Muhidin Hamamdžić, VD, PhD

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Hamamdžić is professor emeritus at the University of Sarajevo, participating in postgraduate Study Programs. He became a full member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006. Born in Sarajevo in 1936, Prof. Hamamdžić graduated at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo in 1960 and obtained his PhD degree in 1971. He spent his academic career at the same University, and retired as a full professor in 2006.

As a visiting collaborator in investigation he spent three months at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1972) and then at the same University, as a Fulbright scholar (1974 1975). During his University career he performed a duty of the Head of Physiology Department (1982 2000) of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo and the Dean of the same School.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Veterinaria, the only periodic journal of veterinary medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1978-1986, and again from 2010-2012.

In the period from 2000 to 2005, he was the Mayor of City Sarajevo.

Prof. Hamamdžić's research interest is comparative endocrinology, mechanisms of cell membrane transport and cardiovascular regulations. He founded and led the Laboratory for Genetic Investigation of Autochthonous Breeds of Domestic Animals (horse and sheep) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001). He led numerous investigation projects and published over 150 scientific articles and five textbooks for students of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry. Prof. Hamamdžić is an educator and mentor of many young Bosnian and Herzegovinian scientists.

For his contribution in advancement of science and education at Sarajevo University, Prof. Hamamdžić was awarded a Veselin Masleša prize and a special plaque of Sarajevo University (1986).