Atanas G. Atanasov

Atanas G. Atanasov is Principle Investigator of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Patient Safety (LBIDHPS) at Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Adjunct Professor at IGAB PAS (Poland), Guest-Professor at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria), Guest-Lecturer at the University of Vienna (Austria), and Editor-in-Chief of Current Research in Biotechnology (CRBIOTECH, Elsevier).

Dr Atanasov holds MSc degree in Biotechnology, PhD degree in Biochemistry, and Habilitation (Privatdozent (PD) degree) in Pharmaceutical Biology (from the University of Vienna, Austria). He has published >200 papers in the areas of Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology, Natural Products, and Scientometrics.  Moreover, Dr Atanasov is a pioneer in digital science communication approaches (e.g., using diverse social media networks, including a >100 000-follwers Twitter channel) and is the Founder and Executive Director of International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce (INPST), an open innovation platform bringing together scientists and key opinion leaders of the natural product scientific research field, as well as members of multiple scientific excellence centers and pharmaceutical-, biotech-, healthtech-, and natural product-related industries, united with the aim to promote collaborative natural product-linked research, technology development, health literacy, and biomedical science communication.