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For annual meeting of the Bulgaria Chapter of MCAA


The annual meeting of Bulgaria Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association will take place on October 19th 2018,

in the Main Conference Hall of the Faculty of chemistry and pharmacy – Sofia University, “James Bourchier” blvd. -1, Sofia-1164


Final program :


14:00 – Welcomes and Opening

Acad. Prof. Peter Kralchevsky - Dean of the Faculty of chemistry and pharmacy of Sofia University

Mrs Karina Angelieva – Deputy Minister of Education and Science

Mr Dimitar Asenov – chief expert at the “Transnational research initiatives” department of the “Science” Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Science

Mrs. Veselina Angelova - member of the European Commission Representative Unit in Bulgaria

14:30 - 15:30 Working program and Vision of MCAA-BG_Chapter

Chairperson:  Atanas Kostadinov

  • 14:30 - 14:45 – Presentation of Bulgaria-Chapter of the MCAA and the Annual plan of activities – Anife Ahmedova – Chair of the Chapter
  • 14:45 - 14:55 – short individual introduction of new members of the BG-Chapter
  • 14:55 - 15:30 – Discussion on the implementation of the planned activities and creation of an action-plan - topics to be discussed:
  1. Communication channels, logo & newsletter
  2. Next midterm meeting; informal meetings & possibility to organize a conference funded by external sources
  3. Constitute a Chapter Board


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 - 17:00 – Meet the members – presentation of the scientific field and experience of our members:

Chairperson :  Antoaneta Mateeva


  • 16:00 – 16:15  – Velislava Terzieva  – “Harmonious immune system:  regulatory T cells” 
  • 16:15 – 16:30  – Lilia Dimova – “From Marie-Curie fellowship to the membership of Bulgaria in the European Social Survey”
  • 16:30 – 16:45  – Lina Gergova – “National Festivity in Post-Socialist Europe: Calendars, Rituals, Actors”
  • 16:45 – 17:00  – Valya Vasileva  – “DNA methylation – an expanding horizon” 


17:00 - 18:30 – Meeting open to non-members and Invited guests, with presentations from current MSCA fellows

  • 17:00 - 17:15Why become a member of MCAA? - Short presentation of the MCAA goals and activities – Anife Ahmedova
  • 17:15 - 17:35 – Prof. Roumiana Stateva – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  – “H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017, Project 778168 – IProPBio: Integrated Process and Product Design for Sustainable Biorefineries - Some practical advices and experience sharing...”
  • 17:35 - 17:55 – Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Momchilova– Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  – “H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015, grant No 691247 – Exploitation of Aromatic plaNts’ by-proDucts for the development of novel cosmeceuticAls and food Supplements (EXANDAS)”
  • 17:55 - 18:25 – Roundtable Discussion and Q&A with new potential MCAA members from Bulgaria 


18:30 closing the meeting


After-meeting social event will take place in a nearby restaurant, which is cost-free for registered members of BG-Chapter of MCAA. There is a possibility to reimburse travel and accommodation costs for the MCAA members not resident in Sofia.

All members of BG-Chapter of MCAA that are currently abroad are welcome to take part in the meeting through on-line communication platforms. Please, send us a message to the BG-Chapter e-mail address with information on the type of communication platform you are using, so that we can make the needed technical arrangements.

Friday, 19 October, 2018
Location City:
Sofia 1164
1, J. Bourchier av., Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy