Dr. Yordan S. Yordanov, Associate Professor
Office: 2023 - Life Sciences
Frequently Taught Courses
Plant Physiology (BIO3510)
Genomics & Genetic Engineering (BIO5490)
2005 Ph.D. Genetics, AgroBioInstitute and Higher Attestation Commission, Bulgaria.
1997 M.S. Biotechnology, specialization in Genetic and Cell Engineering, Sofia University, Bulgaria.
PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (Google Scholar):
- T. Parks, Yordanov, Y.S. (2020). Composite plants for a composite plant: an efficient protocol for root studies in the sunflower using composite plants approach. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. (PCTOC) 140, pages647–659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-019-01760-x
- J. Rauschendorfer, Yordanov, Y., Dobrev, P., Vankova, R., Sykes, R., Külheim, C. and Busov, V. (2020) Overexpression of a developing xylem cDNA library in transgenic poplar generates high mutation rate specific to wood formation. Plant Biotechnol. J., 18(6):1434‐1443. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13309
- R Bdeir, W Muchero, Y Yordanov, GA Tuskan, V Busov, O Gailing (2019) Genome-wide association studies of bark texture in Populus trichocarpa. Tree genetics & genomes 15 (1), 14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-019-1320-2
- M. Dash, Y.S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, H. Wei, V. Busov. (2018). Gene network analysis of poplar root transcriptome in response to drought stress identifies a PtaJAZ3PtaRAP2.6-centered hierarchical network. PloS one 13 (12): e0208560
- R. Bdeir, W. Muchero, Y. S. Yordanov, G. Tuskan, V. Busov, O. Gailing. (2017). Quantitative Trait Locus mapping of Populus bark features and stem diameter.
BMC Plant Biology 17:224
- Y. S. Yordanov, C. Ma, E. Yordanova, R. Meilan, S. H. Strauss, and V.B. Busov (2017). BIG LEAF is a regulator of organ size and adventitious root formation in poplar. PLOS One, 12: e0180527 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180527
- M. Dash, Y. S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, T. Tschaplinski, E. Yordanova, V. Busov (2017)
Poplar PtabZIP1-like enhances lateral root formation and biomass growth under drought stress. Plant Journal, 89:692-705
- M. Dash, Y.S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, S. Kumari, H. Wei, V. Busov (2016). A network of genes associated with poplar root development in response to low nitrogen. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 11:e1214792, doi: 10.1080/15592324.2016.1214792
- R. Bdeir, V. Busov, Y.S. Yordanov, Y.; O. Gailing (2016) Gene dosage effects and signatures of purifying selection in lateral organ boundaries domain (LBD) genes LBD1 and LBD18. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302:433-445
- M. Dash, Y.S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, S. Kumari, H. Wei, V. Busov (2015) A systems biology approach identifies new regulators of poplar root development under low nitrogen. The Plant Journal, 84:335-46
- Y.S. Yordanov, C. Ma, S.H. Strauss, V.B. Busov (2014) EARLY BUD-BREAK 1 (EBB1) is a regulator of release from seasonal dormancy in poplar trees. PNAS 111: 10001-10006
- H. Wei, Y.S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, H. Zhang, V. Busov. (2013) Nitrogen deprivation promotes Populus root growth through global transcriptome reprogramming and activation of hierarchical genetic networks. New Phytologist 200: 483–497
- H. Wei, Y.S. Yordanov, T. Georgieva, H. Zhang, V. Busov. (2013) Genetic networks involved in poplar root response to low nitrogen. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8: 483-497
- D Trupiano, Y Yordanov, S Regan, R Meilan, T Tschaplinski, GS Scippa, V Busov (2013) Identification, characterization of an AP2/ERF transcription factor that promotes adventitious, lateral root formation in Populus. Planta 238:271-282
- Y. Chen, Y.S. Yordanov, C. Ma, S. Strauss, and V. B. Busov. (2013) DR5 as a reporter system to study auxin response in Populus. Plant Cell Reports, 32:453-63
- H. Wei, J. Gou, Y Yordanov, H. Zhang, R. Thakur, W. Jones, A. Burton. (2013)
Global Transcriptomic Profiling of Aspen Trees under Elevated [CO2] to Identify Potential Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Enhanced Radial Growth.
Journal of Plant Research 26: 305-320
- A. Rigal, Y.S. Yordanov, I. Perrone, A. Karlberg, E. Tisserant, C. Bellini, V. B. Busov, F. Martin, A. Kohler, R. Bhalerao, V. Legué. (2012) The AINTEGUMENTA LIKE 1 homeotic transcription factor PtAIL1 controls the formation of adventitious root primordia in Populus. Plant Physiology 60: 1996-2006
- Y.S. Yordanov and V. Busov. (2011). Boundary Genes in Regulation and Evolution of Secondary Growth. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6:688-690.
