Prof. Atanas Pavlov completed his Ph.D. degree in biotechnology at the Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in 1998. From 2003 to 2005, he did postdoctoral research at the Institute of Food Technologies and Bioprocess Engineering, University of Technologies, Dresden, Germany. In 2005, he joined the Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as an associate professor. In 2009, he received his habilitation and is, since 2010, a professor at the Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology. Since 2011, he also holds a second professor position at the University of Food Technologies in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His research is mainly focused on the production of specific bioactive metabolites by plant cell, tissue, and organ cultures.