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Daniela Tsvetanova Tsekova

Email: DTsekova@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161347

Fax: + 359 2 9625438

Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blivd.



  • M.Sc. – specialty - Chemistry, specialization – Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • Ph.D – specialty – Analytical chemistry, University of Sofia „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski” 2000 - 2008
  • Senior Assistant Professor, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski” 2008
  • Chief Assistant Professor, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski” since 2008

Research Interests

  • Coordination chemistry, Complexes of platinum, palladium and gold, Complexes with cytotoxic activity

Selected Publications (max 5)

  1. G. Gencheva, D. Tsekova, G. Gochev, D. Mehandjiev, P. R. Bontchev: “Monomeric Au(II) complex with hematoporphyrin IX”, Inorg. Chem. Commun., 6 (2003) 325. Article Number: PII S1387-7003(02)00747-5 doi: 10.1016/S1387-7003(02)00747-5
  2. G. Gencheva, D. Tsekova, G. Gochev, G. Momekov, G. Tyuliev, V. Skumryev, M. Karaivanova, P. R. Bontchev, Synthesis, structural characterization and cytotoxic activity of novel paramagnetic platinum hematoporphyrin IX complexes – potent antitumour agents, Metal-Based Drugs, Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 67 376, 13 pages. doi: 10.1155/2007/67376.
  3. G. Momekov, M. Karaivanova, I. Ugrinova, E. Pasheva, G. Gencheva, D. Tsekova, S. Arpadjan, P. R. Bontchev: In vitro pharmacological study of monomeric platinum(III) hematoporphyrin IX complexes, Invest. New Drugs, (2010), 10 pages. doi: 10.1007/s10637-010-9412-8.
  4. D. Tsekova, P. Gorolomova, G. Gochev, V. Skuryev, G. Momekov, D. Momekova, G. Gencheva: Synthesis, structure and in vitro cytotoxic studies on novel paramagnetic palladium(III) complexes with hematoporphyrin IX, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 124 (2013) 54-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2013.03.012
  5. G. Momekov, I. Ugrinova, E. Pasheva, D. Tsekova, G. Gencheva: Cellular Pharmacology of Palladinum(III) Hematoporphyrin IX Complexes: Solution Stability, Antineoplastic and Apoptogenic Activity, DNA Binding, and Processing of DNA-Adducts. International Journal of Molecular Science, 19, 2018, 2451, 21 pages; doi: 10.3390/ijms19082451

Textbooks and Teaching Aids

  1. G. Pekov, D. Tsekova, G. Gencheva: Problems in Analytical Chemistry. Processes and their application in chemical methods for analysis, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Publishing House, Sofia, 2016. ISBN 978-954-07-4100-0

List of Publications

Project Activity – (Research Projects in the last 5 years)

  • “Rational Design of New Metal-Based Antitumor Agents, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, 2016–, Assoc. Prof. PhD G. Gencheva.

Teaching Activity

Period from - to Discipline Specialty
1999/2000 - Practice at „Analytical Chemistry”

specialty (full time):

Chemistry (180 hours); Computer Chemistry (120 hours); ECO Chemistry (120 hours); Nuclear Chemistry (75 hours); Chemistry in engineering. Contemporary materials (75 hours);

Biology (45 hours); Molecular Biology (45 hours); Ecology and Environmental Protection (45 hours); Pharmacy (100 hours)

specialty (part time):

Chemistry (75+40 hours); Chemistry and English (45 hours); Biology (23ours); Ecology and Environmental Protection (23hours)

2011/2012 - Practice at „Instrumental methods - II part”

specialty (full time):

Chemistry (15 hours); ECO Chemistry (15 часа); Nuclear Chemistry (15hours);

Chemistry and Informatics (6 часа)

2011/2012 - Practice at „Coordination compounds in Analytical Chemistry”

specialty (part time):

Chemistry (10 hours)

2015/2016 and 2016/2017 Lectures at „Analytical Chemistry”

specialty (full time):

Chemistry (30 hours); Computer Chemistry; ECO Chemistry; Chemistry and Informatics (30 hours)

2017/2018 - Lectures at „Analytical Chemistry”

specialty (full time):

Chemistry and English (30 hours); Bio-management and sustainable development (30 hours);

specialty (part time):

Chemistry (25+10 hours);

External Scientific Service Activities

Reviewer of Manuscripts for:

  • Bulg. Chem. Commun. (2)