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Professor Dr. Dušan Palić

Univ. Prof. Dušan Palić, D.V.M., MVSc, Ph.D., CertAqV, Dipl. ECAAH



Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Tierärztliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Fischkrankheiten und Fischereibiologie
Kaulbachstr. 37
80539 München

Room: 101
Phone: 089 2180 2282
Fax: 089 2180 992687

Office hours:
Class consultation times: personal consultations with our Chair teaching staff are available in person, online, or via telephone conversation. For appointments, please send email request ( and use “teaching consultations” in the subject line.


  • D.V.M. 1997 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade
  • MVSc, 2002 Veterinary Preventive Medicine - Immunology; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade
  • Ph.D., 2005 Immunobiology and Fisheries Biology (with Honors); Iowa State University
  • Dipl. ECAAH, Founding Diplomate of European College for Aquatic Animal Health


  • Chair for Fish Diseases and Fisheries Biology
  • Director, Center for Excellence in Aquatic Veterinary Medicine, Biosecurity and Education
  • Executive Director, International Aquatic Veterinary Biosecurity Consortium
  • Vice President, European College for Aquatic Animal Health
  • President (2012) and Distinguished Fellow of World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association

Recent Publications

  1. Ahmadivand, S., Palić, D. and Weidmann M. (2021). Molecular Epidemiology of Novirhabdoviruses Emerging in Iranian Trout Farms. Viruses 2021, 13 (3), 448. doi:10.3390/v13030448
  2. Sattang, S., Amornlerdpison, D., Tongsiri, S., Palić, D. and Mengumphan, K. (2021). Effect of freshwater fish oil feed supplementation on the reproductive condition and production parameters of hybrid catfish (Pangasius larnaudii x Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, Sauvage, 1878) broodstock. Aquaculture Reports 20, doi: 10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100598
  3. Hu, M., and Palić, D. (2020). Micro- and Nano-Plastics Activation of Oxidative and Inflammatory Adverse Outcome Pathways. Redox Biology 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2020.101620.
  4. Šarić, T., Župan, I., Aceto, S., Villari, G., Palić, D., De Vico, G., and Carella F. (2020). Epidemiology of Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis L. 1758) Mass Mortality Events in Adriatic Sea is characterized with Rapid Spreading and Acute Disease Progression. Pathogens 2020, 9, 776; doi:10.3390/pathogens9100776
  5. Hu, M., and Palić, D. (2020). Role of MicroRNAs in Regulation of DNA damage in Monocytes Exposed to Polystyrene and TiO2 nanoparticles. Toxicology Reports 7, 743-751. doi: 10.1016/j.toxrep.2020.05.007
  6. Zahran, E., Risha, E., Hamed, M., Ibrahim, T. and Palić, D. (2020). Dietary Mycotoxicosis Prevention with Modified Zeolite (Clinoptilolite) Feed Additive in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture 515, 734562. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734562.
  7. Hu, M., Jovanovic, B. and Palić, D. (2019). In silico prediction of MicroRNA role in regulation of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) responses to nanoparticle exposure. Toxicology in Vitro 60, 187-202.
  8. Iatridou, D., Pohl, L., De Briyne, N., Palić, D., Saunders, JH., and Bravo, A. (2018). Mapping the teaching of aquatic animal veterinary medicine in the European Union and European Free Trade Area Veterinary Record Open 5: e000309. doi: 10.1136/vetreco-2018-000309.
  9. Zahran, E., Risha, E., Awadin, W., and Palić, D. (2018). Acute Exposure to Chlorpyrifos Induces Reversible Changes in Health Parameters of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquatic Toxicology 197, 47-59.
  10. Bin Majeed, B.M., Saleh, M., Menanteau-Ledouble, S., Palić, D. and El-Matbouli, M. (2018) Dissemination, Identification and Treatment of Aphanomyces Invadans, the Causative Agent of Epizzotic Ulcerative Syndrome in Fish. Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift – Veterinary Medicine Austria 105, 63-71.
  11. Greven, AC., Merk, T., Karagoz, F., Mohr, K., Klapper, M., Jovanovic, B., and Palić, D. (2016). Polycarbonate and Polystyrene Nanoparticles Act as Stressors to the Innate Immune System of Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35, 3093-3100.* ET&C Top 10 Exeptional Papers List for 2016.
  12. Topić Popović, N., Strunjak-Perović, I., Barišić, J., Kepec, S., Jadan, M., Beer-Ljubić, B., Matijatko, V., Palić, D., Klobučar, G., Babić, S., Gajdoš Kljusurić, J., Čož-Rakovac, R. (2016). Native Prussian Carp (Carassius gibelio) Health Status, Biochemical and Histological Responses to Treated Wastewaters, Environmental Pollution 218, 689-701.*Winner of the IBR Best Paper Award 2017.
  13. Palić, D., Scarfe A. D., and Walster, C. I. (2015). A Standardized Approach for Meeting National and International Aquaculture Biosecurity Requirements for Preventing, Controlling, and Eradicating Infectious Diseases. J of Applied Aquaculture 27(3) 185-219.
  14. Jovanović, B., Whitley, E., Kimura, K., Crumpton, A. and Palić, D. (2015). Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Enhance Mortality of Fish Exposed to Bacterial Pathogens. Environmental Pollution 203, 153-164.