Dr. Martin Stefanov


  • Department: Photoexcitable Membranes
  • Position: Senior Assistant Professor, PhD
  • Business address: Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    Bl. 21, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
  • E-mail: mаrtinbio21.bas.bg


  • 2015 – 2019: Regular PhD student, IBPhBME, supervisor: Prof. Emilia Apostolova, defence: 24 April 2019
  • 2012 – 2013: Master’s degree in: Plant Biotechnology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • 2008 – 2012: Bachelor’s degree in: biotechnology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Major Fields of Scientific Research

  • Primary processes of photosynthesis halophytes, abiotic stress adaptation mechanisms of plants under salinization

    Participation in research projects

  • Protection and adaptation of Paulownia under salt stress, Program for career development of young scientists, BAS 2017-2019
    Project leader: PhD student Martin Stefanov
    Scientific supervisor: Prof. Dr. Emilia Apostolova
  • Effect of high light intensity on the photosynthetic apparatus of two hybrid lines Paulownia grown in saline soils
    Program for career development of young scientists, BAS, ДФНП-138/12.05.2016, 2016-2017
    Young scientist: Martin Stefanov
    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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