I graduated from the Higher Medical Institute, Varna, Bulgaria in 1974 starting my research carrier as Assistant Perofessor in the Dept. of Physiology in the same Institute. After obtaining my PhD in 1984 I joined the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Biophysics Sofia) where I got my first habilitation as Associate Professor (1994) and grew up to Full Professor (2002), head of Department "Cell Adhesion" and Research Director. I am an interdisciplinary oriented scientist working in the field of cell-biomaterial interaction and tissue engineering. In 1991-1993 I got my postdoc in Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. During the following decade I spent more than 7 years as guest-scientist in Germany, and later almost 2 years in Spain as visiting Prfofessor at UPC. Since April 2007 I am ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) heading the research group Molecular Dynamics at Cell-Biomaterials Interface.