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Emilija Simeonovska, PhD
Assistant Professor
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
Field Crops Department
Aleksandar Makedonski bb, 1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 2 3230910
Fax:+389 2 3114283
e-mail: e.simeonovska@zeminst.edu.mk

Academic qualifications
2008. – Ph. D.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje
Effects of gamma-irradiation treatment on some Macedonian bread wheat (Triticum aestivum ssp. aestivum) varieties and lines
1997. – M. Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje
Inheritance of quantitative characteristics in wheat crosses ((Triticum aestivum ssp. vulgare)
1993. – B. Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agriculture Skopje

Training and research experience
2010.
Training Workshop on Assessing Climate Impacts on Crops – Macedonian Response to Climate Change for Agriculture, supported by World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia (ECA), Skopje, 16-17 December 2010

Regional Training Course on Use of Induced Mutations (TILLING) and DNA Markers in Cereal Genetics and Breeding, organized by IAEA in cooperation with the University of Silesia, Department of Genetics, 13-24 September 2010, Katowice, Poland

Training course:” Multiplication and regeneration of maize and wheat”, organized by the SEEDNet Regional Working Group for Maize and Cereals, 22-23 June 2010, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2009.
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Workshop: ” Error! Unknown document property name. Error! Unknown document property name.N° 33486”, organized by TAIEX and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, 7-11 September 2009, Skopje

2008.
Training course on Regeneration strategies, held jointly by NordGen and FACE, 16th-20th of June 2008, Skopje

Workshop on the implementation of the Rulebooks under the Law of Seeds and Propagating Material AGR 31251, organized by TAIEX and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, 20-21 November 2008, Skopje

2007.
Training course:” In-situ & on-farm conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture”, organized by SEEDNet and Suceava Gene Bank,

Employment and work experience
1998. – present
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje

Research interests
Cereals (growing, seed production, genetic resources)
Wheat breeding

Teaching
Program Plant Production
Subprogram Seed Production of Field and Vegetable Crops
– Plant breeding
– Seed production technology

Subprogram Organic production
– Organic production of cereals

Other professional activities
– responsible official person for field inspection of seed crops in cereals
– responsible official person for post-control variety testing in cereals
– at national level: curator of national collections of cereals, responsible for the wheat national collection.
– member of ECPGR (Bioversity International, FAO) Wheat Working Group
– member of EUCARPIA (Plant Genetic Resources Section)
– member of Sub-sector’s Permanent (???) Group for Regulation of the Market of Cereals (within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia)

Projects
2009.-2010. Collecting local landraces of maize and cereals (wheat, barley, rye, oat, millet and buckwheat) in South Eastern Europe. SEEDNet (SIDA, Swedish Biodiversity Centre), project coordinator
2007.-2009. Wheat protein quality improvement by mutation induction. IAEA, participant
2007.-2009. Agro-ecological investigation of some new triticale varieties. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, participant
2007. Survey mission in western part of Romania ( Apuseni Mountains) of cereals and maize traditional plant varieties and landraces conserved on-farm. SEEDNet (SIDA, Swedish Biodiversity Centre), participant
2006.-2007. Implementation of novel specific varietal technology in five bread wheat varieties. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, participant
2004.-2006., 2006.-2007. Germplasm Characterisation of Wheat Mutant Population Concerning Wheat Quality Using Molecular Markers. IAEA, participant
2004.-2014. SEEDNet – South East European Development Network on Plant Genetic Resources. SIDA, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, participant
2001.-2003. Development of Drought Tolerant Wheat Varieties With Good Baking Quality Through Induced Mutations. IAEA, participant
2001.-2004. Implementation of Advanced Methods for Wheat Baking Quality Assessment. Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Macedonia, participant
2000.-2002. Mutation and Doubled Haploid Techniques to Improve Wheat. Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Macedonia, participant
1999.-2001. . Mutation and Doubled Haploid Techniques to Improve Wheat. IAEA, participant
1999.-2001., 2002.-2004. Breeding new bread wheat varieties by using genetically divergent parental components. Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Macedonia, participant

Scientific publications
Dobre Andov, Danica Andreevska, Emilija Simeonovska, Ljupcho Jankuloski (2011): Influence of method of sowing rice (Oryza sativa L.) upon the yield and consumption of water for irrigation. Yearbook of the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences and Food. Vol. 56, Skopje 2011

