Name: Valentina T. TONEVA

105, Ruski blvd.

4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Phone +359 32/ 63 90 20

Cellular: 0899 197 056

Date of Birth:     February 28th, 1963

Place of Birth:    Plovdiv, BULGARIA

Nationality:    Bulgarian

Education:

University of Plovdiv,  BULGARIA.

Year of Graduation-1988.

Degrees:

BSc, MSc /Biology/, PhD

Languages:

English

Russian

Professional Experience:

1989 Assistant Professor, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology Dept. University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1990 Visiting Researcher, Institute of Photobiology, Minsk, Belorussia

1994 Lecturer in Plant Physiology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1995 Visiting Researcher, Institute of Photobiology, Minsk, Belorussia

1996 Senior Lecturer in Plant Physiology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1997 - Visiting Researcher, Free University of Amsterdam, Holland

- Visiting Researcher, University of Gent, Belgium

1998 Visiting Researcher, University of Gent, Belgium

1999 Visiting Researcher, King's College, London, GB

University of Paris, France

2003 Associate Professorship in Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

2004 Management of EU-Projects

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Chlorophyll biosynthesis, Photodynamic effect Porphyrinogenesis, Plant Stress.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS: /please, see List of Publications/

CONTACT ADDRESS:

Dr. Valentina T. TONEVA

Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology Dept.

University of Plovdiv

24, Tzar Assen Str.

4000 Plovdiv

BULGARIA

Phone: /+359 32/ 261 556

Cellular: 0899 197 056

e-mail: valton @ uni-plovdiv bg

LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

1. Koleva A., V. Toneva, I. Minkov. Photodynamic effect of 2,2'-dipyridyl and glutamic acid on wheat and vegetable marrow plants. Photosynthetica 31 (2): 189-196, 1995.

2. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Investigation of the role of early precursors and activators on the biogenesis of 5-ALA on the Chl-formation. Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv, Scientific Works, vol. XL, book. 1., 295-300,  1995.

3. Shalygo N., V. Toneva, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Investigation of the porphyrinogenesis in green barley plants, treated with Mn2+ and 5-ALA. Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv, Scientific Works, vol. XL, book. 1., 291-294, 1995

4. V. Toneva, A. Koleva, I. Minkov. Influence of glutamic acid and 2,2'-dipyridyl on the protochlorophyllide and protoporphyrin ¬IX accumulation and their photodynamic action in green monocotyledons and dicotyledons. J. Plant Physiology. Vol. 150, pp.57-62, 1997.

5. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, E. Yaronskaya, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Influence of photodynamic processes induced by 2,2'-dipyridyl on the enzymatic system of chlorophyll biosynthesis. Photosynthetica 34(4):555-560, 1997.

6. Колева А., В. Тонева – Сравнително изследване на фотодинамичния ефект на 5-аминолевулинова киселина, глутаминова киселина и 2, 2' – дипиридил при овес и краставица, Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Plantarum, 34, 6, 152-162, 1998.

7. Minkov, I, Jahoubjan, G., Denev. I.,Toneva, V. Photooxidative Stress in Higher Plants. In :Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, M. Pessarakli, Ed., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 499-525, 1999.

8. Toneva V., T. Gechev, I. Minkov. Induction of porphyrine biosynthesis by 5-aminolevulinic acid, glutamic acid and 1, 10-phenantroline and their possible photodynamic action in wheat and mustard plants. Photosynthetica, 39 (4): 597 – 601, 2001.

9. Тонева В., И. Минков. Сравнително изследване на селективното действие на глутаминовата киселина и дипиридила при някои културни и плевелни растения. Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Plantarum, 37, 6, 61 – 70, 2001.

10. Toneva V. T., I. N. Minkov. Influence of the photodestructive processes on the cell permeability in monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants, treated by early chlorophyll precursors and modulators of chlorophyll synthesis. Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Plantarum, 37, 6, 71 – 79, 2001.

11. Тонева В., Ив. Минков. Проучване регулацията на синтезата на -аминолевулинова киселина от хлорофилид и глутаминова киселина при пшеница. Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Plantarum, 37, 6, 81 – 88, 2001.

12. T. Gechev, I. Gadjev, F. Van Breusegem, D. Inzé, S. Dukiandjiev, V. Toneva, I. Minkov - Hydrogen peroxide protects tobacco from oxidative stress by inducing a set of antioxidant enzymes. Cell Mol. Life Sci. 59, 708 – 714, 2002.

