Short Curriculum of Research

Silvia Andonova


University hospital of obstetrics and gynaecology, Medical University – Sofia
National genetic laboratory
Contact: sandonova(at)

Education/ Training

20132 weeks training in molecular diagnostics of DSD - Institut für Humangenetik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany
2011Basic training course in array CGH technique – OGT, Oxford, UK
2005Basic ABI3130/3130xl genetic analysis training course – Stockholm, Sweden
1998Master of Science in Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University
1995Bachelor in Molecular biology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

2009-nowInvolved in prenatal and postnatal DNA diagnostics of genetic disorders (beta-thalassemia, SMA, CF, WND, PKU; QF-PCR for common human aneuploidies; DSDs) and predispositions (inherited thrombophilia, y-chromosome microdeletions) with different techniques – RFLP, fragment analysis, QF-PCR, Sanger sequencing, real-time PCR, array CGH
In National genetic laboratory, University hospital of obstetrics and gynaecology
2005-2009Laboratory manager
In Molecular Medicine Center, Medical University – Sofia , Project: ЕС FP6-2004-ACC-SSA-2, with financial support of the EU – 6-th Framework Programme
2000-2005Research assistant in genetics - Molecular diagnostics of genetic disorders and predispositions
In Laboratory of Molecular Pathology (now - National Genetic Laboratory)


5 main publications with relevance to DSDnet (last 5 years)

  • Genetic investigations for DSD in Bulgaria. S. Andonova, А. Savov, Workshop on laying the foundation for future cooperation in the field of disorders of sexual development (DSD) in Bulgaria, 24-25.01.2014, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Genetic analyses and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD), Silvia Andonova, Alexey Savov, Milko Sirakov, XIII Bulgarian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, hold together with V National Congress of Midwive, 13-16.03.2014, Plovdiv, Bulgaria