• Joshi D.C., Zhang K., Wang C., Chandora R., Khurshid M., Li J., He M., Georgiev M.I., Zhou M. (2020) Strategic enhancement of genetic gain for nutraceutical development in buckwheat: A Genomics-driven perspective. Biotechnology Advances. 39: 107479. (IF 12.831)
  • Kerchev P., van der Meer T., Sujeeth S., Verlee A., Stevens C.V., Van Breusegem F., Gechev T. (2020) Molecular priming as an approach to induce tolerance against abiotic and oxidative stresses in crop plants. Biotechnology Advances, 40: 107503. (IF 12.831)
  • Lyall R., Gechev T. (2020) Multi-omics insights into the evolution of angiosperm resurrection plants. Annual Plant Reviews Online. 3(1), 77-110.
  • Marchev A., Yordanova Z.P., Georgiev M.I. (2020) Green (cell) factories for advanced production of plant secondary metabolites. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology.DOI: 10.1080/07388551.2020.1731414. (IF 7.054).
  • Nankar A.N., Tringovska I., Grozeva S., Ganeva D., Kostova D. (2020) Tomato phenotypic diversity determined by combined approaches of conventional and high-throughput Tomato Analyzer phenotyping. Plants, 9(2), 197. (IF: 2.632)
  • Omidbakhshfard M.A., Sujeeth N., Gupta S., Omranian N., Guinan K.J., Brotman Y., Nikoloski Z., Fernie A., Mueller-Roeber B., Gechev T. (2020) A biostimulant obtained from the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum protects Arabidopsis thaliana from severe oxidative stress. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(2), 1–26 (IF 4.183)
  • Salem M.A., Perez de Souza L., Serag A., Fernie A.R., Farag MA, Ezzat SM, Alseekh S. (2020) Metabolomics in the context of plant natural products research: From sample preparation to metabolite analysis. Metabolites 10(1). pii: E37. (IF: 3.303)
  • Sieniawska E., Golus J., Sawicki R., Georgiev M.I. (2020) Untargeted metabolomic exploration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis stress response to Cinnamon Essential Oil. Biomolecules. 10(3): 357. (IF 4.694)
  • Sujeeth N., Mehterov N., Gupta S., Qureshi M.K., Fischer A., Proost S., Omidbakhshfard M.A., Obata T., Benina M., Staykov N., Balazadeh S., Walther D., Fernie A.R., Mueller-Roeber B., Hille J., Gechev T.S. (2020) A novel seed plants gene regulates oxidative stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 77(4), 705–718. (IF 7.014)
  • Toleco M.R., Naake T., Zhang Y., Heazlewood J.L., Fernie A.R. (2020) Plant mitochondrial carriers: Molecular gatekeepers that help to regulate plant central carbon metabolism. Plants (Basel). 9(1). pii: E117. (IF 2.632)
  • Vasileva L.V., Savova M.S., Amirova K.M., Dinkova-Kostova A.T., Georgiev M.I. (2020) Obesity and Nrf2-mediated cytoprotection: where is the missing link? Pharmacological Research. (IF 5.574).
  • Zahmanova G.G., Mazalovska M., Takova K.H., Toneva, V.T., Minkov I.N., Mardanova E.S., Ravin N.V., Lomonossoff G.P. (2020) Rapid high-yield transient expression of swine Hepatitis E ORF2 capsid proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana plants and production of chimeric Hepatitis E virus-like particles bearing the M2e influenza epitope. Plants. 9(1), 29. (IF 2.632)
  • Zhang Y., Chen M., Toleco M.R., Jing Y., Strotmann V., Zhang J., Stahl Y., Fernie A.R. (2020) A high efficiency method for Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transient transformation of plants with utility for high throughput screening of protein-protein interactions. Plant Communication (in press).
  • Zhang Y., Natale R., Domingues A.P. Júnior, Toleco M.R., Siemiatkowska B., Fàbregas N., Fernie A.R. (2020) Rapid identification of protein-protein interactions in plants. Current Protocols in Plant Biology. 4(4): e20099.


