– My main responsibility is to take care of the proper cultivation of plant crops for research at CPSBB. Regarding the NatGenCrop project, I am responsible for the entire cultivation process – seedling production, plant protection, proper treatment and application of drought stress, seed production, as well as phenotypic analysis and collection of leaf and fruit samples for later laboratory research and analysis.
Dr. Emil Vatov, Molecular Biologist:
– I assist in the statistical data analysis and the preparation of the experimental designs within the project, as precise randomization and replications are needed in order to obtain optimal statistical information. I also participate in the entire process of plant growing both in the greenhouses of CPSBB and in the experimental field on the territory of the MVCRI (“Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute”) in Plovdiv, which is a long-term partner of CPSBB.