14th Congress of Microbiologists in Bulgaria
With international participation
10 - 13 October / Hotel Augusta / Hisarya, Bulgaria


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 14th Congress of Microbiologists in Bulgaria with International Participation I would like to invite microbiologists from Bulgaria and other European countries to take part in this scientific forum. The Congress will be held in Hisarya (37 km north of Plovdiv) between 10-13 October 2018. We hope that colleagues from all field of microbiology will present their newest research attainments. Along with reports of eminent investigators we anticipate a very intensive participation of young scientists which are the future of our lovely microbiology. The town of Hisarya combines the ancient Roman fortress and excellent balneological (spa) facilities. The social program includes visit of the Starosel village with Thracian temples and the famous vinery center.

Professor Angel S. Galabov, MD, DSc
President of the Congress Organizing Committee


Acad. Prof. Angel S. Galabov
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Corr.-Mem. Prof. Hristo Najdenski
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Assoc. Prof. Ekaterina Krumova
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Assist. Prof. Rumiana Eneva
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Corr.-Mem. Prof. Ivan Mitov
Medical University, Sofia

Prof. Maria Angelova
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Assoc. Prof. Galina Satchanska
New Bulgarian University

Assoc. Prof. Lyubka Doumanova
Inst. Microbiol., BAS

Prof. Stefan Denev
Thracian University

Prof. Rayko Peshev
National Diagnostic and Research Vet.-Med. Institute

Prof. Krastyo Marinov
Military Medical Academy

Prof. Lyudmila Boyanova
Medical University, Sofia

Prof. Mariana Nakova
Agrarian University, Plovdiv

Prof. Maria Murdzheva
Medical University, Plovdiv

Prof. Ilia Iliev
Paisiy Hilendarski University, Plovdiv

Prof. Stefan Panayotov
Inst. Infect. Paras. Dis.

Prof. Rumen Karakolev
University, Veliko Tarnovo

Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Petrov
New Bulgarian University

Assoc. Prof. Maria Stoyanova
Pushkarov Institute

Assoc. Prof. Rossitsa Vacheva
Tsaritsa Yoanna Hospital/ISUL

Assoc. Prof. Mihail Iliev
St. Kliment Ohridsky University, Sofia

Assoc. Prof. Lilia Ivanova
Medical University, Varna

Assoc. Prof. Petya Orozova
National Diagnostic and Research Vet.-Med. Institute

Assoc. Prof. Husein Jemendzhiev
University, Burgas


Registration deadlines and fees:

Till 31 May 2018
Regular - 125 Euro (Members of BSM Euro - 65 Euro)
Young Scientists and PhD Students - 80 Euro (Members of BSM Euro - 40 Euro)
After 31 May 2018
Regular - 150 Euro (Members of BSM Euro - 75 Euro)
Young Scientists and PhD Students - 100 Euro (Members of BSM Euro - 50 Euro)

Registration fee bank information:

Institute of Microbiology, BAS
26, Academician Georgi Bonchev Street
In Euro: BG72UNCR76303400001331
In Bg levs: BG47UNCR76303100117357



All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation, preferably on one of the topics listed in the 'Topics' section. Abstract submission will be opened on 1 April and the abstract deadline will be 15 June 2018. The abstract (word file) can be submitted by mail to Subject must contain: your name + topic + type of presentation (oral/poster).

Abstract submission guidelines:

Abstract length should contain < 250 words, in Times New Roman (12). Subtitles: aim, methods, results, conclusions. Example:
Effect of Plant Extracts on Staphylococcus aureus Growth (14)
John Maurice, Valentine Best and Hristophorus Georgios (12)
Rega Institute, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (10)

Abstract structure:

  • Title – Capital letters (Capitalize Each Word), Bold, Times New Roman - 14 pt
  • Authors - Family name, Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Affiliation of each author; Institution - Times New Roman, 10 pt
  • Aim - Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Methods - Times New Roman - 12 pt
  • Results - Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Conclusions - Times New roman, 12 pt
  • Keywords - 3-5, Times New Roman - 12 pt

* Abstract structure titles should be in bold.
You can download the abstract template here and you can also download the congress logo here.
Full manuscripts will be published in Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica (


General Microbiology:

Bauke Oudega (Structural microbiology and the structute and future of FEMS)
Robert Penchovski
Stefan Panayotov
Stoyanka Stoitsova
Penka Petrova

Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnologies:

Stefano Donadio (New antibiotics from Actinobacteria)
Vyara Ivanova
Stefan Denev
Milen Georgiev
Margarita Kamburova

Medical Microbiology:

Andrzej Gorski (Phage therapy: more than anti-bacterial action)
Lazar Ranin
Krastyo Marinov
Lyudmila Boyanova
Mariana Murdzheva

Veterinary Microbiology and Zoonozes:

Hristo Najdenski
Rajko Peshev
Rumen Karakolev

Environmental Microbiology:

Mihail Iliev
Irina Schneider
Galina Sachanska


Viktor Kuzmin
Petar Grozdanov

Infectious Immunology:

Beatrice Riteau
Anastas Pashov
Petya Dimitrova

Food Microbiology:

Ilia Iliev
Vaso Taleski