Ekaterina G. Borisova

Assoc. prof. Dr. Ekaterina G. Borisova received the M. S. degree in Medical Physics and in Laser Physics from Physics Department of Sofia University, Bulgaria, in 2000. The Ph.D. degree on Physics of wave processes was received in Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2005. 
From 2004 to 2007, she was a Research Assistant with the laboratory of Condensed Matter Lasers in the same institute, where in the end of 2007 received Associated Professor position in the newly established Biophotonics laboratory. From 2012 she is a Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and from 2014 – Member of the Academic Council of Education Center of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. From 2016 she became a Member of Executive Council of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. 
She is a co-author of six book chapters, more than 140 articles and conference full texts reports, as well as of five national and European patents in the field of biophotonics. Her recent investigations cover the field of molecular optical spectroscopy of biological samples, optical biopsy of human tissues and monitoring and detection of their pathological changes, as well as the problems of photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy applications. 
Assoc. prof. Dr. Borisova is a Senior member of SPIE, and regular member of Optical Society of America, European Physics Society, European Society of Photobiology, European Platform of Photodynamic Medicine, and Union of Physicists in Bulgaria (UPB), where in 2009 was elected to be a Member of the Advisory Council of the UPB – Sofia branch. Her researches in the field of optical spectroscopy of human tissues for oncologic applications were honored with the BAS Prize for best young scientist in the field of Physics (2004), Prize “Pythagoras” of the Ministry of Education and Sciences for the Best Young Scientist in Bulgaria in 2012, as well as with an UNESCO/L’Oreal fellowship “For Women in Science” for Bulgaria in 2014.