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CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR. NIKOLAI ELENKOV LAZAROV

 

I. Personal data                                                                                                          

Surname: LAZAROV
Forename(s): Nikolai Elenkov
Place of birth: Vidin, Bulgaria
Date of birth: 31 May 1955
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Bulgarian
Sex: Male
Nr of children: 1

 

II. Academic degrees obtained                                                                                  

1982

  • M.D.
    Medical Academy, School of Medicine
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    General Medicine

1992

  • Ph.D.
    Medical University
    Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    Histochemistry and Immunocytochemistry, Neurobiology

2000

  • D.Sc.
    Thracian University
    Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    Electron Microscopy, Neurochemistry

III. University and higher education                                                                          

  • 1975 - 1982 Medical Academy in Sofia, General Medicine

  • 1982 - 1985 Stara Zagora Medical University, First speciality in Anatomy

  • 1986 - 1989 Stara Zagora Medical University, Second speciality in Histology

  • 1989 - 1992 Stara Zagora Medical University, Ph.D doctorate in Neurobiology

  • 1992 – 2000 Thracian University Stara Zagora, D.Sc. doctorate

IV.Professional background, occupations and social engagements                           

  • September 1973 - September 1975 - Military service

  • June 1982 - July 1982 - Physician - Regional Hospital in Vidin, Bulgaria

  • July 1982 - December 1986 – Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Stara Zagora Medical University, Bulgaria

  • January 1987 - February 1990 - Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Stara Zagora Medical University, Bulgaria

  • March 1990 - March 1994 - Head Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Stara Zagora Medical University, Bulgaria 

  • since April 1994 - Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Stara Zagora Medical University, Bulgaria

  • since July 2000 – Head of the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

  • since November 2001 - Full Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

  • since 1982 - Member of the Bulgarian Anatomical Society

  • since 1988 - Member of the Union of the Bulgarian Scientists

  • since 1991 - Member of the Anatomische Gesellschaft

  • since 1993 - Member of the Society for Histochemistry

  • since 1993 - Member of the Bulgarian Society of Neuroscience

  • since 1994 - Member of the European Federation of Experimental Morphology

V. Experience (Research Stays) Abroad                                                                                                 

  • June 1993 - August 1993 - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Ulm, Germany; Research Fellowship from the Commission of the European Communities;

    • scientific supervisor Mrs. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Reisert, Abteilung Anatomie und Zellbiologie, Universität Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany

  • November 1994 - December 1994 - Laboratory of Cell Biology and Histology of the University of Antwerp (RUCA), Belgium; Joint Scientific Project;

    • scientific supervisor Prof. Dr. Dietrich W. Scheuermann

  • September 1995 - February 1997 - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Ulm; Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation;

    • scientific supervisor Prof. Dr. Christof Pilgrim, Abteilung für Anatomie und Zellbiologie der Universität Ulm, Germany

  • April 1998 - May 1998 - Department of Physiology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands; Joint Scientific Project

    • scientific supervisor Prof. Dr. Enrico Marani, Neuroregulation group

  • March 2000 - Mai 2000 - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Ulm, Germany; Visiting Professor at the Department

  • October 2004 - April 2005 - Department of Anatomy, University of Munich, Germany;  Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

    • scientific supervisor Prof. Dr. Manfred Gratzl, Anatomisches Institut der Universität München, Germany

  • December 2005 - February 2006 - Department of Anatomy, University of Munich, Germany; Visiting Professor at the Department

VI. General Condition                                                                                                   

Healthy; no smoker

 

Contact Information

Telephone
+359-2-9172 525

FAX
+359-2-8518 783

Postal address
Nikolai E. Lazarov, MD, PhD, DSc
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Neurobiology
Department of Anatomy and Histology
Medical University - Sofia
2, Zdrave Street
BG-1431 Sofia, Bulgaria

Electronic mail
nlazarov@medfac.acad.bg

Awards and Honours

1993 COPERNICUS-Fellow; grant ERB3510PL922161 from the Commission of the European Communities; University of Ulm, Germany

1994 Commission of the European Communities; grant CIPA-CT93-0205 (DG 12 HSMU) from the EEC and Universitair Centrum Antwerpen, Belgium; Research Project 'Functional Morphology of the Autonomic Nervous System', University of Antwerp RUCA, Belgium

1995-1997 AvH Fellow; grant 1015945 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Research Project "The Significance of Dopaminergic and Glutamate Afferents for the Differentiation of the Striatum", University of Ulm, Germany

1997 The First Bulgarian Anatomical Society Dimitri Kadanoff Memorial Award

1998 M.R.C. Visiting Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands

1999 The First Award of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

2000 Visiting Professor, University of Ulm, Germany

2003 The First Award for Scientific Merits of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

2003 International Scientist of the Year

2004-2005 AvH Fellow; Research Project: "Expression of Receptors: Focus on Histamine Receptors in the Petrosal Ganglion", University of Munich, Germany

2006, 2007 Visiting Professor, University of Munich, Germany

2010 The Medical University-Sofia "Orahovatz" Award for Outstanding Contributions to Fundamental Science