Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Faculty of Medicine. Medical University. Sofia. Bulgaria.
She graduated medicine in Medical Faculty, Medical University in Sofia in 2005. Then, she defended her two PhD levels in Bulgaria (2009) and in Denmark (2011) in the field of pharmacology and nutrition and obesity. In 2010, she took her pharmacology specialty and from 2011 till now she is specializing in nutrition and dietetics. Dr Handjieva-Darlenska is a Chief Assistant in Department of pharmacology and toxicology in Medical Faculty, Medical University in Sofia. She is member of the Young Investigators United (YIU) board of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) as well as member of the International scientific committees, resp. of the 20th International congress on nutrition (Granada, September 15-20, 2013) and of the 21st European congress on obesity (Sofia, May 28-31, 2014). Dr Handjieva-Darlenska is a chief investigator in two pan-European dietary interventions: the DiOGenes trial (2005-2009), funded by the 6th Framework Program of the European Union, and the PREVIEW trial (2013-2017), funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union. She is working in national and international research projects. Her research is focused on appetite hormone regulation in obesity and prevention of diabetes and obesity among children and adults.