LABORATORY “EXPERIMENTAL ALGOLOGY”

 

Acting Leader

Associate Professor Plamen Pilarski, PhD

Building 23, Office 202
Phone: +359 2 979 3754
Mobile: +359 888 888 993
Е-mail: psp@bio.bas.bg; pilarski0160@gmail.com

Field of Research

  • Physiology and biochemistry of cyanobacteria and algae in norm and stress, incl. activity of metabolites and antioxidant enzymes.
  • Isolation, physiological-biochemical characterization and assessment of microalgae biotechnological potential, biomass producers and biologically active substances.
  • Study of physiological processes in algae isolated from extreme habitats and selection of extremophile and extremotolerant strains suitable for future biotechnological developments.
  • New technologies for production and processing of algal biomass.
  • Application of microalgae for water purification and in organic farming.

Current research projects

  • Project DN11/2. “Isolation, characterization and investigation of the antitumor properties of natural biologically active substances produced by bacteria and algae”, 2018-2021. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biljana Nikolova (IBBBI), Partners: IPPG, IM, IOC, BAS,.
  • Project DN-01/17 “Expansion of pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) (Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae)) in Bulgaria – a dangerous allergen and economically pest in pine ecosystems”, 2016-2018. Project leader: Prof. Plamen Mirchev, DSc (IF), Partners: IBER, NHSM, IPPG, BAS
  • Bilateral project with Czech Republic: “Snow algae with biotechnological importance.”, 2017-2019. Project Coordinator from IPPG, BAS: Assist. Prof. Ivan Iliev. Partner: Institute of Botany, CAS
  • Project DFNP “Optimizing the cultivation of biotechnologically promising strains of green and red microalgae2017-2018. Program for Supporting Young Scientists at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project leader at IPPG, BAS: Assist. Ivanina Vassileva.
  • Project with “Algae Farm” JSC “Chlorella and Scenedesmus biomass production technology”. 2017-2019. Coordinator of the project at IPPG-BAS Prof. Dr. Snezhanka Doncheva. Project leader from IFRG-BAS: Assoc. Prof. Plamen Pilarski, PhD.

Scientific Achievements

Scientific Publications

RESEARCH TEAM

Plamen Pilarski, Associate Professor, PhD

Phone: +359-2-979-21 82
Е-mail: psp@bio.bas.bg; pilarski0160@gmail.com
Professional interests: Physiology and biochemistry of algae, green algae, cyanobacteria, isolation of new algae strains, biotechnology, cultivation techniques, large scale cultivation.

Ivan Iliev, Assistant Professor, PhD

Phone: +359-2-979-21 09
Е-mail: iliev@bio.bas.bg
Professional interests: Ecophysiology and biochemistry of algae, biotechnology and industrial cultivation of microalgae, low molecular weight metabolites from algae.

Gergana Marinova, Assistant Professor, PhD

Phone: +359-2-979-21 82
Е-mail: gergana_gacheva@abv.bg
Professional interests: Ecophysiology and biochemistry of cyanobacteria and algae, stress effects, intensive cultivation, phycobiliproteins, polysaccharides, antioxidant enzymes, biologically active substances of algae.

Yuliana Ivanova, Assistant Professor, PhD

Phone: 02-979-21 18
Е-mail: juivanova@yahoo.com
Professional interests: Algae cultivation, immobilization, interactions between bacteria and algae, biologically active substances from algae, purification of water and soils from heavy metals and organic pollutants.

Svetoslav Alexandrov, Assistant Professor, PhD

Phone: +359-2-979-21 89
Е-mail: saturn@gbg.bg
Professional interests: Algal biotechnology, plant physiology, evolution of plants, space biology.

Ivanina Vasileva, Assistant Professor

Phone: 02-979-21 96
Е-mail: ivanina_vasileva1@abv.bg
Professional interests: Cyanobacteria and algae, biochemical methods, abiotic stress, secondary metabolites.

Petya Dimitrova, Assistant Professor

Phone: 02-979-21 82
Е-mail: petq_869_draganova@abv.bg
Professional interests: Physiology and biochemistry of algae, green algae, cyanobacteria, isolation of new algal strains, intensive cultivation of algae.

Tanya Stavreva Toshkova-Yotova

Phone: 02-979-21 82
Е-mail: t_toshkova_yotova@abv.bg
Professional interests: Physiology and biochemistry of microalgae, intense cultivation of microalgae, green microalgae, isolation of new algal strains, maintenance of algae collection, biologically active substances of algae.

 

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