Dancho Danalev

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dancho Danalev has graduated at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Sofia, Bulgaria, in the direction of “Organic chemical technologies”, specialization “Organic synthesis of biological active compounds”. Dr. Danalev is a Chemical engineer and a M.Sc. in Chemistry (1999). He is a PhD in Organic Chemistry (2003, UCTM, Sofia, Bulgaria), worked on the synthesis and structure-activity relationship of biological active peptides as inhibitors and activators of different enzymatic systems. From 2002 Dr. Danalev is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry at UCTM. In 2006-2007 he spent 10 months postdoctoral research position at the laboratory guided by Prof. Vincent Ferrières, Ecole National Superior de Chimie de Rennes, France. There Dr. Danalev develops synthesis of glycofuranosides. Two years later in 2009, during 6 months period, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dancho Danalev is invited lecturer in the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, ECIME laboratory, where he works with Prof. Pascal Griesmar and Prof. Stephane Serfaty on the design of new hybrid organic-inorganic materials comprising biomolecules. In 2009, as a part of the project with the National Scientific Fund of Bulgaria Dr. Danalev starts his second post-doctoral specialization in laboratory SOSCO, University of Cergy-Pontoise under supervising of Prof. Jacques Augé and Prof. Nadège Lubin-Germain. During 10 months period of this post-doc position he worked on the synthesis of glycopeptides with antiviral and antiparasitic properties. Since 2012 Dr. Danalev is an Associated Professor in the Biotechnology Department of UCTM. His teaching concerns with the organic, bioorganic chemistry, bioanalytical technics for analysis and separation of biomolecules (HPLC, GC, MS, and electrophoresis) as well as pharmaceutical biotechnology and molecular design of biological active compounds. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dancho Danalev is headed 5 PhD students and more than 60 diploma thesis for bachelor and master degree. As researcher, Dr. Danalevs’ work is related to the synthesis and investigation of structure-activity relationships of biomolecules especially peptides, glycosylamino acids and glycopeptides. He has more than 60 research articles.



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