- Written by Dimitar Kirkovski
Dr. Gergana Zahmanova
Department: Technology Transfer and IP Management, CPSBB
The main area of Gergana’s research interests is plant molecular farming – production of valuable proteins and virus-like particles in plants, for their potential use as candidate vaccines.
More recently, Dr. Zahmanova has developed experience in intellectual property rights protection and management, as well as technology transfer. She participated in the communication and networking with different stakeholders and supporting of the IP rules in CPSBB.
Zahmanova G., Mazalovska M., Takova K., Toneva V., Minkov I., Peyret H., Lomonossoff G. (2021) Efficient production of chimeric Hepatitis B virus-like particles bearing an epitope of Hepatitis E virus capsid by transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana. Life. 11(1): 64. (IF 2.991)
Zahmanova G., Mazalovska, M., Takova, K., Toneva, V., Minkov, I., Mardanova, E., Ravin, N., Lomonossoff, G.P. (2020) Rapid high-yield transient expression of swine Hepatitis E ORF2 capsid proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana plants and production of chimeric Hepatitis E virus-like particles bearing the M2e Influenza epitope. Plants. 9(1): 29.
Mazalovska M., Varadinov N., Koynarski T., Minkov I., Teoharov P., Lomonossoff G., Zahmanova G. (2017) Detection of Serum Antibodies to Hepatitis E Virus Based on HEV Genotype 3 ORF2 Capsid Protein Expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana. Annals of Laboratory Medicine. 37(4):313.
Thuenemann EC., Lenzi P., Love AJ., Taliansky M., Bécares M., Zuñiga S., Enjuanes L., Zahmanova G., Minkov IN., Matić S., Noris E., Meyer, A., Hattingh A., Rybicki EP., Kiselev OI., Ravin NV., Eldarov M.A., Skryabin KG. & Lomonossoff GP. (2013) The use of transient expression systems for the rapid production of virus-like particles in plants. Currant Pharmaceutical Design. 19(31):5564-5571.