Mariyana Georgieva

Assistant Professor Mariyana Georgieva, PhD

Building 21, Office 104; Lab 110
Phone: +359-2-9792677; +359-2-979-2682
Е-mail: mimy80@bio21.bas.bg;
mimy80@abv.bg

ORCID: 0000-0001-5849-8786
SCOPUS Author ID: 24373959400
Web of Science ResearcherID: AAB-5105-2021

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Genome integrity; Eco-genotoxicology (comet assay); Cytotoxicology; Oxidative stress; Plant adaptation to abiotic stress; Epigenetics; Molecular cytogenetics (FISH and GISH); Physical mapping; Chromosome structure; Statistical methods in molecular biology.

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 2011-2014: Ph.D. in Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 1997-2002: Higher Education Diploma of M.Sc. Degree, High School at Sofia State University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2016 – present: Senior Assistant Professor, Department “Molecular Biology and Genetics”, Laboratory “Regulation of gene expression”, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria (full-time employment)
  • 2015- 2016: Senior Assistant Professor, Department of  Molecular biology and Genetics ” Laboratory “Genome dynamics and stability”, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics (IPPG) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2003-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2002 – 2003: Research Technician, Department of Microbial Ecology, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

LANGUAGES

Bulgarian (mother tongue); English and Russian – very good level

SPECIALIZATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

  • Post-doctoral specialization in the Department of Reproduction and Developmental Biology at the Institute of plant genetics and biotechnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra Slovakia (2015-.2016) funded by National Scholarship Programme for the Supports of Mobility of University Students, PhD Students, University Teachers, Researchers and Artists, Host researcher –Dr. Martin Hajduch.
  • Pre-doctoral specialization in the Department of plant genetic resources and organic breeding at the Agricultural Research Institute, Martonvasar, Hungary (16.04.2009-16.10.2009) funded by EU-FP7-REGPOT 2007-1, grant agreement No. 203288 AGRISAFE Programme, WP2 Recruitment of experienced researchers working in the field of environmental, Host researcher –Dr Márta MolnárLáng.
  • Pre-doctoral specialization in the Department of plant genetic resources and organic breeding at the Agricultural Research Institute, Martonvasar, Hungary – 27.08.2013-28.09.2013 funded by EU-FP7-REGPOT 2007-1, European Social Fund and Operational Programme Human Resources Development (2007–2013) and co-financed by Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science., Host researcher –Dr Márta MolnárLáng.

RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS

  • 2019-2023: National Research Program: „Environmental protection and reduction of the risk for adverse climate changes“ – Project participant.
  • 2019-2022: National Research Program: „Healthy nutrition for a strong bioeconomy and quality of life“ – Project participant.
  • 2019-2022: Joint Research Project (Bulgaria-Turkey) „Determination of nuclear DNA content and ploidy level of wild sunflower species and their interspecific hybrids utilizing flow cytometry and their evaluation based on some yield traits.” – Project participant.
  • 2018-2020: Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, Competition for financial support for projects of junior basic researchers and postdocs (№ KR-06-М21/5): “Complex assessment of anticancer properties of medicinal plant Cotinus coggygria Scop. against human skin cancer cell lines.” – Project participant.
  • 2017-2020: Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DН11/8): “Small NudC proteins: effective regulators of development and stress tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana.” – Project participant.
  • 2017-2018: Project BG05M2OP001-2.002-0001, Studentski praktiki – Phase 1, Operational Programme “Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014-2020” – Student’s mentor.
  • 2016-2019: Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DН06/12): “Study on adaptive mechanisms to drought in Bulgarian winter wheat varieties” – Project participant.
  • 2012-2015: Project BG051PO001-3.3.06-0025, Bulgaria’s 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” – Project participant.
  • 2011-2013: Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DMU 03-60): „Oxidative stress in economically important plant species and possibilities for its alleviation by application of ecologically friendly substances.” – Project participant.
  • 2007-2011: Project IAEA-Vienna RER-5/013 „Evaluation of natural and mutant genetic diversity in cereals using nuclear and molecular techniques” – Project participant.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

PUBLICATIONS

Total number of publications: 23
Publications with WoS IF: 14
Total IF (Web of Science): 28.17
Citations: > 68 (WoS); > 85 (Scopus); > 145 (Google Scholar)

Georgieva M, Bonchev G, Zehirov G, Vasileva V, Vassileva V. Neonicotinoid insecticides exert diverse cytotoxic and genotoxic effects on cultivated sunflower. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(38): 53193-53207. IF: 4.223 (2021), doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14497-y.

Velinov V, Georgieva M, Zehirov G, Vassileva V. NudC-like genes contribute to root growth and branching in Arabidopsis thaliana. Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 74(12): 1767-1773. IF 0.378 (2021).

Georgieva M, Vassilevska-Ivanova R. Effect of thiamethoxam-induced toxicity on root meristematic cells of Helianthus annuus L. Comptes Rendus de L’Academie Bulgare Des Sciences, 74(3): 389-395. IF: 0.378 (2021).

Velinov V., Vaseva I., Zehirov G., Zhiponova M., Georgieva M., Vangheluwe N., Beeckman T., Vassileva V. Overexpression of the NMig1 gene encoding a NudC domain protein enhances root growth and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, article 815, IF 5.753 (2020), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00815.

