Dean Konjević was born in 1974 in Zagreb, Croatia, graduated in 2000 from the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb, and received PhD in 2009. In 2010, he became a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine. He is a scientific advisor in the field of veterinary medicine. In 2013, he was elected as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and Associate Professor at 2018. From October 2016 to October 2022, he served as Vice Dean for Science and for part of the mandate, as the Deputy Dean. His areas of scientific interest are diseases and management of wildlifes, epidemiology and comparative odontology. He is a member of the editorial board of Croatian Veterinary Record and the European Journal of Wildlife Research, as well as of review board of the Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine. He was guest editor of the special issue of “Wildlife Host-Pathogen Interactions” in the journal Pathogens.