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Scientific Programme 

 

The Scientific Program comprises lectures given by invited speakers, oral

presentations and poster sessions.

The official languages of the Congress are English and Bulgarian. All multi-media

presentations should be in English.

 

During the Meeting program the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Virology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Disease will be celebrated.

 

The open ceremony will be on May 28, 2008 at 13,00 h.

 

Wednesday, May 28

 

12:00 Registration

 

OPENING CEREMONY

 

13:00 Welcoming Addresses

 

13:30 50th   Anniversary of the Department of Virology,

           National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Disease, Sofia

 

PLENARY LECTURES     

 

Chairpersons: A. S. Galabov

                          E. Bozkaya

                                                   

14:00 E. Bozkaya. INFLUENZA SURVEILLANCE DURING 2003-2007 SEASONS IN TURKEY

 

14:30 Ch. Metzner, M. M. Mostegl , W. H. Günzburg , B. Salmons, J. A. Dangerfield Modification of enveloped viral vectors using GPI anchored proteins

 

15:00 G. Oprisan, S. Dinu, C. Szmal, C-R. Usein. MOLECULAR TOOLS IN TRACING HCV INFECTIONS

 

15:30 A. S. Galabov. PROSPECTS OF CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS AND CHEMOTHERAPY OF ENTEROVIRUS INFECTIONS

 

16:00 Coffee break

 

GENERAL VIROLOGY I

 

Chairpersons: L.Doumanova

                          Z. Kalvachev

 

16:30 M. Kicheva. BioSystems Ltd.”MODERN PCR TECHNOLOGIES-NEW FRONTIERS AND IMPLEMENTATION IN BULGARIA”

 

17:00 A. Tchorbanov, K. Idakieva, N. Mihaylova, L. Doumanova. NEW VACCINE CARRIERS:IMMUNOGENICITY OF RAPANA THOMASIANA HEMOCYANIN CONJUGATED SUBUNIT VACCINE

 

17:15 V. Levakova. CYTOPLASMIC DYNEIN IN THE EARLY SECRETORY PATHWAY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH VIRUSES

 

17:30 D.Stoyanov. ANTICELL  Bulgaria. COMPLETE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER FOR RESEARCHERS IN VIROLOGY

 

18:00 POSTER SESSION (PERMANENT)

18:00 WELCOME DRINK

 

Thursday, May 29

GENERAL VIROLOGY II

Chairpersons  : L. Wassilewa

                          J. Serkedjieva

 

8:30 I. Georgieva, A. S. Galabov.Oxoglaucine: a new highly promising antiviral compound with antirhinoviral effect

 

8:40 L. Simeonova, G. Gegova, L. Mukova, A. S. Galabov. IN VIVO SYNERGISTIC COMBINATION EFFECT OF RIMANTADINE AND OSELTAMIVIR AGAINST INFLUENZA A(H3N2)  IS MANIFESTED IN SEVERAL DOSE RATIOS

 

8:50 J. Serkedjieva. a Plant polyphenol-Rich extract modulates the lung protease activities of influenza virus-infected mice

 

9:00 M. Mileva, L. Traikov, A. S. Galabov, L. Simeonova, G. Genova. ÎSELTAMIVIR AS A MODULATOR OF OXIDATIVE DAMAGES IN LUNG OF INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTED MICE AND IN SOME MODEL SYSTEMS

 

9:10 S Raleva,A. Iordanova, A. Savov, L. Froloshka,P. Genova,A.  Hinkov, K. Borissov. NEWLY SYNTHESIZED 4-HYDROXYCOUMARIN (4-HC) - AN INTEGRASE INHIBITOR OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV-1) IN CELL CULTURE

 

9:20 Hinkov A., Pavlov A., Chervenkov S. , Raleva S., Borissov K., Dundarova D., Argirova R.  2-styryl-8-hydroxiquinolines and their derivatives: inhibition of   HIV-1 replication in cell culture

 

9:30 N. Vilhelmova-Ilieva, S. Quideau, A. S. Galabov COMBINATION EFFECT OF ELLAGITANNINS AND ACYCLOVIR ON THE REPLICATION OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 1

MEDICAL VIROLOGY

Chairpersons: R. Kotseva

                          E. Alexandrov

                   

10:00 D. Fuchs. Neopterin production and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in infection control and immunodeficiency

 

10:30 Coffee break

 

11:00 P. Theoharov. VIRAL HEPATITIS – DIAGNOSTIC ASPECT

 

