About / Lab Staff

Momchil Nikolov, PhD student

Personal Details

Family name: Nikolov
Name: Momchil
Date of birth: 06.05.1978
Language proficiency: English

Education and qualifications

October 2003 – July 2005 University Of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Degree Master of science
Specialty Genetics
September 1992 - June 1997 School of computer science and technology, Pravetz


Graduation thesis

“Association study of OPRM1 gene and heroin dependancy”

Previous and Current Employment

April 2006- current Molecular Medicine Center, Medical University - Sofia
February 2005 – December 2005 Intermedia.bg, Sofia
May 2003 – October 2003 “Raybrook Frog”,USA,NY


Practical Experience

  • DNA extraction from whole blood or buccal samples.
  • Concentration of DNA samples
  • DNA extraction from FTA cards
  • PCR
  • Criopreservations of human samples
  • Routine procedures according to the laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures: gel electrophoretic techniques for separating and analysis of DNA, as agarose, non-denaturating and polyacrilamidic, denaturating and non-denaturating gel electrophoresis. Direct and indirect methods for DNA analisys, including RFLP, STR markers and direct sequencing on ABI 310 sequencing machine.
  • operating laboratory equipment: centrifuge, pipette, steam kettles, autoclaves, photocopy machine, PCR –machine, ABI 310 sequencing machine.

Research interest

DNA analysis, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology

Participation in research projects

April 2006 Molecular Medicine Center, Medical University - Sofia