Dragan Primorac is a former Croatian minister of science, education and sports, serving from 2003 to 2009. He is also a pediatrician, forensic expert and geneticist. He is the first recipient of the title “global Penn State University ambassador,” and he is the cofounder and president of the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences. Primorac is a pioneer in DNA identification of skeletal human remains from mass graves. He has authored 10 books and more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts in forensic science, clinical and molecular medicine, genetics, population genetics, genetic legacy of Homo sapiens and education, science and technology policy. For his work, he has received 21 domestic and international awards to date.