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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
Chief Assistant Vladimir Vladimirov
Chief Assistant Daniela Ivanova
Chief Assistant Stoyan Stoyanov
Chief Assistant Elina Yankova-Tsvetkova, PhD
Tsvetelina Naydenova, PhD Student
Biologist Valeri Georgiev
Biologist Rozaliya Nikolova
Biologist Tsvetelina Simeonova
Agronomist Petko Gerginov
Agronomist Boryanka Traykova
Agronomist Tatyana Stefanova
Technician Nadezhda Hristova
Technician Bistra Shabanska

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

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

Prof. Dimiter Ivanov, DSc
Assoc. Prof. Maria Lazarova-Gotcheva, PhD
Chief Assistant Viktoria Hristova, PhD
Technician Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Technician Maria Borisova
Archaeologist Mila Andonova

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. Antonina Vitkova, 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)
Chief Assistant Boryana Sidjimova, PhD
Assistent Rosen Gorgorov, PhD
Biologist Asya Kozhurahova
Technician Mihail Percheklijski
Iva Doycheva, PhD Student

Chemoecology and natural products RG
Prof. Strahil Berkov, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Milena Nikolova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Georgi Angelov, PhD
Chemist Marina Dimitrova

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
Biologist Sonya Tsoneva-Neykova
Technician Yulia Boseva
Galya Adil
Evdokia Tsvetkova

Division of Mycology
Head: Prof. Cvetomir Denchev, PhD

Taxonomy and phylogeny of fungi RG
Prof. Cvetomir Denchev, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Teodor Denchev, PhD
Assistant Veselin Shivarov, PhD
Biologist Tzvetanka Borisova
Technician Mladenka Atanasova

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