Assoc. prof. Dessislava Staneva, PhD

Assoc. Professor, PhD
Interests: Gene expression, Comet assay, linker histones and chromatin, DNA damages, epigenetics
Tel: (+359) 2 979 26 39

Name Dessislava Nikolaeva Staneva
Citizenship Bulgarian
Spoken languages English, Russian, French, Italian
Address Institute of Molecular Biology "Acad. R. Tsanev"
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
Molecular Genetics Lab
“Acad. G. Bonchev” str., bl. 21, lab 523
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Telephone (+359) 2 979 26 39
Education and current job:

2021- until now
2008 – 2021
Assoc. prof. at the Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS
Assist. prof. at the Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS
2005 PhD degree at the Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS
1991 MSc degree in Genetics at Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
1991 Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Professional membership

2005 Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
Awards and scholarships

2008 Best Young Investigator; The Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Sofa, Bulgaria
2002 UNESCO-MCBN fellowship (3 months)
1999 FEMS fellowship (3 months)
1997 UNESCO/ICSU/TWAS fellowship (3 months)
1997 CNR-Italy fellowship (2 months)
Recent original publications

2015 Georgieva, M., Staneva, D., Uzunova, K., Efremov, T., Balashev, K., Harata, M. 2015 Miloshev, G. The linker histone in Saccharomyces cerevisiae interacts with actin-related protein 4 and both regulate chromatin structure and cellular morphology International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Volume 59, February 2015, Pages 182-192
2014 Kazakova, M.H., Staneva, D.N., Koev, I.G., Staikov, D.G., Mateva, N., Timonov, P.T., Miloshev, G.A., Sarafian, V.S. Protein and mRNA levels of YKL-40 in high-grade glioma Folia Biologica, Volume 60, Issue 6, 2014, Pages 261-267
2013 Staneva D, Peycheva E, Georgieva M, Efremov T, Miloshev G. 2013. Application of comet assay for the assessment of DNA damage caused by chemical genotoxins in the dairy yeast Kluyveromyces lactis. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 103:143-152; ISSN 0003-6072
2012 Peycheva E, Tashev A, Vasileva Y, Staneva D, Georgieva M, Miloshev G. 2012. Genome rearrangements in the common dandelion Taraxacum officinale web. collected from sites polluted with heavy metals. Compt Rend Acad Bulg Sci 65(6):807-814; ISSN 1310-1331
2012 Georgieva M, Staneva D, Uzunova K, Miloshev G. 2012. The deletion of the gene for the linker histone in arp 4 mutant yeast cells is not deleterious. Biotechnol Biotechnol Eq 26(1), Special Edition, pp. 134-139.; ISSN 1310-2818.
2011 Is there a linker histone in the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis? 2011. Dessislava Staneva, Milena Georgieva, Ekaterina Peycheva, George Miloshev. Science & Technologies 1(1):14-19.
2011 In vitro Assessment of the Cytotoxic Effects of Novel RGD-mimetics. 2011. K. Georgiev, T. Dzimbova, M. Georgieva, D. Staneva, G. Miloshev, T. Pajpanova. In Conference Proceeding of: 22nd American Peptide Symposium 2011.
2010 Draganov M, Miloshev G, Popov N, Murdjeva M, Staneva D, Kostova M, Draganov D, Tomlekova N. 2010. Molecular and cytogenetic criteria for identification of serum-free cell cultures. Biotechnol Biotechnol Eq 24(2), Special Edition, pp. 139-143. ISSN 1310-2818.
2008 Staneva D, Uccelletti D, Venkov P, Miloshev G, Palleschi C. 2008. The Kluyveromyces lactis CPY homologous genes - Cloning and characterization of the KlPCL1 gene. Folia Microbiol, 53 (4):325-332