I'm a bulgarian soil microbiologist. Because of the difficult situation in
the country, I'm looking for a temporary job in another country.
My CV follows :
NAME: OGNIAN STOIANOV KOSTOV
DATE OF BIRTH: August 25,1943
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kustendil, Bulgaria
MARITAL STATUS: Married, one daughter
ADDRESS: "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Science and Agroecology, Sofia
1080, Shosse Bankya 7, Bulgaria; Telex: 22701 BG; Fax: + 359 2 248937
Tel. + 359 2 2 52 71(404,405); Dir. +359 2 24 76 43
EDUCATION: Sofia University, Faculty of Biology, B.S. 1967; Sofia
University, Faculty of Biology, M.S. 1968; "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil
Science and Agroecology, Ph.D. 1976. Title "Denitrifying bacteria and
activity of some Bulgarian soils".
A. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND POSITIONS HELD
1968-1970 Specialist, Institute of Hydrotechniques and Melioration.
1970-1973 Specialist, "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Science and
1973-1976 Student post graduate, "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Science
1976-1982 Researcher, Head of group, "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil
Science and Agroecology.
1984- Senior Researcher Associate, "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Science
1982-1993 Head, Soil Microbiology Department, "N. Poushkarov Institute of
Soil Science and Agroecology - 40 employees: 15 scientists(6 Senior
researchers and 9 researchers),15 university graduates, 10 technicians.
1992-1993 Head, International Relations Department-10 university graduates
employees: 3 organizers, 3 interpreters and information group of 4 persons.
1985-1985 (3 months) Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Genetic Ecology,
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
1989-1989 (21 days) Visiting Senior Researcher, Horticultural Research
International, Littlehampton, England; ITAL Institute, Holland; University
of Gent, Belgium.
1992- Expert, Ministry of Education and Science.
1983-1985 Member, Management board of "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Scie
nce and Agroecology.
1992-1993 Member, Management board of "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil
Science and Agroecology.
1995-1995 (1 year) Post-Doctoral Researche Fellow, University of Ghent,
Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Gent, Belgium.
1985-1990 Scientific Council at "N. Poushkarov" Institute of Soil Science
and Agroecology, Member.
1985-1991 Specialised Scientific Council of Microbiology at High Testimony
Commission of the Council of Ministers, Bulgaria, Member.
1989-1993 Scientific Council at Institute for Soybean, Member.
1990- Council of Ministers Permanent Committee for Protection of Population
and Nature from Disasters, Member.
1990-1993 Scientific Council at Horticulture Experimental Station,
1993- Editorial staff, Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Ecology, (refereed
journal). Publisher: Bulgarian Agricultural Academy, Member.
1993-1998 Permanent commission for evaluation of projects supported by
Agricultural Academy, Member
1994- Specialised Scientific Council of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and
Agriculture at High Testimony Commission of the Council of Ministers,
1995- The New York Academy of Sciences, Active member.
C. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1976- Bulgarian Soil Science Society.
1987- International Soil Science Society.
1982- Union of Scientific Workers of Bulgaria.
1982- Bulgarian Microbiological Society. Chairman of section "Soil
1997- Bulgarian Humic Substances Society.
D. LANGUAGES: English, Russian.
E. PERSONAL COMPUTER ABILITIES:
Certificate No 458,19.06.1992.
Word 5.0 , PE 2: text and tables.
Graph: figures (4 functions).
MPNES (Most-Probable-Number Enumeration System), ver. 1.0.
Hattory model: Enumeration of colonies on Petry dishes.
Microsoft office 4.3: Windows 3.11; Winword 6.0; Excel 5.0; SPSS for
Winner on Windows. Windows 95, Winword 7.0; Excel 7.0.
MAJOR FIELD OF TRAINING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
A. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES RELATED TO NATIONAL PROJECTS:
1975-1980 "Increasing efficacy of mineral and organic fertilizers by
regulation of microbial processes". Member.
1980-1985 "Microbial studies on soil-plant system and their role in
productive processes". Member.
1980-1985 "Microbiological processes in low productive soils". Leader.
1986-1990 "Optimization of microbiological processes in the soil-plant
system and improvement of the technology for production of bacterial
1988-1990 "Association between active cellulose decomposing and N2 fixing
1991-1993 "Biotechnological and agrobiological ways and means for creating
sustainable agriculture and technology for production of bacterial
1991-1993 "Rhizosphere bacteria in small grain and legumes". Leader.
1991-1993 "Decomposition of plant residues and composting of waste". Leader.
1993-1998 "Development of biotechnological and agrobiological methods for
protection soil from contamination and for the need of sustainable
B. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS:
1975-1980 "Effect of long term rice cropping system on degradation of soil".
