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Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources

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

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

Flora and Florogenesis RG
Prof. Svetlana Bancheva, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Anna Ganeva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Rayna Natcheva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Elina Yankova-Tsvetkova, PhD
Assistant Vladimir Vladimirov
Assistant Daniela Ivanova
Assistant Stoyan Stoyanov, PhD
Biologist Valeri Georgiev
Biologist Galin Gospodinov
Biologist Aneta Lambevska-Hristova
Agronomist Boryanka Traykova
Atanas Tanev, PhD student
Biologist Rozaliya Nikolova
Agronomist Tatyana Stefanova
Technitian Nadezhda Hristova
Technitian Zoya Mitrinska

Vegetation and Habitats RG
Prof. Iva Apostolova, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Kiril Vassilev, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Desislava Sopotlieva, PhD
Chief Assistant Nikolay Velev, PhD
Biologist Tsvetelina Terziyska, PhD
Assistant Magdalena Valcheva, PhD student

Division of Paleobotany and Palynology
Head: Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Bozukov, PhD

Prof. Dimiter Ivanov, DSc
Assoc. Prof. Detelina Belkinova, PhD
Chief Assistant Mila Andonova, 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
Chief Assistant Malina Delcheva, PhD (Acting RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Antonina Vitkova, PhD (volunteer)
Chief Assistant Boryana Sidjimova, PhD

Plant biotechnology and ex situ conservation of rare, medicinal and aromatic plants RG
Assoc. Prof. Marina Stanilova, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Iva Doycheva, PhD
Assistant Asya Kozhurahova, PhD student
Biologist Irena Mincheva
Biologist Ina Ivanova
Biologist Nadezhda Mihaleva
Technician Valentina Yamelieva
Silviya Gosheva

Chemoecology and natural products RG
Prof. Strahil Berkov, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Milena Nikolova, PhD
Biologist Borislav Georgiev
Chemist Marina Dimitrova
Chemist Rumen Denev, PhD student

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

Division of Mycology
Head: Prof. Cvetomir M. Denchev, PhD

Taxonomy and phylogeny of fungi RG
Prof. Cvetomir M. Denchev, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Teodor T. Denchev, PhD
Chief Assistant Veselin Shivarov, PhD
Technician Mladenka Atanasova

Ecology and conservation of fungi RG
Assoc. Prof. Boris Asyov, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Dimitar Stoykov, PhD
Technician Plamen Lozanov