Assoc. Prof. Vassya Bankova, PhD.
Expertise, Counselling, Services:
Propolis Chemistry and Analysis
M. Sc. (Organic Synthesis) - Higher Institute of Chemical Technology, Sofia, 1977.
Ph.D. (Chemistry) - Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1990.
Thesis: "Phenolic compounds in Bulgarian propolis and its sources".

    1. V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "Flavonoids from propolis", Proc. of the First Int. Conf. on Chem. and Biotechnol. of Biol. Active Nat. Prod., Varna 1981, Bulg. Acad. Sci., Sofia 1981, p. 104 - 110.
    2. V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "HPLC analysis of flavonoids from propolis", J. Chromatogr. 1982, 242, 135 - 143.
    3. V. Nenov, N. Mollova, P. Demirev, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Computer assisted mass-spectral investigation of flavonoid mixtures", Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 1983, 47, 333 - 336.
    4. V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "A study on flavonoids from propolis", J. Nat. Prod., 1983, 46, 471 - 474.
    5. V. Bankova, N. Marekov. "Propolis - chemical composition and standardization" Farmatsiya (Sofia), 1984, (2), 8 - 18 (in Bulgarian).
    6. N. Marekov, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "The practical value of the polyphenols taken from propolis", IMPACT of Science on Society 1984, 136, 396 - 374.
    7. V. Bankova, N. Mollova, S. Popov; "CI MS with amines as reactant gases. I. Amine CI MS of flavonoid aglycones", Org. Mass Spectrom. 1986, 21, 109 - 116.
    8. N. Manolova, V. Maximova, G. Gegova, Y. Serkedjieva, S. Usunov, N. Marekov, V. Bankova; "On the antiinfluenza action of fractions from propolis", Compt rend. de l'Acad. Bulg. Sci. 1985, 38, 735 - 738.
    9. N. Yanishlieva, E. Marinova, V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "Does the antioxidant activity of propolis depend on the flavonoids present?", Group Polyphenols, JIEP 84, 1985, 12, 481 - 486.
    10. V. Tododrova, N. manolova, G. Gegova, Yu. Serkejieva, S. Uzunov, S. Pancheva, N. Marekov, V. Bankova, "Antiviral action of some propolis fractions" Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica 1985, 17, 79 - 84 (in Bulgarian).
    11. V. Bankova, Al. Dyulgerov, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "A GC/MS study of the propolis phenolic constituents"; Z. Naturforsch. 1987, 42c, 147 - 151.
    12. N. Mollova, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "CI MS with amines as reactant gases. V. Amine CI MS of flavonoid glycosides", Org. Mass Spectrom. 1987, 22, 334 - 341.
    13. U. Peters, V. Bankova, P. Welzel; "Platelet activating factor synthetic studies"; Tetrahedron 1987, 43, 3803 - 3816.
    14. N. Mollova, V. Bankova, N. Handjieva, S. Popov; "Chemical ioniztion mass spectromentry of organic compounds with amines as reactcnt gases" Chemical Communications of the Bulgarian Academy of Scineces 1988, 21, 128 - 139 (in Bulgarian).
    15. H. Neychev, V. Dimov, V. Vuleva, L. Shirova, E. Slavcheva, G. Gegova, N. Manolova, V. Bankova; "Immunomodulatory action of propolis. II. Effect of water soluble fraction on influenza infection in mice", Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica 1988, 23, 58 - 62.
    16. V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov, N. Manolova, V. Maksimova,.G. Gegova, Yu. Serkejieva, S. Uzunov "On the chemical compostion of some propolis fractions with antiviral activity" Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica 1988, 23, 52 - 56 (in Bulgarian).
    17. N. Velcheva, Ts. Milkova, M. Konaklieva, V. Bankova, "Influence of 8EE,10EE-dodecadienol and dodecanol on the attractivity of the main componente of the sex pheromone of Laspeyresia pomonella L., Ecology (Sofia) 1989, 22, 68 - 72 (in Bulgarian).
