Maria Groshkova


College / University

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Human cancer cell culturing, light microscopy, spinning disk confocal microscopy and image analysis, FRAP analysis, microbial cell culturing, spectrophotometry, enzyme essays, PCR primer designing, PCR, Gel electrophoresis, ELISA, DNA extraction and purification.

Projects / Research

2021: “Exchange dynamics of PCNA and PCNA-binding proteins at the sites of complex DNA damage in living cells”

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017 – 2021: Bulgarian Government stipend for students with high average grade


The area of my scientific interest is in molecular biosciences with a strong interest in DNA repair and its importance for genome stability, especially in the context of cancerous cells. Also, molecular mechanisms of intracellular signal transduction and subsequent regulation of gene expression are fascinating topics of discussion and research for me. Another field that I want to explore is neuroscience. I find the mechanisms of signal transduction in neurons quite intriguing. My future goals are to deepen my understanding in the above mentioned fields, exploring new aspects of the Molecular Biosciences and deciding on an area of research to specialize in.