The Division of Biology was founded in 1974. Between 1999 and 2008 it was a part of the Department of General Biology and Pathophysiology. Since 2008, the department has been a part of the Department of Anatomy, Histology, Cytology and Biology. Prof. Milena Atanasova, PhD has been the Head of the Biology division since 2011.
The academic staff consists of three Associate Professors and Four Assistant Professors. Since its establishment, two Doctor of Sciences degrees and seven PhD theses have been defended.
The Biology division has five training laboratories equipped with projection equipment, microscopes and videos. Practical training is conducted with students in the courses of Molecular and Cell Biology, Basic Immunology and Parasitology, thus enabling students to acquire essential skills in the field of General Biology. Modern audio-visual teaching methods are used to deepen and expand their knowledge. The lectures emphasize on Molecular and Cell Biology, Basic Immunology and Parasitology.
Research in the Biology division is based on the use of well-equipped histochemical and immunological laboratories. It is mainly focused on immunological studies of extracellular matrix protein metabolism, oxidative stress in patients with autoimmune, neurologic diseases and reproductive failures.
Courses taught in the Biology division:
- Human Biology for medical students
- Biology for pharmacists
- Biology for assistant pharmacists
- Preparation Course in Biology for the Department of Language and Specialize Training international students