Nikola Kerekov

Birth date: 13 December 1985
Academic degree: Ph.D., Assistant
In the lab since: March 2007
Education: 2011-present – Ph.D. degree in Immunology at Institute of Microbiology; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2004-2008 – Bachelor degree in Molecular Biology, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”

2008-2010 – Master degree in Cell biology and pathology, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Research experience: 2007-present – Research investigator at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;

2013 – three month training under the EFIS-IL Fellowship at the Department of Immunology, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary under the supervision of prof. Anna Erdei.

2009 – three month training course at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

Primary research interests: Molecular Immunology: DNA vaccines; Adjuvants; Tolerance braking

Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases: SLE, allergies

Humanized animal models

Cell signaling

Secondary interests: Neuroscience; Cancer Immunology
Hobbies: Mountaineering, bike, hiking, Science Popularizing
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Nikola Kerekov