11:10  T. Hadjiolova, S. Pavlova, R. Kotseva. APPLICATION OF REAL-TIME RT-PCR FOR LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF INFLUENZA IN CLINICAL SAMPLES

 

11:20 S. Pavlova, T. Hadzhiolova, P. Abadjieva, R. Kotseva.  APPLICATION OF PCR FOR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES DIAGNOSIS

 

 

11:30 Z.Mihneva,  N. GatchevA.   OUR EXPERIENCE IN INTEGRATED SURVEILLANCE OF MEASLES, RUBELLA AND CONGENITAL RUBELLA, 2000-2007

 11:40 K. Borissov,R. Markova, l. Elenkov,K. Kostov,A. Savov, I.Kremensky,R., Argirova. Spread of co-receptor gene polymorphism in Bulgarians living with HIV compared to general population

 

11:50  D. Beshkov, I. Alexiev, I. Dimova, V. Georgieva. DRUG-RESISTANCE MUTATIONS IN HIV-1 FROM DRUG-NAIVE AND ARV TREATED PATIENTS IN BULGARIA

 

12:00  I. Alexiev, D. Beshkov, I. Dimova, V. Georgieva. The HIV-1 Diversity in Bulgaria: a continuous viral inflow from West and East European countries

 

12:10  P. Genova, R. Gavazova, A.Mentis, A.Kossivakis, D. Ivanov, S. Raleva, D. Dundarova, R. Argirova. DUAL VIRAL INFECTION – HIV-1 PLUS INFLUENZA VIRUS. IMPACT OF INFLUENZA -ASSOCIATED SIALYDASE ON HIV-1 gp120 SYNTHESIS.

12:20  R. Gavazova, D. Ivanov, P. Genova, S. Raleva, D. Dundarova, R. Argirova. STUDY OF HIV-1 GLYCOSYLATION IN HUMAN CELL LINES DIFFERING IN THEIR CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS AND SUSCEPTIBILITY

12:30 Panculescu R., C.Ceianu, A. Cotar, D. Badescu Laboratory-based surveillance of neuro-invasive infections caused by West Nile virus in humans during 2005-2007 in South-eastern Romania

 

12:40 W. Monev CRIMEAN-CONGO HAEMORRAHAGIC FEVER-A “NEW’ OLD PROVOCATION

 

 

12:50 Z. Mladenova, N. Korsun, T.Geonova, I. Di Bartolo, L. Fiore, F. M. Ruggeri  VIRAL AGENTS DETECTED IN HOSPITALIZED PEDIATRIC GASTROENTERITIS CASES

 

   

13:00 LUNCH

 

MEDICAL VIROLOGY

Chairpersons: R. Argirova

                          E. Trajkovska-Dokic

 

14:00 E. Trajkovska-Dokic, M. Petrovska, N. Panovsk.i  HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PAPANICOLAOU RESULTS

 

14:30 P. Grozdanov­­­­­­­, P. Kostva-Zlatkova, V. Zlatkov, G. Ganchev, A. S. Galabov Detection of Multiple Human Papillomavirus types in Bulgarian Patients by Roche’s LINEAR ARRAY HPV Genotyping Test

 

14:45 Z. Kalvatchev, S. Slavov, I. Tsekov, P. Simeonov, D. Mladenov, M. Tsvetkov. EVALUATION OF PCR AND URINE CYTOLOGY AS SURROGATE DIAGNOSTIC MARKERS OF BK POLYOMAVIRUS-ASSOCIATED NEPHROPATHY

 

15:00  S. Slavov, Z. Kalvatchev, I. Tsekov, M. Shtereva, S. SavovaPREGNANCY AND HUMAN POLYOMAVIRUS REACTIVATION

 

15:15 M. Bozhanova, F. Rozenberg, A. Mihailov, P. Petrov, E. Alexandrova, A. Mangyrov, T.  Cherveniakova, M Pishmisheva Molecular Virology Investigations of Central Nervous System Infections, associated with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella- Zoster Virus (VZV)

 

15:30 A. Antoniadis. HANTAVIRUSES ON THE BALKANS

 

16:00 A. Papa. Emerging Viral Diseases

 

 

 

16:30 Coffee break

 

17:00 ROUND TABLE ”VIROLOGY IN HIGH SCHOOLS EDUCATION”

Moderators: A. S. Galabov, I. Zarkov , D. Hristova

 

19:00 BANQUET (Military Medical Academy Restaurant)

 

Fryday, 30 May

 

