Domazet-Lošo Awarded the Order of the Croatian Morning Star for Science
Yesterday, during a commemoration of Croatian Statehood Day at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, presented medals and awards to deserving individuals, companies and cultural institutions. Among the recipients was Dr. Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, a scientist at the Ruđer Bošković Institute.
The geneticist Tomislav Domazet-Lošo was awarded the Order of the Croatian Morning Star for Science with the Image of Ruđer Bošković for outstanding contributions to science and its promotion in the Republic of Croatia and the world.
Dr. Domazet-Lošo is a distinguished young scientist who, with the discovery of the method of genomic phylostratigraphy, has provided strong evidence supporting the theory of evolution. His research demonstrated for the first time that even simple organisms can have tumors, which is of great significance to medicine.