Department of Medical physics and Biophysics

Academic staff – Department of Medical physics and Biophysics, Medical University of Plovdiv

Contacts

e-mail : medical.physics@ff.mu-plovdiv.bg
Телефон :


Academic Staff

Heads of the Department through the years:

• Associate Prof. Nikola Karabashev (1945 – 1947 г.)
• Prof. Viktor Vranski, PhD (1948 – 1953 г.)
• Associate Prof. Dimitria Ivanova (1954 – 1967 г.)
• Chief Assistant Prof. Maria Stefanova (1967 – 1975 г.)
• Associate Prof. Dobri Genkov, PhD (1975 – 1977 г.)
• Prof. Julian Lukanov, DMSc (1977 – 2004 г.)
• Prof. Atanas Krastev, DBSc (2004 – 2020 г.)
• Prof. Plamen Zagorchev, DBSc (2020 г. – present)

Prof. Plamen Zagorchev, DBSc– Head of Department

Phone: 032 60 25 17
e-mail: plamen.zagorchev@mu-plovdiv.bg

Prof. Valentin Turiyski, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: valentin.turiyski@mu-plovdiv.bg

Associate Prof. Iliyana Stefanova, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: iliyana.stefanova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Associate Prof. Nataliya Prisadova, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: nataliya.prisadova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Prof. Raina Ardasheva, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: rayna.ardasheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Prof. Valeri Slavchev, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: valeri.slavchev@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Prof. Ekaterina Zaytseva, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: ekaterina.zaytseva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Prof. Mina Pencheva, PhD

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: mina.pencheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant Prof. Charilaos Xenodochidis

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: h.ksenodohidis@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant Prof. Vera Gledacheva

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: vera.gledacheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant Prof. Viktor Yotov

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: viktor.yotov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant Prof. Tsenka Grancharova

Phone: 032 60 25 25
e-mail: tsenka.grancharova@mu-plovdiv.bg

 


Technical staff

Svetoslav Matov – Laboratory technician

Phone:
e-mail: svetoslav.matov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Tanya Toseva – Laboratory technician

Phone:
e-mail: tanya.toseva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Olga Dimitrova – Laboratory technician

Phone:
e-mail: olga.dimitrova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Selbie Ibriam – Hygienist

Phone:
e-mail: selbie.ibryam@mu-plovdiv.bg

Atanaska Mereva– Hygienist

Phone:
e-mail: atanaska.mereva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Research

RESEARCH AREAS OF INTERESTS
Scientific journals
-Autonomic Neuroscience
-Journal of Applied Biomedicine
-Physiological reseafch
-Optik
-Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
-Eur. J. Phys. Rehabil. Med.
-International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
-Applied Numerical Mathematics
-Comptes rendus de l’Academie bulgare des Sciences
-Acta Morphologica et Anthropologica

Research topics

-Radiation effects of accelerated electrons (LINAC – SIEMENS PRIMUS HE 3561) on Serotonin-induced mechanical and bioelectrical processes in smooth muscle tissue from gastrointestinal tract and blood vessels over whole body irradiated rats
-Specific non-anticholinesterase mechanisms of influence of anticholinesterase drugs on evacuatory function of gastrointestinal tract.
-Physics of wave processes
-In vivo & in vitro investigations on functional and biochemical gastrointestinal tract (GIT) organ disorders in abdominal hypertension model. Changes in system and local hemodynamics motility and evacuation function of GIT and reactivity of smooth muscle tissue from GIT in abdominal hypertension different conditions.
-In vivo examination of changes of superficial cerebral blood vessels in abdominal hypertensive rats
-Study of influence of biologically active substances as peloids, phytopreparations, essential oils on smooth muscle activity.
-Evaluation of the bioadhesive capacity of native tissue medications.
-Low-intensity laser and ultraviolet radiation dosimetry, used in dental practice and in biotechnology.

Attendance in conferences

-Experimental models and methods in Biomedical Research, 2010, Sofia
-Ecology and Health 2010, Proceedings of eighth scientific-technical conference with international participation, Plovdiv, 2010;
-16th ISQE`2010 – Sixteenth international school on quantum electronics“ Laser physics and applications“ – Nesebar.
– 17th ISQE‘2012 – Seventeenth International School on Quantum Electronics: „Laser Physics and Applications“, Nessebar.
– 3rd Annual International Laser Physics Workshop LPHYS’14, Sofia, 2014
– ELI Beamlines Summer School, Prague, 2014
– 27th ECNP, Berlin 2014.

„Erasmus“: Nuclear Pharmacy Intensive Course for Students in Pharmacy, Medicine, Medical Physics and Nuclear Chemistry (2012 and 2013).

Textbooks

•Prof. Emilia Milieva, PhD – “LECTURE HANDOUTS in MEDICAL PHYSICS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS” – 2014
•Emilia Milieva, Franco Milano, Iordan Kostourkov, MartiannaYaneva, Lubka Mihova – “Physics and Biophysics of Clinical Radiation Therapy” – 2017
•Notebook in Medical Physics – 2017
•Notebook in Biophysics – 2017
•Booklet of Multiple Choice practice test questions in Medical Physics, Edited by Prof. Atanas Krastev, DBSc – 2018
•Biophysics Multiple Choice Questions Booklet, Edited by Prof. Atanas Krastev, DBSc, First Edition – 2018
•Tom A. Waigh – “Applied Biophysics”, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, Manchester, UK – https://epdf.pub/biophysics.html
•Rodney M. J. Cotterill, “Biophysics”- An introduction, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd – 2002 –
https://epdf.pub

Publications

Monographs

V. Turiyski, R. Ardasheva, A. Krusteva – Effects in abdominal hypertension investigated by laboratory model, Plovdiv 2018

Dissertations

DOCTOR’S DEGREES
-Prof. AtanasKrastev, DBSc – “Influence of short chain and octane fatty acids on vascular tonus” – 1987.

-Prof. Plamen Zagorchev, DBSc – “Investigation of the effects of peat extracts on contractile activity”, 2002

-Prof. ValentinTuriyski, PhD – “Influence of anticholinesterase drugs galantamine and tacrine on smooth muscle tissues and evacuatory function of gastrointestinal tract in rats” – 2006

-Associate Pro. Natalia Prissadova, PhD – “Specifics non – anticholinesterase mechanisms of action on smooth muscle tissue from stomach of rat induced by Tacrine” – 2011.

-Associate Pro. Iliyana Stefanova, PhD – “Influence of high molecular weight Maillardreaction products on bioelectrical and contractile activity of gastric smooth muscle” – 2012

-Chief Assistant Prof. Raina Ardasheva, PhD – „In vivo & in vitro investigations on functional and biochemical gastrointestinal tract organ disorders in abdominal hypertension model”– 2017.

-Chief Assistant Prof. Valeri Slavchev, PhD – „Optical methods for numerical simulationsof ultra-short laser pulses” – 2016.

-Chief Assistant Prof. Ekaterina Zaytseva, PhD – „Cytogenetic effect of proton therapeutic beam with energy 170 MeV in human cells“– 2012.

-Chief Assistant Mina Pencheva, PhD –“Importance and clinical application of testicular angiotensin-converting enzyme as a biomarker for male fertility” – 2019.

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
-Prof. Atanas Krastev, DBSc – “Motility and evacuation function of gastrointestinal tract – in vitro and iv vivo investigations in medication stimulation and inhibition of smooth muscle tissue”– 2009.

-Prof. Plamen Zagorchev, DBSc – “Comparative aspects of the biological activity of peat and technological factors for its preparation for clinical use“ – 2013.