  • Amirova K., Dimitrova P., Marchev A.S., Aneva I.Y., Georgiev M.I. (2019) Clinopodium vulgare L. (wild basil) extract and its active constituents modulate cyclooxygenase-2 expression in neutrophils. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 124: 1–9. (IF 3.775).
  • Boguslawska J., Poplawski P., Alseekh S., Koblowska M., Iwanicka-Nowicka R., Rybicka B., Kedzierska H., Gluchowska K., Hanusek K., Tanski Z., Fernie A.R., Piekielko-Witkowska A., (2019) MicroRNA-mediated metabolic reprograming in renal cancer. Cancers. 11: 1825. (IF 6.162).
  • Brog Y., Osorio S., Yichie Y., Alseekh S., Bensal E., Kochevenko A., Zamir D., Fernie A. (2019) A Solanum neorickii introgression population providing a powerful complement to the extensively characterized Solanum pennellii population. Plant Journal. 97(2): 391–403. 10.1111/tpj.14095. (IF 5.726).
  • Chen C., Zhang K., Khurshid M., Li J., He M., Georgiev M.I. , Zhang X. & Zhou M. (2019) MYB Transcription repressors regulate plant secondary metabolism. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 38. 159-170. (IF 4.189).
  • Chen M., Zhu F., Gao B., Ma K., Zhang Y., Fernie A., Cheng X., Dai L., Ye N., Zhang A., Tian Y., Zhang D., Xiaoi S., Zhang J., Liua Y. (2019) Full-length transcript-based proteogenomics of rice improves its genome and proteome annotation. Plant Physiology. pp.00430.2019. (IF 6.305)
  • Denev P., Todorova V., Ognyanov M., Georgiev Y., Yanakieva I., Tringovska I., Grozeva S., Kostova D. (2019) Phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of 63 Balkan pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) accessions. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 13, 2510– 2520. (IF 1.415).
  • De Smet B., Willems P., Fernandez-Fernandez A., Alseekh S., Fernie A., Messens J., Van Breusegem F. (2019) In vivo detection of protein cysteine sulfenylation in plastids. Plant Journal. 97(4): 765–778. (IF 5.726).
  • Dong Y., Gupta S., Sievers R., Wargent J., Wheeler D., Putterill J., Macknight R., Gechev T., Mueller-Roeber B., Dijkwel P. (2019) Genome draft of the Arabidopsis relative Pachycladon cheesemanii reveals novel strategies to tolerate New Zealand's high Ultraviolet B radiation environment. BMC Genomics. 20(1): 838. (IF 3.501).
  • Fang C., Fernie A., Luo J. (2019) Exploring the diversity of plant metabolism. Trends in Plant Science. 24(1): 83–98. (IF 14.006).
  • Fort A., Lebrault M., Allaire M., Esteves-Ferreira A., McHale M., Lopez F., Farinas Franco J., Alseekh S., Fernie A., Sulpice R. (2019) Extensive variations in diurnal growth patterns and metabolism amongst Ulva spp strains. Plant Physiology. 180(1): 109–123. (IF 6.305).
  • Gupta S., Dong Y., Dijkwel P., Mueller-Roeber B., Gechev T. (2019) Genome-wide analysis of ROS antioxidant genes in resurrection species suggest an involvement of distinct ROS detoxification systems during desiccation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20(12): 3101. (IF 4.183).
  • Li K., Wen W., Alseekh S., Yang X., Guo H., Li W., Wang L., Pan Q., Zhan W., Liu J., Li Y., Wu X., Brotman Y., Willmitzer L., Li J., Fernie A., Yan J. (2019) Large-scale metabolite quantitative trait locus analysis provides new insights for high-quality maize improvement. Plant Journal. 99: 216-230. (IF 5.726).
  • Liu T., Chen M., Zhang Y., Liu Y., Zhu F., Tian Y., Fernie A., Ye N., Zhang J. (2019) Comparative metabolite profiling of two switchgrass ecotype varieties reveals differences in drought stress responses and rhizosheath size. Planta.250, 1355–1369. 3.060).
