Projects

National Research Programs funded by the Ministry of Education and Science

  • National Program: Project BULCode Д01-271/02.10.2020  „Fostering plant biodiversity research capacity in Bulgaria through scientific excellence in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding“, National program “European Scientific Networks”, Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. 2020-2022. Project coordinator:  Ass. Prof. Georgi Bonchev
  • National Research Program: „Healthy nutrition for strong bioeconomy and quality of   life“. Project coordinator  from  IPPG:  Prof. Violeta Velikova
  • National Research Program: „Environmental protection and reduction of the risk for adverse climate changes“. Project coordinator from IPPG: Prof. Valya Vassileva

International projects

  • IAEA Technical Cooperation Project „Improving the Productivity and Quality of Economically Important Crops through Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology“ Coordinator from IPPG: Prof. Lyubomir Stoilov

Projects funded by the National Science Fund (NSF)

  • КП-06-ПН36/29 “Assessment of the physiological responses of wheat and triticale to soil drought and waterlogging after routine application of selective herbicide”. Project leader: Assist. Prof. Dessislava Todorova
  • КП-06-Н36-2 „Leguminous crops in Bulgaria – a source of useful additional proteinaceous substances“ (2020-2023) Project coordinator: 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 coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Diana Zasheva, IBIR-BAS, Partners: IPPG-BAS, Agrobioinstitute – Agricultural Academy
  • Study on adaptive mechanisms to drought in Bulgarian winter wheat varieties. Project leader: Assist. Prof. Anna Dimitrova
  • Small NudC proteins: effective regulators of development and stress tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana, Project leader: Prof. Valya Vassileva
  • Mechanisms of recovery from drought and frost-induced desiccation: strategies for survival of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Project leader: Prof. Katya Georgieva
  • Correlation between psychosocial and epigenetic characteristics in problematic psychoactive substances use. Project leader: Assist. Prof. Maria Krasteva
  • Complex assessment of anticancer properties of medicinal plant Cotinus coggygria Scop. against human skin cancer cell lines. Project leader: Assist. Prof. Zlatina Gospodinova
  • Genome wide association study of grain yield, grain protein content and grain nitrogen concentration in Bulgarian bread wheat germplasm. Project leader: Prof. Svetlana Misheva
  • Exploring the natural diversity in tomato germplasm for phosphate starvation responses. Bulgaria – India programme of cooperation in science and technology co-funded by NSF. Project coordinator: Assist. Prof. Kiril Mishev
  • 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. A bilateral joint research project between Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics – BAS and Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia. Project leader: Prof. Svetlana Misheva
  • A comprehensive study on the signal mechanisms, guiding interactions between host plants, rhizosphere microbiota, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and root parasitic plants. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Kiril Mishev
  • Exploring the interactions between innovative nanomaterials and higher plants – basis for development of sustainable nanoagronomic practices. Project coordinator from IPPG: Prof. Violeta Velikova
  • Production of biomethane from agricultural waste followed by cultivation of microalgae in the obtained digestate. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Juliana Ivanova.
  • Biorefinery approach for algae biomass transformation to high-added value compounds – from linear to circular economy. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Juliana Ivanova.
  • Isolation, characterization and investigation of the antitumor properties of natural biologically active substances produced by bacteria and algae. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Juliana Ivanova.

Bilateral research projects

  • Bilateral research project between the Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project topic: “Detailed characterization of recovery processes from the drought-induced desiccated stage in the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis”. Project coordinator from IPPG: Prof. Katya Georgieva
  • Bilateral research project between the Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungary and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project topic: “Role of bio-active substances in the stress responses of crop plants: Effects on photosynthesis and their interaction with plant hormones”. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Violeta Peeva
  • Bilateral research project between the Centre for Algology at the Institute of Botany, Trebon, Czech Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project topic: “Biodiversity and biotechnology of green and blue-green algae from hot springs“. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assist. Prof. Ivan Iliev
  • Bilateral research project between the Institute of Botany at the Nature Research Centre, Lithuania and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project topic: “Assessment of ability of synthetic auxin type compounds to counteract herbicide stress in crop plants”.  Project coordinator from IPPG: Assoc. Prof. Desislava Todorova
  • Bilateral research project between the Faculty of Agriculture at the Cairo University, Egypt and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Project topic: “Mitigation of adverse effects of abiotic stress on cereals by application of plant growth regulators”. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assoc. Prof. Dessislava Todorova
  • Bilateral research project between National Research Centre, Egypt and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.  Project topic: “Introduction of new medicinal and aromatic plants for pharmaceutical industry and improving their production using biotechnology techniques”. Project coordinator from IPPG: Assoc. Prof. Maria Geneva

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