Third Youth Scientific Session
Biomedicine and Quality of Life

2-3 December 2021

For the third time the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is organizing the Youth Scientific Session “BioMedicine and Quality of Life”. This is an opportunity to share your scientific work, to establish a network for future collaboration, and to get acquainted with the cutting edge innovations in your research field.

If you have ever considered starting a PhD and becoming a scientist, or you have already taken this path – join us and we will share our best experience with you.



With the support of

Invited Speakers

Download the full timetable here.

Download the Book of Abstracts here.

See the awarded participants тук.


Dr. Plamen Ivanov

Network Physiology

Dr. Rumiana Bakalova

Molecular and Cell Biophysics

Dr. Rumiana Dimova

Membrane Biophysics and Synthetic Biology

Dr. Neus Colomina Gabarrella

Cell cycle

Deyana Ivanova, PhD student

Women and Children's Health

Dr. Raffaele Gravina

Wearable Sensing for Healthcare

Dr. Krasimira Tsaneva

Mathematics for Healthcare

Dr. Anela Ivanova

Computational Chemistry

Career Development

Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov

Astrophysicist and Science Communicator

Milena Petkova

CEO at Karoll Knowledge Foundation

Dr. Justine Toms

Media and Communication

Dr. Nikola Kerekov

Microbiologist and Lecturer in "Evolutionary Vision and Ratio"


The forum is open for students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists, who would like to share their research on theoretical and practical aspects in the following topics:

Biomaterials, cellular and tissue engineering

Molecular and cellular biophysics

Biological membranes and biomacromolecules

Excitable structures and motor control

Biomedical engineering


Submission Guidelines


  • 01.10.2021 Request for early submission/registration
  • 15.10.2021 Notification for acceptance
  • 15-20.10.2021 Payment of early registration fee
  • 01.11.2021 Request for late submission/registration
  • 15.11.2021 Notification for acceptance
  • 15-20.11.2021 Payment of late registration fee
  • 25.11.2021 Submission of presentations, recordings and graphical abstracts
  • 25.11.2021 Registration as a listener

Payment details

Account holder:  IBPhBME-BAS

IBAN: BG51UNCR96603119902912 BGN


Bank: UniCredit Bulbank

Payment details: Participation in “BMQL 21”, Name and Surname of the participant

Payments received prior to notification of acceptance will not be returned.

Abstract requirements

Abstracts should be submitted in English (up to 1 page) and will be included in an electronic book of abstracts, accessible through the conference’s website. 

The authors are also expected to prepare a graphical abstract or a figure. Please, send the graphical abstract at after your participation is confirmed.

Presentation requirements

Presentations should be 15 min long with additional 5 min for discussions. They should be presented by the young scientist.

Working languages are Bulgarian or English, and we expect the language of the oral presentation and the slides to match.

The recommended format for the presentations is 16:9.

Instructions for recording a presentation


Selected papers will be published in full text in English, after revision, in the International Journal Bioautomation (SJR 0.178).

The best presentations will be awarded with a certificate and a money prize.

Participation fees

Due to the pandemic situation and stricter anti-pandemic measures imposed in the country, the conference will be held entirely online.


Participation as a listener

students and young scientists

  • Certificate of attendance as a listener
  • Conference materials
  • Oral presentation
  • Inclusion in the Conference Proceedings

Participation fee: 30 BGN



Participation with an oral presentation: students

In BSc and MSc programs

  • Certificate of participation
  • Conference materials
  • Oral presentation
  • Inclusion in the Conference Proceedings

Early fee: 40 BGN
Late fee: 50 BGN



Participation with an oral presentation: young scientists

PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

  • Certificate of participation
  • Conference materials
  • Oral presentation
  • Inclusion in the Conference Proceedings

Early fee: 80 BGN
Late fee: 100 BGN



Programme Committee

General Chair

  • Corr. Member Prof. Andon Kossev, DSc


  • Аcad. Krassimir Atanassov
  • Corr. Member Prof. Ilza Pajeva, DSc
  • Prof. Albena Momchilova, DSc
  • Prof. Rositsa Raikova, DSc
  • Prof. Stefka Taneva, DSc
  • Prof. Vessela Krasteva, PhD
  • Prof. Irena Jekova, PhD
  • Prof. Antoaneta Popova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Biliana Nikolova, PhD
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Organizing Committee


  • Prof. Galya Staneva, PhD
  • Prof. Tania Pencheva, PhD

Vice Chair

  • Assoc. Prof. Vassia Atanassova, PhD


  • Assoc. Prof. Peter Vassilev, PhD
  • Senior Assist. Prof. Merilin Al Sharif, PhD
  • Senior Assist. Prof. Avgustina Danailova, PhD
  • Senior Assist. Prof. Martin Stefanov, PhD
  • Senior Assist. Prof. Silviya Angelova, PhD
  • Senior Assist. Prof. George Rashkov, PhD
  • Irina Georgieva, PhD student
  • Aleksandrina Nesheva, Biologist
  • Eng. Kamen Ivanov, Programmer
  • Pavel Lefterov, Technical specialist
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Contact us

If you wish to join us as a sponsor or you have any additional inquiries, please contact us at:

  • 02/979 26 23
  • 02/979 36 85

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