Professor Alexey Slavkov Savov is the head of the National Genetics Laboratory since 2011. He graduated with a degree in Genetics at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and a degree in Medical Biology from Medical University, Sofia. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was “Genetic characteristics of cystic fibrosis in Bulgaria”. Professor Savov is a member of the Academic Council of Medical University, Sofia; member of the working group at the hospital “Maichin dom” for realization of the “National programme for screening and prevention of hereditary diseases, predispositions, and inborn anomalies”; member of the Organization Committee of the 5th Balkan Congress on Human Genetics; member of the National Consultative Council on Rare Diseases; member of the Bulgarian Association on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; member of the European Society of Human Genetics, of the Administrative Board of the Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine and the editorial board of the Bulgarian Medical Journal. He participated actively in the development of the Medical Standard for Medical Genetics – the DNA Analysis part.