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Cvetomir Denchev

Prof
Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria

Biography

Educational Background :1991 PhD in Mycology – Institute of Botany, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; thesis: A taxonomic study of the smut fungi (Ustilaginales) in Bulgaria 1983 MSc in Botany – Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University Professional Experience & Career History: 2011–pres. Professor – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 2007–2010 Associate Professor – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (formerly Institute of Botany), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Specializations and Temporary Research Positions 2006 – Institute of Life Science and Natural Resources, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea (Professorship) 1999–2000 – Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (Long-term invitation fellowship supported by JSPS) 2006 Research Professor – Institute of Life Science and Natural Resources, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea Membership in Research Organizations :2009–2016 IUCN Species Survival Commission – Rust and Smut Specialist Group – Chair & Red List Authority Focal Point 2010–2016 International Society for Fungal Conservation – Council Member 2003–pres. European Mycological Association (EMA) 2004–pres. ECCF (European Council for Conservation of Fungi) 1994–pres. Mycological Society of Japan 2004–2013 OPTIMA Commission for Fungi Editorial Experience: 2013–pres. MYCOBIOTA (Editor-in-Chief) 2004–2011 MYCOLOGIA BALCANICA (Editor-in-Chief) 2005–pres. FUNGI OF BULGARIA (monograph series) (Editor-in-Chief) 2015–pres. MIKOLOGIIA I FITOPATOLOGIIA (Member of the Editorial Board) 2009–pres. BOTANICA SERBICA (Member of the Advisory Board) 2004–2009 RED DATA BOOK OF REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA, vol. 1, PLANTS & FUNGI (Member of the Editorial Board) 2011–pres. MYCOKEYS (Editor) Awards :2009 The Pythagoras Annual Science Award for Medical and Biological Sciences (Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria) 2003 Second award of the Bulgarian National Science Fund (Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria) for significant results in biology

Research Interest

Taxonomy of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina and Microbotryales) Taxonomy of parasitic fungi on plants Nomenclature of fungi Conservation of fungi

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