Ivelina Trifonova is an assistant at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, National Laboratory of Influenza and SARS, Sofia, Bulgaria since July 2020. She obtained a Ph.D. in virology at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCCPD), Department of Virology, 2020. She is the head of a project on "Molecular-genetic and clinical characteristics of the human coronavirus. Study of the role of SARS-CoV-2 in co-infections with other respiratory viruses". She has published 13 articles with an impact factor, has a total of 22 publications, and has a personal H index of 4.