Danica Andreevska, Vjekoslav Tanaskovic, Dobre Andov, Emilija Simeonovska, Marjan Andreevski (2011): Influence of duration of irrigation after the heading stage of rice upon dressing percentage of white rice. Yearbook of the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences and Food. Vol. 56, Skopje 2011

Team of authors: Suzana B. Kratovalieva,… Emilija Simeonovska et al. (2009): Catalogue of national ex-situ plant genetic resources. Institute of Agriculture, Skopje

Stanoev V., Simeonovska E. 2008/2009: Aleksandar – new winter malting barley variety. Jubilee Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture in Skopje, Vol. XXVI-XXVII, 79-87, Skopje

Kratovalieva S., Popsimonova G., Ivanovska S., Agic R., Dimov Z., Beleski K., Simeonovska E., Stefkov Gj., Gjamovski V. (2007): Plant genetic resources in R. of Macedonia. International Research Conference, Plant genetic stock- the basis of Agriculture of today and tomorrow, Plovdiv, 261-263

Ivanoski M., Simeonovska Emilija, Girazova Elizabeta, Jankulovski Lj. 2007: Comparative investigations of the technological quality characteristics of wheat and triticale. Jubilee Yearbook of the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences and Food. Vol. 53, Skopje

Simeonovska E., Ivanoski M.,Ivanovska S., Jankuloski Lj., Jankulovska M. (2006): Kernel quality properties of some wheat cultivars and the possibility of their use as whole grain food. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture in Skopje, Vol. XXIV-XXV, 23-30, Skopje

Simeonovska E., Ivanovski M., Girazova E. (2006): Altana – winter wheat variety. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture, Vol. XXIV-XXV, Skopje

Silvana Manasievska-Simic, Ivan Angelov, Sonja Ivanovska, Emilija Simeonova, Milisav Ivanovski, Mirjana Jankulovska (2006): Quality of Macedonian soft wheat cultivars I. HMW composition. XI Symposium on Biotechnology. Proceedings. 285-291. Vol.11.(11-12), Book I. Cacak, 3-4 March

Simeonovska Emilija, Ivanoski M. (2004): Productive characteristics of the new wheat variety Bistra (Triticum aestivum ssp. vulgare). Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture, Vol. XXII-XXIII, Skopje 2003/04

Kamenjarska, Irena, Ajanovski, H., Ivanoski, M., Simeonovska, Emilija (2003): Represented wheat and barley varieties in cereal production in the Republic of Macedonia during 2002/2003. Proceedings of papers, XXVIII Meeting “Faculty with farmers”, 91-100, Skopje 2003

M. Ivanoski, Emilija Simeonovska (2001): Yield potential of some new lines of soft wheat. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture in Skopje, Vol. XVIII-XIX, 21-28, Skopje

M. Ivanoski, Emilija Simeonovska, Liljana Mihajlovic (2000): Comparative investigation of the technological quality between some varieties and derived lines of winter wheat. Proceedings of XIV International Conress “CEREAL BREAD”2000. Novi Sad

Trajcevski T., Ivanoski M., Simeonovska, Emilija (2000): Results of investigation of Sumi-8 2 SC – the new seed disinfection fungicide. Yearbook for Plant Protection, Year XI, 17-24, Skopje

Mihajlovski M., Kostov T., Ivanoski M., Simeonovska, Emilija (2000): Influence of some fungicides for seed disinfection upon the wheat productive characteristics. Yearbook for Plant Protection, Year XI, 7-16, Skopje

Emilija Simeonovska (1998/99): Inheritance of several quantitative characters in soft wheat crosses (Triticum aestivum ssp. vulgare). Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture in Skopje, Vol. XVIII-XIX,, p. 21-27, Skopje

M. Ivanoski, C. Stojkovski, Emilija Simeonova (1998): Comparative investigation of the productive traits in some winter wheat varieties and lines. Proceedings of papers, Meeting “Faculty with farmers”, Year 6, Skopje 1998

M. Ivanoski, V. Trpeski, Emilija Simeonova (1995): Varietal specificity of mineral nutrition of some soft wheat varieties regarding nitrogen uptake. Proceedings of papers, Meeting “Faculty with farmers”, Year 3, Skopje 1995