Department of Pharmacognosy and pharmaceutical chemistry

Academic staff - Department of Pharmacognosy and pharmaceutical chemistry, MU-Plovdiv
Academic staff – Department of Pharmacognosy and pharmaceutical chemistry, MU-Plovdiv

Contacts

e-mail : [email protected]
Phone: 032 200 766


Education

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The department of Pharmacognosy and pharmaceutical chemistry was founded in April 2014. The training of undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students takes place in the building located on 120 Brothers Buxton Bld. and includes the following disciplines:

Pharmaceutical chemistry is an essential part of pharmaceutical education. It has interdisciplinary character and combines aspects of organic chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry and other disciplines. The course of pharmaceutical chemistry includes drug discovery and development, dug design, chemical structures, structure-activity relationship, syntheses, metabolism, pharmacological action and other important topics.

During the course of Pharmaceutical analysis, students will be exposed to advance knowledge on modern techniques and instrumental analysis for quality assurance and quality control of drugs. Teaching of theory and applications is through lectures and seminars. To supplement the lectures there is a programme of laboratory classes. The laboratory work is carried out in our teaching laboratories which are equipped with advances analytical instruments, such as HPLC, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Infrared Spectrophotometer and others. Students will gain key skills in the area of pharmaceutical analysis: evaluation and interpretation of data, application of analytical techniques.

The course of Pharmacognosy provides pharmacy students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills for medicinal plants collection process, identification, qualitative and quantitative methods for analyses of their chemical composition. Students will also gain knowledge about the pharmacological effects and therapeutic applications of the medicinal plants and plant-based pharmaceutical products. The Pharmacognosy course will help the pharmacists in their future work in drugstores, distribution or industrial manufacture of phytopharmaceutical products.

Academic Staff

“Pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmaceutical analysis”

Kalin Ivanov, MPharm, PhD – Associate Professor – Head of the Department

доц. Калин Иванов, дф
Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Stanislava Ivanova, MPharm, PhD – Associate Professor

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Velislava Todorova, MPharm – Assistant Professor – Administrative assistant

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Stanislav Dyankov, MPharm – Assistant Professor – Responsible for measurement and monitoring resources

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Zoya Dzhakova, MPharm – Assistant Professor – Responsible for measurement and monitoring resources

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Velina Dzhoglova, MPharm – Assistant Professor- Educational Activities

Велина-Джоглова
Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Pavlina Kostova, MPharm – Assistant Professor

Павлина-Костова
Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Stela Pashova, MPharm – Assistant Professor- Responsible for research activities

Стела-Пашова
Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Vanya Rangelov Kozhuharov – Assistant Professor

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Stoyan Papanov, MPharm, PhD – Chief Assistant Professor

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

“Pharmacognosy”

Niko Benbasat, MPharm, PhD – Associate Professor

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Diana Karcheva-Bahchevanska, MPharm, PhD – Associate Professor

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Paolina Lukova, MPharm, PhD- Chief Assistant Professor –

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Vanya Nalbantova, MPharm – Assistant Professor – Responsible for quality control

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Borislava Lechkova, MPharm – Assistant Professor – Responsible for work safety

Борислава-Лечкова
Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Non-academic staff

Yoana Georgieva- biologist

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Nuray Myumyunova- chemist – Financially responsible person

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Ilinka Todorova – chemist

Phone: 032 200 766
e-mail: [email protected]

Blagovesta Stanilova – аssistant pharmacist

Phone 032/200 766.
e-mail: [email protected]

Research

The Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry actively develops its research activities in various directions, which reflect the broad interests, material and technical capabilities of the Department.

Some of the key areas include:
• Аnalytical characterization and study of the biological activity of plant extracts, essential oils, and substances derived from endemic plant species;

• Adaptogens of plant and synthetic origin;

• Characterisation and development of analytical control methods for natural and synthetic medicinal products, biologically active substances (BABs) and dietary supplements;

• Development of innovative analytical approaches for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of doping substances, WADA-monitored substances. Scrining of undeclared biologically active substances in food and dietary supplements;

• Isolation and purification of primary and secondary metabolites (carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, terpenes) in extracts and essential oils of plant origin, and screening for their potential biological activity

Textbooks

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

• Kalin Ivanov, PhD, Assoc. Proff., Lecture course – Pharmaceutical Chemistry, available in Share point;

• Pharmaceutical chemistry / Ed. Jill Barber, Chris Rostron. – Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013;

• Essentials of pharmaceutical chemistry / Ed. Donald Cairns. – 4th ed.- London : Publl. By Pharmaceutical Press, 2012;

• Introduction to pharmaceutical chemical analysis / Steen Honore Hansen, Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard, Knut Einar Rasmussen. – Chichester : Wiley, 2012;

• Pharmaceutical chemistry / Ed. David G. Watson. – Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone & Elsevier, 2011.

PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS

• Stanislava Ivanova, PhD, Assoc. Proff., Lecture course – Pharmaceutical Analysis, available in Share point;

• European Pharmacopoeia : In 3 v. + 8 suppl. – 9th ed.- Strasbourg : Council of Europe: V. 1. -2016. – 1615 p.;

• Pharmaceutical analysis : A textbook for pharmacy students and pharmaceutical chemists /David G. Watson. – 4th ed.- Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2017;

• Medical Biochemistry / John W. Baynes, Marek H. Dominiczak . – 4th ed.Edinburgh : Saunders & Elsevier, 2014;

• Drug discovery and development : Technology in transition / Ed. Raymond G. Hill, Humphrey P. Rang. – 2nd ed.- Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone & Elsevier, 2013;

PHARMACOGNOSY

• Lecture course – Pharmacognosy Part I and II, available in Share point;

• Evans W. Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, 16th Edition, Saunders Ltd., New York, 2009;

• Heinrich M., Barnes J., Gibbons S., Williamson E. Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Elsevier, 2012;

• Shah B. Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2013;

• European Pharmacopoeia : In 3 v. + 8 suppl. – 9th ed.- Strasbourg : Council of Europe: V. 1. -2016. – 1615 p.;

• WHO. Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants. WHO, Geneva: v.1, 1999; v.2, 2002; v. 3, 2007; v.4, 2009.

Publications

The academic staff of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry has published over 30 publications in international scientific journals with impact factor, between 2021-2023. The total impact factor of the Department for the 2021-2023 is over 100.
Citation rates
The scientific works of the academic staff of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry have been cited over 400 times, the main part of these citations being by foreign authors.

Monographs

Dissertations

  • Kalin Ivanov – „Approaches for analytical control of aminoacids in food supplements “;
  • Stanislava Ivanova – “Pharmacoanalytical control of food supplements with androgenic activity”;
  • Paolina Lukova – “Study of prebiotic activity of polysaccharides from Bulgarian Plantago L. species”;
  • Diana Karcheva-Bahchevanska – “Study of the functional properties of polyphenol extracts from Vaccinium L. species on carbohydrate metabolism enzymes”;
  • Stefka Ivanova – “Regulatory aspects of the treatment of osteoporosis and analytical characteristics of certain steroid-containing drugs”