  • Nankar A., Tringovska I., Grozeva S., Todorova V., Kostova D. (2019) Application of high-throughput phenotyping tool Tomato Analyzer to characterize Balkan Capsicum fruit diversity. Scientia Horticulturae. 260. (IF 1.961).
  • Naseri G., Behrend J., Rieper L., Mueller-Roeber B. (2019) COMPASS for rapid combinatorial optimization of biochemical pathways based on artificial transcription factors. Nature Communications. 10(1): 2615. (IF 11.878)
  • Nunes-Nesi A., Alseekh S., de Oliveira Silva F., Omranian N., Lichtenstein G., Mirnezhad M., Gonzalez R., Sabio Y Garcia J., Conte M., Leiss K., Klinkhamer P., Nikoloski Z., Carrari F., Fernie A. (2019) Identification and characterization of metabolite quantitative trait loci in tomato leaves and comparison with those reported for fruits and seeds. Metabolomics. 15(4): 46. (IF 3.167)
  • Pandey P.K., Yu J., Omranian N., Alseekh S., Vaid N., Fernie A.R., Nikoloski Z., Laitinen R. A. E. (2019) Plasticity in metabolism underpins local responses to nitrogen in Arabidopsis thaliana populations. Plant Direct. 3: e00186.
  • Shapiguzov A., Vainonen J., Hunter K., Tossavainen H., Tiwari A., Jarvi S., Hellman M., Aarabi F., Alseekh S., Wybouw B., Van Der Kelen K., Nikkanen L., Krasensky-Wrzaczek J., Sipari N., Keinanen M., Tyystjarvi E., Rintamaki E., De Rybel B., Salojarvi J., Van Breusegem F., Fernie A., Brosche M., Permi P., Aro E., Wrzaczek M., Kangasjarvi J. (2019) Arabidopsis RCD1 coordinates chloroplast and mitochondrial functions through interaction with ANAC transcription factors. eLife. 8: e43284. (IF 7.551)
  • Suzuki M., Wu S., Mimura M., Alseekh S., Fernie A., Hanson A., McCarty D. (2019) Construction and applications of a B vitamin genetic resource for investigation of vitamin dependent metabolism in maize. The Plant Journal. 101(2), 442–454. (IF 5.726)
  • Vasileva L., Ivanovska M., Murdjeva M., Saracheva K., Georgiev M. (2019) Immunoregulatory natural compounds in stress-induced depression: An alternative or an adjunct to conventional antidepressant therapy? Food and Chemical Toxicology. 127: 81–88. (IF 3.775).
  • Wang S., Alseekh S., Fernie A., Jie Luo J. (2019) The structure and function of major plant Metabolite Modifications. Molecular Plant. 12(7), 899-919. (IF 10.812).
  • Zhang Y., Natale R., Pereira Domingues Junior A., Toleco M.R., Siemiatkowska B., Fàbregas B., Fernie A.R. (2019) Rapid identification of enzyme-enzyme interactions in plants. Current Protocols in Plant Biology. 4: e:20099.
  • Zhu J., Lau K., Puschmann R., Harmel R.K., Zhang Y., Pries V., Gaugler P., Broger L., Dutta A.K., Jessen H., Schaaf G., Fernie A.R., Hothorn L.A., Fiedler D., Hothorn M. (2019) Two bifunctional inositol pyrophosphate kinases phosphatases control plant phosphate homeostasis. Elife. 8:e43582. . (IF 7.551).


  • Alseekh S., Bermudez L., de Haro L., Fernie A., Carrari F. (2018) Crop metabolomics: from diagnostics to assisted breeding. Metabolomics. 14(11):148. (IF 3.167).
  • Alseekh S., Fernie A.R. (2018) Metabolomics 20 years on: What have we learned and what hurdles remain? Plant Journal. 94(6):933–942. (IF 5.726).
  • Alseekh S., Wu S., Brotman Y., Fernie A.R. (2018) Guidelines for sample normalization to minimize batch variation for large-scale metabolic profiling of plant natural genetic variance. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1778:33–46. (IF 10.71).
