Department of Experimental Morphology

Head
Prof. Nina Atanassova, PhD, DSci
☎ 02 870 65 47 / 02 979 2342

The main topic is fundamental and applied research on the regulatory mechanisms of cell differentiation; identification of markers for different stages of development by applying experimental approaches and clinical studies.

Pathogenic mechanisms of various diseases (degenerative, cancer, autoimmune diseases and infertility) are elucidated. This involves development of novel methods and identification of biomarkers applicable in diagnostics, thus opening new perspectives for prevention and treatment.
Experimental model systems are designed to evaluate the impact of the environment and lifestyle on human health.
These studies are of high priority for the human health and environment.

Research priorities involved:

  • Biological role and mechanism of action of endogenous and exogenous factors (physical, chemical agents, hormones and growth factors) on reproductive, nerve, digestive system and blood that are of fundamental and practical importance for:

  • - identification of biomarkers for male infertility and for risk assessment of endocrine disruptors for male reproductive health
    - elucidation of etiopathogenesis of male infertility
    - studies on hematopoietic progenitor cells for the needs of hematology, transplantology and regenerative medicine.
    - recommendations for healthy diets and nutritional supplements.
    - impact of environment and lifestyle on human health in condition of еxperimental model systems.

  • Functional morphology and cellular interactions in the nervous system with directions:

  • - myelination and demyelination of the central nervous system (CNS): experimental modeling of multiple sclerosis, etiopathogenesis and developing of serum biomarkers;
    - morphology and reactivity of brain phagocytic system and brain cells during experimentally induced degenerative diseases and disabilities, identification of new diagnostic markers for pathological changes in the CNS;
    - creation of experimental models for studying the biological activity of beta
    -amiloidogene peptides directly involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseases;
    - lipid profile - an indicator of the extent of the brain damage during experimentally provoked cerebral ischemia, hypoxia and after various diets

  • Complex morphological, histopathological and immunological studies on autoimmune and allergic dermatoses.

  • Development of new methods for fluorescent cyto- and histochemical localization of various enzymes in normal and cancer tissues


  • Department of Experimental Morphology

    Prof. Head Nina Nedeva Atanassova, PhD, DSci ninaatanassova@yahoo.com 9792336
    Prof. Dimitar Stefanov Kadiysky, MD, PhD, DSci dimkad@bas.bg 9793738
    Prof. Elena Bogdanova Nikolova, PhD, DSci enikolova@bas.bg 9792319
    Prof., secr. Mashenka Borissova Dimitrova, PhD mashadim@abv.bg 9792385
    Prof. Evgeni Penev Kirazov, PhD ekirazov@yahoo.com 9792356
    Prof. Ludmil Penuv Kirazov, PhD lkirazov@yahoo.com 9792356
    Assoc. Prof. Mary Liubenova Gantcheva, MD,PhD mary_gant@yahoo.com 9792333
    Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Georgieva Gluhcheva, PhD ygluhcheva@hotmail.com 9792344
    Chief Assistant Valentina Kirilova Ormandzhieva, PhD vormandzhieva@yahoo.com 9793630
    Chief Assistant Emilia Borislavova Petrova, PhD emiliapetrova@abv.bg 9792217
    Chief Assistant Vera Ivanova Kolyovska PhD verakol@abv.bg 9792397/2359
    Chief Assistant Iskra Ventseslavova Sainova, PhD isainova@yahoo.com 9792344
    Chief Assistant Iliana Naidenova Ilieva, PhD iilieva@abv.bg 9793624
    Chief Assistant Ekaterina Hristova Pavlova, PhD e_bankova@yahoo.com 9792336
    Chief Assistant Velichka Geshkova Pavlova velichka_pavlova@abv.bg 9792319
    Assis. Ralitsa Ivanova Todorova rali_22@abv.bg 9792307
    Biologist Maya Svetoslavova Svetoslavova msvet@bas.bg 9792306
    Mag. eng. Boicho Andreev Nikolov bonikolov@mail.bg 9792365
    Med. lab. Yana Subeva Gocheva 979----
    Med. lab. Lilia Ivanova Georgieva 979----
    Med. lab. Tihomira Angelova Dimova 979----
    Tech. assist. Todorka Vasileva Petrova 979----
    Tech. assist. Elegia Georgieva Teodosieva 979----