Ongoing Research Projects

National Funding

КП-06-Н76/5 “Biotechnological approaches for targeted accumulation of secondary metabolites in the medicinal plant Arnica montana L. and study of the biosynthetic pathway of sesquiterpene lactones” (2023-2026). Project leader: Assist. Prof. Maria Petkova (IPPG-BAS).

КП-06-Н56/9 “Interdisciplinary biotechnological approach for analysis and modulation of the biological potential of the medicinal plant Nepeta nuda“ (2021-2024).  Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Zhiponova (Sofia University). Partner: IPPG-BAS.

КП-06-Н36/3 Assessment of the physiological responses of wheat and triticale to soil drought and waterlogging after routine application of selective herbicide“ (2020-2023). Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Desislava Todorova (IPPG-BAS).

КП-06-Н66/7 “Comparative analysis of the physiological effects of melatonin on Bulgarian wheat varieties with different drought resistance” (2022-2025). Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Iskren Sergiev (IPPG-BAS).

КП-06-Н36-2 „Leguminous crops in Bulgaria – a source of useful additional proteinaceous substances“ (2020-2023). Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Lyudmila Simova-Stoilova, IPPG-BAS. Partners: Institute of Microbiology – BAS, Institute of Plant genetic resources – Agricultural Academy.

КП-06-Н41/6 „Potentiating effect of Haberlea extract on soybean Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor in breast cancer cell lines” (2020-2023). Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Diana Zasheva, IBIR – BAS. Partners: IPPG-BAS, Agrobioinstitute – Agricultural Academy.

ДН11/8: „Small NudC proteins: effective regulators of development and stress tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana“ (2018-2023). Project Leader: Prof. Valya Vassileva, IPPG – BAS. Partner: IMB – BAS.

КП-06-Н21/8: „Mechanisms of recovery from drought and frost-induced desiccation: strategies for survival of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis“ (2018-2022). Project Leader: Prof. Katya Georgieva (IPPG – BAS). Partners: ABI – Agricultural Academy; IBPhBME – BAS.

National Research Program: „Healthy nutrition for a strong bioeconomy and quality of life“ (2019-2023). Project coordinator from IPPG – BAS: Prof. Violeta Velikova.

National Research Program: „Environmental protection and reduction of the risk for adverse climate changes“, 2019-2023. Project coordinator from IPPG – BAS: Prof. Valya Vassileva.

Д01-271/02.10.2020 BULCode: “Fostering plant biodiversity research capacity in Bulgaria through scientific excellence in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding” (2020-2023). National program “European Scientific Networks”, Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. Project Leader: Assist. Prof. Georgi Bonchev (IPPG – BAS).

Bilateral cooperation

Project HormOnDrought: Physiological and molecular mechanisms of phytohormones-mediated drought stress tolerance, 2022-2024, Joint Research Project between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Lithuanian Academy of Science Project coordinators  Assoc. Prof. Irina I. Vaseva (IPPG-BAS) and Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė (Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry – LAMMC).

International Funding

COST Action CA19125: ‘Epigenetic mechanisms of crop adaptation to climate change” (EPI-CATCH), 2020-2024. Project coordinator from IPPG-BAS: Prof. Valya Vassileva.

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