    18. V. Bankova, S. Popov, N. Marekov; "Isopentenyl cinnamates from poplar buds and propolis", Phytochemistry 1989, 28, 871 - 873.
    19. V. Bankova, L. Kuleva "Phenolic compounds in propolis from different regions ion Bulgaria" , Animal Sciences 1989, (2), 94 - 98 (in Bulgarian).
    20. V. Bankova; "Synthesis of natural esters of substituted cinnamic acids", J. Nat. Prod. 1990, 53, 821 - 824.
    21. V. Bankova, A. Kujumgiev, A. Ignatova, Al. Dyulgerov, O. Pureb, Z. Zamjansan, S. Popov; "Antibacterial activity and chemical composition of Bulgarian and Mongolian Propolis", Proc. V Int. Conf. on Chem. and Biotechnol. of Biol. Active Nat. Prod., Sept. 18 - 23, 1989 Varna, Bulgaria, v.2, p. 239 - 243.
    22. E. Marinova, N. Janishlieva, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "On the antioxidant activity of the phenolic acids and their esters of propolis during the authooxidation of lard", Proc. V Int. Conf. on Chem. and Biotechnol. of Biol. Active Nat. Prod., Sept. 18 - 23, 1989 Varna, Bulgaria, v.2, p. 244 - 252.
    23. V. Dimov, N. Ivanovska, N. Manolova, V. Bankova, N. Nikolova, S. Popov; "Immunomodulatory activity of propolis. Influence of anti-infectious protection and macrophage function", Apidologie 1991, 22, 155 - 162.
    24. V. Bankova, Al. Dyulgerov, S. Popov, L. Evstatieva, L. Kuleva; "A study on the origin of Bulgarian propolis", Apiacta 1991, 26, 13 - 17.
    25. V. Bankova, A. Dyulgerov, S. Popov, L. Evstatieva, L. Kuleva, O. Pureb, Z. Zamjansan; "Propolis produced in Bulgaria and Mongolia: phenolic compounds and plant origin", Apidologie 1992, 23, 79 - 85.
    26. J. Serkedjieva, N. Manolova, V. Bankova; "Anti-influenza virus effect of some propolis constituents and their analogues (esters of substituted cinnamic acids)", J. Nt. Prod. 1992, 55, 294 - 297.
    27. V. Dimov, N. Ivanovska, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Immunomodulatory action of propolis. IV. Prophylactic activity against Gram-negative infections and adjuvant effect of the water-soluble derivative", Vaccine 1992, 10, 817 - 823.
    28. V. Bankova, R. Christov, G. Stoev, S. Popov; "Determination of phenolics from propolis by capillary gas chromatography", J. Chromatogr. 1992, 607, 150 - 153.
    29. R. Christov, V. Bankova; "Gas chromatographic analysis of underivatized phenolic constituents from propolis using an electron capture detector", J. Chromatogr. 1992, 623, 182 - 185.
    30. E. Ilieva, N. Handjieva, V. Bankova, S. Popov, L. Evstatieva; "Iridoid and flavonoid glycosides from Linaria species", Bulgarian Chemical Communications 1992, 25, 400 - 405.
    31. J. Scherkenbeck, A. Hiltmann, K. Hobert, V. Bankova, T. Siegels, M. Kaiser, D. Mueller, H. J. Veith, H.-W. Fehlhaber, G. Siebert, A. Markus, M. Limbert, G. Huber, D. Boettger, A. Staerk, Sh. Takahashi, Y. van Heijenoort, J. van Heijenoort, P. Welzel; "Structures of some moemomycin antibiotics: inhibitors of peptidoglycan biosynthesis", Tetrahedron 1993, 49, 30911 - 3100.
    32. Abdel Sattar, V. Bankova, S. Spassov, H. Duddeck; "Flavonoid glycosides from Sideritis species", Fitoterapia 1993, 64, 278 - 279.
    33. Kujumgiev, V. Bankova, A. Ignatova, S. Popov; "Antibacterial activity of propolis, some of its components and their analogs"; Pharmazie 1993, 48, 785 - 786.
