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Nadezhda Todorova

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER)
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2, Yuri Gagarin Street
Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
Phone: 00359 28717195 (via operator); 00359 887125076

Curriculum vitae


2002: MSc in Biotechnological processes, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Okhridski”; Thesis: Characterization of recombinant mutants of the globular fragment of C1q B-chain component of the complement system, Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michaela Kojuharova.

2010: PhD in Ecology, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Thesis: Structure and biodegradive potential of bacterial communities, living in oil polluted coastal marine sediments, Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roumiana Mironova (Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS), Dr. Ventzislav Karamfilov (Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS).


2003 - 2010: Research Fellow, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS, Department of Functional ecology, Marine ecology workgroup.

2010 - present: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS.

International experience:

2005-2006: Exchange visit in Institute of Microbiology-ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic, Xenobiotic biodegradation Workgroup; Participant in 6FP project BIOTOOL: Biological procedures for diagnosing the status and predicting evolution of polluted environments.

2008: International Graduate Summer School “Coastal systems under pressure”, GKSS Forschungszentrum, Lauenburg & Buesum, Germany.

2008: PhD course “Biological sequence analysis”, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) and Technical University, Denmark.

2011: Exchange visit in University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Environmental Microbiology; Analysis of complex microbial communities and studies on evolution, diversity and function of environmental microorganisms involved in biogeochemical cycles.

2013: Computational Molecular Evolution, Technical University, Denmark (Corsera Certificate).

2014: Qualification in a high-technology science center in Europe (Project BG051PO001-3.3.05-0001 Science and Business), University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Environmental Microbiology; Molecular techniques to characterize bacterial communities in marine sediments, populated with Zostera sp. (real-time PCR, CARD-FISH of dsrAB genes).

Research interests

Microbial ecology studies in Black sea coastal zone
Microbial communities structure “shift” – a biomarker for oil marine sediment pollution
Key catabolic genes in oil-degradive bacterial pathways
Microbial community diversity in the rhizosphere of Zostera sp. beds
Diversity and function of sulphate-reducing bacteria in coastal sediments
C1q autoantibodies – existence and function in autoimmune diseases


Tsacheva, I., M. Radanova, N. Todorova, T. Argirova, U. Kishore. 2007. Detection of autoantibodies against the globular domain of human C1q in the sera of systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Molecular Immunology. Volume 44: 2147-2151.

Todorova, N., I. Ivanov, A. Hristov, V. Karamfilov. 2005. Application of ARDREA analysis for early warning of the effects of oil pollution in coastal marine ecosystems. Research into laboratory “microcosm” model. Ecological Engineering and Environmental Protection. Volume 3-4: 69-75.

Todorova, N., V. Iotzova, V. Karamfilov, G. Hiebaum. 2008. Effect of chronic oil pollution on the structure of bacterial communities inhabiting coastal marine sediments. Comptes Rendus de l`Academie Bulgare des Sciences. Tome 61. No 3: 357-362.

Todorova, N., G. Radeva, V. Karamfilov, G. Hiebaum. 2008. Examining diversity of bacterial communities inhabiting marine coastal sediments by 16S rDNA retrieval. Journal of Balkan Ecology. Volume 11. No 3: 309-315.

Todorova, N.H. , G. Radeva and V. Karamfilov. 2012. Microbial diversity in Zostera sp. beds in south-western Black sea region analyzed by amplified ribosomal DNA restriction enzyme analysis (ARDRA). Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment (Special edition), Volume 26, No 1: 5-11.

Todorova N., R. Mironova, V. Karamfilov. 2014. Comparative molecular analysis of bacterial communities inhabiting pristine and polluted with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Black Sea coastal sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 83: 231-240.

Kopf A., M. Bicak, R. Kottmann, J. Schnetzer, I. Kostadinov, K. Lehmann, A. Fernandez-Guerra, C. Jeanthon, [...] N. Todorova, V. Karamfilov, [...] J. A. Gilbert, N. Davies, D. Field, F. O. Gloeckner. 2015. The Ocean Sampling Day Consortium (Commentary). GigaScience. 4:27. DOI: 10.1186/s13742-015-0066-5

Caruso G., R. La Ferla, M. Azzaro, A. Zoppini, G. Marino, T. Petochi, C. Corinaldesi, M. Leonardi, R. Zaccone, S. Fonda Umani, [...] N. Todorova, V. Karamfilov, E. Rastelli, S. Capello, M. I. Acquaviva, M. Narracci, R. De Angelis, P. DelNegro, M. Latini, R. Danovaro. 2015. Microbial assemblages for environmental quality assessment: knowledge, gaps and usefulness in the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3109/1040841X.2015.1087380

Woerner S., S. Zecchin, J. Dan, N. H. Todorova, A. Loy, R. Conrad, M. Pester. 2016. Gypsum amendment to rice paddy soil stimulated bacteria involved in sulfur cycling but largely preserved the phylogenetic composition of the total bacterial community. Environmental Microbiology Reports. vol 8: 413-423 DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12413


Ecosystem Research, Environmental Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology
Biomonitoring and Ecological Risk Assessment


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