(born April 30, 1944 in Split)
Miroslav Radman (born April 30, 1944 in Split) is a prominent Croatian biologist and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. Radman's specialty is DNA repair; in 1974 he discovered the SOS response. He is now a professor of cellular biology at the Faculté de Médecine - Necker, Université Paris V, Paris, France.
Radman is a co-founder of the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences.
Miroslav Radman, is the most eminent Croatian biologist. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, of the World Academy of Science and of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and an associate of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art.
He graduated from the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics in Zagreb and received his PhD degree from the University of Brussels. He continued his post-doctoral studies in France and the United States. Since 1972 he has been associate professor and then full professor of genetics at Brussels University and from 1988 a professor of cell biology. He heads the Laboratory for Evolutionary and Molecular Biology. He initiated and is the co-founder of MedILS (The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences) a unique institute in Split which brings together brilliant scholars from Croatia and abroad.
He achieved world fame in 1989 when he broke the genetic code. By cross-matching two types of bacteria which had not mixed for 150 million years he discovered the molecular model for the appearances of new species – how two different species come into being from one shared ancestor.
He has published 177 articles, described 25 original discoveries which have been cited a few thousand times and has received 12 world awards including the following: the “Richard Lounsbery” award in 1998, which is awarded by the French and the American Academy of Science, the 1992 “Charles Leopold Mayer“ award, the “Leopold Griffnel” award, the “Antoine Lacassagne” award as well as numerous others.
He lives and works in France and Croatia.