  • Chen, L., Teng, H., Xie, Z., Cao, H., Cheang, W. S., Skalicka-Woniak, K., Georgiev,M., Xiao, J. (2018) Modifications of dietary flavonoids towards improved bioactivity: An update on structure–activity relationship. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 58(4):513–527. (IF 6.704).
  • Durgud M., Gupta S., Ivanov I., Omidbakhshfard A., Benina M., Alseekh A., Staykov N., Hauen-stein M., Dijkwel P.P., Hortensteiner S., Toneva V., Brotman Y., Fernie A.R., Mueller-Roeber B., Gechev T. (2018) Molecular mechanisms preventing senescence in response to prolonged darkness in a desiccation–tolerant plant. Plant Physiology. 177(3):1319–1338. (IF 6.305).
  • Fernie A., Alseekh S. (2018) Defining the convergence of ethylene and auxin signaling in tomato. New Phytologist. 219(2):479-481. (IF 7.299)
  • Garbowicz K., Liu Z., Alseekh S., Tieman D., Taylor M., Kuhalskaya A., Ofner I., Zamir D., Klee H., Fernie A., Brotman Y. (2018) Quantitative trait loci analysis identifies a prominent gene involved in the production of fatty acid-derived flavor volatiles in tomato. Molecular Plant. 11(9):1147–1165. (IF 10.812).
  • Gevrenova R., Bardarov K., Bouguet-Bonnet S., Voynikov Y., Balabanova V., Zheleva-Dimitrova D., Max Henry M. (2018) A new liquid chromatography-high resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometrybased strategy to characterize Glucuronide Oleanane-type Triterpenoid Carboxylic Acid 3, 28-O-Bidesmosides (GOTCAB) saponins. A case study of Gypsophila glomerata Pall ex M. B. (Caryophyllaceae). Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. (IF 2.831) (IF 2.831).
  • Kong F., Burlacot A., Liang Y., Legeret B., Alseekh S., Brotman Y., Fernie A., Krieger-Liszkay A., Beisson F., Peltier G., Li-Beisson Y. (2018) Interorganelle communication: Peroxisomal MALATE DEHYDROGENASE2 connects lipid catabolism to photosynthesis through redox coupling in Chlamydomonas. Plant Cell. 30(8):1824–1847. (IF 8.228).
  • Ma, X., Zhang, Y., Tureckova, V., Xue, G.-P., Fernie, A.R., Mueller-Roeber, B., Balazadeh, S.(2018) NAC transcription factor SlNAP2 in tomato regulates leaf senescence and fruit yield. Plant physiology. 177(3):1286–1302. (IF 6.305).
  • Minkov G., Toneva V., Ivanova Z., Baevv V. (2018) LoopRNA – Java Module for RNA Structure Annotation. Comptes rendus de l'Académie Bulgare des Sciences, 71(9):1215-1221, 2018. DOI:10.7546/CRABS.2018.09.08. (IF 0.23).
  • Naydenov M., Gospodinova N., Apostolova E. , Anachkov N., Baev V., Gozmanova M., Minkov I., Yahubyan G. (2018) Transposon-associated polymorphisms of stress-responsive gene promoters in selected accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Acta Biochimica Polonica. 65(3):391-396. (IF 1.463).
  • Petrov, V., Qureshi, M. K., Hille, J., Gechev, T. (2018) Occurrence, biochemistry and biological effects of host-selective plant mycotoxins. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 112:251–264. (IF 3.775).
  • Scossa F., Benina M., Alseekh S., Zhang Y. and Fernie A.R. (2018) The integration of metabolomics and next-generation sequencing data to elucidate the pathways of natural product metabolism in medicinal plants. Planta Medica. 84(12/13):855–873. (IF 2.746)
  • Schwahn K., Nikoloski Z. (2018) Data reduction approaches for dissecting transcriptional effects on metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:538. (IF 3.678).