VETERINARY VIROLOGY

Chairpersons:G. Georgiev

                         R. Peshev

                      

9:00 G.Georgiev. BLUETONGUE VACCINATION STRATEGY FOR BULGARIA

 

9:30 L. Polihronova , G. Georgiv.e Application of TaqMan real time RT PCR for diagnosisis of FMDV and correlation with SYBR Green PCR data

 

9:40 G. Georgiev. GLOBAL WARMING AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASES

 

9:50 I. Zarkov. DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES AGAINST AVIAN ISOLATE OF INFLUENZA A VIRUS H6N2 IN TURKAY POULTS AFTER INFECTION THROUGH DIFFERENT ROUTES

 

10:00 I. Zarkov. ASSESSMENT OF LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA A VIRUS DETECTING BY THE DIRECTIGEN TM FLU A TEST IN CLOACAL AND OROPHARYNGYAL SAMPLES FROM EXPERIMENTALLY INFECTED DOMESTIC AND WILD BIRDS

 

 

 

10:10 D. Milev. Application a new methods for diagnostic PCVD in Bulgaria

 

 

10:20 80 Jubilee  Prof. H. Haralambiev

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 Coffee break

 

11:00 R. Peshev, R.Bostandjieva. Comparative ANALYSE for DETECTION OF bhv 1 antibodies AMONG buffalo POPULATION

 

11:10 I. Sirakov, R. Peshev. Studies on haemagglutination activity of goat herpesvirus

 

11:20 I. Chenchev, G.Georgiev. EQUINE VIRAL ARTERITIS SITUATION IN BULGARIA IN 2007

 

PLANT VIROLOGY

Chairpersons: A. Stoev

                          V. Polischuk

 

 

11:30 V. Polischuk, I. Budzanivska, T. Shevchenko, O. Shevchenko. OCCURRENCE OF PLANT VIRUSES IN UKRAINE AND ROLE OF ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VIRUS DISEASE

 

12:00 D. Hristova. PEPEIRA PROJECT-PEPINO MOSAIV VIRUS:EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECONOMIC INPACT AND RISK ANALYSIS

 

12:20 P. Iliev, A. Stoev. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PLUM CULTIVARS FOR RESISTANCE TO THE BROWN ROT (MONILIA FRUCTIGENA) AND SHARKA DISEASE ON PLUMS (PLUM POX VIRUS, PPV)

 

12:30 N. Petrov, D. Hristova, C. Heinze, P. Willingman, G. Adam. IDENTIFICATION OF A NEW VIRUS STRAIN, CAUSING NECROTIC RING SPOTS ON POTATOS TUBERS IN BULGARIA

12:40  ADJOURNMENT OF THE CONGRESS

13:30  EXCURSION  TO THE RILA MONASTERY

 

 

POSTER SESION

Wednesday, 28 May

18:00  - 19:00

GENERAL VIROLOGY (GV)

 

GV-01 G. K. Maximov. Gene therapy with spumaviruses

 

GV-02 R. Pravchanska, L. Doumanova, V. Neitchev,, P. Borissova. Suppression  of  swollen lipid phase in DHPC vesicles by Newcastle disease virus matrix protein

GV-03 R. Vassileva-Pencheva, A.S. Galabov. ESCAPING THE RESISTANCE TO DISOXARIL WHEN A TRIPLE COMBINATION OF ANTIVIRALS IS ADMINISTERED IN A CONSECUTIVE TREATMENT COURSE AGAINST EXPERIMENTAL NEUROTROPIC COXSACKIEVIRUS B1 INFECTION IN NEWBORN MICE

 

GV-04 L.  Nikolaeva-Glomb, M. G. Spasova, T. S. Milkova, A. S. Galabov. ANTIVIRAL EFFECTS OF NEWLY SYNTHESIZED CINNAMOYL AMIDES OF AMINO ACIDS AND ALIPHATIC MONOAMINES

 

GV-05 I. Nikolova, R . Petkova, S. Chakarov, A. S. Galabov. Comparative Analysis of the VP1 Structural Protein Gene of the Disoxaril Mutants of Coxsackievirus B1

 

GV-06 J. D. Tumbarsky, L. N. Mukova, A. S. Galabov. INHIBITION OF THE CALICIVIRUS FCV-F9 REPLICATION USING SOME PICORNAVIRUS ANTIVIRAL SUBSTANCES

 

