Assoc. Prof. Galina Satchanska, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Galina Satchanska, PhD is Head of Dept. Natural Sciences and previously leading the Dept. Biomedical Sciences. She is full-time lecturer at New Bulgarian University since 2009. Dr. Satchanska graduated in Master degree “Biochemistry and Microbiology” from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky” acquiring specialization in Clinical Chemistry and Minor in Pedagogy in Biology and Chemistry. Her PhD is from the Institute of Molecular biology-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, supervised by Prof. Evgeni Golovinsky. Her PhD thesis investigate the molecular analysis of bacteria in heavy metal-polluted environments and bacterial biodegradation of xenobiotics. Dr. Satchanska has more than 60 publications – research papers, reviews, monographs, book chapters, textbooks and manuals. She worked on International projects funded by NATO Science for Peace, UNESCO, Bundesministerium für Buldung and Forschung, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, DAAD and EC. She was invited researcher at the Institut der Radiobiologie, Helmholz. Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany more than 10 times. Dr. Satchanska also specialized at the Institute de Bio Ingenierie, Toulouse, France. Research area of Dr. Satchanska is environmental and food microbiology. Her monograph “Microbial biotransformation of xenobiotics” published in 2011 discuss application of bacteria in the biotechnology of wastewater treatment.
Together with the Management of NBU she established and developed Life Sciences at the university. She is invited Speaker at International Congresses, Member of Organizing Committees of National and International Microbiological Congresses, Board Member the Bulgarian Society for Microbiology, delegate of Bulgaria in FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) and member of FEMS Election Committee. Dr. Satchanska organized I, II and III International FOOD Conferences hosted by NBU. She is a Director of the Biolaboratory, member of two Faculty Councils, Academic Council and Quality Committee of New Bulgarian University.
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