Introduction Hristo Svilenov


Dear colleagues 

We would like to inform you that Mr. Hristo SVILENOV - appointed on July 9, 2021 by the university board as a professorial member at our faculty in the discipline 'Biopharmaceutical Production Technology' - has effectively taken up his duties on January 1st, 2022. Prof. dr. Hristo SVILENOV belongs to the department FW01 and to the laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy. He will also operate within the interfaculty consortium 'Leveraging Biopharmaceutical R&D' (participating faculties: Sciences / Engineering and Architecture / Pharmaceutical Sciences. We warmly welcome Prof. SVILENOV and wish him every success. 

You can find his biosketch below. 

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Since January 2022, Hristo Svilenov is a professor of biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology and formulation in the laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy. Before moving to Ghent, he spent two years as a postdoc at the Chair of Biotechnology (prof. Johannes Buchner) of the Technical University of Munich, funded by a grant from the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Foundation and a grant from the Else KrönerFresenius Foundation. From 2016 to 2019, he did his PhD (summa cum laude) sponsored by a Maria SkłodowskaCurie fellowship in the group of prof. Gerhard Winter at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. For his research, dr. Svilenov received several prizes: the Carl Wilhelm Scheele Award from the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) and the Abbvie Award for the best doctoral thesis. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a research scientist in a German biotech company and as a teaching assistant at the Medical University of Sofia, where he graduated as a pharmacist in 2012. 

Hristo Svilenov is working on different aspects of the development, manufacturing, and formulation of biotherapeutics. A strong research focus is on the application of novel analytical techniques and biophysical methods to design better therapeutic proteins and formulations. 

Kind regards 

Prof. Jan Van Bocxlaer