Dr. Iskra Ventseslavova Sainova

Professional Experience: 

Research assistant-PhD at the Institute of Experimental Morphology and Anthropology with Museum to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IEMAM-BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Research Staff Position:

Laboratory cultivation of embryo and adult stem/progenitor cells;

Cell differentiation of embryo and of adult stem/progenitor cells;

Influence of growth factors, cytokines and other molecules, on the morphology, growth, proliferation and differentiation of normal and malignant cells in vitro and in vivo;

Education :

05.12.2013-to present: Assistant professor-PhD at the Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum (IEMPAM) to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria, Project title: “Development of methods for derivation of different normal mature cell lineages, by appropriate laboratory incubation of stem/progenitor cells from different sources”.

04.11.2013-04.12.2013: Short-term “ESSKA-EKA Zimmer Knee Replacement” Research Fellowship at the Laboratory of Immuno-Rheumatology and Tissue Regeneration to “Rizzoli” Medical Institute of Bologna, Italy, Project title: “Development of techniques for safe in vitro-differentiation of normal stem/progenitor cells in normal mature cells”

17.10.2012-03.11.2013: Assistant professor-PhD at the Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum (IEMPAM) to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria, Project title: “Experimental models for normal differentiation of rodent and human stem/progenitor cells from different sources”

22.09.2012–16.10.2012: Short-term Research scholarship/grant from Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science at “Max-Planck” Institute for Biophysical Chemistry of Göttingen, Germany, on research project „BG05PO001/3.3-05-001” on the operative program “Development of human resources”, Project title: “Experimental rodent and human models for balanced activity of oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes and their protein products”

23.12.2011-21.09.2012: Assistant professor-PhD at the Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum (IEMPAM) to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria, Project title: “Achievement of balanced activity of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in human and rodent normal and malignant cells in vitro and in vivo”

22.09.2011–22.12.2011: Short-term Research scholarship/grant as a member of European Foundation of Immunology Sciences (EFIS) at “Friedrich-Schiller” University of Jena, Germany and “Max-Planck” Institute for Biophysical Chemistry of Göttingen, Germany,

Project title: “Experimental model for balanced oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes activity”

01.06.2010-21.09.2011: Research Associate-Postdoc. at the Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum (IEMPAM) to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in Sofia, Bulgaria, Project title: “Development of in vitro- and in vivo-experimental models of balanced activity of oncogenes, tumor-suppressor genes and protein products of both gene types, by co-cultivation of normal and malignant cells in different stages of maturation”