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Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Bancheva, Ph.D.

Division of Flora and Vegetation
Head: Assoc. Prof. Iva Apostolova, Ph.D.

Flora and Florogenesis RG
Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Bancheva, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Anna Ganeva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Rayna Nacheva, PhD
Chief Assistant Vladimir Vladimirov
Chief Assistant Daniela Ivanova
Chief Assistant Stoyan Stoyanov
Assistant Valentina Goranova
Tsvetelina Naydenova, PhD Student
Biologist Valeri Georgiev
Biologist Nikolay Nikolov
Agronomist Petko Gerginov
Agronomist Boryanka Traykova
Technician Nadezhda Hristova
Technician Bistra Shabanska
Technician Biserka Hristoskova

Vegetation and Habitats RG
Assoc. Prof. Iva Apostolova, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Desislava Sopotlieva, PhD
Chief Assistant Nikolay Velev
Chief Assistant Kiril Vassilev, PhD
Assistant Jasen Stoyanov
Hristo Pedashenko, PhD Student
Tsvetelina Terzijska, PhD student

Anatomy and Embryology of Plants RG
Assoc. Prof. Petka Yurukova, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Elina Yankova-Tsvetkova, PhD
Assistant Rozaliya Nikolova
Biologist Tsvetelina Simeonova

Division of Paleobotany and Palynology
Head: Prof. Dimiter Ivanov, DSc

Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Bozukov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Maria Lazarova-Gotcheva, PhD
Chief Assistant Viktoria Hristova, PhD
Technician Tsvetan Tsvetanov

Division of Applied Botany
Head: Assoc. Prof. Marina Stanilova, Ph.D.

Resource assessment and monitoring of rare, medicinal and aromatic plants RG
Assoc. Prof. Antonina Vitkova, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Malina Delcheva, PhD
Chief Assistant Boryana Sidjimova, PhD
Pharmacist Natalia Valyovska-Popova
Ina Aneva, PhD Student

Plant biotechnology and ex situ conservation of rare, medicinal and aromatic plants RG
Assoc. Prof. Marina Stanilova, PhD (RG Leader)
Assistent Rosen Gorgorov, PhD Student
Technician Mihail Percheklijski
Agronomist Yundina Beeva
Iva Doycheva, PhD Student

Chemoecology and natural products RG
Assoc. Prof. Milena Nikolova, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Strahil Berkov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Georgi Angelov, PhD
Chief Assistant Diana Ivanova, PhD

Plant diversity and local development RG
Assoc. Prof. Desislava Petkova-Varadinova, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Valchev, PhD
Chief Assistant Teodora Ivanova, PhD
Chief Assistant Chavdar Gussev
Assistant Sonya Tsoneva-Neykova
Technician Yulia Boseva
Galya Adil
Evdokia Tsvetkova

Division of Mycology
Head: Prof. Cvetomir Denchev, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Melania Gyosheva-Bogoeva, PhD
Chief Assistant Dimitar Stoykov, PhD
Chief Assistant Boris Asyov, PhD
Assistant Teodor Denchev, PhD Student
Veselin Shivarov, PhD Student
Siyka Nikolova, PhD Student
Biologist Tzvetanka Borisova
Technician Plamen Lozanov
Technician Mladenka Atanasova