CV of Maria Ivanova, MSc

Education:

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

Employment:

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

Membership

  • 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)