Ivo Nikolaev Sirakov
Dr. Ivo Sirakov graduated in veterinary medicine in Sofia (2005) and in 2012 he got his PhD degree at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. He works as assistant and assistant professor at the NRL \Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies\ where he is responsible for diagnosis of TSE\'s by WB, IHC and ELISA methods; sequencing of the sheep and goat prion protein gene. He has participated in international inter-laboratory ring tests and number of trainings. He has taken place in leading of reference laboratories in the EU. He has participated as a government expert in discussions on TSE-related legislation in the EC. In the period of 2013-2015 he was head of the NRL \Enzootic Bovine Leukosis\ and a lecturer at the Medical University of Sofia. Dr. Sirakov is lecturer at MU-Sofia since 2015.