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Ivo Ivanov

Email: ahidi@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161609

Fax: + 359 2 9625-438

Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blivd.


  • B. Sc. – Computer chemistry, SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • M. Sc. – Medicinal chemistry, SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • Ph.D – Chemical sciences (Analytical chemistry), SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Professional Experience

  • chemist (Forensic toxicology), Military medical academy – Sofia, 01.08.2016 – present
  • head assistant professor (Analytical chemistry), Sofia university “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 10.10.2019 – present

Research Interests

  • Analytical toxicology and its application in clinical and forensic practice - analysis of drugs and drugs in different biological matrices
  • Analysis of new psychoactive substances

Selected Publications (max 5)

  1. I. D. Ivanov, S. Stoykova, E. Ivanova, A. Vlahova, N. Burdzhuev, I. Pantcheva, V. N. Atanasov, A case of 5F-ADB / FUB-AMB abuse: drug-induced or drug-related death?, Forensic Sci Int, том:297, 2019, стр.:372-377, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.02.005
  2. I. D. Ivanov, S. Stoykova, N. Burdzhiev, I. Pantcheva, V. N. Atanasov, Analytically confirmed synthetic cannabinoid 5F-ADB sprayed on “herbal mixture”, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, vol:51, issue: Special issue D, 2019, pages:32-35.

List of Publications

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

  • Creation and development of young high-qualified scientists and lecturers for innovative interdisciplinary research of great importance for biomedicine, science and education for smart growth operational programme, 2017 - 2019
  • A new approach for determining the botanical origin of monofloral honey species, National Scientific Fund, team member, 2017
  • Polyether ionophores and their metal complexes - evaluation of antibacterial and antitumor properties, National Scientific Fund, team member, 2019

Teaching Activity

Period from - to Discipline Specialty
2016 - present Analytical toxicology

Medicinal chemistry

Computational Chemistry


2017 - present Analytical chemistry



Membership in scientific societies:

  • The international association of forensic toxicologists (TIAFT)
  • Bulgarian Society of clinical toxicology (BgClinTox)