Miroslav Nikolov


College / University

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in molecular biology (ELISA, Western blot, 2D PAGE, etc.), phage display, tissue cultures.

Projects / Research

  • "Investigation of the structure and composition of the cell wall of NaCl-stressed callus cultures from Dactylis glomerata L." and another related project, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University
  • "Effects of synthetic low- and high-molecular weight zwitterions on the ligand-binding ability of C1q subcomponent of the complement and its recombinant globular head fragments" (in cooperation with Laboratory for water-soluble polymers, biopolymers and polyelectrolytes, Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University)


  • Nikolov M, Tsacheva I, Petrova S, Tchorbadjieva M, Ivanov I, Kamenova I, Kamenska E, Georgiev G (2006) Effects of synthetic low- and high-molecular weight zwitterions on the IgG-binding ability of C1q and its globular fragments. V National Conference in Chemistry for students and PhD-students, 17-19 May 2006, Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”
  • Zagorchev L, Tsanov K, Nikolov M, Odjakova M (2006) Protein markers for in vitro regeneration of somatic embryoids from Dactylis glomerata L. International Biology Students Conference, Riga, Latvia

Scholarships / Awards

2007 – 2008: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2004 – 2007: Scholarship for academic excellence, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 – 2007: Scholarship for academic excellence and high achievements on International Biology Olympiad, “Evrika” Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria


While I am interested in a wide range of topics in the life sciences, I find the highly accurate and specialized machinery for defense of the immune system quite fascinating. Also I would like to learn more about proteomic research methods, such as instrumental methods for protein identification, fingerprinting and eventually sequencing (different types of mass-spectrometry methods, MS/MS, etc.), determination of 3D structure of proteins, molecular methods for determining protein-protein and other types of macromolecular interaction (different hybrid systems, surface plasmon resonance, etc.). I am sure that this program will provide me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and discover new and captivating fields of the biological sciences.