Nadya Velikova holds a BSc degree in Molecular Biology from Sofia University, Bulgaria, and a MSc degree in Medical Biotechnology from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. She obtained her PhD degree in 2014 after working on a structure-based antibacterial drug discovery project part of a FP7 ITN STARS – Scientific Training in Antimicrobial Research Strategies. Afterwards, she continued working on antibacterial (nano)medicines development as an experienced researcher supported first by a H2020 MSCA individual fellowship, and afterwards by national and international funding (e.g. ZonMw, FEBS, NCFS, JPI-AMR).
Besides her scientific training and research experience, Nadya has followed a number of business-oriented courses (e.g. Accountancy, Finance and Control, BioBusiness, Entrepreneurship) and she has applied this knowledge as an evaluator for the EASME SME instrument.
At Catalyze Nadya would like to help bringing innovative solutions closer to the market and to the patients by assisting researchers and R&D companies in their grant applications.