site.btaPythagoras Science Awards Presented in Sofia
The Pythagoras Science Awards were presented at an official ceremony in Sofia on Thursday. The 14th edition of the awards, administrated by the Ministry of Education and Science, involved distinctions bestowed in various categories. Each of the winners received a cash prize of 8,000 leva, a diploma and a statuette.
The award winners are:
Young Scientist in Life and Medical Sciences - Dr Merilin Al Sharif, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Young Scientist in Social Sciences and the Humanities - Dr Andriana Spassova, Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Young Scientist in Natural and Engineering Sciences - Dr Kalin Staikov, Sofia University;
Experienced Scientist in Social Sciences and the Humanities - Assoc. Prof. Yavor Miltenov, Bulgarian Language Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Experienced Scientist in Natural and Engineering Sciences - Prof. Margarita Popova, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Ivo Grabchev, Sofia University;
Experienced Scientist in Life and Medical Sciences - Pavlinka Dolashka, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Irena Kostova, Medical University of Sofia.
The award ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Education and Science Minister Nikolai Denkov, Innovation and Growth Minister Daniel Lorer, National Assembly Education and Science Committee Chair Irena Anastassova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences President Yulian Revalski, Sofia University Rector Anastas Gerdjikov, scientists and university professors.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, greeted Bulgarian scientists in a video message.