Zdravko Petanjek is a professor of anatomy and neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He is head of Department of anatomy and clinical anatomy. The area of his interest is neuroscience and neuroanatomy and neurobiology. He also researches neural substrate of higher cognitive function.
He participated in realization of 5 international projects and 5 projects of Ministry of science. He hosted 2 projects of Ministry of science of Republic Croatia. He is currently head of project at Croatian science foundation. He is also author of numerous publication published in leading international neuroscientific magazines and he's one of the most cited scientist in 2014.
Professor Petanjek spent more than 4 years in neuroscientific institutes in Netherland and France and he also cooperates with international neuroscientists. Winner of the Croatian academy of science and art award for highest scientific and artistic achievements for 2013.