13. Toneva V., I. Minkov - Effect 1, 10-phenantrolin on the accumulation of some chlorophyll precursors and photoinduced damage in monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie Bulgare Des Sciences. 55, 8, 105 – 110, 2002.

14. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, V. Voronetskaya, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Investigation of the porphyrines accumulation in barley leaves incubated with Mn 2+ cations and -aminolevulinic acid. J. Plant Physiol. 159, 1047 – 1053, 2002.

15. Toneva V.,S. Dimitrova, B. Pavlova, I. Minkov – Influence of Nitropyrine on the early stages of chlorophyll synthesis in wheat. Bulg. J. Plant Physiol. 28, 1-2, 92 – 98, 2002.

16. Toneva V., I. Minkov – Influence of photodestructive processes on the dynamic of the tissue water exchange in some monocotiledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Bulg. J. Plant Physiol. 28, 1-2, 36 – 44, 2002.

17. T. Guechev, H. Willekens, M. V. Montagu, D. Inze, W. V. Camp, V. Toneva, I. Minkov – Different responses of tobacco antioxidant enzymes to light and chilling stress. J. Plant Physiol. 160, 509 – 515, 2002.

18. В. Тонева – Проучване върху порфириногенезата и фотодинамичния ефект, предизвикан от натрупаните тетрапироли при висши растения. Автореферат на дисертация за получаване на научната и образователна степен "Доктор". 1998

Книги и учебни пособия:

19. Колева А., В.Тонева, К.Керанова, С.Андреев - Ръководство за практически занятия по ботаника с екология, Пловдивски Университет, 1995.

20. В. Тонева – Фотосинтеза и биогенеза на хлоропласта. Пловдивско университетско изд., 2002.

Конференции, конгреси и симпозиуми:

21. Koleva, A., Toneva, V., Minkov, I. Investigation of the photodynamic effect of 2,2'-dipyridyl and glutamic acid on wheat and pumpkin leaves. Tenth BBBD, Varna, 22-25 May, 1994, Abstracts, 212.

22. Minkov, I., Toneva, V. Jahubijan, G. Localization of NADPH-protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in the etiochloroplast inner membranes in reetiolated wheat leaves, revealed by immuno-gold labeling Tenth BBBD, Varna, (Oral presentation), 22-25 May, 1994, Abstracts, 38.

23. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Involvement of Mn2+ cations in regulation of porphyrinogenesis. Workshop Stress Physiology and Plant Growth Regulators. 12-16. IX. 1995. Varna, Bulgaria.

24. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, E. Yaronskaya, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Investigation of the photodynamic stress, induced by porphyrines on the early stages of chlorophyll biosynthesis. Workshop Stress Physiology and Plant Growth Regulators. 12-16. IX. 1995. Varna, Bulgaria.

25. Воронецкая В., Н. Шалыго, В. Тонева, Н. Аверина. Влияние катионов Mn2+ на порфириногенез в этиолированных и зеленеющих проростках ячменя. Второй съезд белорусского общества фотобиологов и биофизиков. Минск, 25 – 27 Юни1996г. Proceedings.

26. Шалыго Н., В. Тонева, Е. Яронская, Н. Аверина, И. Минков. Влияние индуцируемого порфиринами фотодинамического еффекта на начальные этапи биосинтеза хлорофилла и фотосинтетический аппарат в зеленых листьях ячменя. Второй съезд белорусского общества фотобиологов и биофизиков. Минск, 25 – 27 Юни1996г. Proceedings.

27. Toneva, V., Minkov, I., Mackender, R. Влияние уровня почвеного азота на содержание хлорофилла и фотосинте в листьях пшеницы. Второй съезд белорусского общества фотобиологов и биофизиков. Минск, 25-27 June, 1996, Proceedings.

28. Toneva V., N. Shalygo, E. Yaronskaya, N. Averina, I. Minkov. Changes in the chlorophyll biosynthesis enzymatic system during the induction of early precursors by 2,2'-dipyridyl. 11th Balkan biochemical and Biophysical Days. 15-17. May, 1997, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Проекти:

FP6 projects:

• SSA Foodlink 2004-2005

• SSA CAAC Animal Science 2004-2006

• SSA TrainNet Future 2004-2007

• SSA Agripolicy 2005-2006

• SSA AgriFood Mapping 2005-2007

• STREP Trans Container 2005-2008

• SSA BAFN 2006-2008