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Melpomena Popovska, PhD
Assistant Professor
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
Department of Fruit Growing
Aleksandar Makedonski bb, 1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 2 3230910
Fax:+389 2 3114283
e-mail: m.popovska@zeminst.com.mk; melpomenap@yahoo.com

Academic qualifications
2007. – Ph.D.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje
Effects of gamma radiation on some cherry cultivars
1997. – M. Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agriculture Skopje
Biological and productive properties of some cherry and sour cherry varieties and their relationship during mutual pollination
1990. – B.Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agriculture Skopje

Training and research experience
2011. Cherry pruning practice. Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute – Yalova, Turkey

Employment and work experience
1991. – now
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje

Research interests
Fruit species breeding and Genetics
Pomology
Fruit genetic resources

Teaching
Program Plant Production
Subprogram Nursery production
– Pomology
– Rootstocks in nursery production
– Regulations in nursery production
– Varieties and rootstocks in nursery production

Subprogram Integrated production
– Integrated production of fruit crops

Other professional activities
– Chief of the Department for Fruit production in Institute of Agriculture Skopje, from 2009-now ;
– Assistant Director of Department of Fruit Growing in Institute of Agriculture Skopje, 2001 – 2002, and 2008;
– Responsible official person for inspection the production of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants, from 1998 – now.
– President of the Commission for descriptive list of recommended fruit and viticulture varieties, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water economy in the R. Macedonia (MAFWE of RM), 2012 – .
– President of the Commission for Rulebook for marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production, MAFWE of RM, 2010-2011.
– Member of the Commission for Low for seed and planting material of agricultural plants, MAFWE of RM, 2009 and 2012.
– Member of the Commission for acknowledging and approving of fruit and viticulture varieties down the MAFWE of R. Macedonia, from 2007 –
– Member of the Key Group for adjustment of the Macedonian agricultural and nutrition sector with the CAP program of the European Union down the MAFWE of RM, 2004 –

Scientific and applicative projects
1993. – 1995. Creating a new varieties of some stone – fruit species. Ministry of Education and Science of RM, associate.
1997.- 1998. Spreedning of new fruit species in R. Macedonia. World bank, associate.
1998. – 2000. New biotechnological methods of tree- reproduction. Ministry of Education and Science of RM, associate.
1999. – 2001; 2001. – 2003. Creating a new genotypes of some fruit species. Ministry of Education and Science of RM, associate
2001 – 2002. Improvement of stone fruit species. Bilateral project, Ministry of Education and Science of RM and TUBITAK – Turkey, associate.
2000. – 2002. Modernization of assortments in some economically important fruit species and production of healthy planting material. Ministry of Science and Education, associate
2004. – 2006. Vegetative propagation of fruits and vine rootstocks and selection of varieties. Ministry of Science and Education, associate.
2005. – 2007. Micro-propagation of pome and stone fruits rootstocks, strawberry varieties for production of certificate planting material. Ministry of Science and Education, bilateral project with R of Bulgaria, associate.
2006. – 2010. South – East European Development Network on Plant Genetic Resources – SEEDNet , associate.
2009 – 2010. Pilot project for plum organic production. Ministry for Agriculture and Water economy of R Macedonia, associate.

Scientific publications
M. Popovska, B. Popovski. 2012. The influence of the treatment with different gamma-rays (Cz137) does on bud sprouting at some sweet cherry varieties. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans. Vol.15, 3, 634-642.

M. Popovska, B. Popovski. 2012. Differentiation of Flower Germs in Some Sweet Cherry Varieties in the Skopje Region. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans. Vol.15, 3, 657-664.

B. Popovski, M. Popovska. 2011. Ranking strawberry varieties according to the most biological and economical features. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans. Vol.14, 4, 881-893.

A. Markovski, M. Popovska, V.Gjamovski. 2011. Plant material development of some plum and apricot varieties grafted on Prunus Marianna GF 8/1 rootstock. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans. Vol.14, 4 , 907-920.

