Three workshops will have topics related to the research tasks in the WPs: Computational models, 3D printing technologies, Monte Carlo techniques. The last one will coincide with the planned GEANT conference in Naples, Italy, in June 2022.


Participation in the XXXVIII-th Workshop “Physics in human and environment protection”

Members of the PHENOMENO project participated in the XXXVIII-th Workshop “Physics in human and environment protection”. The event was held online on 22-23 October 2021. The main topic “50 years BSBPE – history and future in the service of healthcare” was related to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bulgarian Society of Biomedical Physics and Engineering – host of the event.

In recent years, the biomedical engineering team from Medical University of Varna (MUV) traditionally presents the results of its project activities during this annual workshop. This year the tradition was also kept, as the team participated with a total of four presentations, introducing different aspects of the PHENOMENO research:

– Adding Noise in Computer Simulation of Contrast Enhanced Dual Energy Subtraction, authors Tihomir Georgiev, Kristina Bliznakova, Yanka Baneva;

– Anthropomorphic breast phantoms based on inkjet technology, authors Tihomir Georgiev, Kristina Bliznakova;

– Project management office – a key instrument for successful project activities, author Yanita Chernogorova;

– Transformation of scientific results into educational materials – added value to the project outcomes, authors Yanita Chernogorova, Zhivko Bliznakov, Nikolay Dukov, Kristina Bliznakova.

In addition, another consortium partner participated in the event, presenting the results of the first joint project, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF). Collaborative action called “ARPHA”, between Dr. Kristina Bliznakova (MUV) and Nikiforos Okkalidis (MORPHE), addresses the limitations for the replication of soft and bone tissues utilizing FDM 3D printing technology.

Closing the workshop, the BSBPE president expressed gratitude and highly appreciated the participation of the PHENOMENO team in the annual forum.


OCTOBER: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Students from the Medical University of Varna supported the cause of the project team to promote the Breast Cancer Awareness and sent the message: PREVANTIVE CARE SAVES LIVES!


Kick – off meeting and 1st GAM

The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, as a Coordinator of the PHENOMENO project, hosted the Project 1st General Assembly and Kick-off meeting on 22 June 2021. The international Consortium gathered professionals from academic and industry sectors with expertise in several different fields – biomedical engineers, medical physicists, computer specialists, and medical doctors from Bulgaria, Italy and Greece.

The main issues in the agenda of the 1st project meeting between the beneficiaries included an overview of the overall PHENOMENO project, work packages and tasks review, action plan and implementation technology, partners’ duties and responsibilities of the team members, ongoing activities progress and discussion on the organization of the upcoming events and Secondments.

At the end of the meeting, the participants expressed their confidence in the success of the project implementation and considered the 1st General Assembly and Kick-off Meeting very fruitful.


The project coordinator, Prof. Kristina Bliznakova, was awarded by the Varna mayor with the Annual Individual “Varna” Award in the “Natural sciences“ category! The recognition is for the preparation, management and coordination of the PHENOMENO project.

Starting with Award

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