Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Maria Kazakova, PhD

доц. Мария Казакова, дб


Department of Medical Biology, MU Plovdiv

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Education: “P. Hilendarski” University of Plovdiv, Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology (2005), Master Degree in Cell biology (2006), Master degree in Innovation Research (2015), PhD in Immunology (2013)

Specialties: medical biology (2013)

Research experience: “Introduction in flow cytometry” (NCIPD, Sofia, 2009), Cell culture (University of Plovdiv, 2011), RT2–PCR, qPCR (BAS, Sofia, 2012); Innate immunity: from evolution to revolution (Sorrento, Italy 2012), "Novel vaccination strategies against the three major killers”, (Castellammare di Stabia, Italy 2013), 1st BSIIS (Golden Sands, 2014), FACS analysis (BAS, Sofia, 2015), “Social science and medical innovations” (Tomsk, Russia, 2015), 2nd BSIIS (Sofia, 2015), Personalized Medicine, Sofia (2017), Short Term fellowship from EFIS in University of Catania (2019)

Research interests: biomarkers in autoimmune and tumor diseases, protein YKL-40, personalized medicine

She is currently an associate professor at the Department of Medical Biology at the Medical University - Plovdiv. Co-author of basic textbooks and teaching aids for students and candidates in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Participates in the training of students in Bulgarian and English. Scientific supervisor of PhD students.
Author and co-author of more than 30 articles in journals refereed in Scopus and Web of Science.