Hristo Svilenov

Hristo Svilenov


Prof. Dr. Hristo Svilenov
Ghent University
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Tel: 0032 9 2648047 (secretary)



Since January 2022, Hristo Svilenov is a professor of biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology and formulation in the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy. Before moving to Ghent, he spent two years as a postdoc at the Chair of Biotechnology (Prof. Johannes Buchner), Technical University of Munich funded by a fellowship from the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Foundation and a grant from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation. From 2016 to 2019, he did his PhD (summa cum laude) sponsored by a Maria Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in the group of Prof. Gerhard Winter at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. For his research, Dr. Svilenov received several prizes like the Carl Wilhelm Scheele Award from the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) or the Abbvie Award for the best doctoral thesis. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a research scientist in a German biotech company and as a teaching assistant at the Medical University – Sofia where he graduated as a pharmacist in 2012.

Hristo Svilenov is working on different aspects of the development, manufacturing, and formulation of biotherapeutics. A strong research focus is on the application of novel analytical techniques and biophysical methods to design better therapeutic proteins and formulations.