CV of Neviana Ivanova, PhD

Education and qualifications:

1989 - 1992 in Biotechnology Faculty of Biology Sofia University "St.Kliment Ohridski" 
1992 - 1994   Specialisation in Gene and Cell Engineering   Department of Biochemistry,   Department of Genetic   Faculty of Biology   Sofia University "St.Kliment Ohridski" 
1995 in Gene and Cell Engineering

MSc. thesis

"Cloning and Primery Characteristics of Anti-C3 secreting hybridoma cell lines”
Promotor: Assoc. Prof. Michaela Kojouharova, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Biology Faculty, Sofia University

Current position

PhD student in Neurogenetics, Laboratory of Molecular Pathology University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sofia  Department of Biochemistry,   Sofia Medical University


Prof. Dr Vanio Mitev, DR, MD Head of Biochemistry Department, Sofia Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria Prof. Dr. Ivo Kremensky,.MD, PhD, Head of Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Research experience:

  • Role of genetic factors in HIV infection.
  • Molecular characteristics and diagnostics of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy.
  • Spastin gene mutation analysis in patients with autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Participation in research projects:

2001 "Screening for spastin gene mutations in patients with AD-HSP"
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Antwerpen, Belgium Socrates grant from EU  
1999-2001 "Introduction of Molecular Diagnostics of Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies in Bulgaria"
Grant of Sofia Medical University
2000-2001 "Advanced study of the role of genetic factors in the clinical course of HIV-infected individuals"
Grand of Sofia Medical University
1998-1999 "Frequency and distribution of del32ccr5 allele among three different ethnic groups of Bulgarian population"
Grant of Sofia Medical University


14th Course in Medical Genetics,LA NUNZIATA CENTRE,
Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy
May–September, 2001 Socrates grant of EU
Laboratory of Neurogenetics
University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Research interests:

  • Neurogenetics:
  • Functional genomics;
  • Linkage Analysis and fine gene mapping;
  • Bioinformatics and biostatistics;
  • Human genome databases and Human Diversity Project;
  • Gene therapy
  • Molecular biology of HIV