Roumen Kirov

Bulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria

Name: Roumen Kirov Date and place of birth: March 17, 1959, Vidin, Bulgaria Gender: Male Marital status: Married, no children Permanent residence: Institute of Neurobiology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Acad. G. Bonchev Str. 23 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria Telephone: + 359 (2) 979 3748 Fax: + 359 (2) 891 719 109 E-mail addresses: rkirov@gwdg.de; ru@bio.bas.bg; Degrees: M.D., Ph.D. Current occupation: Associate Professor Laboratory of Cognitive Neurodynamics Institute of Neurobiology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria Degree sought: M.D. - Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1984 Ph.D. - Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001 Education: General Humanitarian School, Sofia, Bulgaria: 1973-1977 Human medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria: 1977-1984 Postgraduate student in clinical electroencephalography and polysomnography, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria: 1990-1993 Doctoral program (Electrophysiology and experimental neuropharmacology), Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria: 1996-2000 Professional activities: 1984-1988: Assistant in internal medicine and psychiatry at the Regional Hospital, Pernik, Bulgaria 1988-2000: Research fellow at the Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria 1990-1993: Assistant in clinical electroencephalography and polysomnography at the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria Since 2001: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria 2006-2008: Researcher at the Institute of Neuroendocrinology, University of Luebeck, Germany 2008-2010: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Since 2010: Associate Professor at the Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Expertise: (1) Sleep research (2) Clinical and experimental electroencephalography (3) Adult and child psychiatry (4) Psychopharmacology (5) Learning and memory (6) Psychophysiology Selected Publications Kirov R, Moyanova S. Age-related effect of ritanserin on the sleep-waking phases in rats. International Journal of Neuroscience, 1998, 93: 265-278. Moyanova S, Kortenska L, Kirov R. High-voltage electroencephalogram spindles, aging and 5-HT2 antagonism. Brain Research, 1998, 786: 55-63. Kirov R, Moyanova S. Distinct sleep-wake stages in rats depend differentially on age. Neuroscience Letters, 2002, 322: 134-136. Moyanova S, Kirov R, Kortenska L. Multi-unit activity suppression and sensorimotor deficits after endothelin-1-induced middle cerebral artery occlusion in conscious rats. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2003, 212: 59-67. Kirov R, Kinkelbur J, Heipke S, Kostanecka-Endress T, Westhoff M, Cohrs S, Ruther E, Hajak G, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A. Is there a specific polysomnographic sleep pattern in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Journal of Sleep Research, 2004, 13: 87-93. Kirov R, Pillar G, Rothenberger A. REM-sleep changes in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: methodologic and neurobiologic considerations. Sleep, 2004, 27: 1215. Rothenberger A, Kirov R. Changes in sleep-wake behavior may be more than just an epiphenomenon of ADHD. Behavavioral and Brain Sciences, 2005, 28: 439. Kirov R. Monoamines in RCVH: implications from sleep, neurophysiologic, and clinical research. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2005, 28: 768-769. Kirov R. Spectrum of child psychiatric disorders and ritualized behavior: Where is the link? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2006, 29: 622-623. Kirov R, Kinkelbur J, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A. Sleep Patterns in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tic Disorder, and Comorbidity. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007, 48: 561-570. Kirov R. The sleeping brain, the states of consciousness, and the human intelligence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2007, 30:159. Kirov R, Weiss C, Siebner HR, Born J, Marshall L. Slow oscillation electrical brain stimulation during waking promotes EEG theta activity and memory encoding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 2009, 106:15460-15465. Uebel H, Albrecht B, Kirov R, Heise A, Döpfner M, Freisleder FJ, Gerber WD, Günter M, Hässler F, Ose C, Poustka F, Fischer R, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A. What can actigraphy add to the concept of labschool design in clinical trials? Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2010, 16 (22):2434-2442. Yordanova J, Kolev V, Kirov R, Rothenberger A. Comorbidity in the context of neural network properties. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2010, 33:176-177.

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