CV of Maria Ivanova, MSc


1978–1983 Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia” St. Climent Ohridski”, Sofa

1983 Master of Sciense in Organic Chemistry and Analitical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria


1985–1992 Research Scientist in Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia,

1992- to present Research Scientist in Laboratory of  Molecular Pathology University Hospital of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sofia

Diagnostic Responsibilities

  • Biochemical diagnosis of inherited metabolic diseases: organic acidurias, aminoacid disorders, Urea cycle defects, peroxisomal disorders, ß-Oxidation fatty acids disorders
  • Mass Neonatal Screening for Phenylketonuria 

  • Second Trimester Screening for Down syndrome 

Research Interests

  • New biochemical methods for investigation of inherited metabolic disorders.
  • Metabolomic approaches

Practical Experience

  • Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry
  • HPLC of aminoacids
  • ElISA methods
  • Statistical methods of data evaluation
  • Statistical methods of data evaluation

  • Guthrie test for mass neonatal screening for phenylketonuria

Teaching Experience

  • Scientific supervisor of M.Sc student from the Department of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”
  • Lecturer in Courses in Obstetrics and Gynecology, for graduate and postgraduate students at Sofia Medical University

Post Graduate Training's And Fellowships

  • 1992 TEMPUS educational course on Clinical genetics, Bankja , Bulgaria
  • 1994 Post graduate course in Preventive Medicine, Sestri Levante, Italy ,
  • 1997 TEMPUS educational course” Current trens in Clinical Laboratory”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1997 Grant from SSIEM to attend in the 35th Annual Symposium of the SSIEM ,Goteborg


  • The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM) 
  • International Down's Syndrome Screening Group
  • Youth Union of Molecular Genetics in Medicine
  • Working group of National Program for Diagnostics  prevention of inherited diseases and congenital anomalies at the Bulgarian Ministry of Health Care (2000-2005)