Dr. Aneta Kostadinova, Ph.D.
Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Helminthology
Education & Qualifications
- Senior Research Scientist Grade 2: Parasitology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & Superior Commission of Attestations of the Republic of Bulgaria (2001)
- PhD: Parasitology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & Superior Commission of Attestations of the Republic of Bulgaria (1994)
- BSc & MSc: Ecology and Environmental Protection, University of Sofia St Kliment Okhridski, Republic of Bulgaria (1980)
- Taxonomy and systematics of the Trematoda. Taxonomic revision to the generic level of the superfamily Echinostomatoidea. Taxonomic revisions to the species level. Five chapters in Keys to the Trematoda Vol. 2, CAB International & The Natural History Museum, UK.
- Parasite biodiversity, systematics and phylogeny addressed by the application of morphological, biostatistical and molecular methods. Studies focused on parasites of Mediterranean fish including parasite pathogens in fish species of Mediterranean aquaculture (3 PhD students, 1 MSc student).
- Trematode communities in molluscs as a model system to forecast the impact of climate change in freshwater ecosystems in Central Europe. Building of an advanced morphological and molecular database for rapid parasite identification and development of ecological framework for predictive modelling of parasite distribution patterns (1 PhD student).
- Parasite communities as bioindicators of fish populations in the marine environment. Application of multivariate techniques and novel machine-learning algorithms to fish population discrimination and detecting the adverse effects of environmental pollution after the Prestige oil-spill (2 PhD students).
- The role of parasitism in fish invasions in the Mediterranean. Development of methodology for monitoring the transition sequence of the invasive mugilid, M. soiuy, using parasite communities as invasion response indicators (1 PhD student, 1 MSc student).
Current Editorial Board Appointments
Parasites & Vectors (since 2008)
- 2010-2014: Trematode communities in molluscs as a model system to forecast the impact of climate change in freshwater ecosystems in Central Europe. Czech Science Foundation, P505/10/1562.
- 2011-2014: PARATUN: Parasitos del atun rojo Atlantico oriental (Thunnus thynnus) en poblaciones naturales y en cautividad, comunidades y patologias asociadas. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain. AGL2010-20892.
- Isabel Blasco-Costa ‘Taxonomy of the Haploporinae Nicoll, 1914 and Bunocotylinae Dollfus, 1950 (Digenea) from Mediterranean mullets (Teleostei): Morphological and molecular approaches’ PhD (Doctor Europeus cum laude) awarded 21 April 2009 (University of Valencia). Marie Curie Research Fellow (Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic & University of Otago, New Zealand).
- Ana Pérez-del Olmo: ‘Biodiversity and structure of parasite communities in Boops boops (Teleostei: Sparidae) from the Western Mediterranean and off the North East Atlantic coasts of Spain’, PhD (Doctor Europeus cum laude) awarded 25 April 2008 (University of Valencia). Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and Marie Curie Research Fellow (University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany).
- Diana Perdiguero-Alonso: ‘Parasite communities of the European cod’, PhD awarded cum laude 25 April 2008 (University of Valencia). Unofficial supervision.
- Miroslava Soldánová: ‘Composition and structure of larval trematode communities in Lymnaea stagnalis in Central Europe’. PhD award due 2011 (University of South Bohemia & Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic).