Vasil Georgiev

Bulgarian Academy of Science

Dr. Vasil Georgiev obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in 2009. He is an expert on bioprocess engineering and secondary metabolite production by plant cells, tissue and organ cultures, functional genomics, metabolite profiling, development, and improvement of a plant in vitro production platforms. In 2011, he was awarded by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with the 'Prof. Marin Drinov” prize for outstanding research in biological sciences. Dr. Georgiev did postdoctoral research at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA (2012–2016), and he was a faculty in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2016-2019). Since 2016, Dr. Georgiev is an Associate Professor in the Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology at the Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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The book Alkaloids - Alternatives in Synthesis, Modification, and Application collects several chapters written by distinguished scientists and recognized experts in their respective fields of research. The purpose of this book is to focus the attention of a broad range of students, researchers, and specialists on some innovative and highly perspective areas in alkaloid research. The book covers several topics, guiding the readers from the development of nonconventional biotechnologies for alternative production of valuable alkaloids, through the application of modern chemical methods of asymmetric synthesis for production of synthetic and semisynthetic alkaloid derivatives, medicinal application of alkaloids as anesthetics and pain-relief drugs, analytical techniques for alkaloid profiling and their application in chemotaxonomy, quality control and standardization of raw plant material, to the importance of the control and reduction of alkaloid contents during production of animal feedstuffs.

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