GV-07 J. Serkedjieva, A. Teodosieva. antiviral effects of a plant polyphenol extract applied alone and in combination with rimantadine hydrochloride

 

GV-08 T. Stefanova, L. Tancheva, S. Abarova, E. Krumova, J. Serkedjieva. A plant polyphenol-rich extract inhibits lung injury in mice induced by influenza A virus infection

 

 

GV-09 E. Nikolova, N. Kirilov, A. Teodosieva, J. Serkedjieva.  Combined virus inhibitory effects and anti-protease activities of a plant polyphenol extract and ε-aminocaproic acid

 

GV-10 L. Mukova, M. Remichkova, V, Kussovski, L. Nikolaeva-Glomb, V. Mantareva, I. Angelov,  L. Doumanova, L. Wassilewa, Y. Abashev and A. S. Galabov Photodynamic effect of two charged Zn(II)-phthalocyanine complexes on some enveloped viruses

 

GV-11 Ivanka Stankova, Petya Petrova, Tatyana Dzimbova, Stoyan Shishkov, Kalina Kostova, Silvia Voleva, Angel Galabov Antiviral activity of novel amino acid esters of acyclovir

 

MEDICAL VIROLOGY (MV)

 

MV-12 L. Ivanova, K. Ivanov, M. Koseva, V. Russev  SEROLOGIC HEPATITIS B (HBV) IMMUNITY IN MEDICAL STAFF

 

 

MV-13 V. Georgieva, K. Ivanov, D. Beshkov,  I.Alexiev. STRENGTHNENING AND PROMOTING VOLUNTARY COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICES IN BULGARIA

 

VETERINARY VIROLOGY (VV)

 

VV-14 I. Zarkov, I. Ivanov.  PATHOLOGICAL MARKERS OF ANAS  PLATHYRYNCHOS DUCKLINGS EXPERIMENTALLY INFECTED WITH AN ISOLATES OF LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA A VIRUSES

 

VV-15 I. Zarkov.  DIAGNOSTIC CAPACITIES OF THE HAEMAGGLUTINATION-INHIBITION TEST, THE IMMUNODIFFUSION TEST AND THE ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE AVIAN INFLUENZA ISOLATE A/DUCK/BULGARIA/05 H6N2 IN INTRATRACHEALLY INFECTED CHICKEN AND TURKEY POULTS

 

VV-16 V. Hristova, S. Jordanov, D. Kazachka, A. Dimitrova, D. Milev. DETECTION OF CO-INFECTION WITH PORCINE REPRODUCTIVE AND RESPIRATORY SYNDROM VIRUS, PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS TYPE 2 AND ACTINOBACILLUS PLEUROPNEUMONIAE IN SWINE FARMS FROM BULGARIA AND REPUBLIC MACEDONIA

 

 

VV-17 R. Bostandjieva, Z. Dimitrova, R. Peshev. DEMONSTRATION OF BOVINE PARVOVIRUS  BY DIRECT IMMUNOPEROXIDASE METHOD

 

VV-18 N. Oreshkova, G. Goujgoulova, K. Ivanova, G. Georgiev, K. Dimitrov. MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF THE NEWCASTLE DISEASE STRAINS CIRCULATING IN BULGARIA IN THE LAST THREE YEARS

 

 

 

PLANT VIROLOGY (PV)

 

PV-19 N. Senchugova, O. Postoenko. THE SUGAR BEET VIRAL INFECTION SPREADING IN CENTRAL UKRAINE

 

PV-20 G.M. Orlovska, O.V.Orlovskyy, S.M.Petrenko, O.V.Shevchenko, A.L.Boyko. Search for efficient methods for improvement of sunflower plants

 

PV-21 V. O. Kamzel, O. Shevchenko, S. Petrenko, A. Boyko, V. Polischuk . INDUCED OF AGGREGATION OF TMV VIRIONS BY Zn AND Pb IONS IN VITRO

 

PV-22 A. Traykova, D. Hristova.  Diagnostics of SOYBean Mosaic Virus in SOYBean (GLYCINE MAX  [L.] Merr.) SEEDS

 

PV-23 B. Dikova, F. Rabenstein. FIRST REPORT ON THE OCCURRENCE OF TOBACCO RATTLE VIRUS AND ALFALFA MOSAIC VIRUS ON MELISSA OFFICINALIS L. IN BULGARIA

 

PV-24 N. Bakardjieva, T. Savova. VIRAL INFECTIONS DETECTED ON BREEDING LINES OF WINTER OAT, TESTED IN BULGARIA