Position: Technician

Department: Institute of Microbiology, Laboratory of Metabolomics, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 The main area of Ivanka’s research interests is in vitro plants and tissue cultures breeding, plant genetic transformation (e.g., Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated), NMR-based metabolomics, biosynthesis of biologically active molecules from plants and tissue cultures with relevant application in pharmacy and cosmetics.

Ivanka is also interested in studying bioactivity of plant-derived secondary metabolites in different in vitro models of skin cancer, senescence and inflammation.


Marchev A., Dimitrova P., Koycheva I., Georgiev M. (2017) Altered expression of TRAIL on mouse T cells via ERK phosphorylation by Rhodiola rosea L. and its marker compounds. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 108: 419-428.

Marchev A., Aveva I., Koycheva I., Georgiev M. (2016) Phytochemical variations of Rhodiola rosea L. wild-grown in Bulgaria. Phytochemistry Letters, 20: 386-390.




EU PlantaSYST has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, project PlantaSYST (SGA-CSA No. 739582 under FPA No. 664620), and the BG05M2OP001-1.003-001-C01 project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the "Science and Education for Smart Growth" Operational Programme SESG
  Calls: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015, Topic: WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming, and H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017: TeamingPhase2