic and for development of society as a whole.