CV of Boriana Zaharova, PhD

Education and Qualifications:

1990-1992 Bachelor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Sofia University
1992-1994 Specialisation in Genetics, Sofia University
1994 Master of Sciences in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics, Sofia University
Graduation thesis: "Screening method for detection of the most common b-thalassemia mutations in Bulgaria"
Promotor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Kremensky, MD.PhD.
III – IX 1997 Specialisation in Laboratory for Forensic Genetics and Molecular Archaelogy, Center for Human Genetics, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
1997-2000 PhD student in Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Sofia

  Previous and Current Employment:

1992-1994 Graduate Student in Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Sofia
2000-2004 Research associate in Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Sofia 1994-1996

Research interests

  • Polymorphic DNA markers and their applications for forensic purposes, paternity testing and population genetics
  • Methods for statistical evaluation of the population data
  • Other applications of the DNA polymorphic markers

Research

1995 - 1999 Population study of highly polymorphic DNA markers and their application for quality control in molecular diagnostic in Bulgaria, Principal investgator
The Bulgarian Ministry of Science and Education, grant - No L-528/1995, supported the project
1999 - 2004 Population study of Y-chromosome DNA polymorphisms and estimation of their applicability in Forensic Practice and Population Genetics in Bulgaria, Principal investgator
The Bulgarian Ministry of Science and Education, grant - No L-907/1999, supported the project
2001 DNA analysis for prenatal and postnatal diagnostics of the two most common human aneuploidies (Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome), Principal investgator
The Medical Science Council, Sofia Medical University, grant No 38/2001, supported the project