    34. V. Bankova, S. Popov, G. Bocari, E. Haxhalushi; "Phenolic composition of Albanian propolis", Compt rend. de l'Acad. Bulg. Sci. 1993, 46, 33 - 35.
    35. V. Bankova, S. Popov, G. Bocari, E. Haxhalushi; "Biologically active phenolics from Albanian poplar buds and their relationship to propolis", Fitoterapia 1994, 65, 326 - 330.
    36. B.Nikolova-Damianova, E. Ilieva, N. Handjieva, V. Bankova; "Quantitative TLC of iridoid and flavonoid glycosides in species of Linaria", Phytochem. Analysis 1994, 5, 38 - 40.
    37. Nikolova-Damyanova, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Separation and quantitation of stevioside and rebaudioside A in plant extracts by normal phase HPLC and TLC: a comparison", Phytochem. Analysis 1994, 5, 81 - 85.
    38. V. Bankova, R. Christov, S. Popov, O. Pureb, G. Bocari; "Volatile constituents of propolis", Z. Naturforsch. 1994, 49c, 6 - 10.
    39. Abdel Sattar, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Acylated flavonoids from Sideritis scardica", Fitoterapia 1995, 66, 190.
    40. N. Ivanovska, Z. Stefanova, V. Valeva, V. Dimov, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Immunomodulatory action of lysine derivatives of cinnamic acid", in Immunotherapy of Infections (Proceeding book of the International Symposium on Immunotherapy of Infections, Berlin, May 4 - 7, 1993), Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.
    41. Abdel Sattar, V. Bankova, A. Kujumgiev, A. Galabov, A. Ignatova, Ch. Todorova, S. Popov. "Chemical Composition and biological activity of leaf exudates from some Lamiaceae plants", Pharmazie 1995, 50, 62 - 64.
    42. V. Bankova, S. Popov and N. Marekov; "Chemical composition and plant origin of propolis", Bulg. Chem. Commun. 1995, 28 (2), 372 - 382.
    43. J. Elenkov, D. I. Todorova, V. S. Bankova, T. S. Milkova. "Synthesis of steryl esters of phenolic acids by a heterogeneous Wittig reactions", J. Nat. Prod. 1995, 58 (2), 280 - 283.
    44. V. Bankova, N. Handjieva, D. Djilianov, Z. Vassileva, R. Bachvarova, A. Atanasov, K. Stefanov, S. Popov. "Polyphenol and alkaloid changes in Glyphosate-treated tobbaco regenerants selected for herbicide tolerance", Z. Naturforsch. 1995, 50c, 313 - 315.
    45. V. Bankova, R. Christov, A. Kujumgiev, M. C. Marcucci, S. Popov. "Chemical Composition and antibacterial activity of Brazilian propolis", Z. Naturforsch. 1995, 50c, 167 - 172.
    46. N. D. Ivanovska, V. B. Dimov, S. Pavlova, V. S. Bankova, S. S. Popov. "Immunomodulatory action of propolis. V. Anticomplementary action a of water-soluble derivative", J. Ethnopharmacol. 1995, 47, 135 - 143.
    47. N. D. Ivanovska, V. B. Dimov, V. S. Bankova, S. S. Popov. "Immunomodulatory action of propolis. VI. Influence of a water soluble derivative on complement activity in vivo", J. Ethnopharmacol. 1995, 47, 145 - 147.
    48. V. Bankova, P.Ivanova, R. Christov, S. Popov, St. Dimitrova-Konaklieva. "Secondary metabolites of Ceratophylum demersum", Hydrobiologia 1995, 316, 59 - 61.
    49. N. Ivanovska, H. Neychev, Z. Stefanova, V. Bankova, S. Popov. Influence of cinnamic acid on lymphocite proloferation,cytokine release and Klebsiella infecton in mice", Apidologie 1995, 26, 73 - 81.
    50. K. Stefanov, V. Bankova, St. Dimitrova-Konaklieva, R. Aldinova, K. Dimitrov and S. Popov; "Sterols and acylglycerols in the brown algae Colpomenia peregrina (Sauv.) Hamel and Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngb.) Link.". Botanica Marina 1996, 39, 475 - 478.
