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Stephka Chankova


Ph.D. in Genetics, Institute of Genetics "Acad.D. Kostoff", BAS, 1977

Current position

Professor, Head of the department “Ecosystem research, ecological risk assessment and conservation biology”, Head of the section “Environmental mutagenesis and genetic risk assessment”

Publications (selected from more than 110 articles)

  1. Chankova, S., Mitrovska, Z., Miteva, D., Oleskina, Y. P. and Yurina, N. P. (2013). Heat shock protein HSP70B as a marker for genotype resistance to environmental stress in Chlorella species from contrasting habitats. Gene 516(1): 184-189.
  2. Chankova, S. and Yurina N.P (2012). Micro-algae as model system for studying of genotype resistance to oxidative stress and adaptive response, Radiobiology and Environmental Security, NATO Science for Peace and Security, Series C: Environmental Security, Eds. Mothersill C., Korogodina V., Seymour C.B., 1st Edition 2011, VII, pages 413, 235 illus, ISBN 978 94 007 1938 5.
  3. Kopaskova, M., Hadjo, L., Yankulova, B., Jovtchev, G., Galova, E., Sevcovicova, A., Mucaji, P., Miadokova, E., Bryant, P. and Chankova, S. (2011). Extract of Lillium candidum L. can modulate the genotoxicity of the antibiotic zeocin. Molecules 17(1): 80-97.
  4. Gateva, S., Mitrovska, Z., Jovtchev, G. and Chankova, S. (2012). Green algae can modulate genotoxic action of cadmium in human lymphocytes. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. 26(1): 2737-2742.
  5. Dimitrova, M., Mitrovska, Z., Kapchina-Toteva, V., Dimova, E. and Chankova, S. (2009). Testing of polluted air samples for genotoxic potential using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Dokladi na B lgarskata akademia na naukite 62(1): 57-62.
  6. Chankova, S. G., Yurina, N. P., Dimova, E. G., Ermohina, O. V., Oleskina, Y. P., Dimitrova, M. T. and Bryant, P. E. (2009). Pretreatment with heat does not affect double-strand breaks DNA rejoining in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Therm Biol 34(7): 332-336.
  7. Dimova, E., Dimitrova, M., Miteva, D., Mitrovska, Z., Yurina, N. P., Bryant, P. E. and Chankova, S. (2009). Does single-dose cell resistance to the radio-mimetic zeocin correlate with a zeocin-induced adaptive response in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains? Radiat Environ Biophys 48(1): 77-84.
  8. Dimova, E., Dimitrova, M., Miteva, D., Mitrovska, Z., Chankova, S. (2008) Paraquat induced adaptive response in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains depends on the genotype. Compt. Rend.Acad. Bulg. Sci 61(7): 911-918.
  9. Dimova, E. G., Bryant, P. E. and Chankova, S. G. (2008). Adaptive response: some underlying mechanisms and open questions. Genetics and Molecular Biology 31(2): 396-408.
  10. Chankova, S., B. Petroff., K. Petrov. (2007). Module7: Biosensors (Application of bacteria for detection of different pollutions) Teaching/training material along LdV II Community Programme Translational Network “Biotechnology and Public Health Transnational Network (Health Biotech)”-2004-BG/04/B/F/TN-166032, 2007 http://healthbiotech.org
  11. Chankova, S. G., Dimova, E., Dimitrova, M. and Bryant, P. E. (2007). Induction of DNA double-strand breaks by zeocin in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and the role of increased DNA double-strand breaks rejoining in the formation of an adaptive response. Radiat Environ Biophys 46(4): 409-416.
  12. Dimitrova, M., Dimova, E., Mitrovska, Z., Kapchina-Toteva, V. and Chankova, S. (2007). Testing of polluted soil samples for genotoxic potential using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Arch Hydrobiol Suppl Algol Stud 123(1): 111-121.
  13. Picado, A., Chankova, S., Fernandes, A., Simoes, F., Leverett, D., Johnson, I., Hernan, R., Pires, A. M. and Matos, J. (2007). Genetic variability in Daphnia magna and ecotoxicological evaluation. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 67(3): 406-410.
  14. Chankova, S. G., Matos, J. A., Simoes, F., Bryant, P.E. (2005). The adaptive response of a new radio-resistant strain of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii correlates with increased DNA double-strand break rejoining, Internаtional Journal of Radiation Biology V.81, N7 509-514.
  15. Chankova, S. G. and Bryant, P. E. (2002). Acceleration of DNA-double strand rejoining during the adaptive response of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Radiats Biol Radioecol 42(6): 600-603.
Protocols by Stephka Chankova
  1. Heat Shock Treatment of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Chlorella Cells
  2. Western Blot Analysis of Chloroplast HSP70B in Chlorella Species