Ely Zayova

Assoc. Prof. E. Zayova

Associate Professor Ely Zayova, PhD

Phone: +359-2-9746229 int. 355
E-mail: e_l_y@abv.bg

Date of birth – 24.05.1956

Nationality – Bulgaria

Languages – Russian, English

Computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Statistical data analysis.

Education and Academic degree
  • 1979, MSc degree in Biology and Chemistry, Shumen University “Episkop Konstantin Preslavsky, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Shumen, Bulgaria.
  • 2004, PhD, Agricultural Institute, Shumen, Agricultural Academy, Shumen, Bulgaria.
Professional Background
  • 2010 – present, Department Leader.
  • 2010 – present, Associate Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2007 – Associate Professor, Institute of Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2006 – Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Institute, Shumen, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria.
  • 2000 – 2004, PhD Student, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Institute, Shumen, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria.
  • 1986 – 2000, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Institute, Shumen, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria.
  • 1985 – 1986, Researcher, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Institute, Shumen, Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria.
Research interests

Plant Biotechnology: micropropagation and in vitro conservation of valuable medicinal plants; callus and suspension cultures; direct and indirect organogenesis; somaclonal variation; genetic transformation; hairy roots; physical and chemical elicitors; mass-culturing in bioreactor; synthesis of secondary metabolites; HPLC.

Selected publications

Naidenova N, R. Vassilevska-Ivanova, B. Kraptchev, E. Zayova (2011) Physically induced new variegated leaf mutants in pea (Pisum sativum L.), Compt. Rend. ABS., 64(3): 369-374.

Nikolova M., Petrova M., Zayova E., Vitkova A., Evstatieva L (2013) Comparative study of in vitro, ex vitro and in vivo grown plants of Arnica montana – polyphenols and free radical scavenging activity, Acta botanica Croatica, 72(1): 13-22.

Nikova V, Philipov Ph, Zayova E (2007) Improvement of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) trough biotechnological methods. Genetics and Breeding, 36(3-4): 39-55.

Petrova M, Zayova E, Vlahova M (2008) Induction of callus cultures in Arnica montana L. Genetics and Breeding, 37(3-4): 37-44.

Petrova M, Zayova E, Yankova E, Baldzhiev G (2011) Plant regeneration from callus culture of Arnica montana. Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 16(1): 92-97.

Petrova M., E. Zayova, A. Vitkova (2011) Effect of silver nitrate on in vitro root formation of Gentiana lutea. Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 16(1): 53-58.

Petrova M, Zayova E., Vassilevska – Ivanova R., M. Vlahova (2012) Biotechnological approaches for cultivation and enhancement of secondary metabolites in Arnica montana L. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 34(2): 1597–1606.

Petrova M., Zayova E., Vlahova M (2013) Induction of hairy roots in Arnica montana L. by Agrobacterium rhizogenes. Central European Journal of Biology, 8(5): 470-479.

Yankova E, Baldzhiev G, Petrova M, Zayova E, Yurukova P (2010) Analyses on pollen and seed productivity and effectiveness in Gentiana lutea L. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq., 24: 45-48.

Zayova E, Nikova V, Ilieva K, Philipov Ph (2008) Callusogenesis of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Compt. Rend. ABS., 61(11): 1483-1488.

Zayova Е., M. Petrova, Vassilevska-Ivanova R., Nedev T (2010) Micropropagation of Valeriana officinalis trough tissue culture. Compt. Rend ABS, 63(12): 1749-1756.

Zayova E., M. Vlahova, M. Petrova, R. Vasilevska-Ivanova, D. Stoeva (2010) Micro-propagation of Echinacea purpurea L. Moench – A valuable medicinal plant, Genetics and Breeding, 38(4): 47-55.

Zayova E, Vassilevska-Ivanova R, Stoeva D, Kraptchev B (2010) Somaclonal variation through indirect organogenesis in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Biological Diversity and Conservation, 3(3): 1-5.

Zayova E., Stancheva I., Geneva M., Petrova M., Vasilevska-Ivanova R (2012) Morphological evaluation and antioxidant activity of in vitro- and in vivo-derived Echinacea purpurea plants. Central European Journal of Biology, 7(4): 698-707.

Petrova, M., Zayova, E., Todorova, M., Staneva, J., Vitkova, A. and Evstatieva, L (2012) Sesquiterpene lactones contents in multiple in vitro shoots of three Arnica montana populations. Acta Horticulturae, 955: 93-99.

Zayova E., Vassilevska-Ivanova R., Kraptchev B., Stoeva D (2012) Indirect shoot organogenesis of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), Journal of Central European Agriculture, 13(3): 446-457.

Zayova Ely, Dimitrova Ludmila, Nedev Trendafil, Philipov Philip, Stoeva Daniela (2012) Organogenesis through callus culture of Echinacea purpurea, Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries, 27th – 31st May 2012, Subotica, Republic of Serbia, pp. 326-331.

Zayova E., Stancheva I., Geneva M., Petrova M., Dimitrova L (2013) Antioxidant activity of in vitro propagated Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plants of different origins. Turk J Biol, 37: 106-113.

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