    51. V. Bankova, M. C. Marcucci, S. Simova, N. Nikolova, A. Kujumgiev and S. Popov; "Antibacterial diterpenic acids from Brazilian propolis". Z. Naturforsh.1996, 51c, 277 - 280.
    52. V. Bankova, N. Nikolova, M. Marcucci; "A new lignan from Brazilian propolis". Z. Naturforsch.1996, 51b, 735 - 737.
    53. P. Georgieva, N. Ivanovska, V. Bankova, S. Popov; "Anticomplement activity of lysine complexes of propolis phenolic constituents and their synthetic analogs". Z. Naturforsch. 1997, 52c, 60 - 64.
    54. R. Taskova, M. Mitova, L. Evstatieva, M. Ancev, D. Peev, N. Handjieva, V. Bankova and S. Popov; "Iridoids, flavonoids and terpenoids as taxonomic markers in Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Rubiaceae", Bocconea 1997, 5 (2), 631 - 636.
    55. G. Boudourova-Krasteva, V. Bankova, J. M. Sforcin, N. Nikolova and S. Popov, "Phenolics from Brazilian propolis". Z. Naturforsch. 1997, 52c, 676 - 679.
    56. M. C. Marcucci, J. Rodriguez, F. Ferreres, V. Bankova, R. Grotto and S. Popov. Chemical composition of propolis from Sao Paulo State. Z. Naturforsch. 1998, 53c, 117 - 119.
    57. R. Christov, V. Bankova, A. hegazi, F. Abd El Hady, S. Popov. Chemical composition of Egyptian propolis. Z. Naturforsch. 1998, 53c, 107- 200.
    58. V. Bankova, R. Christov, C. Marcucci and S. Popov. Constituents of Brazilian geopropolis. Z. Naturforsch. 1998, 53c,402 - 406.
    59. V. Bankova, G. Boudourova-Krasteva, S. Popov, J. M. Sforcin, S. R. Cunha Funari. Seasonal variations of the chemical composition of Brazilian propolis. Apidologie 1998, 29, 361 - 367.
    60. V. Bankova, R. Christov, A. Delgado Tejera. Lignans and other constituents of propolis from Canary Islands. Phytochemistry 1998, 49, 1411 - 1415
    61. V. Bankova, G. Boudurova-Krasteva, S. Popov, J. Sforcin, S. C. Fnari. Seasonal variations in essential oil from Brazilian propolis, J. Essent. Oil Research 1998, 10, 693-696.
    62. Kujumgiev, I. Tsvetkova, Yu. Serkedjieva, V. Bankova, R. Christov and S. Popov. Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity of propolis from different geographic origin. J. Ethnopharmacol. 1998, 64(3), 235 - 240.
    63. R. Christov, V. Bankova, I. Tsvetkova, A. Kujumgiev and A. Delgado Tejera. Antibacterial furofuran lignans from Canary Islands propolis. Fitoterapia 1999, 70, 89 - 92.
    64. V. Bankova, R. Christov, S. Popov, M.C. Marcucci, I. Tsvetkova and A. Kujumgiev. Antibacterial activity of essential oils from Brazilian propolis. Fitoterapia 1999, 70, 190 - 193.
    65. V. Bankova, G. Boudourova-Krasteva, J. M. Sforcin, X. Frete, A. Kujumgiev, R. Maimoni-Rodella and S. Popov. Phytochemical evidence for the plant origin of Brazilian propolis from Sao Paulo state. Z. Naturforsch. 1999, 54c, 401 - 405.
    66. R. Christov, V. Bankova, I. Elenkov, N. Handjieva, S. Spassov and S. Popov. Stereo effects in the chemical ionozation mass spectrometry of galanthamine epimers. European Mass Spectrometry 1999, 5, 77 - 80.

    Vassya S. Bankova, Solange L. de Castro, Maria C. Marcucci "Propolis: recent advances in chemistry and plant origin". Apidologie 2000 (in press).