Prof. Draga Toncheva has been a member of international organizations, such as Scientific Program Committee of European Association in Human Genetics (ESHG), European Council of European Association of Human Cytogenetics (ECA), Member of the Board of Directors of COST, “EUROKUP”, multi-disciplinary network for European cooperation in the field of scientific-technological research, focused on translational proteomic studies in kidney disease и член на международни консорциуми: •The International Schizophrenia Consortium; The Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium и др.
Prof. Draga Toncheva has been awarded Honourable plaque for the contribution to Tokyo Medical and Dental University (2006); Honorable Medal of Institute Cantacusino, Romania; National Prize for distinguished scientist in biomedical science “Pitagor” (2010), МОМН; Honorable plaque „Signum Laudis“ of Medical University, Varna(2011 г.).
Prof. Toncheva is internationally acknowledged for her achievements in genome and translation medicine; psychiatric genetics and genomics; onco-genetics and genomics; population genetics and genomics; genetic, exome and expression tests of rare and wide spread diseases; genetic factors of embryogenesis and reproduction. Her research has been realized in collaboration with a number of leading genome centers, such as: Human Genome Center, Tokyo University, Japan; Riken Institute, Japan; Neuropsychiatric Genetics Unit, University of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff, UK.
Prof. Draga Toncheva is an author and co-author of 3 international, 8 Bulgarian books and 22 textbooks and has over 300 scientific publications.