Miroslav Radman#

Miroslav Radman
Membership Number:1899
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2004 Science adviser to the Prime Minister of Croatia
  • 1999 Director, INSERM research unit U571“ Medical and evolutionary molecular genetics ”
  • 1998 Professor of Cell Biology, Medical School “Necker – Enfants Malades”, Université Paris 5
  • 1983-1998 Research Director of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institute Jacques Monod (University Paris 7, Paris, France
  • 1973-1983 Tenured Research Professor and head of the Laboratory of Enzymology of DNA, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 1970-1973 Post-doctoral Research Fellow with Professor M. Meselson, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Ma, U.S.A.
  • 1969-1970 Post-doctoral research fellow with Professor R. Devoret, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • 1967-1969 Pre-doctoral research fellow with Professors M. Errera and R.Thomas, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 1965-1967 Part-time research assistant to Professor Ivan Supek, Institute for Philosophy of Science and Peace Research. Zagreb, Yugoslav Academy of Science and Arts. Experimental work with Dr.M.Drakulic (Institute Ruder Boskovic Zagreb, Croatia)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • DNA repair
  • Physical chemistry
  • SOS response

Honours and Awards
  • Awards:
    • 1979 “Antoine Lacassagne” Grand Prix, Award of the French Ligue Against Cancer for the discovery of the mutagenic SOS system in bacteria.
    • 1990 “Golden Eureka of Innovation”
    • 1991 FEBS International Lecturer
    • 1992 “Charles Leopold Meyer” Grand Prix Award of the French Academy of Science for the discovery of DNA error correction
    • 1992 Medal of Honor: Society for the Encouragement of Progress
    • 1998 Medal “Spiridion Brusina” at the 100th anniversary of the Croatian Naturalists’ Society
    • 1998 Grand Prix “Leopold Griffuel” of the Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer for the contributions to the field of DNA repair
    • 2000 Grand Prix “Richard Lounsbery” Joint Award of the French and United States national academies of science for the discovery of mismatch repair as a genetic barrier between related species
    • 2000 Science Award 2000 from the “U.S. Environmental Mutagen Society” for “his farreaching research contributions to understanding the profound consequences of mutation and recombination, in global genomic responses, DNA repair, cancer and evolution”
    • 2000 “Katzir Katchalsky Honorary Lecturer”, Weizmann Institute, Israel
    • 2002 Honorary Visiting Professor of Molecular Genetics, Medical Faculty and Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    • 2003 Grand prix Inserm
    • 2004 Leonardo Award for creativity in scientific research
    • 2011 FEMS-Lwoff Award
  • Membership
    • 1978 EMBO
    • 1991 Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    • 1998 Academia Europaea
    • 2002 French “Académie des Sciences”

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