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Prof. Anely Nedelcheva, PhD

Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Chemistry and pharmacy

Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, room 418

1 J. Baurchier blvd, 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 8161 328

e-mail: ohan@chem.uni-sofia.bg

web: http://chimexpert.com/hetchem/index.php/team/current/an/

Education and academic degrees

1998 –PhD in Biological sciences, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

1989 – M.Sc. in Biology/medicinal plants, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”


Professional experience

2018 - Professor in Pharmacy (pharmacognosy and phytochemistry), Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2012 – 2018 Associate Professor in Botany (systematic of higher plants), Department of Botany, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

1997 – 2012 Assistant Professor in Botany, Department of Botany, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”


Research interests

Pharmacognosy –morphological and phytochemical identification of herbal substances, herbal preparations, herbal medicinal products, traditional herbal medicinal products, Pharmacopoeia, natural products with biological activity; Medicinal plants; Ethnobotany, medical ethnobotany.


Selected publications (up to 5)

Nedelcheva, A., Pieroni, A., & Dogan, Y. Folk food and medicinal botanical knowledge among the last remaining Yörüks of the Balkans. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, 2017, 86(2):1-21.

Ilic, D.V., Andjelski, B., Nedelcheva, A., Djurovic, I., & Ostojic, D. Traditional dentistry knowledge among Serbs in several Balkan countries, Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 2017, 6(2):223-233.

Sõukand, R., Pieroni, A., Biró M., Dénes, A., Dogan, Y., Hajdari, A., Kalle, R., Reade, B., Mustafa, B., Nedelcheva, A., Quave, C.L., & Łuczaj, Ł. An ethnobotanical perspective on traditional fermented plant foods and beverages in Eastern Europe, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2015, 170:284-296.

Nedelcheva, A., Kostova, N., & Sidjimov, A. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Tussilago farfara from Bulgaria. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 2015, 29(Sup1):S1-S7.

Nedelcheva, A. An ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants in Bulgaria. EurAsian Journal of BioSciences, 2013, 7:77-94. doi:10.5053/ejobios.2013.7.0.10


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Projects (last 5 years)

2014 – 2017, National Science Fund, Grant ТО 2/23/2014, Extraction of natural compounds with ionic liquids - design of a complete process - team member

2015 - 2018 European Commission, Grant HEI-PLADI(2015-1-IT02-KA203-014874), Higher Education Innovation in Plant Diversity: flexible learning paths for emerging labour market - HEI PLADI - team member, author of E-learning lectures„Plant taxonomy“ https://dibt.unimol.it/HEI-PLADI/home/

2017, Sofia University Science Fund, Grant 80.10-23/ 19.04.2017 г., Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants in the North Black Sea coast – project leader


Other professional activities

2015 – Chairman of the Scientific Education Council of the Balkan Ecological Center at the University Botanic Gardens of Sofia University (2016 - )


Membership in science organizations

AMAPSEEC Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (2000 - )

ISE International Society of Ethnobiology an alliance for biocultural diversity (2010 –)


Editorial board memberships

EurAsian Journal of BioSciences (Eurasia J Biosci)

Annual of Sofia University, Book 2 – Botany


Referee of publications in:

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, Herbal medicine, Planta, Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, Studies on Ethno-Medicine, African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Phytologia Balcanica, Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture and etc.


Co-authorships in books or chapters in books

Nedelcheva, A., & Draganov, S. 2014. Bulgarian medicinal ethnobotany: the power of plants in pragmatic and poetic frames. In: A. Pieroni & C.L. Quave (Eds.) Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans. (pp. 45-65). New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media. doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1492-0_4 ISBN:978-1-4939-1491-3.

Nedelcheva, A.M., & Dogan, Y. 2009. Folk botanical nomenclature and classification in Bulgarian traditional knowledge. In: J-P. Morel & A.M. Mercuri (Eds.), Plants and Culture: seeds of the cultural heritage of Europe. (pp. 169-173). Bari: Edipuglia. ISBN 978-88-7228-574-9.

Nedelcheva, A.M. 2009. Plants related to the life and medicinal practice of St. Ivan Rilski. In: J-P. Morel & A.M. Mercuri (Eds.), Plants and Culture: seeds of the cultural heritage of Europe. (pp. 175-178). Bari: Edipuglia. ISBN 978-88-7228-574-9.


Textbooks and manuals

Shishinyova, M., Odzhakova, М., Nedelcheva, А., Аssenova, А., Vradzhalieva, И., & Bancheva, L. 2018. Biology and Health Education 9th Grade/ Student’s book Part II. Anubis, Sofia. ISBN:978-619-215-260-4

Shishinyova, M., Spasov, L., Odzhakova, М., Yotovski, P., Nedelcheva, А., Аssenova, А., Vradzhalieva, И., Rusinova, О., & Bancheva, L. 2018. Biology and Health Education 9th Grade/ Student’s book. Anubis, Sofia. ISBN:978-619-215-268-0

Bozhilova, E., Koeva, J., Pavlova, D., Аtanassova, Y., Тonkov, S., Кozhuharova, E., & Nedelcheva, A. 2003. Manual Systematic of higher plants. Pensoft, Sofia. ISBN 954-642-174-X


Utility models (UM)

Nedelcheva, А., Shishinyova, М., Аtanasov, А., Bankova, V., Тodorov М., & Dimov, D. 2013. Biologically active composition based on honey. Patent office of Bulgaria:1769/ Buletin №10.

Nedelcheva, А., Evstatieva, L., Shishinyova, М., Denev, R., Аtanasov, А., Damyanova, B., & Bankova, V. 2012. Herbal composition with general strengthening action. Patent office of Bulgaria: 1597/Buletin № 9.




Pharmacognosy I - Master Program of Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy II - Master Program of Pharmacy

Medical ethnobotany – elective course, Master Program of Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy – Master Program of Medical chemistry

Natural cosmetic – elective course, Master Program of cosmetic and household chemistry

Medicinal plants – elective course, for Bachelor students, Faculty of Biology

Ethnobotany – elective course, for Master students, Faculty of Biology

Biologically active substances in medicinal plants - elective course, for Master students, Faculty of Biology



Study Internship in Pharmacognosy – Master Program of Pharmacy