Researcher: Chief Asst. Prof. Milena Draganova, PhD

гл. ас. Милена Драганова, дб


Department of Medical biology, Medical University-Plovdiv

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Master in Biology from the Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”. Holds a postgraduate diploma for a specialist in Medical Biology. PhD in Immunology. Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Biology.

Co-author of textbooks and manuals for students and undergraduates applying for medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy. Takes part in the teaching of bulgarian and international students. Scientific supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Consultant of PhD students.

Participates in scientific courses and postgraduate qualifications. Research interests in the areas of immunology, cell biology, proliferation and pro-apoptotic markers, bio-active compounds, low level light therapy - fundamental and clinical aspects, cell aging, 3D bioprinting.

She has 37 research papers that are cited in many scientific journals.

Selected Publications:

1.Pilicheva B, Draganova-Filipova M, Zagorchev P, Kassarova M (2016) Investigation of Betahistine Dihydrochloride Biocompatibility And Nasal Permeability In Vitro. J Appl Biomed 14:299–305.

2.Trenova A, Slavov G, Manova M, Draganaova-Filipova M, Mateva N, Miteva L, Stanilova S (2017) Alterations In Serum Levels Of Il-17 In Contrast To TNF-Alpha Correspond To Disease-Modifying Treatment In Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 77 (4): 283-288.

3.Trenova A, Slavov G, Draganova-Filipova M, Mateva N, Manova M, Miteva L, Stanilova S (2018) Circulating Levels Of Interleukin-17A, Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha, Interleukin-18, Interleukin-10, And Cognitive Performance Of Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Neurol Res 40 (3):153-159.

4. Miloshev G, Staneva D, Uzunova K, Vasileva B, Draganova-Filipova M, Zagorchev P, Georgieva M (2019) Linker Histones And Chromatin Remodelling Complexes Maintain Genome Stability And Control Cellular Ageing. Mech Ageing Dev 177:55-65.

5.Krasteva N, Keremidarska-Markova M, Hristova-Panusheva K, Andreeva T, Speranza G, Wang D, Draganova-Filipova M, Miloshev G, Georgieva M (2019) Aminated Graphene Oxide As a Potential New Therapy For Colorectal Cancer. Oxid Med Cell Longev. Article ID 3738980, 15pages,