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Funding for the new CPSBB campus and equipmentOn 20th December 2019 the Executive Agency “Operational Program Science and Education for Smart Growth" (OP “SESG”) and the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB) signed the contract for research infrastructure and equipment for the PlantaSYST Project. The overall objective of the procedure BG05M2OP001-1.003-0001-C01 "Complementary support for Bulgarian scientific organizations implementing projects under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, WIDESPREAD-Teaming Phase 2" is to finance the costs ineligible under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme – investment aid for research infrastructure and equipment. Read More
ISF World Seed Congress, June 2019, France.CPSBB, represented by Mr. Petar KAZAKOV, participated in the ISF World Seed Congress, organcized by the International Seed Federation (ISF) in Nice, France, from 3 to 5 June 2019. The International Seed Federation (ISF) is the largest organization that unites biotechnology, vegetable breeding, and seed producing companies all over the world. It is widely regarded as the voice of the global seed industry.During the meeting of the ISF Board of Directors, CPSBB was accepted as member of the ISF.
Workshop Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer, Plovdiv, 20 May 2019The event is jointly organized by CPSBB and IMBB.The workshop would cover several important topics, including:
- Effective IP strategies to maximize the impact of research
- IP commercialization. Assessment of market potential and how to find the right licensee
- IP protection in Bulgaria– legislation and practice
- Knowledge and Technology Transfer
RESIST Kick-off meeting, Plovdiv, 12 April 2019RESIST Kick-off meeting, 12 April 2019 at Hotel Ramada, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
European Researchers’ Night 2018, CPSBB and MVCRI, Plovdiv, 28 September 2018The event was organized by CPSBB (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vesela Kazashka) and MVCRI (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Kostova) on September 28, 2018, in the premises of the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB) and the “Maritza” Vegetable Crops Research Institute (MVCRI). All the events on this day were supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme (projects K-Trio3 and REFRESH), to boost the careers of researchers. CPSBB employees participated in the preparation, organization and realization of the event.The main purpose of the event was to popularize the science conducted at MVRCI and CPSBB among children, students, and young researchers.
FEBS Advanced Course - Resurrection plants: Hope for crop drought tolerance (ReHOPE), Grand Hotel Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 20-22 September 2018The course was organized by the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies (IMBB), and co-organised by the University of Plovdiv and CPSBB. ReHOPE is devoted to the small but diverse unique group of resurrection plants that can survive extreme water shortages in air-dried state for years. The workshop created a platform where participants developed a comprehensive understanding of resurrection plant system biology and then put forward management strategies to overcome the drought stress.
Workshop on Plant Systems Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 20.04.2018Workshop on Plant Systems Biology was held on 20.04.2018 in Grand Hotel Plovdiv, Bulgaria
5th International Conference on Advanced Pharmaceutical Research “Pharmaceutical Research for Quality of Life”, Rangsit University, Thailand, 20.02.2018 - 21.02.2018The 5th International Conference on Advanced Pharmaceutical Research (ICAPR) “Pharmaceutical Research for Quality of Life” was organized by Rangsit University with co-organizers the Blackmores Institute, Australia, and CPSBB. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev delivered an invited lecture “From plants to pharmacy shelf: can we accelerate this long journey?”.
Bioinformatics SynBio Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, 20.10.2017The workshop’s focus was towards PhD students and postdoctoral researchers interested in the interface between synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski had a presentation about metabolic engineering strategies in plants and other eukaryotes.
3rd International Conference on Natural Products Utilization (ICNPU- 2017) From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf, Bansko, Bulgaria, 17.10.2017 – 21.10.2017The conference was organized by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev (Institute of Microbiology, Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology – IMicB). The CPSBB was a supporting organization of the event. The conference was attended by more than 350 experts from 60 countries. Several colleagues from IMicB and CPSBB took part in the event. Kristiana Amirova represented a poster on the “Effect of Clinopodium vulgare extract on the production of Nitric Oxide, Reactive Oxygen Species and COX2 by Neutrophils”. Prof. Dr. Robert Verpoorte, member of the PlantaSYST International Scientific Advisory Board and Prof. Dr. Alisdair Fernie, leader of the Plant Metabolomics Department at CPSBB were among the keynote speakers of the ICNPU conference. A meeting of the present members of the PlantaSYST consortium was held during the conference to discuss and asses CPSBB research activities and review project proposals on behalf of the Center.
European Researchers’ Night 2017, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 29.09.2017The event was organized by the PlantaSYST partners MVCRI (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Kostova) and CPSBB on September 29, 2017, the campus of the “Maritza” Vegetable Crops Research Institute (MVCRI). MVCRI participated for the second consecutive year in the "European Night of Scientists 2017" and funded by the project "FRESH - Find Researchers Everywhere and Share" № 722790, Call: H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2016. All the events on this day are supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, to boost the careers of researchers. CPSBB employees participated in the preparation, organization and realization of the event.The main purpose of the event was to popularize the science conducted at MVRCI and CPSBB among children, with particular emphasis on Solanaceous vegetables. Read More
Plant Innovation Workshop in Plovdiv 28 – 30.09.2017The Plant Innovation Workshop is organized by the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB) Plovdiv, the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) Plovdiv, the University of Potsdam (UP), and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPG) Potsdam-Golm, within the frame of the project Plant-INNO (“Strengthening the research and innovative capacity of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology in Plovdiv, Bulgaria”), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Kick-off meeting of the PlantaSYST H2020 Teaming Phase 2 Project, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 25.04.2017 - 26.04.2017Kick-off meeting of the PlantaSYST H2020 Teaming Phase 2 Project will be held in Plovdiv on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 in Ramada Trimontium Plovdiv Hotel.
Meeting in Brussels on 23th of November 2016Meeting of the CPSBB Director Dr. Tsanko Gechev with the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas, the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Peter Plavčan, the Director-General of DG Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits, and the other Teaming Coordinators at the conference “Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide Conference” in Brussels on 23th of November 2016.
Signature of the PlantaSYST Grant AgreementThe PlantaSYST Grant Agreement No 739582 was signed by the Project Coordinator Dr. Tsanko Gechev and the Director General of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission Robert-Jan Smits at a special Teaming Award Ceremony in Brussels on 16.2.2017. The signature was part of a meeting between the EU Commission, representatives of all successful Teaming Phase 2 applicants, and representatives from the national authorities providing co-funding.