Name: Veselin Dimitrov Petrov

 

Date of birth: 26/12/1983

Place of birth: Sliven, Bulgariа

Position: PhD student

Group: Oxidative stress and cell death

Education:

University: Plovdiv University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

BS and MSc in Molecular biology (2002-2007)

High school: Secondary school for Western languages, Sliven, Bulgaria

Profile: English

Work experience:

September 2006 – February 2008:

Plovdiv University, Bulgaria

Position: Junior researcher

Project: "Molecular analyses of mutations in sweet pepper leading to change of colour and beta-carotene levels"

February 2008 – May 2009

University of Turin, Italy

Position: "World Wide Student" project participant

Project: "Bioinformatic and molecular analyses of the genes involved in cell migration induced by the system ErbB4/NRG1"

March 2010 – present

University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Position: PhD student

Project: "Identification and characterization of genes related to the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to oxidative stress"

International experience:

May 2009- July 2009

Ghent University, Belgium

Project: "Identification of cis-regulatory promoter elements specific for different types of reactive oxygen species in Arabidopsis thaliana"

July 2009 – September 2009

University of Potsdam

October 2011 - April 2012

Ghent University, Belgium

Project: "Identification and characterization of genes related to the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to oxidative stress"

Languages:

English – writing, speaking, reading – excellent

Italian – writing, speaking, reading – excellent

German – writing, reading – very good; speaking – good

French – reading – very good; writing, speaking - average

Scientific interests: signal transduction, cell death, reactive oxygen species

Publications:

Petrov V, I. Denev, M. Draganov, O. Timina, I. Panchev, N. Tomlekova (2013)  Molecular characterization of advanced mutants for early detection of high beta-carotene content in pepper breeding programs. Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des sciences: sciences mathématiques et naturelles 66(2):303-310.


Petrov V, Schippers J, Benina M, Minkov I, Mueller-Roeber B, Gechev T (2013) In search for new players of the oxidative stress network by phenotyping an Arabidopsis T-DNA mutant collection on reactive oxygen species-eliciting chemicals. Plant Omics 6(1):45-54.


Petrov V, van Breusegem F (2012) Hydrogen peroxide-a central hub for information flow in plant cells. AoB Plants. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/pls014


Petrov V, Vermeirssen V, De Clercq I, van Breusegem, Minkov I, Vandepoele K, Gechev T (2012) Identification of cis-regulatory elements specific for different types of reactive oxygenspecies in Arabidopsis thaliana. Gene 499: 52–60


Benina M, Petrov V, Toneva V, Gechev T (2012) Haberlea rhodopensis: a resurrection species and glacial relic with extraordinary tolerance to desiccation and low temperature stress In: Biotechnology of neglected crop species, Dutta Gupta (Ed.) (accepted).


Fregnan F, Petrov V, Garzotto D, De Marchis S, Offenhäuser N, Grosso E, Chiorino G, Perroteau I, Gambarotta G (2011) Eps8 involvement in neuregulin1-ErbB4 mediated migration in the neuronal progenitor cell line ST14A. Exp. Cell Res. 317(6):757-69


Radeva V, Petrov V, Minkov I, Toneva V, Gechev T (2010) Effect of cadmium on Arabodopsis thaliana mutants tolerant to oxidative stress. Biotechnol.&Biotecnol.Eq. 24/2010/SE


Gechev T, Petrov V, Minkov I (2010) Reactive oxygen species and programmed cell death. In: Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants in Higher Plants, Science Publishers 2010, Pages 65–78

Posters:

1. Veselin Petrov, Nasia Tomlekova, Iliya Denev. "Molecular characterization of the genes for capsantin-capsorubin synthase and beta-carotine hydroxylase 1 in Capsicum annuum Linn." - international conference "Ecological approaches in the production of safety foods" Plovdiv, 18-19 October, 2007 – poster + report


2. Petrov,V., Fregnan, F., Garzotto, D., Garaffo, G., Gambarotta, G., Perroteau, I. "Role of Eps8 in ErbB4–mediated migration of neural progenitor cells" – 10th annual FISV congres, 24-27 September, 2008, Riva del Garda, Italy – poster + oral presentation


3. Fregnan, F., Gambarotta, G., Petrov, D.P., Garzotto, D. & Perroteau, I. "Involvement of ErbB4-mediated migration in the rat neural progenitor cell line ST14A" – National congress of PhD students in neurosciences , 17 April, 2009, Naples, Italy - poster


4. V. Radeva, V. Petrov, I. Minkov, V. Toneva and T. Gechev.  Effect of cadmium on Arabidopsis thaliana mutants tolerant to oxidative stress. 21-23 May 2010, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – oral presentation


5. Veselin Petrov, Klaas Vandepoele, Vanessa Vermeirssen, Inge De Clercq, Frank Van Breusegem, Ivan Minkov, Tsanko S. Gechev Identification of cis-regulatory elements specific for different types of reactive oxygen species in Arabidopsis thaliana. 21-23 September, 2011, Sunny Day, Bulgaria - poster


6. Veselin Petrov, Jos Schippers, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, Ivan Minkov, Tsanko Gechev.  Using an automated image-analysis platform to interpret the results from the screening of an Arabidopsis mutant collection on reactive oxygen species-eliciting chemicals. 20-21 September, 2012, Sunny Day, Bulgaria - poster

E-mail: vepetrov@uni-plovdiv.bg

Telefone - + 359 32 261 534