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Department of Animal Diversity and Resources

Head of Department: Prof. Boyko Georgiev, PhD, DSc

Division of Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Head: Prof. Vlada Peneva, PhD

Nematology RG
Prof. Vlada Peneva, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Stella Lazarova, PhD
Chief Assistant Milka Elshishka, PhD
Biologist Alexander Mladenov
Stela Dipchikova, PhD Student
Biologist Elena Zdravkova

Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates RG
Assoc. Prof. Dragan Chobanov, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Lyubomir Penev, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Ivailo Dedov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Toshko Ljubomirov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Sakalian, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Christo Deltshev, PhD (volunteer)
Chief Assistant Vera Antonova, PhD
Chief Assistant Maria Naumova, PhD
Chief Assistant Boyan Vagalinski, PhD
Chief Assistant Ivailo Todorov, PhD
Chief Assistant Teodora Teofilova, PhD
Chief Assistant Boyan Zlatkov, PhD
Assistant Simeon Borisov, PhD
Biologist Georgi Hristov
Antoniya Hubancheva, PhD student
Technician Iren Boteva

Chemical Ecology of Insects RG
Assoc. Prof. Teodora Toshova, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Mitko Subchev, DSc (volunteer)

Cytotaxonomy and Evolution RG
Prof. Snezhana Grozeva, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Paraskeva Michailova, DSc (volunteer)
Assoc. Prof. Julia Ilkova, PhD
Chief Assistant Desislava Stoianova, PhD
Biologist Maria Kocheva

Protozoology RG
Assoc. Prof. Milcho Todorov, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Vasil Golemanski, member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (volunteer)
Prof. Daniela Pilarska, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Danail Takov, PhD
Assistant Nikola Bynkov, PhD student
Technician Elena Tzvetanska-Nikolova

Division of Biodiversity, Population Biology and Resources of Vertebrates
Head: Assoc. Prof. Boris Nikolov, PhD

Theriology RG
Assoc. Prof. Tzenka Chassovnikarova, PhD (RG Leader)
Chief Assistant Atidje Ahmed, PhD
Chief Assistant Albena Vlaseva, PhD
Chief Assistant Milena Gospodinova, PhD
Biologist Vladimir Todorov
Biologist Kalina Valchinkova
Biologist Nikoleta Stoyanova
Biologist Blagovesta Dimitrova
Prof. Petar Genov, DSc (volunteer)
Prof. Georgi Markov, DSc (volunteer)
Assoc. Prof. Nasko Atanassov, PhD (volunteer)

Bulgarian Ornithological Center RG
Assoc. Prof. Boris Nikolov, PhD (RG Leader)
Assistant Marta Dimitrova, PhD student
Liliana Vassileva, PhD Student
Radoslav Stanchev, PhD Student
Biologist Kristina Panova

Division of Biodiversity and Ecology of Parasites
Head: Prof. Boyko Georgiev, DSc

Taxonomy, Evolution and Ecology of Helminths RG
Assoc. Prof. Gergana Vasileva, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Boyko Georgiev, DSc
Prof. Aneta Kostadinova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Yasen Mutafchiev, PhD (volunteer)
Chief Assistant Pavel Nikolov, PhD
Chief Assistant Georgi Atanassov, PhD
Assistant Nina Vancheva, PhD student
Biologist Yana Dimitrova
Biologist Borislav Stoyanov, PhD
Biologist Simona Georgieva, PhD
Biologist Veselin Gyonov

Molecular Evolutionary Studies RG
Prof. Georgi Radoslavov, PhD (RG Leader)
Prof. Peter Hristov, PhD
Biologist Boiko Neov, PhD

Ultrastructure of Parasites RG
Assoc. Prof. Katya Georgieva, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Aneta Yoneva, PhD
Prof. Yana Mizinska-Boevska, PhD (volunteer)
Techniciant Daniela Chelebieva

Avian Blood Parasites RG
Prof. Pavel Zehtindjiev, PhD (RG Leader)
Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Ilieva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov, PhD
Chief Assistant Aneliya Bobeva, PhD
Chief Assistant Martin Marinov, PhD
Biologist Martin Georgiev