Ekaterina Yotsova


  • Department: Photoexcitable Membranes
  • Position: Regular PhD student
  • Business address: Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    Bl. 21, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
  • Phone: 02 979 3694
  • E-mail: ekaterina_yotsovaabv.bg, ekaterina.yotsovagmail.com, katya13bio21.bas.bg


  • 2014 – present: Regular PhD student, IBPhBME, supervisor: Prof. Emilia Apostolova
  • 2011-2013: Master’s degree in: Molecular Biology-Biophysics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • 2006-2010: Bachelor’s degree in: Ecology and Environmental Protection, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Professional experience

  • 2013–2014: biologist, IBPhBME-BAS

Major Fields of Scientific Research

  • Photosynthesis, thylakoid membranes, anthropogenic and abiotic stress factors

Participation in research projects

  • Effects of Chlorella vulgaris on the photosynthetic apparatus of the rice plants in terms of cadmium
    Program for career development of young scientists, BAS, ДФНП-137/12.05.2016, 2016-2017
    Young scientist: Ekaterina Yotsova
    Supervisor: Prof. Emilia Apostolova
  • Effect of antioxidants and signaling molecules on the photosynthetic apparatus and resistance to abiotic stress, 2015-2017
  • Adaptation mechanisms of photosynthetic apparatus to salinization, 2015-2017
  • Opportunities for the application of green algae in the development of biosensors for registration of herbicides and heavy metals, 2013-2015

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