College / University
Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"
Master of Science
Plant physiology. Master’s thesis: "The Effect of Anticytokinins on Overcoming Apical Dominance of Rose"
1997 – 1998: Internship, Institute of Gene Engineering, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria. In vitro cultures of plants; chemical composition of growth media; embryogenesis in somatic cells of in vitro cultures of Rosa Hybrida L.
1998 – 1999: Preparation of different organisms for chemical analysis; literature research on the chemistry of marine invertebrates. Specialist Laboratory for Natural Compounds, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
1999 – 2000: Fellow researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Projects / Research
International projects on the chemistry of marine organisms; separation of complex natural product mixtures (chromatography); determination of the isolated compounds through GC, GC/MS and NMR methods
SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS
Molecular biology, particularly biotechnology and genetic engineering. Mechanisms of regulation of gene expression and the different techniques for DNA manipulation.