- V. Busov, Y. Yordanov, J. Gou, R. Meilan, C. Ma, S. Regan, and S. Strauss. (2011). Activation tagging is an effective gene tagging system in Populus. Tree Genetics & Genomes 7: 91–101
- Y.S. Yordanov, S. Regan, and V. Busov. (2010). Members of the Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain (LBD) Transcription Factors Family are Involved in Regulation of Secondary Growth in Populus. The Plant Cell 22: 3662-3677
- Josifovska S., Y. Yordanov., T. Dekova., D. Vasilev., S. Georgiev. AFLP Analysis of the Genetic variability of the sphaerococcum mutant forms in wheat and Triticale, 2010. Genetics and Breeding (BAS), 39: 113-121.
- Tsvetkov K., S. Tsvetkov. M. Kitanova, Y. Yordanov, S. Georgiev. Winter poli-rowed barley “Tsvetelina” – an original awnless variety (H. sativum Jess., ssp. Vulgare L., var. dundar – beyi Zhuk). 2010. Genetics and Breeding (BAS), 39: 51-56.
- I. Genov, I. Atanassov, I. Tsvetkov, Yordanov Y., A. Atanassov.2006. Genetic diversity of Agrobacterium vitis isolates in Bulgarian assessed by Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequences analysis of 16S-23S rRNA. VITIS 45:125-130.
- Yordanov Y., H. Hristov, E. Yordanova, I. Atanassov and S. Georgiev. 2005. Using DNA and isozyme markers to study genetic relationship among high regenerative interspecific hybrids of Helianthus eggertii small. X Helianthus annuus L. Biotech & Biotech Eq, 19 (3, Supplement): 27-32
- Yordanov Y., I. Atanassov, E.Yordanova, A. Atanassov, S. Georgiev, M. Christov. 2005. Characterization of backcross lines of Helianthus eggertii Small. X Helianthus annuus L possessing different regeneration capacity by DNA and isozyme markers. Biotech & Biotech Eq, 19: 57-62
- S. Georgiev, Y. Yordanov, E. Todorovska 2005. Microsatellite studies of the sphaerococcum mutant forms, Biotech & Biotech Eq, 19: 47-51
- Y. Yordanov, E. Yordanova, A. Atanassov. 2002. Plant regeneration from interspecific hybrid and backcross progeny of Helianthus eggertii X Helianthus annuus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 71:7-14.
- Е. Yordanova, K. Georgieva, N. Gorinova, Y. Yordanov. 2001. Influence of the herbicide chlortoluron on photosynthetic activity in transgenic tobacco plants.
- D. Djilianov, R. Dragijska, R. Yordanova, D. Dolchinkova, Y. Yordanov & A. Atanassov. 1997. Physiological changes in osmotically stressed detached leaves of alfalfa genotypes selected in vitro. Plant Science, 129:46-51
PLANT FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Master’s Student Position
Dr. Yordanov is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join his research lab at Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University as a master student starting Fall 2020. The graduate student will work in a research project focused on plant functional genomics while earning M.S. degree in Biology. The successful candidate will perform laboratory and greenhouse research on sunflower and aspen that employ contemporary techniques in functional genomics, to study plants’ stress adaptations and development at molecular level, with biotechnological applications.
Interested candidate should apply by email to Dr. Yordan S. Yordanov (email@example.com) and the email should include the following: (1) Cover letter explaining the research interests and goals (2) Curriculum Vitae including (if any) list of publications, conference reports, and research experience; (4) Contact information, including email and phone numbers, for at least 3 professional references. An online (https://www.eiu.edu/biologygrad/applicationprocess.php) application is also required.
To join the lab, applicant will be evaluated based on undergraduate grades, letters of recommendation, GRE, a CV, and a letter of intent. Experience in plant molecular biology and/or plant tissue culture is preferred but not required. Applicants must have earned a B.S. degree in biology (or a related discipline) with a minimum GPA of 3 (out of 4) and minimum GRE score of 310 (minimum 155 quantitative and 155 verbal). Online interview will be conducted with selected candidate/s before final acceptance.
Graduate Assistantship is available and are awarded based on GPA and GRE scores. For more information and how to apply see: https://www.eiu.edu/biologygrad/assistantships.php. All application materials should be received before March 1st, 2020 to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship.