Professor Dr. Maria Georgieva Ivanova – Kicheva, DSc, Doctor of Biology and Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, expert in the field of reproductive biotechnology and cryobiology of gametes. Since 1980 she has been working at the Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction “Acad. K. Bratanov ”, BAS. She was head of section and secretary of the Scientific Council, Director of the Institute.
Member of the General Assembly of BAS, Chairman of the Commission for Academic Property at the General Assembly of BAS, member of expert councils and national organizations. She has developed programs for practical application of reproductive biotechnologies for conservation and cryopreservation of gametes in animal husbandry and management of over 10 projects and participation in over 30 national international research projects.
Participates in training courses for students, graduate students and graduates and has been the research supervisor of 10 protected doctoral programs. She has published 3 books, 2 patents and over 160 publications in national and international journals, with an impact factor over 36, Hirsch citation index 9, there are over 320 citations. She specialized in Poland.