LABORATORY “PLANT-SOIL INTERACTIONS”

Assoc. Prof. M. Geneva

Leader

Assoc Prof. Maria Geneva, PhD

Building 21, Office 210
Phone: +359 2 979 26 16
Mobile: +359 887 268 150
Е-mail: boykova2@yahoo.com

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FIELD OF RESEARCH

  • Molecular genetic analysis of translocation and vacuole accumulation of heavy metals (Mn, Zn, Pb, and Cu) in plants belonging to the genera Helianthus, Echinacea, Tithonia and Verbesina.
  • Genetic resources, the efficiency of mineral nutrition and stress tolerance of cereals.
  • Microorganism-plant symbiotic interactions. Influence of various environmental stress factors in separate and combined inoculation with microorganisms on productivity and quality of yield in plants.

SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS

A bilateral joint research project between Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics – BAS and University of Prešov in Prešov, Faculty of Humanity and Natural Sciences, Prešov, Slovakia entitled “Adaptation of some in vitro propagated medicinal plants under climatic conditions of Bulgaria and Slovakia.”
2016-2018
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ira Stancheva
Members: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Geneva, assist. prof. Dr. M. Hristozkova

A bilateral joint research project between Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics – BAS and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Nitra, Slovakia, entitled “Evaluation of plant response to drought stress and N deficiency based on the investigation of the relationship between photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism of Bulgarian and Slovak bread wheat varieties”.
2016-2018
Project leader: Prof. Dr. S. Landjeva
Members: Prof Dr. G. Georgiev, Assoc. Prof Dr. K. Kocheva, Assist. Prof. Dr. V. Nenova, Assist. Prof. Dr. P. Petrov, Dr. T. Karceva

BUL5014 national project supported by the IAEA entitled “Screening of cereal germplasm stress response and adaptation potential by advanced nuclear, omics and physiological approaches” (national project supported by the IAEA.
2016-2018
Principal coordinator: Prof. Dr. L. Stoilov
Members from the PSI: S. Landjeva, P. Petrov, T. Karceva, M. Hristozkova

NFNI – B 02/18. “Model plants from the genera Verbascum (Scrophulariaceae), Centaurea (Asteraceae) Glaucium (Papaveraceae) – genetic diversity of the Bulgarian populations, metabolomics and physiological state of wild, in vitro cultivated and ex vitro adapted plants”.
2015-2016
Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stanilova, IBER-BAS
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. S. Doncheva
Participants: E. Gesheva

NFNI -DTK 02/1. “Evaluation of soil monitoring indicators and environmental risk assessment for development of programs to sustainable land use in contaminated and anthropogenically impacted zones”.
2011-2015
Project leader: Prof. Dr. N. Dinev, N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. S. Doncheva, Participant: E. Gesheva

DNTS Germany, 01/001. A bilateral joint research project between Bulgaria and Germany entitled “Protection mechanisms against excess light during desiccation of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis“.
2012–2015
Project leader: Prof. Dr. K. Georgieva, IPPG-BAS
Participants: Prof. Dr. S. Doncheva, E. Gesheva

Project BG051PO001-3.3., Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”, co-financed by European Social Fund of the European Union (2007-2013) entitled “Support for training and development of young competitive research experts in the field of physiology, phytochemistry, genomics, proteomics and biodiversity of eukaryotic organisms”.
2012-2015
Partners: Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of „Genetics” and department of „Zoology and Anthropology” and Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry – BAS
Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Penkov
Expert training and implementation of the scientific results: Prof. Dr. I. Stancheva
Coordinators: Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Geneva and Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Todorova
Participants: Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Hristozkova, Assist. Prof. Dr. Tanya Kartseva

DMU 03/60 “Oxidative stress in economically important plant species and possibilities for its alleviation by application of ecologically friendly substances”.
2011-2013
Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Todorova, IPPG-BAS
Participants: Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Hristozkova, T. Karceva
The project term is prolonged. The Annex from NSF for the second period for one year is expected.

A bilateral joint research project between Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics – BAS and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Nitra, Slovakia, entitled: “Study on the reaction of cereal plants in response to drought stress and development of screening model for drought tolerance and productive potential”.
2011-2013
Project leader: Prof. Dr. G. Georgiev
Members: Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Landjeva, Assist. Prof. Dr. K. Kocheva, Assist. Prof. Dr. V. Nenova, Assist. Prof. Dr. P. Petrov

Scientific Achievements

Scientific Publications

Research Team

Maria Geneva, Associate Professor, PhD

Office 210, Lab. 120
Phone.: +359 2 979 26 16; +359 887 268 150
Е-mail: boykova2@yahoo.com
Professional interests: Nitrogen fixation, mycorrhiza, symbiotic systems, carbon and nitrogen metabolism, phytoremediation, antioxidant activity, medicinal and aromatic plants.

