Scientific Secretary – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ananieva

Associate Professor Dr. Kalina Ananieva

Phone: 02-979-3650
Building 21, Office #208

Е-mail:
kalivanova@yahoo.com

Major fields of scientific research

Hormonal regulation of plant senescence, metabolism of cytokinins, regulation of natural and stress-induced senescence, metabolism of reserve and stress-induced proteins, abiotic stress.

 

Education

  • 1999 – PhD in plant physiology, Acad. M. Popov Institute of Plant Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1983 – MSc in plant physiology and biochemistry, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Faculty of Biology

 

Academic positions

  • 2012- continuing – Associate Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2002-2011 – Assistant Professor, Acad. M. Popov Institute of Plant Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Organization and Management Experience

  • 2018- continuing – Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS
  • 2014-continuing – Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS
  • 2014-2018 – Chair of the General Assembly of Scientists of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS
  • 2014 – Member of the Attestation Commission of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS

Specializations abroad and international collaborations

  • May 2002-May 2003 – postdoctoral fellow, Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa, supervisor – Prof. Johannes van Staden
  • 2006-2010; 2014-2016 – Laboratory of hormonal regulations in plants, Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic (bilateral cooperation)

Editorial Boards

  • 2013 -continuing – member of the Editorial board of South African Journal of Botany
  • 2012-continuing – member of the Editorial board of Genetics and Plant Physiology
  • 2011-continuing – member of the Editorial board of Plant Growth Regulation

Membership in scientific societies

  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, section Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)

Projects in the last ten years

2014-2018 – DFNI-B02/18 “Model species of the genera Verbascum (Scrophulariaceae), Centaurea (Asteraceae), Glaucium (Papaveraceae) – genetic diversity of the Bulgarian populations, metabolomics and physiological state of wild, in vitro propagated and ex vitro adapted plants”, research grant from the National Science Fund, Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science- project coordinator from IPPG

2014-2016 – Joint research project within the frames of the bilateral cooperation between  Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Czech Academy of Sciences – “Hormonal regulation of tolerance to chilling and freezing stress in Arabis alpina” – project coordinator from BAS

2012-2015 – Project BG051PO001-3.3.06-0025, Human Resources Development Operational Programme ”Support for training and development of young competitive experts in the field of physiology, phytochemistry, genomics, proteomics and biodiversity of eukaryotic organisms”mentor

2010-2015 – DTK-02/1 “Assessment of indicators for soil monitoring and ecological risk in elaboration of programs for sustainable management of areas with contaminated soils or subjected to human impact”,  research grant from the National Science Fund, Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science – team member

2006-2010 –  Joint research project within the frames of the bilateral cooperation between  Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Czech Academy of Sciences – “Metabolism of cytokinins and regulation of gene expression during induced senescence and recovery in cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo (zucchini)” – project coordinator from BAS

2004-2008 – K1403 “Mechanisms of senescence regulation in intact cotyledons of (Cucurbita pepo zucchini)” – research grant from the National Science Fund, Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science – project leader

Selected publications

Doncheva S, Ananieva K, Stefanov D, Vassilev A, Gesheva E, Dinev N., 2018. Photosynthetic electron transport and antioxidant defense capacity of sunflower plants under combined heavy metal stress. GPP, 8(1-2), 3-23

Kadinov G, Ananieva K, Gesheva E, Doncheva-Boneva M, Doncheva S, Bezlova D., 2017. Visible foliar injury and response of antioxidant defense system in beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) to acute ozone exposure under controlled conditions. Genetics and Plant Physiol, 7(1-2): 34-48

Stefanov D, Ananieva K, Gesheva E, Dinev N, Nikova I, Vasilev A, Doncheva S., 2014. PTOX-dependent electron flow is involved in photosynthetic electron transport protection against heavy metal toxicity in sunflower leaves. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci, 67(7): 931-936

Kolaksazov M, Laporte F, Ananieva K, Dobrev P, Herzog M, Ananiev E., 2013. Effect of chilling and freezing stresses on jasmonate content in Arabis alpina. Bulg J Agric Sci, 19: 15-17

Ananieva K, Ananiev E, Doncheva S, Stefanov D, Mishev K, Kamínek M, Motyka V, Dobrev P, Malbeck J., 2011. Local induction of senescence by darkness in Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) cotyledons or the primary leaf induces opposite effects in the adjacent illuminated organ. Plant Growth Regul, 65: 459-471

Ananieva K, Ananiev ED, Mishev K, Georgieva K, Tzvetkova N, van Staden J., 2008. Changes in photosynthetic capacity and polypeptide patterns during natural senescence and rejuvenation of Cucurbita pepo L. (zucchini) cotyledons. Plant Growth Regul, 54: 23-29

Ananieva K, Ananiev ED, Doncheva S, Georgieva K, Tzvetkova N, Kamínek M, Motyka V, Dobrev P, Gajdošová S, Malbeck J., 2008. Senescence progression in a single darkened cotyledon depends on the light status of the other cotyledon in Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) seedlings: potential involvement of cytokinins and cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase activity. Physiol Plant, 134 (4): 609-623

Ananieva K, Ananiev ED, Mishev K, Georgieva K, Malbeck J, Kaminek M, van Staden J., 2007. Methyl jasmonate is a more effective senescence-promoting factor in Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) cotyledons when compared with darkness at the early stage of senescence. Journal of Plant Physiol, 164: 1179-1187

Ananieva K, Stirk W, Kaminek M, van Staden J., 2005. Some biochemical properties of cytokinin oxidase in Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) leaves. South African Journal of Botany, 71(2): 253-256

Ananieva K, Malbeck J, Kaminek M, van Staden J., 2004. Changes in endogenous cytokinin levels in cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) during natural and dark-induces senescence. Physiol Plant, 122: 133-142

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