Professor Stefan Denev has more than 35 years of experience in higher education, research, transfer of knowledge, scientific expertise, technology transfer and new product development. Currently, he is Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Trakia University, Bulgaria. He received his Ph.D and D.Sc degrees in the field of Microbiology, Nutritional Biotechnology and Ecology. He was awarded with Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for completing post-doctoral studies at University of Groningen (The Netherlands), as well as at National Institute of Animal Industry (Japan) (1996-1998) and etc. He has been a Visiting Scientist/Researcher/Lecturer/Professor at several prestigious universities in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia.
He has served as Chairman/Session Chair for many Congresses, Conferences, Symposiums in the field of Microbiology and Biotechnology; Food Science, Nutrition & Technology; Food Safety and Food Protection; Mycology and Mycotoxicology; Agricultural, Veterinary and Animal Sciences. He has published above 100 peer-reviewed papers; 20 Books and Book Chapters; 2 Patents; 5 Innovations and Implementations; 65 Invited Papers, Posters and Abstracts in the above research areas. He supervised many M.Sc and Ph.D students. He has received many honours and prestigious National and International awards. Currently, he is a member of several Societies and Scientific Expert Committees. He is also an Editor, Editorial and Advisory Board member on a number of International scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Agricultural, Veterinary and Animal Sciences; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology; Mycology and Mycotoxicology; Food Quality and Safety; Functional Foods and Ingredients (Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics, Phytobiotics); Nutrition and Health etc.