Mratinić E., Popovski B., Milošević T., Popovska M. 2011. Evaluation of apricot fruit quality and correlations between physical and chemical attributes. Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 29: 161-170.

Мelpomena Popovska, Aleksandar Markovski, Viktor Gjamovski 2011. Influence of some stone fruit rootstocks on the vegetative characteristics of plum cv. Stanley and apricot cv. Krupna skopjanka plant material. XVI Conference of biotechnology. Book of proceedings. Vol 16 (18), 329-333.

Mratinić E., Popovski B., Milošević T., Popovska M. 2011. Analysis of Morphological and Pomological Characteristics of Apricot Germplasm in Macedonia. Journal of Agricultural Science and Tehnology, Vol. 13: 1121 – 1134.

Bandzo Katerina, Popovska Melpomena, Bandzo S. 2011. Influence of ripening time, fruit firmness and fruit’s skin color of cherry varieties on the infestation percentage by Rhagoletis cerasi. XVI Conference of biotechnology. Book of proceedings, Vol. 16. (18), 435-440.

Bojan Popovski, Melpomena Popovska. 2011. More important characteristics of the reproductive organs of some strawberry variety breaded in the Skopje Region. Plant Science, 48, 76-82. National Centre for Agrarian Science. Sofia.

Popovska M., Popovski B., Gjamovski V., 2011. Criteria for early diagnostics of primary effects of the treatment with gamma rays (Cz137) at some cherry varieties. Plant Sciences. 48, 47-52.

T. Arsov, R.Rusevski, V.Gjamovski, M. Popovska. 2009: Investigation of tipe of media for micropropagation and rooting of Gisela 5 rootstock. ISHS Acta Horticulturae, Number 825, 273-276.

V. Gjamovski, R. Rusevski, M. Popovska, T. Arsov. 2009: Evaluation of different tipes of media for multiplication and rooting on apple rootstocks M26. ISHS Acta Horticulturae, Number 825, 269-272.

Melpomena Popovska, Aleksandar Markovski A, Viktor Gjamovski. 2008/2009. Review of breeding program of the department of fruit growing in th Institute of Agriculture Skopje. Anniversary yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, Volume XXVI/XXVII, 59-74.

Popovski B., Popovska Melpomena. 2008/2009. Method for grading of apricot genotypes according to more importance biological and economical characteristics. Anniversary yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, Volume XXVI/XXVII, 231-239.

Melpomena Popovska, Viktor Gjamovski, Bojan Popovski. 2008/2008. Biological and technological characteristics of some sour cherry varieties. Anniversary yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, Volume XXVI/XXVII, 209-222.

Melpomena Popovska, B.Popovski . 2008: Differentiation of Flower Germs in Some Sour Cherry Varieties in the Skopje Region. ISHS Acta Horticulturae, Number 795, Volume 2, 655-660.

R. Rusevski R., T. Arsov Т., V. Gjamovski, Melpomena Popovska, Ana Selamovska, A. Markovski 2007. Micropropagation on rootstocks of some fruit species as part of the certification process, Plant Protection, Vol XVIII, 9-11.

Melpomena Popovska, B. Popovski, Elizabeta Angelova 2005. Microsporogenesis of sour cherries in the Region of Skopje. ISHS Acta Horticulturae, Number 667, volume 1, 111 – 116.

Hristov N., Popovska Melpomena, Popovski B., Popovski H., Gjamovski V., 2003. The vegetative properties of some varieties and elite cherry hybrids during the juvenile period. Year book of Faculty of Agriculture. Vol. 48,103-110.

Sotirov D., Angelova Elizabeta, Popovska Melpomena, Arsov T. 2002. Embrioculture of hybrid material from early ripened cherry varieties. First Symposium for Horticulture, Ohrid,
276-280.

Gamovski V., M. Popovska, 2002. Pollen germination of some sour cherry cultivars in “in vitro” conditions. Proceedings of the five scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil 19-23.

