Irina Georgieva | CV

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  • 2021 – present: PhD student, Laboratory “Transmembrane Signalling”, IBPhBME-BAS
  • Master’s degree in Molecular Bioengineering, Technische universität-Dresden, Dresden, Germany; 2019
    Thesis topic: Optogenetic control of Cas13a nuclear translocation (MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Sofia university “St. Kliment Ohridski”; 2017
    Thesis topic: Anti-angiogenic effect of the novel anti-tumor agent erufosine (IBphBME-BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor at IBphBME-BAS, ongoing
  • Student-intern at MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany – 2018-2019
  • Erasmus+ student-intern at DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany – 2017
  • Lab assistant at IBphBME-BAS – 2014-2017
  • Student-intern at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden – 2016

Areas of interest

  • Cell biology, Genetics and Genomics, Membrane biophysics, Lipid metabolism, Angiogenesis, Cancerogenesis, Microscopy


  • Award for further study and training by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) – 2017-2019
  • Best poster award at the International conference for young scientists “Kliment’s days – 2016”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Amgen Scholars scholarship, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden – 2016
  • Two awards for high academic achievements „Student scholarships and awards“, Ministry of education and science – 2015


  1. A. Kostadinova, I. Georgieva, T. Topouzova-Hristova, R. Tzoneva -Effect of electrical field and miltefosine on actin and actin-associated protein ZO-1 organization in cancer and non cancerous cells – Comptes rendus de l’Acad´emie bulgare des Sciences, Tome 69, No 5, 2016
  2. Kostadinova A., Keranov I., Michel M., Georgieva I., Uzunova V., Tzoneva R., Preparation of biocompatible amphiphilic PDMS block copolymer nanomaterials containing PVP and PAA, Science & Technologies, Vol. V, 3, 2015

Participation in academic projects

  • „Studying the effect of miltefosine on membrane fluidity of human alveolar adenocarcinoma A549 cell culture“ – Coordinator: Irina Georgieva, MSc; National research program for Young scientists and Postdocotral fellows – 2020, Ministry of education and science, ongoing
  • КП-06-Н-31/16 – “Study of the connection between phospholipid and Akt signaling pathway in pathophysiology in an in vivo model of Alzheimer’s disease. Development of combined therapeutical approaches”, Coordinator: Prof. Rumiana Tzoneva, PhD, Bulgarian National Science Fund, ongoing
  • ДН 11/1/2017 – „A new approach to suppression of the proliferative potential and induction of apoptosis based on the modulation of cell “sphingolipid rheostat“ in 2D and 3D cell cultures form human lung adenocarcinoma“, Coordinator: Prof. Albena Momchilova, PhD, ongoing
  • НИКТБ – National Cellular Technology Infrastructure in Biomedicine part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructure. IBphBME is a partner organization coordinated by Prof. Albena Momchilova, PhD, ongoing
  • ДФНИ В02/5 – „Modulation of the metastatic potential of tumor cells by treatment with new alkylphosphocholines and statins in vitro 2D and 3D and in vivo model in hamster“, 2014-2017. Coordinator: Prof. Rumiana Tzoneva, PhD, Bulgarian National Science Fund

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