Seeking Industrial post-doc ● Associate Scientist ● Scientist I ● Research Scientist position
Since February 2016
Willing to relocate within Europe
Graduate researcher in Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition
October 2010 --- February 2016
● Expanded the knowledge on the role of retinoblastoma protein in metabolic regulation ● Collaborated with and performed two research stays at 2 research groups in Spain and Switzerland. ● First author of 6 publications in Q1 peer-reviewed journals (Diabetes, American Journal Of Physiology Endoncrindology and Metabolism, Journal of Cellular Physiology, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, PlosOne, publications list available at http://goo.gl/cuJTmp ). ● Presented the experimental findings at 4 international meetings. ● Provided hands-on training in molecular biology methods to 4 master students and 1 visiting PhD student. ● Introduced 5 novel techniques in the lab. Keywords: 2D/3D cell culture, cell culture, vector design, molecular cloning, protein expression, protein purification, RNA interference, shRNA, protein interactions, western-blot, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, cellular assays, functional assays, signaling pathways, FACS, flow cytometry, transfection, transduction, DNA/RNA purification, RT-qPCR, SOP, lentivirus, retrovirus, proximity-ligation assay, kinase assay
Production Manager, Head of Research and Development
February 2007 --- June 2009
● Managed the production process of a company with 50+ workers and 20+ products; trained 30+ workers on work safety and food hygiene; supervised a QC lab. ● Developed 8 concepts for new products and achieved a 100% implementation of the ISO 22000 certification plan. ● Represented the company at 7+ international expos and established direct contacts with 15+ functional ingredients´ suppliers, leading to reduction in company´s expense on commissions.
Self-employed | Small Business Owner (Bakery) (Bulgaria)
February 2002 --- November 2006
• Started a company (small bakery) that increased its assets by 500% in 5 years. • Managed the production process by training and working with a team of 4 pastry-chefs. • Responsible for the legal compliance and sales of the company.
January 2000 --- March 2001
Project lead and coordination for development of an epitope-prediction bioinformatics software prototype, currently used by several companies within the Drug Discovery domain.
PhD in Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition from Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2016
Master in Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition from Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2010
Master in Food chemistry from Plovdiv University in 2009
Bachelor in Biotechnology from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in 2004
Nurse in Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine from Secondary School of Veterinary Medicine, Kostinbron, Bulgaria in 1997
Training and Certification
FELASA Cat. C in 2011 Certification