Type of the organization / person: R&D
IEMPAM conducts fundamental and applied research in the field of human and veterinary medicine, focused on morphology, cell biology, pathology and anthropology encompassing important health and demographic issues. In the field of experimental morphology and pathology the studies include pathological and clinical aspects of infectious, non-infectious and parasitic diseases. The regulatory mechanisms of cell differentiation are explored aimed at elucidation the pathogenesis of socially significant diseases. Novel diagnostic methods are developed and biomarkers are identified for degenerative, cancer and autoimmune diseases, infections and infertility. Experimental model systems are designed to study the impact of environment and lifestyle on human health. A complex approach (in vitro, in vivo and in ovo) is developed to study biological activity and safety of chemicals and bioproducts. The Institute provides expertise for biotechnological industry and for diagnosis of emerging animal diseases with severe economic impacts. The research topics are in line with the national and European priorities "Health", "Food Safety" and "Environment".
Studies in the field of anthropology are focused on anthropological and anthropogenetical characterization of the Bulgarian population that elucidates the development of anthropological types in Bulgarian lands. Further studies include the processes of acceleration and deceleration; elaboration of physical development standards; identification of anthropometric markers for diagnosis of different diseases - all with priority for human health.
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Research and development