Popovska M., B. Popovski, 2002. Microsporogenesis of sweet cherry in the Region of Skopje. Proceedings of the five scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil, 15 – 18.

Hristov N., Popovska Melpomena, Rusevski R., Angelova Elizabeta, Borisova Anelija. 2002. The viral status of sweet cherry vaieties for the aims of sex hybridization. Yearly book of plant protection. Vol.XIII, 99-106.

T.Arsov, Ana Selamovska, A, Markovski, Melpomena Popovska, V. Gamovski, Silvana Stevkovska. 2002. Dameges from late spring frosts at some important fruit species in R. Macedonia. Proceeding of scientific papers. Institute PKB Agroekonomik, Beograd, Vol.8 br.1, 207-212.

Selamovska Ana, Angelova Elizabeta, Markovski A., Popovska Melpomena, Arsov T. 2002. Relationship during mutual pollination of some peach varieties in Skopje Region. Proceedings of XXVI conference „ Faculty – practice”, Skopje, 87-93.

Spirovska Radmila, Angelova Elizabeta, Markovski A., Popovska Melpomena, Arsov T., Selamovska Ana. 2000. Natural conditions and economic effect from kiwi production in Strumica Region. Macedonian Agricultural Review. Vol. 47, бр. 1-2, 31-38.

Markovski A., Selamovska Ana, Popovska Melpomena, Arsov T. 2000. Relation on pollination and fertilization on some plum varieties in Skopje Area. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХX, 137-143.

Spirovska Radmila, Selamovska Ana, Popovska Melpomena, Markovski A., Arsov T. 2000. Investigation of Willamette raspberry variety in Bitola Region. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХX, 129-137.

Popovska Melpomena, Popovski B,. 2000. Phenological, pomological and chemical properties of some cherry varieties in Region of Skopje. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХX, 115-127.

Markovski A., Spirovska Radmila, Popovska Melpomena, Selamovska Ana, Arsov T. 2000. Possibilities for growing the perspective fruit species with minimal chemical plant protection in R. Macedonia. Yearbook for plant protection. , Vol. XI, 109-119.

Popovska Melpomena, Popovski B,. 1999. Pollen germination of some cherry and sour cherry varieties in „in vitro“conditions. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХVIII – XIX , 45-53.

Popovska Melpomena, Arsov T., Markovski A. 1999. The economic effects of Sour Cherry and Raspberry growing in the mountain region of R. Macedonia. Journal of Mountain Agriculture on Balkans.

Arsov T., Popovska Melpomena, Spirovska Radmila. 1998. Caracteristics of apricot cultivars in Skopje region. Proceedings of the four scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil, 15-20.

Markovski A. Popovska Melpomena. 1998. Investigation of some peach varieties in Skopje region. Proceedings of the four scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil, 20-24.

Radmila Spirovska, A. Markovski, Melpomena Popovska. 1997. Investigation of introduced apple cultivars in Region of Skopje. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХVII, 69-83.

Spirovska Radmila, Popovska Melpomena, Markovski A,. 1997. Breeding in use of fruit production in R. Macedonia. Proceedings of ХХII conference „Faculty – practice”, Skopje, 149 – 156.

Popovska Melpomena, Popovski H., Spirovska Radmila, Markovski A., Cvetkovic Julijana. 1996. Investigation of some New Cherry Cultivars. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХVI, 125-134.

Spirovska Radmila, Popovski H., Popovska Melpomena, Markovski A. 1995. Investigation at Some Apricot Cultivars. Yearbook of the Institute of Agriculture – Skopje, ХV, 117-124.

Markovski A., Spirovska Radmila, Popovski H., Popovska Melpomena, Georgiev N. 1994. Results from plum’s variety hybridization. Proceedings of the third scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil, 53-56.

Popovski B., Popovski H., Cvetkovic Julijana, Popovska Melpomena. 1992. Clonally selection of oblacinska sour cherry. Proceedings of the second scientific practical conference with international participation for the young scientists, Kystendil, 15-20.