CV of Dr. Radka Kaneva, PhD

Education and qualifications

1984 - 1988 Biotechnology, Genetic and Cell Engineering
Faculty of Biology, University of Sofia
BSc
1988 - 1989 Molecular Biology
Faculty of Biology, University of Sofia and Institute of Cell Biology and Morphology
MSc
1996 - 2000 Molecular Biology
Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University, Sofia
PhD

Specializations

1992 Human Genetics Summer Course, Leuven, Belgium
1993 -1994 Visiting Research Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
1998  French-American School of Neurobehavioural Genetics, University of Northern Colorado, USA
2001-2003 Humboldt Research Fellowship, Institute of Human Genetics, Bonn, Germany
2003-2004 Humboldt Return Fellowship

 

Employment Experience

1989-1991 Graduate Research Assistant, National Centre of Oncology, Medical Academy, Sofia
1992-1993  Research Assistant, Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sofia
1994-1997  Research Associate, Neuroscience and Behaviour Research foundation, Sofia
1998-2001 Molecular Biologist, Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sofia

Research interests

  • Genetics of complex disorders, Psychiatric genetics- affective disorders, Pharmacogenetics, Colorectal Cancer, MMR genes
  • Parametric and Nonparametric methods for linkage analysis, association studies, Linkage disequilibrium mapping
  • Fetal brain development

Membership of Research Societies

  • International Society of Psychiatric Genetics  1998
  • Bulgarian Society of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Student Section
  • Bulgarian Association of Mutagenesis and Repair
  • Youth Union 'Molecular Genetics in Medicine"

Teaching

  • Supervisor of six MSc. students from the Department of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”;
  • Lecturer in Courses in Molecular Pathology for graduate and post graduate students at Sofia Medical University
 

RESEARCH GRANTS

Principal Investigator
  • National programme genomics: Genomics of affective disorders G2/2003-2005
    National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, 2003-2005 Coordinator
  • Interactions between genetic and psychosocial vulnerability factors in affective disorders
    National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, 1995-1998
  • Fine mapping of 4p16 locus linked with a bipolar affective disorder in Bulgarian family
    Research Fund of Sofia Medical University, L21/2004-2005
  • Linkage analysis on chromosome 21q22 in patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder in Bulgarian Families
    Research Fund of Sofia Medical University L/2001-2002
Co-Principal Investigator

International

  • EC Concerted Action on Affective Disorders: interactions between genetic and psychosocial vulnerability factors
    BIOMED1 program of EC, INCO Copernicus 1991-1995, Coordinator Prof. J.Mendlewicz
  • Fetal Brain Development and Shizophrenia NIH
    Fogarty grant, University of Southern California, 1991-1994 PI Prof. V. Mednick
  • Morphometric and neural connectivity characteristics of fetal brains at genetic risk for bipolar disorder
    Stanley Research Foundation Award 1995-1996 PI Prof. A.Jablensky
  • European Collaborative Study on Molecular Genetics in Affective Disorders (Genes in Affective Disorders)
    BIOMED2, European Union 1997-2000, Coordinator Prof. J.Mendlewicz

National

  • Microsatellite instability analysis in Bulgarian patients with Colorectal Cancer
    Research Fund of Sofia Medical University, 2001-2002, PI Dr A. Savov
  • Investigation of the clinical and pathomorphological caracteristics of the hereditary and sporadic colorectal cancer
    National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, 2001-2005, PI Prof. D. Damyanov
  • Molecular Genetics of endogenous psychosis: Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
    National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science 1991-1994, PI Prof.Jablensky