NAME: Elena Dimitrova Apostolova

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: August 04, 1977, Karlovo, Bulgaria.

NATIONALITY: Bulgarian.

EDUCATION: University of Plovdiv, Biological Faculty, Bulgaria.

DEGREES: IT specialist, BS and MSc. in Biology, Ph.D.

POSITIONS HELD:

Technical assistant at the Department of

"Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology",

University of Plovdiv.

LANGUAGES:

Bulgarian - mother tongue

English - very well

Russian – well

Portugal – poor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2003 - 2004 PhD Student at the Department of

"Genetics and Plant Breeding",

Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

February 03, 2004 – August 03, 2004 Six months research work at the Faculdade de Engenharia de Recursos Naturais, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, on mapping genome of almond (AFLP, ISSR, and RAPD) and development of ISSR and RAPD markers for common bean.

LABORATORY COURSES: Genetics.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Linked to quality characteristics and marker-assisted selection; PCR-based methods.

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Plant breeding and selection; Inter­ and intraspecific hybridization in conventional breeding; DNA-fingerprinting for variety identification and bio-diversity studies; cell mutagenesis.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

General: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Draw and others Windows-based products,

Internet: WWW (at a user level), Internet Explorer

FOR REFERENCE:

Prof. Ivan Minkov DSc

Head of Department

24 "Tzar Assen" Str.

Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology

University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

Tel. +359 32 629495

Fax. +359 32 629595

E-mail: minkov @ uni-plovdiv.bg

Assistant Prof. Samir Naimov

24 "Tzar Assen" Str.

Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology

University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

Tel. +359 32 620944

Fax. +359 32 620944

E-mail: naimov0 @ uni-plovdiv.bg

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

1.Apostolova, E., T. Irikova, P. Popov, 2001: Cytotoxic and cytomutagenic influence of pesticide Vaztak 10 EK on Crepis capillaris sprouted seeds. – Jubilee Scientific Conference "30 years Shumen University "Episkop Konstantin Preslavski", November 2001, Shumen - Bulgaria, Reports, Biology and Geography; Sci. Works Coll. "Natural Science" – Jubilee Scientific Conference "30 years Shumen University "Episkop Konstantin Preslavski", Biology, 2003, pp. 70 – 76.

2.Irikova T., E. Apostolova, P. Popov, 2002: Investigation of automutagenesis caused by natural ageing of seeds in Crepis capillaris, Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Microbiologia et Cytologia, 2002. 38, 7, 23 - 28.

3.Irikova T., E. Apostolova, P. Popov, 2003: Mutagenic effect from insecticide Vaztak 10 EK on Crepis capillaris in vivo, Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Microbiologia et Cytologia, 2003, 39, 8, 17 - 22.

4.Apostolova E., D. Svetleva, D. Genchev, 2005: Diversity In Size and Shape of the Seeds of Bulgarian Common Bean Genotypes (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.), BIC, 2005, vol. 48, 6 - 7.

5.Apostolova E., K. Kouzmova, D. Svetleva, 2005: Influence of Meteorological Conditions on Seed Characteristics of Some Bulgarian Common Bean, BIC, 2005, vol. 48, 8 - 9.

6.Apostolova, E., D. Svetleva, D. Dimova, 2005: Evaluation of traits characterizing common bean seed massiveness of Bulgarian genotypes. Bulgarian J. Ecological Sci., Ecology and future, 4, 3: 35 - 38.

7.Апостолова, Е., Д. Светлева, Д. Димова, 2006: Field Crops Studies (FCS), Юб. н. конф. "Устойчивото земеделие – предизвикателство за съвременната аграрна наука", 8-9 юни 2006 г., Добрич, 3, 3: 383 - 390.

8.Apostolova E., D. Svetleva, 2006: RAPD marker linked to gene for indeterminate growth habit in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), 3rd EPSO Conference, "Plant Dynamics: from Molecules to Ecosystems", Hungary, 28 May–1 June, 2006, Session: The dynamic plant – growth and development – Transitions in plant development, P 043.