We are excited to announce that professor Hristo Svilenov has joined CESPE as an academic member. With the onboarding of prof. Svilenov, we further strengthen our capabilities in the field of biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
Hristo Svilenov is a professor of biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology and formulation in the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy at Ghent University. Before moving to Ghent, he was postdoc with Prof. Johannes Buchner at the Technical University of Munich funded by a fellowship from the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Foundation and a grant from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation. From 2016 to 2019, he did his PhD sponsored by a Maria Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in the group of Prof. Gerhard Winter at the University of Munich. For his research, Dr. Svilenov received several prizes like the Carl Wilhelm Scheele Award from the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) or the Abbvie Award for the best doctoral thesis. He is a pharmacist by training.
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.