Meglena Kandinska

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Meglena Kandinska

Personal information

First name / SurnameMeglena Kandinska

Address (work):
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy,
University of Sofia “St Kliment Ohridski”,
1, James Bourchier blvd.,1164 Sofia,
Bulgaria

Telephone: (+359 2) 81 61 220 (work)
Fax: (+359 2) 962 54 38 (work)
E-mail: MKandinska@chem.uni-sofia.bg

 Professional experience

University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohridski” / Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy / Department of  Organic Chemistry
2007 – till now, Head Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
2005 – 2007, Senior Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
2002 – 2005, Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
2001 – 2002, Research Chemist

Education

Graduated in June 2007 as Philosophy Doctor (PhD) from University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohridski”
Title of Thesis: Synthesis and properties of tetrahydroisoquinolines and isochromans containing pharmacophoric and chiral groups. Supervisor: Prof. Mariana Palamareva, DSc.

Graduated July 1999 as Master of Science form University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Master’s program: Organic and Analitical Chemistry
Title of Thesis: SSynthesis and thin-layer chromatography with computer selected mobile phases of (±)-trans-2-benzyl-3-(2-furyl)-1,2,3,4-tet­rahydroisoquinolin-1-ones. Supervisor: Prof. Mariana Palamareva, DSc., Dr. Ivan Kozekov

Teaching Experience

University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohridski” / Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy / Department of  Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry – lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars (bachelor degree)
Stereochemistry – lectures and seminars (master degree)
Green solvents in organic synthesis – lectures and seminars (master degree)
Computational methods in chromatography – lectures and seminars (master degree)
Methods of Organic Analyses – lectures and laboratory sessions (bachelor degree)

Research Experience and Interests

University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohridski” / Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy / Department of  Organic Chemistry
Applied Organic Chemistry
Design and multi step synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds with potential biological activity
Stereochemical studies of the reaction between anhydrides and compounds, containing activate double bond
Investigation of the relationship between structure of newly synthesized compounds and their biological properties
Design and synthesis of functional dyes
Design and synthesis of click chemistry reagents
Chromatographic purification techniques
Tof NMR, IR and other analytical methods

Research visits

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany – July 2012 – June 2013 (12 months)
Synthetic Chemistry Group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Muellen, Post Doc Position

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany – July 2012 – June 2013 (12 months)
Synthetic Chemistry Group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Muellen, Short-term Specialization

 Membership in scientific organizations

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry • Union of Chemists in Bulgaria • European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences • Federation of Scientific and Technical Unions

Computer skills and competences

Word • Excel • PowerPoint • Internet • Isis Draw • Chem Office • ACD Labs• MestReC • LSChrom