Position: Laboratory manager, Department Molecular Stress Physiology, CPSBB
In the course of his BSc and MSc studies, Mr Angelov worked on the use of genetic markers for distinctness, uniformity and stability (DUS) testing, and identification of virus resistance genes for the needs of breeding programs in tomatoes. As an intern at WPUT (Szczecin, Poland) his main focus was on the mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) and identification of novel dwarfing genes in rye, as well as taking part in a genotyping by sequencing (GBS) project. His current role as laboratory technician/manager is to support the researchers in the Molecular Stress Physiology Department at CPSBB in the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms in plant responses to abiotic stress. In the frame of the project, Mr Angelov is working on the effects of prolonged elevated temperatures on fruit set and yield in tomatoes, and the potential alleviation of this abiotic stress with the help of a seaweed extract biostimulant, employing a multi-faceted approach, combining *omics (metabolomics, transcriptomics), physiological analyses, and qualitative and quantitative fruit parameters. Along with that he is taking part in experiments, aiming to optimise the product application and other ongoing research activities at BioAtlantis.