  • Vasileva L., Marchev A., Georgiev M. (2018) Causes and solutions to “globesity”: The new fa(s)t alarming global epidemic. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 121:177–193. (IF 3.775)
  • Vasileva L., Saracheva K., Ivanovska M.,Petrova A., Marchev A., Georgiev M., Murdjeva M., Getova D. (2018) Antidepressant-like effect of salidroside and curcumin on the immunoreactivity of rats subjected to a chronic mild stress model. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 121:604–611. h (IF 3.775)
  • Zhang, K., Logacheva, M. D., Meng, Y., Hu, J., Wan, D., Li, L., Janovska, D., Zhiyong, W., Georgiev, M., Zhou, M. (2018) Jasmonate-responsive MYB factors spatially repress rutin biosynthesis in Fagopyrum tataricum. Journal of Experimental Botany. 69(8):1955–1966. (IF 5.360)
  • Zhang Y. , Zhang Y., McFarlane H., Obata T., Richter A., Lohse M., Grimm B., Persson S., Fernie A., Giavalisco P. (2018) Inhibition of TOR represses nutrient consumption, which improves greening after extended periods of etiolation. Plant Physiology. 178(1):101–117. (IF 6.305)
  • Zhang Y. , Fernie A. (2018) On the role of the tricarboxylic acid cycle in plant productivity. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 60(12):1199–1216. (IF 3.824)
  • Zhu, G., Wang, S., Huang, Z., Zhang, S., Liao, Q., Zhang, C., Lin, T., Qin, M., Peng, M., Yang, C., Cao, X., Han, X., Wang, X., Van Der Knaap, E., Zhang, Z., Cui, X., Klee, H., Fernie, A., Luo, J., Huang, S. (2018) Rewiring of the fruit metabolome in tomato breeding. Cell. 172(1):249–261. (IF 36.216).


  • Braicu, C., Mehterov, N., Vladimirov, B., Sarafian, V., Nabavi, S. M., Atanasov, A. G., & Berindan-Neagoe, I. (2017) Nutrigenomics in cancer: Revisiting the effects of natural compounds. Seminars in Cancer Biology. 46:84–106. (IF 10.198).
  • Gulei, D., Mehterov, N., Nabavi, S. M., Atanasov, A. G., Berindan-Neagoe, I. (2017) Targeting ncRNAs by plant secondary metabolites: The ncRNAs game in the balance towards malignancy inhibition. Biotechnology Advances. 36(6):1779–1799. (IF 11.452).
  • Schwahn, K., Beleggia, R., Omranian, N., Nikoloski, Z. (2017) Stoichiometric correlation analysis: Principles of metabolic functionality from metabolomics data. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:2152. (IF 3.678).


  • Georgiev, M. (2016) From plants to pharmacy shelf: natural products revival. Phytochemistry reviews. 15(4):511–513. (IF 3.393).
  • Marchev A., Dinkova-Kostova, A., György, Z., Mirmazloum, I., Aneva, I., Georgiev, M. (2016) Rhodiola rosea L.: from golden root to green cell factories. Phytochemistry Reviews. 15(4):515–536. (IF 3.393)
  • Messerschmidt, K.,Hochrein, L., Dehm, D., Schulz, K., Mueller-Roeber, B. (2016) Characterizing seamless ligation cloning extract for synthetic biological applications. Analytical biochemistry. 509:24–32. (IF 2.334)
  • Tohge, T., Wendenburg, R., Ishihara, H., Nakabayashi, R., Watanabe, M., Sulpice, R., … Fernie, A. (2016) Characterization of a recently evolved flavonol-phenylacyltransferase gene provides signatures of natural light selection in Brassicaceae. Nature Communications. 7:1–11. (IF 12.124).


Books and book chapters:

  • Yordanova, Z., Georgiev, M. (2017) Cell Factories. In B. Thomas, B. G. Murray, & D. J. Murphy (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (Second Edition). (pp. 72–76). Oxford: Academic Press.

PlantaSYST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (SGA-CSA No 664621 and No 739582 under FPA No. 664620)

Calls: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015, Topic: WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming, and H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017: TeamingPhase2