Institute of Solid State Physics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences














Created: 14.10.2013
Updated 9.12.2019

Atanaska Spasova Andreeva
(1947 – 13.07.2013)

The subjects of her research are biophysics of light reactions of photosynthesis and Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy of photosynthetic pigments: chlorophylls, carotenoids

Professional experience

Sofia University appointed A. Andreeva for associate professor. She was head of the chair of condensed matter physics (2007 – 2011)

През периода 2000–2001 година ръководи проект № 392/2000 с фонда за научни изследвания на Софийския университет на тема "Spectral properties of long wavelength pigments in Photosystem I complexes of higher plants"

A. Andreeva was head of projects № 414/2001 "Changes in the structural organization of thylakoid membranes from pea mutants with modified chlorophyll content" (2001–2002), № 24/2004 "Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy of thylakoid membranes" (2004–2005)

A. Andreeva was head of the projects № 44/2004 about "Changes in spectral properties, conformational state and content of carotenoids in Photosystem I complexes under different light intensities" (2005–2006); № 11/2005 "Spectral properties, content and configurational states of carotenoid molecules and their dynamic changes in non-photochemical thermal dissipation of light energy in photosynthesis" (2005–2008)

Social Activities:

She was Board member of the Union of Phisicists in Bulgaria

Scientific Publications

  1. M. Velitchkova, S. Abarova, D. Lazarova, K. Stoitchkova, D. Stanoeva, A. Andreeva, "Protective effect of histidine against pigment photobleaching in Photosystem I particles". J. Opt. &Adv. Mat. 11 (2009) 1230-1233

  2. A. Andreeva, K. Stoitchkova, S. Abarova, M. Busheva, "Effect of structural changes in Photosystem II supercomplexes on their fluorescence properties", J. Opt. &Adv. Mat. 11 (2009) 1234-1237

  3. A. Andreeva, S. Abarova, K. Stoitchkova, M. Busheva, "Model for fluorescence quenching in light harvesting complex II in different aggregation states", Eur.Biophys. J. 38 (2009) 199-208

  4. A. Andreeva, M Velitchkova, "Resonance Raman studies of carotenoid molecules within photosystem I particles", J. Biotech. & Biotechnol. Eq., 23 (2009) 488-492

  5. A. Andreeva and Antoaneta Popova, "Integration of b-carotene molecules in small liposomes", J. of Physics: Conf. Series 253 (2010) 012066

  6. A. Andreeva, M. Busheva, K. Stoitchkova, I. Tzonova, "Photoinduced changes in photosystem II pigments", J. of Physics: Conf. Series 253 (2010) 012065

  7. A. Andreeva, I. Apostolova, M. Velitchkova, "Temperature dependence of resonance Raman spectra of carotenoids", Spectrochim. Acta, Part A: Mol. and Biomol. Spectrosc. 78 (2011) 1261-1265.

  8. A. Andreeva, S. Abarova, K. Stoitchkovа, .M Velitchkova, "Light induced changes in Raman scattering of carotenoid molecules in Photosystem I particles", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering,), Volume: 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, Editor(s): Peter A. Atanasov, Tanja N. Dreischuh, Sanka V. Gateva, Lubomir M. Kovachev , ISBN: 9780819467423, art. no. 66042M. (2007)

  9. A. Andreeva, B. Vapirova, M. Busheva, "Laser fluorescence spectroscopy of the light harvesting complex II in different aggregation states", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, , Volume: 6604, art. no. 66042C (2007).

  10. A. Andreeva, S. Abarova, K. Stoitchkova, R. Picorel and M. Velitchkova, "Selective Photobleaching of Chlorophylls and Carotenoids in Photosystem I Particles under High-Light Treatment", Photochem. Photobiol., 83, 1301-1307 (2007).
  11. K. Stoitchkova, O. Zsiros, T. Javorfi, T. Pali, A. Andreeva, Z. Gombos and G. Garab, "Heat- and light-induced reorganizations in the phycobilisome antenna of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Thermo-optic effect", Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Bioenergetics, Vol. 1767, 750-756 (2007)
  12. A. Andreeva, Maya Velitchkova, "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Carotenoids in Photosystem I Particles", Biophys. Chem. 114, 129-135 (2005)

  13. A. Andreeva, K. Stoitchkova, M. Busheva, E. Apostolova, Sz. Varkonyi and G. Garab, "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Xanthophylls in Pigment Mutant Thylakoid Membranes of Pea", Biopolymers (Biospectroscopy) 74 (1-2), 87-91 (2004)

  14. A. Andreeva, K. Stoitchkova, M. Busheva, E. Apostolova, "The Energy Distribution Between Chlorophyll-Protein Complexes of Thylakoid Membranes from Pea Mutants with Modified Pigment Content I. Changes Due to the Modified Pigment Content", J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biology, 70, 153-162 (2003)

  15. A. Andreeva, K. Stoitchkova, "Resonance Raman spectroscopy investigation of xanthophylls in the major photosynthetic light-harvesting complex of higher plants", Meeting in Physics, vol. 4 34-39 (2003).

  16. K. Stoitchkova, A. Andreeva, "Main Bands In Low Temperature Fluorescence Spectra of Thylakoid Membranes of Higher Plants", Annual Reports of Sofia Univesity "St Kliment Ohridski" vol. 95, (2002), 45-56

  17. A. Andreeva, M. Velitchkova, "Polarized Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Oriented Isolated Spinach Photosystem I Particles", Photosynthetic Research 65, 15-28 (2000).

  18. M. Busheva, A. Andreeva, E. Apostolova, "Effect of modification of light-harvesting complex II on fluorescence properties of thylakoid membranes of Arabidopsis thaliana", J. Photobiol. Photochem.B: Biology 56, (2000) 78-84.


  1. Некролог, Светът на физиката, (4) с. 476 (2013)