Division of Applied Botany
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Education and degrees 1994: PhD in Botany (Plant Biotechnology), Institute of Genetics, BAS; thesis: “Investigation on in vitro micropropagation of Leucojum aestivum L. (summer snowflake) and Lilium rhodopaeum Delip. (Lilium of the Rhodope Mountains)”, supervisor Dr. N. Zagorska 1984: MSc in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ochridski"; thesis: “Biochemical characterizations of protein extract of the waste biomass of Actinomyces aureofaciens”, supervisor Dr. V. Balutsov 1979: Secondary French language school “F. Joliot-Curie”, Varna Langages: French, English, and Russian Employment 2010-present: Head of Division Applied Botany, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS 2010-present: Head of RG Plant biotechnology and ex situ conservation of rare, medicinal and aromatic plants 2010-present: Associate Professor: Division of Applied Botany, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS 2001-present: Head of the Biotechnological Lab of Medicinal Plants (since its establishment within NATO SfP-974453 project) 2000-2010: Researcher: Department of Applied Botany, Institute of Botany, BAS 1998-1999: Researcher: Lab of Biology and Chemistry of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Institute of Botany, BAS 1996-1997: Researcher: Lab of Anatomy and Embryology of Plants, Institute of Botany, BAS Scientific Conferences Participation in 33 international and national scientific conferences and symposia (23 of them personally attended) 1st Internacional Conference on Plant Biology, 20th Symposium of the Serbian Plant Physiology Society. Subotica, Serbia, 4/7 June 2013 (plenary lecture) Ecology Seminar. Sofia, 24/26 April 2013 (oral presentation) A New Approach of the Academic Research in Biology. Bucharest, Romania, 11/12 December 2012 (invited lecture) Membership: AMAPSEEC (Association of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of South-East European Countries) ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science)
The efforts of the Biotechnological Laboratory of Medicinal Plants are aimed at ex situ conservation of rare and endangered species from the Bulgarian flora by means of biotechnology, with emphasis on medicinal and aromatic plants.