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Ivayla Pantcheva

Email: IPancheva@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161446

Fax: + 359 2 9625438

Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blivd.


  • M. Sc. – Chemistry, University of Sofia, 1992
  • Ph.D – Analytical Chemistry, University of Sofia, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Assos. Prof., Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia, since 2011
  • Assist. Prof., Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia, 1997-2011

Specializations and Visiting Researcher at:

  • Fellowship 37th UNESCO Course - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 2001-2002 (12 months)
  • JSPS Fellowship - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 2003-2005 (24 months)
  • JSPS Fellowship – Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, 2009-2010 (3 months)
  • Fellowship in the frame of the “National Excellence Program”, University of Szeged, Hungary, 2014 (3 months)

Research Interests

  • Biocoordination chemistry, complexes of biologically active compounds

List of Publications

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

  • New generation of supramolecular systems for enhancement of antitumour activity, NFSR, member, 2014 -
  • New oxime-containing compounds and their metal complexes as cholinesterase reactivators, NFSR, supervisor, 2010-2013
  • Biochemical, Immunological And Pharmacological Studies Of Vipoxin And Its Components, NFSR, member, 2009-2012
  • Polyether Ionophore Antibiotics: A Challenge to complexation with metal ions for modification of their therapeutic properties, NFSR, member, 2008-2011
  • Synthesis and structure of metal complexes with biologically active hydantoin ligands – potential non-classical anticancer drugs, NFSR, member, 2008-2011
  • New molecular switches based on tautomeric proton exchange, NFSR, member, 2007-2010

Teaching Activity

Period from - to Discipline Specialty
2008-2011 Analytical chemistry Ecology and Environmental protection Biology, Biotechnology
2008-2009 Biocoordination chemistry Ecochemistry
Since 2012 Analytical Chemistry Chemistry, Biology
Since 2013 Analytical Chemistry Pharmacy


External Scientific Service Activities

Member of Editorial Board of The Scientific Journal

Reviewer of Manuscripts for European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, Molecules, Journal of Molecular Structure, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Spectrochimica Acta.