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Phone: +359 2 8167 342
e-mail: svetoslav@biofac.uni-sofia.bg


Year of birth 1972
Year of appointment within the Department 1998
Teaching responsibilities Course holder of the B.Sc. courses "Introduction to genetic engineering" and "Molecular genetics", and the M.Sc. courses "Genetic engineering of pro- and eukaryotes" and "Molecular markers and basic population genetics"
Professional interests Genetics, molecular genetics, molecular cloning
Current research topics Bacterial genetics, construction of vectors for alternative cloning methods, lactic acid bacteria - typing methods and methods for detection of probiotic properties and bacteriocins synthesis.
Memberships in professional organizations Bulgarian Society of Microbiology within the Union of the Bulgarian Scientists, collective member of the Federation of the European Microbiological Societies (FEMS);
Union of Bulgarian Biologists
Selected publications
  1. Peykov, S.Z., Aleksandrova, V.D., Dimov, S.G. “Rapid identification of Enterococcus faecalis by species-specific primers based on the genes involved in the Entner-Doudoroff pathway” Mol Biol Rep 39(6):7025-730, 2012
  2. Dimov, S. “pSDTV vector: a modification of the pBluescript SK+ plasmid in order to perform PCR-fragments TA-cloning using Eam1105I restriction endonuclease” Mol Biol Rep 39(5): 6133-6139, 2012
  3. Kirilov, N., Dimov, S., Dalgalarrondo, M., Kambarev, S., Ignatova, T., Stoyanovski, S., Danova, S., Iliev, I., Haerlé, T., Chobert, J.-M. “Characterization of enterococci isolated from homemade Bulgarian 1 cheeses and katuk “ Eur Food Res Technol 233:1029-1040, 2011
  4. Ahmadova , A., Dimov, S., Ivanova, I., Choiset, Y., Chobert, J.-M., Kuliev, A and Haertlé, T. “Proteolytic activities and safety of use of Enterococci strains isolated from traditional Azerbaijani dairy products”, Eur Food Res Technol 233:131-140, 2011
  5. Dimov, S.G., Peykov, S., Raykova, D., Ivanova, P., Kirilov, N., Dalgalarrondo, M., Chobert, J.-M., Haertlé, T. and Ivanova, I. – “A newly discovered bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus faecalis 3915”. Beneficial Microbes 1(1):43-51, 2010