Member. Participants: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union, Hungary, East
Germany. Supported by participants.
1983-1988 "Application of integrated land, soil, management in mountain
ecosystem-preparation of guidelines". Member. Participants: Bulgaria and
Soviet Union. Supported by UNEP, UN.
1987-1989 "Interbionitrogen - 2000". Leader for Bulgaria. Participants:
Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union. Observers: Hungary and East Germany.
Bulgarian participants: Soil Science Institute, Institute of Soybean,
Institute for Forages, Crop vegetable Institute, Institute for molecular
biology, Horticultural Experimental Stations. Supported by the participants.
1993-1995 "The development of composting systems for xenobiotic waste
treatment and for the bioremediation of contaminated land". Associated
contractor. Leader for Bulgaria. Participants: England, Belgium, Finland,
Germany. Bulgarian participants: Soil Science Institute, Crop Vegetable
Institute, Horticultural Experimental Stations. Supported by the Commissions
Environment Programme, EC
1992-1994 "Biological nitrogen fixation at sainfoin". Participants: INRA,
France; Soil Science Institute, Bulgaria, Host Researcher. Supported by EC
1994-1994 "European Soil Data Base". Supported by EC. Member of Bulgarian
1995-1995 "Microbial criteria for soil resiliency of Cu contaminated soils".
Supported by National Science Policy Office, Belgium.
1985-1985 Awarded by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Senior
Research Fellowship for co-operative research.
1989-1989 Awarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Senior Research
Fellowship for scientific visit.
1995-1995 Awarded by the National Science Policy Office, Prime Minister's
Services, Belgium. Post-doctoral Research Fellowship for research on an
individual project related to the Belgium Programme for Co-operation with
Central and East Europe.
1995- Nominated by the New York Academy of Sciences. Active member.
PREVIOUS RESEARCH STAYS ABROAD:
1975-Hungary, Participation at International Session on Soil Biology.
1977-Poland, Participation at International Symposium on Soil Microbiology
1979-Czechoslovakia, Participation at International Symposium Humus at
1983-Hungary, Participation at International Congress on Soil Biology and
Conservation of the Biosphere.
1983-France, Bilateral co-operation with INRA.
1983-Hungary, Participation at 9th International Symposium on Soil Biology.
1984-USA, Bilateral co-operation with Ministry of Agriculture.
1984-Russia, Bilateral co-operation with All- Union Soil Microbial
1985-Japan, Fellowship for co-operative research.
1987-Japan, Bilateral co-operation with AIKAF. Ministry of Agriculture.
1987-Soviet Union, Bilateral cooperation, All-Union Rice Research Institute
1988-Germany (East), Bilateral co-operation.
1989-USA, Participation of 12th North American Symbiotic N2 Fixing
1989-UK, Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Institute of Hoticulture.
1989-The Netherlands, Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Soil Fertility
1989-Belgium, Visiting Senior Research Fellow. University of Gent.
1990-Germany (West),Scientific visit, Institute of Soil Biology.
1990-Japan, Participation of International Soil Science Congress.
1990-Japan, Bilateral co-operation with AIKAF. Ministry of Agriculture.
1992-Egypt, Scientific visit, Minia University.
1992-Greece, Soil Science Institute of Athens, Scientific visit.
1992-Belgium, Gent University, Preparing joint research project to EC
1992-Hungary, Participation of International Symposium on Soil Resilience
and Sustainable Land Use.
1993-Italy, Participation at 6th European Congress on Biotechnology.
1994- Belgium, Participation in EC project meeting.
1994- Hungary, Participation in NATO advanced research workshop on
Azospirilum and related microorganisms.
1995- Belgium, Research on individual project.
TEACHING: Research leader of 2 students post-graduate (PhD succsefull
defence was in 1991 and in 1997) and 2 university students (MrS defences
were before 1985)
INTERNATIONAL SEMINARIES READ:
1984-"Agroecological approach in Bulgarian agriculture and soil resources",
Nebraska University, USA.
1985-"Decomposition of plant residues", Tohoku University, Japan.
1985-"CO2-production and microbial biomass in Bulgarian soils", Tsukuba and
Tokyo Universities, Japan.
1986-"Role and tendencies of soil microbial activities in modern
agriculture", Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria.
1987-"Biofertilizers and agriculture", National Institute of
Agro-Environment Sciences, Japan.
1990-"Technology for production of inoculants" Soil Biology Institute,
Brownshweige, West Germany.
1990-"Technology for production of inoculants". Tokyo, AIKAF, Ministry of
1992-"Associative N2 fixation". Minia University, Minia, Egypt
Please send an e-mail to my belgian friend :
Luc.Castelein at village.uunet.be