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Currently, IMBB participates in several international (two of which it coordinates, listed below) and national research projects.

Project PlantaSyst (grant No 664620 and 664621)

Establishment of a Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology for the translation of fundamental research into sustainable bio-based technologies in Bulgaria

The project is funded by H2020, coordinated by IMBB (Dr. Tsanko Gechev) and with the participation of Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Kostova), Institute of Microbiology, Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev), University of Potsdam (Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Roeber), and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology Golm, Germany (Dr. Alisdair Fernie).

Project AbioSen

Molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress-induced senescence in plants

The project is coordinated by the University of Potsdam, Germany (Prof. Dr. B. Mueller-Roeber), and participants Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB) Gent, Belgium (Prof. Dr. Frank Van Breusegem), University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Stefan Hörtensteiner), and IMBB Plovdiv (Dr. Tsanko Gechev).

Identification of genes that regulate plant tolerance to adverse abiotic factors and determine plant aging

This project is co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, grant IZEBZ0_143003/1) and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Science (Grant D02-1068).



Deciphering the regulatory role of reactive oxygen species in plant ageing through an integrative genetics and genomics approach

This project is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of EU (Grant 612630 PlantAgeing) Collaborators: University of Potsdam, Germany; Massey University, New Zealand