Croatian Institute for Brain Research


Croatia | Zagreb



The Croatian Institute for Brain research is an affiliate of the University of Zagreb Medical School, and an independent research facility and archive. Its founder Dr. Ivica Kostovic established Zagreb’s neuroembryological collection; a significant collection of preserved human brains at various stages of development. It is one of the largest collections of human brains in the world consisting of 1,300 developing and adult brains. It has served as a valuable resource for many research projects, more than 30 PhD theses and upwards of 200 publications. The Institute even has a dormitory for researchers wishing to visit and utilize the collection. However, the institute is currently creating an online catalogue of the collection that will be readily available to those who cannot travel all the way to Croatia.

Relevant People:

Professor Ivica Kostovic