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Julia Ilkova

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
blvd. “Tzar Osvoboditel” 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
tel: 359 2 988 51 15 /750
E-mail address
juliailkova@yahoo.com

Curriculum vitae

Education and carrier:
1997- M.Sc. in Zoology of Invertebrates, Entomology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
1997- 2004 - biologist, Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
2004-2009- PhD student, Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
2010 – PhD in Zoology, Institute of Zoology, BAS; Thesis: “Studies of genotoxic effect of some heavy metals ions on chironomid species (Chironomidae, Diptera)”
2010 – at present - Chief Assistant, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Research interests

cytogenetics (Chironomidae, Diptera), cytotaxonomy and evolution, genotoxicology,
repeated DNA elements, Molecular evolution and phylogeny,

Publications

(selected)
Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., Petrova, N., White, K. 2001. Rearrangements in the salivary glands chromosomes of Chironomus riparius Mg. (Diptera, Chironomidae) following exposure to lead. Caryologia, 54 (4): 349-363.

Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., White, K. 2003. Functional and structural rearrangements of salivary gland chromosomes of Chironomus riparius Mg. (Diptera, Chironomidae) in response of freshly neutralised Aluminium. Environm. Pollution, 123: 193-207.

Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., White, K. 2003. Cytogenetic altteration in Prodiamesa species (Diptera, Chironomidae) from different polluted regions. Folia Biol., 51 (1-2): 69-79.

Ilkova, J. 2004. Chromosome variability of species of subfamily Chironomidae (Diptera, Chironomidae) from polluted regions near Sofia. Acta Zool. Bulg., 56 (1), 15-30.

Petrova, N., Michailova, P., Ilkova, J. 2004. Comparative cytogenetic variation of the salivary gland polytene chromosomes in Chironomus riparius Mg. 1804 (Chironomidae, Diptera) from two polluted biotopes of Bulgaria and Russia. General Genetics, 40: 40-48.

Michailova, P., Petrova, N., Ilkova, J., Bovero, S., Brunetti, S., White, K., Sella, G. 2006. Genotoxic effect of cooper on salivary gland chromosomes of Chironomus riparius Meigen 1804 (Dipotera, Chironomidae). Environm.Pollution, 4: 245-256.

Ilkova, J., Hankeln, Th., Schmidt, E., Michailova, P., Petrova, N., Sella, G., White, K. 2007. Genome instability of Chironomus riparius Mg. and Chironomus piger (Diptera, Chironomidae). Caryologia, 60(4): 299-308.

Ilkova, J., Michailova, P., Petrova, N., Sella, G., Hankeln, T., Schmidt, E. 2008. Repetitive DNA localization in two homosequential species of the genus Chironomus Kieffer (Diptera, Chironomidae) and their genome reaction to anthropogenic factors. Acta Zool. Bulg., 2: 41-48.

Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., Hankeln, T., Schmidt, E.R., Selvaggi, A., Zampicinini, GP., Sella, G. 2009. Somatic breakpoints, distribution of repetitive DNA and non-LTR retrotransposon insertion sites in the chromosomes of Chironomus piger Strenzke (Diptera, Chironomidae). Genetica, 135 (2): 137-148.

Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., Kerr, R., White, K. 2009. Chromosome variability in Chironomus acidophilus Keyl, 1960 from Afon Goch, UK – a river subject to long-term trace metal pollution. Aquatic Insects, 31 (3): 213-225.

Michailova, P., Ilkova, J., Duran, M., Karadurmus, E., Berber, R., Sen, A. 2012. Structural and functional alterations in salivary gland chromosomes and enzyme activity of Chironomus riparius Mg. (Diptera, Chironomidae) from anthropogenically polluted sites in Bulgaria and Turkey. Caryologia, 65 (2): 157-169.

Duran, M., Michailova, P., Sari, A., Ilkova J., Sen, A., Karadurmus, E. 2012. Assesment of the sediment toxicity in Bulgarian and Turkish Rivers using the biomarkers in Chironomus riparius Mg. (Diptera, Chironomidae). Acta Zool Bulg., 64, suppl. 4: 163-169.

Ilkova, J., Cervella, P., Zampicinini, GP., Sella, G., Michailova, P. 2013. Chromosomal breakpoints and transposable-element-insertion sites in salivary gland chromosomes of Chironomus riparius Meigen (Diptera, Chironomidae) from trace metal polluted stations. Acta Zool. Bulg., 65(1): 59-73.

Affiliation

Department
Animal Diversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group
Cytotaxonomy and Evolution

History

Member for
8 years 16 weeks