Snejana Doncheva, Professor, PhD
Head of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics

Office 203, Lab. 322A
Phone.: +359 2 872 81 70; +359 2 873 99 52
Е-mail: doncheva@obzor.bio21.bas.bg

Ira Stancheva, Professor, PhD
Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics

Office 108, Lab. 123
Phone: +359 2 979 36 50; +359 887 060 859
Е-mail: ira_stancheva@abv.bg
Professional interests: Nitrogen fixation, mycorrhiza, symbiotic systems, carbon and nitrogen metabolism, phytoremediation, antioxidant activity, medicinal and aromatic plants.

Svetlana Landjeva, Associate Professor, PhD

Office 319, Lab. 320
Phone: +359 2 979 36 77; +359 979 36 74
e-mail: s_landjeva@mail.bg
Professional interests: Wheat genetics and cytogenetics, genetic control of abiotic stress tolerance, water deficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, plant genetic resources.

Konstantina Kocheva, Associate Professor, PhD

Office 321, Lab. 320
Phone: +359 2 979 36 76; +359 979 36 74
Е-mail: konstvk@abv.bg
Professional interests: Mineral nutrition, water stress, photosynthesis, biochemical analyzes, cytogenetic, histochemistry.

Kalina Ananieva, Associate Professor, PhD

Office #109
Phone: (+359 2) 979 26 90
E-mail: kalivanova@yahoo.com
Professional interests: leaf senescence, hormonal regulation of senescence, abiotic stress, photosynthesis, cytokinins, proteins.

Marieta Hristozkova, Assistant Professor, PhD

Office 210, Lab. 123
Phone: +359 2 979 26 16,
Е-mail: mhristozkova@abv.bg
Professional interests: Beneficial plant-microbe symbiotic interactions, mycorrhizae, nitrogen fixation, plant stress physiology, medicinal and exotic plants.

Petar Petrov, Assistant Professor, PhD

Office 321, Lab. 320
Phone: +359 2 979 36 76,
Е-mail: pivanovp@abv.bg
Professional interests: Light microscopy, leaf morphology, transpiration, drought tolerance, membrane stability, cell division, cell enlargement, plant hormones, meristems.

Tanya Kurtceva, Assistant Professor, PhD

Lab. 120
Phone: +359 2 979 26 75
e-mail: tania_karceva@abv.bg
Professional interests: Plant genetics, genetic diversity in wheat, mutant genes, Triticum aestivum, Solanum lycopersicum, osmotic stress, biochemical markers, nitrogen use efficiency.

Stephan Tsvetkov, Assistant Professor, PhD

Office 325, Lab. 325
Phone: +359 2 979 36 96
Е-mail: stetsvet@gmail.com
Professional interests: Molecular biology, metal stress at plants, tolerance and phytoextraction, purifying water and soil from heavy metals.

 
Kamelia Miladinova-Georgieva, Assistant Professor, PhD

Office 210, Lab. 120
Phone: +359 2 979 26 16
Е-mail: kameca@abv.bg
Professional interests: Phytoremediation, medicinal and aromatic plants, antioxidant activity.

Madlen Boychinova, MSc

Lab. 123
Phone: +359 2 979 26 92
Е-mail: boychinova@abv.bg
Professional interests: Field and laboratory experiments.

Angelinka Petrova MSc

Lab. 320
Phone: +359 2 979 36 74
Е-mail: dendiani@abv.bg
Professional interests: Field and laboratory experiments.

Janet Mincheva MSc

Lab. 120
Phone: +359 2 979 26 75
Е-mail:jeni_36@abv.bg
Professional interests: Field and laboratory experiments.

Mariyana Sichanova, MSc

Lab. 120
Phone: +359 2 979 26 75
Е-mail: m.sichanova@abv.bg
Professional interests: Field and laboratory experiments.

Emilia Gesheva, MSc

Lab. 322А
Phone: +359 2 979 63 60
Е-mail: egesheva04@yahoo.com
Professional interests: Laboratory experiments.

Atanas Vasilev, MSc

Lab. 120
Phone: +359 2 979 26 75
Е-mail: phys_vasilev@abv.bg
Professional interests: Using the method Neutron activation analysis for qualitative and quantitative assessment of the elemental composition of plant samples.

Hristo Milanov, MSc

Lab. 320
Phone: +359 2 979 36 74
Professional interests: Field and laboratory experiments.

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