DEPARTMENT OF INFECTIOUS MICROBIOLOGY
Head: Professor Hristo Najdenski, DVM, DSc
Tel: +359 2 979 31 61
Studies on factors and mechanisms of bacterial virulence are of common and traditional interest of the Department Infectious Microbiology. The basic topics of investigation are related with: 1) characterisation of bacterial-host interactions in socially important zoonoses and others emerging infections; 2) molecular analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis e.g. multidrug resistant strains and monitoring the burden and transmission of tuberculosis in Bulgaria; 3) in vitro determination of antibacterial and antifungal activities of substances with organic and non-organic origin; 4) photobiology and photodynamics inactivation of bacterial pathogens.