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Maria Dimitrova Todorova

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia
Bulgaria

e-mail: mimi.polimenova@gmail.com

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 30th October 1977, Silistra

Education and Professional Experience:

* BA, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Biotechnologies, 2002.

* MSc, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Biology, Plant Biotechnologies, 2004.

* Biologist, Central Laboratory of General Ekology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 01.01.2004-31.12.2005.

* PhD Student, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2006-2009. PhD Thesis Title: *Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model indicator system for genotoxicity of low doses xenobiotics*, supervisor Prof. Stephka Chankova,PhD.

* 2013: Assistant, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

* 2014: PhD in Genetics, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Thesis: *Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model indicator system for genotoxicity of low doses xenobiotics*,supervisor Prof. Stephka Chankova,PhD.

* 2014: Chief Assistant, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Courses:

* Spring School “Molecular Approaches in Ecology & Evolution” (3.04-7.04. 2006), Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Project "BioCORE".

* “Molecular bases of stress in plants” (12.12-17.12.2007), lecturer Prof. Dr. Aglika Edreva, Institute of Genetics “Doncho Kostov”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

* “Introduction to scientific research” (2008), lecturer Prof. Boyko Georgiev, PhD,DSc, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

* Training course "Toxic Cyanobacteria in Drinking Water Sources – Problem and Sanitation" (07.07 - 11.07.2008), University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary.

* Training course "Biomonitoring methods for air quality in natural and man-made environment" (Biometh-Air), 18-22 May 2009, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research visits:

* 11.09 - 24.09.2006,

* 01.09 - 10.09.2008,

Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences, A.N.Bach Institute of biochemistry - Laboratory Biochemistry of Chloroplast, DSc Yurina Nadezhda Petrovna, Project: “Biochemical markers of plant resistance to oxidative stress”.

Memberships of Professional Societies:

* Bulgarian Union of Scientists - Biology Section

Research interests

* genetics

* molecular ecotoxicology

* environmental mutagenesis

* antioxidant system

* induction and rejoining of DSB-DNA

* biomarkers, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Publications

* Dimitrova, M., Dimova, E., Mitrovska, Z., Stoilkova, G., Kapchina-Toteva, V., Jonova, P., Chankova, S., Bryant, P. (2005) Radioadaptation of the microalga Chalmydomonas reinhardtii. In: Scientific papers of the 1st National Scientific Conference on Ecology "Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Global Changes" Eds. Chipev, N., Bogoev, V., 4-5 November 2004, Petekson, Sofia, 355-362.

* Чанкова С, Димитрова М, Капчина-Тотева В (2006) Нов, нетрадиционен биотест с използване на Chlamydomonas reinhardtii за скрининг на генотоксичния и мутагенния потенциал на водни проби. Сб. Научни трудове, Шести Международен Симпозиум „Екология-Устойчиво Развитие”, Враца, 19-20 октомври 2006, стр. 131-138.

* Dimitrova М., Dimоva Е, Mitrovska J, Kapchina-Тoteva V, Chankova SG. (2007) Testing of polluted soil samples for genotoxic potential using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Alg. Stud.V.123, 111-121.

* Chankova SG, Dimova E, Dimitrova M, Bryant PE. (2007) Induction of DNA double-strand breaks by zeocin in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and the role of increased DNA double-strand breaks rejoining in the formation of an adaptive response. Radiat Environ Biophys 46:409-416.

* Dimova, E., M. Dimitrova, D. Miteva, Z. Mitrovska, S. Chankova (2008) Paraquat induced adaptive response in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains depends on the genotype. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci. 61 (7): 911-918.

* Dimitrova М., Mitrovska Z., Kapchina-Тoteva V., Dimоva Е, Chankova S. (2009) Testing of polluted air samples for genotoxic potential using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci. 62 (1): 57-62.

* Dimova, E., M. Dimitrova, D. Miteva, Z. Mitrovska, N.P. Yurina, P. E. Bryant, S. Chankova (2009) Does single-dose cell resistance to the radio-mimetic zeocin correlate with a zeocin-induced adaptive response in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains? Radiat. Environ. Biophys. 48:77-84.

* Chankova SG, Yurina NP, Dimova EG, Ermohina OV, Oleskina YP, Dimitrova MT, Bryant PE (2009) Pretreatment with heat does not affect double strand breaks DNA rejoining in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Journal of Thermal Biology, 34, 332- 336

* Miteva D, Mitrovska Z, Dimitrova M, Chakalov K, Asenov L, Еnakiev Y, Chankova S. (2009). Testing of genotoxic potential of Bio-transformed duck guano using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii test-system. Proceedings of Seminar “Ecology 2009”, 23-24 April, Sofia, p 187-193, ISSN: 978-954-397-015-5.

* Ermohina, O., Dimova, E., Dimitrova, M., Chankova, S., Yurina, N. (2009). Different heat-stress response depending on the genotype of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proceedings of Seminar “Ecology 2009”, 23-24 April, Sofia, p 159-163, ISSN: 978-954-397-015-5.

* Eрмохина, О. В., Дорофеев, Ю. В., Димова, Е. Г., Димитрова, М. Т., Чанкова, С. Г., Юрина Н. П. (2009). Индукция HSP70B и репарация двунитевых разрывов ДНК у Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. В: Сборник статей, Всероссийская конференция с элементами научной щколы для молодежи „Экотоксикология – 2009. Современные биоаналитические системы, методы и технологии“, 26 – 30 октября 2009 г., Пущино – Тула.

* Dimitrova, М., Miteva, D., Mitrovska, Z., Chankova, S. (2014). Cadmium induced stress response in different genotypes of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. 67 (7), 943-950

Affiliation

Department
Ecosystem Research, Environmental Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology
Division
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genetic Risk Assessments
Research group
Environmental Mutagenesis

History

Member for
6 years 45 weeks