Gospodinova Z, Zupkó I, Bózsity N, Manova V, Georgieva M, Todinova S, Taneva S, Ocsovszki I, Krasteva M. Cotinus coggygria Scop. induces cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, genotoxic effects, thermodynamic and epigenetic events in MCF7 breast cancer cells. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C, De Gruyter, ISSN:1865-7125, IF:1.649. (2020), doi:10.1515/znc-2020-0087.

Georgieva M, Tsenov B, Dimitrova A. Dual effects of N-nitroguanidine neonicotinoids on plants. Genetics and Plant Physiology, 7(3-4): 107-120. (2017), ISSN:1314-6394 (print).

Georgieva M, Rashydov NM, Hajduch M. DNA damage, repair monitoring and epigenetic DNA methylation changes in seedlings of Chernobyl soybeans. DNA repair, 50: 14-21. IF:4.62 (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2016.12.002.

Georgieva M, Kruppa K, Tyankova N, Molnár-Láng M. Molecular cytogenetic identification of a novel hexaploid Wheat- Thinopyrum intermedium partial amphiploid having high protein content. Turkish Journal of Biology, 40: 554 – 560. IF:1.183 (2016), doi:10.3906/biy-1503-30.

Nikolova I, Georgieva M, Kruppa K, Molnár-Láng M, Liu L, Manova V, Stoilov L. Cytogenetic effects in barley root apical meristem after exposure of dry seeds to lithium ion beams. Genetics and Plant Physiology, 5(1): 3-9. (2015), ISSN:P-ISSN 1314-6394.

Manova V, Georgieva R, Georgieva M, Nikolova I, Gecheff K, Stoilov L. DNA and chromosomal damage as a hallmark of the induced genomic instability in barley. Genetics and Plant Physiology, 5(3-4): 231-246. (2015), ISSN:P-ISSN 1314-6394.

Georgieva M, Stoilov L. Neutral comet profiles: reliable system for analyses of DNA strand breaks distribution. Genetics and Plant Physiology, 5(1): 10-14. (2015), ISSN:1314-6394.

Georgieva M, Petrova G, Vassilevska-Ivanova R, Doncheva S. Rapid screening for determination of heavy metal-sensitive plants by plant comet assay. Proceedings of Recent Advances in Neglected and Under-utilized Species Research, 54-57. (2015), ISBN:978-80-970662-2-2.

Georgieva M, Nikolova I, Bonchev G, Katerova Z, Todorova D. A comparative analysis of membrane intactness and genome integrity in pea, barley and wheat in response to UVC-irradiation. Turkish Journal of Botany, 39(6): 1008-1013. IF:1.178 (2015), doi:10.3906/bot-1502-14.

Stoilov L, Georgieva M, Manova V, Liu L, Gecheff K. Karyotype reconstruction modulates the sensitivity of barley genome to radiation-induced DNA and chromosomal damage. Mutagenesis, 28(2): 1-8. IF:3.497 (2013), doi:10.1093/mutage/ges065.

Nikolova I, Georgieva M, Stoilov L, Katerova Z, Todorova D. The Comet assay as an indicator test for DNA integrity on plant species. Jubilee National Scientific Conference with international participation “Traditions, directions, challenges”, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Filial – Smolyan, II, I, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Filial – Smolyan, 46-53. (2013) ISBN:978-954-8767-42-2.

Nikolova I, Georgieva M, Stoilov L, Katerova Z, Todorova D. Optimization of Neutral Comet Assay for studying DNA double-strand breaks in pea and wheat. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology, 2(3): 151-157. (2013), ISSN:1314-6246.

Georgieva M, Gecheff K. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of a new reconstructed barley karyotype. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 27(1): 3577-3582. IF:0.379 (2013), doi:10.5504/BBEQ.2012.0126.

Georgieva M, Nikolova I, Stoilov L, Katerova Z, Todorova D. Analysis of UVC-induced DNA damage on mono- and dicotyledonous species by comet assay. Jubilee National Scientific Conference with international participation “Traditions, directions, challenges”, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Filial – Smolyan, II, I, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Filial – Smolyan, 54-60, ISBN:978-954-8767-42-2 (2013).

Georgieva M, Sepsi A, Tyankova N, Molnár-Láng M. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of two high protein wheat-Thinopyrum intermedium partial amphiploids. Journal of Applied Genetics, 52(3):269-277. IF:1.847 (2011). doi:10.1007/s13353-011-0037-1.

Georgieva M, Sepsi A, Molnár-Láng M, Tyankova N. Molecular cytogenetic analysis of Triticum aestivum and Thinopyrum intermedium using the FISH technique. Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 64(12): 1713-1718. IF:0.269 (2011).

Georgieva M, Stoilov L, Rancheva E, Todorovska E, Vassilev D. Comparative аnalysis of data distribution patterns in plant comet assay. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 24 (4): 2142-2148. IF:0.503 (2010), doi:10.2478/V10133-010-0082-7.

Manova V, Georgieva M, Borisov B, Stoilova B, Gecheff K, Stoilov L. Genomic and gene-specific induction and repair of DNA damage in barley. Induced Plant Mutations in the Genomics Era. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, FAO&IAEA, 122-125 (2009), ISBN:978-92-5-106324-8.

Georgieva M, Stoilov L. Assessment of DNA strand breaks induced by bleomycin in barley by the comet assay. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 49(5): 381-387. IF:2.313 (2008), doi:10.1002/em.20396.


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