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University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) is the oldest educational institution for medical training and research in the South-East Europe. It has a long tradition in education of medical doctors, as well as in research and clinical practice. UZSM is not only locally known, but it is recognized internationally as an excellent training and research institution. UZSM participated in six FP5 projects, seven FP6 and seven FP7 (one as coordinator).

Its Institute of Pathology is the biggest Institute of Pathology in Croatia with equipped laboratories for grossing and preparing slides, with immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology and electron microscopy laboratory. There is an autopsy theatre, classical museum of gross specimens with several hundreds of samples, main lecture hall for 200 people and 3 seminar rooms (max capacity 40, 40, 20 people) equipped with all together 48 microscopes. Internet is accessible via cord and wi-fi throughout the Institute. With huge archived materials, around 12000 new biopsies per year, educational activities for students, residents and certified pathologists, it is the best educational institution for pathology education in Croatia. Thirty Saltykow Memorial Meetings and since 2007, five European Schools of Pathology for residents and young pathologists were organized at the Institute of Pathology.

Our molecular pathology laboratory is the leading in its field in Croatia, providing many diagnostic tests (HPV, EGFR, ALK, BRAF, sarcoma testing, neuromuscular disorders...) with performing Western-blot, PCR, RT-PCR, sequencing and FISH. Besides this great infrastructure, we have excellent young team with great research potential.

Pathologists/researchers from our Institute are among the most publishing scientist at our University and Croatia, with strong back up from all our laboratories.

Prof. Sven Seiwerth, M.D, Ph.D.

Born: 20.02.1959, Zagreb, Croatia
School: 1965-1977 Zagreb, Croatia
Study: 1977-1982 University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Postgraduate study: Clinical and experimental Pharmacology
Residency: 1985-1990
Specialisation: 1990 Specialist in Pathology
PhD: 1993
Affiliation: Since 1985 till today - Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine; Since 1996 till today  - University Hospital Center Zagreb
Academic curriculum: 1986 - Assistant; 1996 - Assistant professor; 2000 - Professor; 2007 - Full Professor
Grants: Telepathology in Croatia (Collaborator - terminated); Quantitative pathology in laryngeal cancer (principal investigator-terminated); Computer assisted analysis and image transfer in pathology (principal investigator, ongoing).
Scientific interest: Tumour pathology, Telepathology, Quantitative pathology, Experimental pathology.
Responsibilities: Head of the Institute of Pathology and the Chair of Pathology Department
University of Zagreb School of Medicine; Secretary of Croatian Society of Pathology and Forensic Medicine.
Telepathology: Vice president of the Croatian Association of Telemedicine; Board member of the Committee for Telemedicine of the Croatian Academy of Medicine; Founding member of the International Academy of Telepathology; Member of the Committee for Telepathology of the European Society of PAthology.
Membership: Croatian Society of Pathology and Forensic Medicine; Croatian Microscopy Society; AG Knochentumoren;  European Society of Pathology; UEMS, Board of Pathology; European Association of Pathology Chairs and Residency Program Directors, Croatian Medical Chamber, Croatian Medical Association.
Publications: More than 125 full papers in peer reviewed journals (Pub Med), among them more than 100 in CC indexed journals.

Contact:
Prof. Sven Seiwerth, MD, PhD
Head of the Institute of Pathology
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Salata 10
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
phone: +38514566977
email: seiwerth@mef.hr

Dr. Luka Brcic, Research Assistant

Born: 09.12.1976, Zagreb, Croatia
School: 1983-1995 Zagreb, Croatia
Study: 1995-2001 University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Residency: 2006-2010
Specialisation: 2010 Specialist in Pathology
PhD: 2008
Affiliation: 2002-2004: Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Centre Zagreb; Since 2004 till today - Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine; Since 2010 till today  - Clinical Department of Pathology and Cytology University Hospital Centre Zagreb
Academic curriculum: 2002 till 2010 Research assistant, 2010 till today senior assistant
Research projects: Neuromuscular disorders in children (terminated); Computer assisted analysis and image transfer in pathology (ongoing); TEMPUS STEAMED project (CA003A06-2006) (terminated); Hepatocellular tumours (ongoin).
Scientific interest: Tumour pathology, Telepathology, Quantitative pathology, Lung pathology, Experimental pathology.
Responsibilities: Senior Assistant at the Institute of Pathology; Secretary of „Sergej Saltykow“ Foundation, Treasurer of Croatian Microscopy Society, Treasurer of Croatian Society of Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Membership: Croatian Society of Pathology and Forensic Medicine; Croatian Microscopy Society; European Society of Pathology; Pulmonary Pathology Society, Croatian Medical Chamber, Croatian Medical Association
Publications: 40 full papers in peer reviewed journals (Pub Med), among them 37 in CC indexed journals.

Contact:
Luka Brcic, MD, PhD
Institute of Pathology
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Salata 10
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
phone: +385913693693
email: lbrcic@mef.hr

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