Prof. Atanas G. Atanasov holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology, PhD degree in Biochemistry, and Habilitation (Privatdozent (PD) degree) in Pharmaceutical Biology (issued from the University of Vienna, Austria).

He is currently Principle Investigator 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 (Elsevier).Dr. Atanasov has published >200 papers with a focus on Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology, and Natural Products.  Moreover, he is a pioneer in digital science communication approaches (e.g., using diverse social media networks, including a >100 000-follwers Twitter channel) and was named #11 in the world on the “Top 25 Biotech Influencers to Watch on Twitter” and #44 in the world on the “Twitter top 100 – scientist” rankings by Disruptor Daily and Finster Data, respectively. Moreover, he is the Founder and Executive Director of the 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.