Participants in the project EU Balkan Vegetables

Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute

Something more about the Beneficiary:
Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute (VCRI), the beneficiary of the project, is a unique entity in Bulgaria in the field of vegetable growing, a part of Bulgarian Agricultural Academy. The scientific staff of Maritsa VCRI consists of 26 researchers (14 Senior scientists and 20 possess PhD-degree) and above 100 specialists and workers. The Institute comprises four major units – Breeding Department, Technology for Growing Department, Vegetable Crops Improvement Center and Technology Transfer Office. The priority investigations of the Institute during the last years emphasize on vegetable quality by improving biological value and sensory characteristics, pest and diseases resistance, high temperature and drought tolerance. A great diversity of vegetables species including domestic forms and varieties, introduced cultivars, breeding lines, wild species etc. are subjected of investigations in order to preserve or to transfer their valuable characters in new varieties and hybrids. Integrating systems for pest control as well as utilization of useful microorganisms as alternative solutions for soil fertility management are the topics of primary importance.


During the last years Maritsa VCRI implement successfully numerous nationally and EU-funded projects, including projects within:
FP6 (PL 016214-2 EU-SOL High Quality Solanaceous crops for consumers, processors and producers by exploration of natural biodiversity, Grant amount 100 000 euro);
 FP7 (205941 EU-BALKANVEGETABLES Balkan Vegetable Research Centre for Transfer of European Knowledge, Research and Practice – Grant amount 1 000 000 euro);
Several projects, subsidized by Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science – 777 274 euro.

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Управителен борд

Kostova Dimitrina Petrova - Coordinator of EU-BALKANVEGETABLES

Kostova Dimitrina Petrova

Position held: Senior Scientific Officer; PhD, Head of Virus Immunity Laboratory at Breeding Department; Head of the Unit for International Programs


Main activities: Genetics and breeding for virus resistance in vegetables; look for and offer subjects and themes for international projects; support the elaboration of proposals for realization of scientific programs

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Kostova Dimitrina Petrova

Masheva Stoyka Petkova - Director of Maritsa VCRI

Masheva Stoyka Petkova

Position held: Senior Scientific Officer; PhD, Head of Plant Pathology Laboratory; Director of Maritsa VCRI


Main activities: Integrated Pest Management; Identification and characterization of fungal and bacterial diseases on vegetable crops

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

Pevicharova Galina Todorova - Leader of WP 4

Pevicharova Galina Todorova

Position held: Senior Scientific Officer; PhD, Head of Fruit quality Laboratory


Main activities: Assessment and analysis of biochemical and organoleptic characteristics of vegetable species

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Pevicharova Galina Todorova

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Научен борд

Mihov Miroslav Atanasov - Deputy Director of Maritsa VCRI

Mihov Miroslav Atanasov

Position held: Senior Scientific Officer; PhD; Deputy Director of Maritsa VCRI

 

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

Grozeva Stanislava Yordanova - Leader of WP 3

Grozeva Stanislava Yordanova

Position held: Scientific Officer; PhD; Plant Tissue Laboratory


Main activities: Investigation and characterization of valuable tomato germplasm using various biotechnological methods as embrio culture, in vitro mutagenesis, regeneration, genetic transformation

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Grozeva Stanislava Yordanova

Tringovska Ivanka Ivanova - Leader of WP 5/Food cluster

Tringovska Ivanka Ivanova

Position held: Scientific Officer; PhD; Head of Plant Nutrition Laboratory


Main activities: Plant nutrition, Biofertilizers, Mineral fertilizers, Beneficial soil microorganisms, Hydroponics, Nutrient solutions; agrochemical analysis of soil, plants and water.

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Tringovska Ivanka Ivanova

Pasev Gancho Ivanov - Leader of WP 5/Balkan linkage

Pasev Gancho Ivanov

Position held: Scientific Officer; Virus Immunity Laboratory


Main activities: Genetics and breeding for virus resistance in vegetables; Molecular characterization of virus resistant genes

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Pasev Gancho Ivanov

Dincheva Tsvetanka Ivanova - Leader of WP 2

Dincheva Tsvetanka Ivanova

Position held: Scientific Officer; Technologies for vegetable growing


Main activities: Investigations on: nontraditional vegetable crops, the influence of bioproducts on vegetables growing in the open field

Email:

Phone: +359 32 951 227

CV Dincheva Tsvetanka Ivanova

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