Dr Lubomira Stateva (BSc, PhD) - personal details
I graduated Sofia University, Bulgaria with a first class degree in Biochemistry and Physiology and was awarded the Young Scientist of the Year Award. My PhD was in yeast genetics and molecular biology. Until 1990 I held an associate professor’s position in the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In recognition of my achievements I was elected one of the two Bulgarian representatives in the International Society of Yeast research in 1985 and the Bulgarian National Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology “Assen Zlatarov” in 1987.
Since 1990, I have been through different stages of career progression (postdoctoral position, Wellcome Trust University Award fellowship in UMIST) until my current position as a Senior Lecturer in FLS, The University of Manchester.
My research interests have been and still are in the area of yeast molecular biology (yeast cell wall synthesis and regulation, cAMP signal transduction pathway and its role in morphogenesis) and biotechnology (yeast lysis mutants as vehicles for oral delivery of therapeutics) employing not only the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae but also other species such as the fungal pathogens Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus, and the probiotic strain Saccharomyces boulardii.