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Taking into account the main tasks and objectives, the overall structure of the JGC, the Center includes four main specialised units (Fig. 1) which work in close cooperation: genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.
Building a knowledge based economy requires direct knowledge based implementation of the science achievements into the economy sectors. JGC model of interaction with the national institutions, SMEs, NGOs and the market (shown in the Fig. 2) is based on successful models found elsewhere in the EU which have secured EU funds previously and therefore meet all the key EU compliance requirements.
JGC structure and management are flexible in order to allow the realization of the main principles of the innovation to convert ideas into a business model and to build bridges between science and business.
The general structure (Fig. 5) shows that the basic principles of JGC are promoted by the Common Assembly. The Activities of the JGC are managed and coordinated by its managers - Assoc. Prof. Maria Shishiniova and academician Atanas Atanassov, under the supervision of the National and International Advisory Board. The Advisory Board consists of prominent Bulgarian and foreign scientists and businessmen who recognize the role of innovation. In the initial stage of its development in order to ensure a successful start and according to its general principles, JGC has highly qualified specialists available. New jobs will be created according to the needs of ongoing projects..

Fig. 5. General Structure of JGC

Members of the National Advisory Board of JGC:

Akad. Atanas Atanassov

Manager, JGC

Assoc. Prof. Maria Shishiniova

Manager, JGC

Assoc. Prof. Bojidar Galutsov

SU, Faculty of Biology

Prof. Raycho Dimkov

SU, Faculty of Biology

Prof. Sevdalin Georgiev

SU, Faculty of Biology

Prof. Toni Spasov

SU, Faculty of Chemistry

Assoc.Prof. Georgi Chobanov

SU, Faculty of Economics and BA

Assoc.Prof. Lyubomir Spasov

SU, Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Vurban Ganev

SU, Faculty of Medicine

Assoc.Prof. Maria Nisheva

SU, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Prof. Tencho Kolev

SU, Faculty of Law

Prof. Rossitza Batchvarova

ABI, Agricultural Academy

Assoc. Prof. Mariana Vlahova

ABI, Agricultural Academy

Assoc.Prof. Ivan Atanassov

ABI, Agricultural Academy

Assoc. Prof. Martin Banov

Institute of Soil Science N.Pushkarov, Agricultural Academy

Acad. Tseno Hinkovski


Acad. Tsvetan Tsvetkov


Prof. Mila Vlaskovska


Prof. Nikola Jaramov

MU, University Department of Surgery

Assoc. Prof. Stefka Petrova


Prof. Plamen Mishev


Mr. Hristofor Bornadjiev


Dimitar Petkov

KWS Seeds Bulgaria

Dr. Oleg Georgiev

Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, UZH, Switzerland

Dr. Milena Uzunova

KWS SAAT AG, Germany

Prof. Roumiana Tsenkova

Kobe University, Japan

Members of the External Advisory Board of the JGC:

Prof. Dirk Inze

Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Lothar Wilmitzer

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

Dr. Marja-Kirsi Oksman

VTT, Espoo , Finland

Dr. Robert Hall

Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Carles Codina

University of Barcelona, Spain

Acad. Konstantin Skryabin

Centre Bioengineering, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Prof. Roger Beachy

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA, USA

Dr. Ilya Raskin

Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, USA

Dr. Max Rothschild

Iowa State University, DAS, USA

Prof. Richard Dixon

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA

Dr. Gijs Kleter

RIKILT, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Zhang-Liang Chen

Vice-Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, CAU, China

Dr. Guy van den Eede

IHCP, JRC, EC, Italy

Prof. Kazuo Shinozaki
RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Plant Science Center, Japan

Prof. Chiharu Nakamura

Kobe University, Japan

Prof. Eberhard Hunhorst

LAVES, Germany

Dr. Jesus Purroy

Parc Cient?fic Barcelona, Spain

Dr. John Power

LSC International, Inc. , USA

Dr. Chris Harris

Argentix Ltd., England

Dr. Patrick Crehan

CKA, Belgium

Dr. Andreas Renz

BASF, Germany