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Anife Ahmedova

Email: ahmedova@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161247

Fax: + 359 2 9625 438

University of Sofia „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blivd.


  • M. Sc. – Chemistry, University of Shumen
  • Ph.D – Analytical Chemistry, University of Sofia

Professional Experience

  • Associate professor in Analytical chemistry, University of Sofia, since XI.2012
  • Chief Assistant professor in Analytical chemistry, University of Sofia, VI.2006 - XI.2012
  • Assistant professor in Analytical chemistry, University of Sofia, VI.2004-VI.2006

Specializations and Visiting Researcher at:

  • Visiting Researcher at the University of Luebeck, Faculty of Physics, Luebeck, Germany, 15.I. – 30.V.2004 (Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Medical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Poland, 1.V. – 25.XII.2009 (National Science Fund of Bulgaria)
  • Visiting Researcher at the University of Saarland, Faculty of Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, Saarbruecken, Germany, 1.VI-31.VIII.2011 (DAAD)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 1.IV.2013 – 1.X.2013 (Matsumae International Foundation, Japan)

Research Interests

Bioinorganic chemistry, Coordination and supramolecular chemistry, Spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations.

Selected Publications (max 5)

  1. Anife Ahmedova, Biomedical applications of metallosupramolecular assemblies – structural aspects of the anticancer activity, Front. Chem. 6:620 (2018) OPEN ACCESS; doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00620 , (IF2018 = 3.782)
  2. А. Ahmedova, Boyan Todorov; Nikola Burdzhiev; Christine Goze, Copper Radiopharmaceuticals for Theranostic Applications, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 157 (2018) 1406-1425. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2018.08.051. (IF2018 = 4.833)
  3. Anife Ahmedova, Denitsa Momekova, Masahiro Yamashina, Pavletta Shestakova, Georgi Momekov, Munetaka Akita, Michito Yoshizawa, Anticancer Potencies of Pt(II)- and Pd(II)-linked M 2L 4 Coordination Capsules with Improved Selectivity, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 11 (2016) 474-477. doi:10.1002/asia.201501238. (IF2016 = 4.083)
  4. A. Ahmedova , R. Mihaylova, D. Momekova, P. Shestakova, S. Stoykova, J. Zaharieva, M. Yamashina, G. Momekov, M. Akita, M. Yoshizawa, M2L4 coordination capsules with tunable anticancer activity upon guest encapsulation, Dalton Trans., 45 (2016) 13214-13221. doi:10.1039/c6dt01801g. (IF2016 = 4.029)
  5. Vladislav Antonov, Miroslava Nedyalkova, Pavleta Tzvetkova, Anife Ahmedova , Solid State Structure Prediction Through DFT Calculations and 13C NMR Measurements: Case Study of Spiro-2,4-dithiohydantoins , Z. Phys. Chem. 230 (2016) 909-930. doi: 10.1515/zpch-2015-0710. (IF2016 = 1.012)

List of Publications

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

  • New bimodal sensors for diagnostic imaging” , National Science Fund of Bulgaria, team member, XII.2018 – 2021
  • New generation of supramolecular systems for enhancement of antitumor activity”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, project leader, XII.2014 – II.2019
  • Synthesis and structure of metal complexes with biologically active hydantoin ligands –potential non-classical anticancer drugs”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, project leader, V.2009 – VI.2012

Teaching Activity

Discipline Specialty
Lectures and Seminars in “Bioinorganic Chemistry” Ecochemistry
Lectures and Seminars in “Analytical Chemistry Molecular Biology
Lectures and Seminars in “Coordination Compounds in Medicine” Master students of “Medical, Pharmacological and Biophysical Chemistry”
Lab. Courses in “Analytical Chemistry” Chemistry, Ecochemistry, Computer Chemistry, Biology
Lectures and Seminars in “Photochemistry” Nuclear Chemistry

External Scientific Service Activities

Reviewer for international scientific journals:

  • J. Inorg. Biochem., J. Coord. Chem.; Mol. Pharmaceutics, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Mendeleev Commun., Molecules, Chemical Research in Toxicology, Open Chemistry; J. Mol. Str.; Struct. Chem.; Croat.Chem.Acta; Sens & Actuators; Monats. Chemie; Bulg. Chem. Commun.

Additional information:


Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter of Marie Curie Alumni Association – MCAA_Bulgaria Chapter - https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/groups/bulgaria-chapter