Innovation Center for Information and In silico Technology Knowledge Transfer – In silico Intellect

The team of the Association “Innovation Center for Information and In-silico Technology and Expert Knowledge Transfer – In-silico Intellect” has competences and experience in ICT, High-Performance Computing (hardware and software), Parallel Programming, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, In-silico Experiments, Computer Intelligence, Image Processing, 3D In-situ Visualization, Molecular Biology, Drug Design and Telemedicine.

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Prof. PhD Plamenka Ivanova Borovska is a Director of Association „Innovation Center for Information and In-silico Technology and Expert Knowledge Transfer – In-silico Intellect”. She is outstanding expert in the area of ICT. Borovska obtained her doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Parallel Computer Systems, Complexes and Networks from the Technical University of Sofia (TU-Sofia), Bulgaria in 1985. Plamenka Borovska is a Full Professor at the Technical University of Sofia since 2007. In the period 2004-2015, prof. Borovska is a head of Computer Systems Department at Technical University of Sofia. Her main research fields are parallel computer architectures, computer clusters -programming and management, high performance computing, system area networks, parallel algorithms, parallel programming, computer simulation, computer intelligence, post-processing, pattern recognition, information technologies for business management, e-Health systems, metaheuristics, bioinformatics, GRID and Cloud Computing. Prof. Borovska is a co-founder and board member of the National Center for Supercomputer Applications in Bulgaria. Prof. PhD Borovska is the chief editor and chairman of the organizing committee of the International Conference “Computer Science” and the technical magazine “COMPUTER & COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING” in the period 2004-2015. Borovska is the author of 150 scientific publications, reports of conference papers. She holds a patent for a “multiprocessor system” recognized in the United States, England and Germany. She has participated in over 35 research projects at National and European level in the field of parallel processing and supercomputer architectures and applications: a European thematic network information technology, TEMPUS, ERASUM, PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), ETN FETCH and Operational Programme Human Resources Development. Prof. Plamenka Borovska is a member of the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing). Prof. Plamenka Borovska participates in the society of prominent Bulgarian scientists because of its significant contributions to the development of IT in Bulgaria. She is recognized as an eminent scholar BG (“Scientific glory of Bulgaria”, issued by the Premier Literary School, Veliko Tarnovo 2009, as well as in the book “Famous Bulgarian women” from 2009). In May 2014, Borovska has been awarded the golden medal for teaching, administrative and research and development and promotion of the Computer Systems Department at the Technical University of Sofia. Prof. Borovska has been awarded the diploma for outstanding contribution to the research development at the Technical University of Sofia in December 2014.

Acad. Prof. Ivan Georgiev Ivanov is a Head of the Advisory Board at In-silico Intellect Association. He is an outstanding expert in the area of molecular biology. Scientific degrees: Academic (2015), Corresponding Member of Academy of Sciences (2004), Professor (1990), Ph.D. (1989), associate professor (1983), Dr. (1975), higher education – chemistry (SU “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” – 1967). Positions held: (1974 -1982) Research Associate, Institute of Biochemistry, BAS; (1983-1988) Associate Professor and Head of Department, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB); (1989-2014) – Professor and Head of Department, IMB;  (1990 (continue))  Professor, Department of Biotechnology, University of Chemical Technology, Sofia; (1990-1997) Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Canada; (1998-2003) Deputy Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS; (2003-2006) Director of the IMB, BAS. Specializations: Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague (1976), Institute of Biochemistry, Szeged (1978), Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow (1983), University of New Brunswick, Canada (1984), Nobel Medical Institute, Stockholm (1986 ) Visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Canada (1991-1994). Research scope: Molecular mechanisms of gene regulation; gene synthesis; gene expression; catalytic RNA; mechanisms of action of human cytokines; glycation; bioinformatics. Major scientific achievements: kinetic heterogeneity was discovered in the genome of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic organisms (1975-1983); It was first synthesized and expressed in bacteria the gene of the thyroid hormone calcitonin (1984-1988); bacteria genes of human interferons gamma and alpha-1; open a new (alternative) way for initiation of protein synthesis in bacteria; first described the phenomenon of “non-enzymatic glycosylation (glycation)” in prokaryotic organisms; for the first time determined the frequency of use of codon pairs in the genomes of 158 bacteria and more than 1,500 animal mitochondria and explained the biological sense of common and frequently used pairs. Scientific and applied research: Patent clean technology for the production of recombinant human gamma interferon is developed, based on which they were created and registered for production and use in our two original drugs (Gammapheron and Vrofgel) for the treatment of eye and skin infections. He is currently working on the creation of recombinant proteins intended for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. On the latter were issued 6 patents including: one Bulgarian, 2 International and 3 American. Membership, Councils and Commissions: Scientific Council of the IMB, Scientific Council of the Agrobioinstitute, National Council of Molecular Biology,  Biophysics and Biochemistry (Chairman), UNESCO Commission for Science (national), National Commission for Accreditation, New York Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian Academy of Medical Sciences, European Federation of Biotechnology, Bulgarian Society of Biochemistry and Biophysics (President 2001-2005). Publications: Total number of papers: 220; papers in peer reviewed journals: 175; lay scientific publications: 50; impact factor: 360; citations: 1100; patents: 28; books: 6.

Prof. PhD Vladimir Dimitrov Lazarov is a Member of the Advisory Board at In-silico Intellect Association. He is an outstanding expert in the ICT area. He obtained his doctoral degree on Computer Science in 1974 at Electro-Technical University of Sankt-Petersburg, Russia. In 1981, prof. Lazarov is a principal scientific officer at “Central Institute for Computing Technique”, Sofia. In 1997, he is a visiting professor at Technical University – Sofia, branch Plovdiv, and at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Vladimir Lazarov is a professor at European Politechnical University, Pernik since 2011. For the period 1988-1991, he is a Vice-General Director at the “Central Institute for Computing Systems and Technology”, Sofia. Previous positions: 1996 – Vice-Director of Institute for Parallel Processing (IPP) – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; 2012 – Head of Program „Applied Computer Science“at European Politechnical University, Pernik; 2014 – Head of Department “Applied Computer Science and Communications Technologies” at European Politechnical University, Pernik. Membership, Councils and Commissions: 1986 – Representative of Bulgaria in TC-10 (Computer Architectures) and member of the WG 10.3 (Concurrent Systems) of the International Federation on Information   Processing (IFIP); 1996 – Member of the Scientific Board of the National Journal “Informatiom Technologies and Control”; 2007 – Member (National representative) of the Domain Committee for Information and Communication Technologies (DC-ICT) of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Prof. Lazarov is an author and co-author of 70 science articles in local and international science transactions and magazines, 5 academic books and monographs and 6 patents. He is a head of 20 national and international projects in the field of computer and communication technology. Prof. Vladimir Lazarov is a chief constructor of ES 1037 and IZOT 1704 E – powerful high performance systems, based on concurrent work of CPU and set of Array Pipeline Processors.