Dušan Šuput

Dušan Šuput graduated in Ljubljana in 1975. He is Professor of Pathophysiology, and since 2005, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana. Since 2008 he has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg (Austria). As a Dean and as a member of the EASA he has been involved in the quality improvement of medical studies and in development of a more intensive and integrated medical curriculum. His approach is based on the long tradition of intensive problem-based teaching and learning in small groups of students, introduced at the Institute of Pathophysiology at the Faculty as early as in 1947.

He started his research career as an electrophysiologist, especially in the field of toxicology, and in 1987 he and his colleagues introduced magnetic resonance imaging in biomedicine in Slovenia. In 1981/82 he spent a year as a research fellow at the Institute of Physiology 1 in Homburg/Saar (Germany), and in 1988 a year at the Department of Pharmacology at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Centre in New York. His research work has been closely connected with research groups in France, Germany, Italy, UK, and USA. His group studies processes of degeneration, regeneration and repair at a molecular level (electrophysiology, laser scanning confocal microscopy, microspectrofluorimetry, molecular genetics) and in vivo (MRI, electrophysiology).

Dušan Šuput was co-opted to the AMSE Executive Committee in 2010, in preparation for AMSE 2011, and was elected a full member of the EC in 2011. He became General Secretary of AMSE in May 2013, confirmed by election at the General Assembly in 2014.