Events:

MU – Varna is an Organiser and Host of an International Workshop Entitled Stem Cells: Fundamental Principles and Translational Applications

The scientific forum, funded by the TRANSTEM project of the European Commission, with the support of National Programme “European Scientific Networks” of the Ministry of Education and Science, will be held between 30th September – 1st October in Varna, and will bring together leading scientists in the field of stem cells from Germany, Israel, Norway, the USA, Greece and Bulgaria. Scientific organiser of the event is Prof. Igor Resnick, Coordinator of the TRANSTEM project, Deputy Director of the Research Institute of MU – Varna, and a scientific co-organiser is Prof. Tsvee Lapidot from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. See more here.



MU – Varna Organises an International Scientific Forum in the Field of Neuroscience

Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varn will organise and host the International Scientific Forum “Black Sea Neurogenesis”. See more here.


Dr. Vinciguerra was awarded the largest individual research grant of Bulgaria

The National Scientific Program “Excellent Research and People for the Development of European Science” — 2021 (VIHREN-2021) of the Ministry of Education and Science is the leading grant scheme for individual researchers in Bulgaria. The programme was created following the model of the European Science Council (https://erc.europa.eu/), with the quality of the applicant’s scientific output being the single most important evaluation criterion. See more here.


“Capital”, a leading online journal for economic news and analyses in Bulgaria, published an interview with Manlio Vinciguerra, PhD – Chair of the European research area (ERA chair) at the Medical University of Varna in the field of translational biology of stem cells.​

See the full interview here.


The First of Its Kind Workshop on Bioinformatics Entitled Introductory Computational Biology Course Was Held at MU – Varna

The first of its kind workshop on bioinformatics entitled Introductory Computational Biology Course was held at MU – Varna on 1-2 July 2021. The forum was held online with the support of TranStem project, and was organised by Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, European Research Area (ERA) Chair in the field of Translational Stem Cell Biology at MU – Varna. Dr. Vinciguerra has invited prominent Italian lecturers who, within the two-day course, presented the core of the bioinformatic processing of genetic, protein and multi-OMICS data. See more here.


Guest Lecturer from Italy Presented a Lecture within TranStem Project and the 31st Edition of Biomedical Forum

See the video here

The Cardiac Transplantation in the Heart of the Mediterranean Sea initiative took place on 19 May 2021 at 18:00. The event was held within the framework of TranStem project and Biomedical Forum 31 (2020 – 2021), organised by Medical University – Varna and the Bulgarian Society for Cell Biology. See more here.


MU – Varna Organised the First in Bulgaria Scientific Symposium on ‘Epigenetics and Signalling in Stem Cells’

The first in Bulgaria scientific symposium on ‘Epigenetics and Signalling in Stem Cells’ was held on 16 and 17 April. This forum is the first international scientific event of the TranStem project, funded by the European Commission, under Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to unlock, promote and maintain research studies in the field of stem cells at the University and in the region to the highest world levels. The project will implement research developments focused on both fundamental research on stem cells and their clinical application for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The Research Institute of MU – Varna is in the process of establishing a research group of prominent scientists in the field of translational stem cell biology, headed by Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, D.Sc. See more here.


MU – Varna Organises the First in Bulgaria Scientific Symposium on Epigenetics and Stem Cell Signalling

The first Varna scientific symposium on Epigenetics and Stem Cell Signalling is to be held at Medical University – Varna, on 16 and 17 April 2021. This forum is the first international scientific event of TranStem project, funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme.  The project aims to raise the level of research studies in the field of stem cells at the University and in the region to the global standards. The project will implement scientific developments focused on both fundamental research on stem cells and their clinical application for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The Research Institute of MU – Varna is in the process of setting up a research group of prominent scientists in the field of translational stem cell biology, headed by Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, Ph.D. See more here.


Newly elected ERA Chair in Translational Stem Cell Biology at the Medical University of Varna

Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, Ph.D., is the new European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Translational Stem Cell Biology at the Medical University of Varna (MUV). Starting November 2020 he joined the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Transplantology at the Research Institute of the Medical University of Varna. Dr. Vinciguerra will lead an international team of researchers focused on stem cell applications for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The team and its activities are funded by the European Commission via the TRANSTEM project. See more here.


Kick-off meeting with the Management board of the TranStem project will be held on October 17th 2019.


On 23.10.19 a press conference was held on the launch of the project TranStem.

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