Dr Zvonimir Koporc is Associate Professor in Physiology at the Catholic University of Croatia. He has published extensively on immunology and edits the European Journal of Biology. He has achieved international recognition for expertise on research in life sciences (immunology) and professional standards in research ethics. His primary consultative activity in ethics and in life sciences. Zvonimir has acted as consultant, adviser and/or delivered training on research ethics at the European and national level. His PhD in chemistry was awarded by the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.