Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology

The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology was founded on March 7, 1947 by Prof. Stephan Angeloff, Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). The foundation of the Institute of Microbiology followed the need of a research centre with national importance, to carry out contemporary investigations in rapidly developing branches of microbiological science. Five units were founded at first: bacteriological (medical, agricultural and industrial bacteriology), protozoological, virological (investigation of viruses and viral diseases in man, animals and plants), immunological and biochemical.

Since its foundation, the Institute’s strategic lines have been:

  • Studies on problems of Public health and biotechnology.
  • Teaching activities and training of PhD students.

The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology is the national research centre of microbiology sciences focusing its actions on the Balkan region. The institute organizes important fundamental and applied researches in the field of general infectious and practical microbiology, virology and immunology; studies the nature of the microorganisms – bacteria and virus; investigates the crucial role of microorganisms in the pathogenesis of significant social diseases and work methods to prevent it as well as working for new treatment of autoimmune diseases. The institute is developing methods for production of bioactive compounds for the needs of medicine, food and pharmaceutical industry.

For more information, visit the Stephan Angeloff Institute official website.