Scientific activity

Regardless of the great workload, active research is being done in the Department. In recent years, the scientific and applied activity of the Department has been concentrated in the following main directions:

Develop and study the effect of various dietary programs and nutritional supplements on athletes from different sports and patients with various diseases.
Study of adaptation changes in the body in physical stresses for strength and endurance.
Study of the effects of submaximal training as a non-medication approach in the treatment of various syndromes and diseases.
Biomedical Side Effects of Using Various Doping Substances in Sport.
Vasoprotective effects in macro and microcirculation under conditions of physiological and pharmacological effects.

For the period 2010 – 2015, the Department’s associates published over 50 original scientific articles, 10 of which were in foreign journals. Some of the published articles have a high impact factor, for example in magazines such as Blood (IF, 10,896), Eur. Respir. J (IF, 5.349), Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. (IF, 5.395), Compt. rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci. (IF, 0.204) and others.

Over the same period, the scientific output of the Department received over 60 citations, 55 of which are from foreign scientists, mostly in prestigious magazines with an impact factor. At various scientific forums, lecturers from the Department have published over 40 scientific papers, of which 20 are at international congresses.

The members of the Department are leading researchers or participants in seven research projects, one international and one interuniversity (in cooperation with the Institute of Neurobiology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) and 5 intra-university projects.