Prof. Ilina Krasteva, DSci, graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy at Medical University of Sofia in 1987. Since 1988 she is an assistant/chief assistant, from 2008 assoc. professor and from 2013 professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy. She defended a PhD dissertation „Phytochemical investigation of Astragalus corniculatus Bieb. (Fabaceae)“ and later a dissertation for Doctor of Science „Biologically active compounds with protective action in species of the genus Astragalus L., distributed in Bulgaria“ both in pharmacognosy and phytochemistry.
She has a specialty in “Medicinal plants and herbals”, acquired through the Postgraduate Education System of MU-Sofia.
She is currently a professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy and participates in the training in Pharmacognosy Part I and II.
The research work and the contributions of prof. Ilina Krasteva are in the following areas of pharmaceutical science and practice: pharmacognosy and phytochemistry of medicinal plants.
She is an author or/and co-author of 100 scientific papers, 4 textbooks, 3 chapters in monographs, with over 500 citations in peer reviewed and indexed journals: Citation Reports of Clarivate, Scopus of Elsevier, Web of Science of Clavirate, Google Scholar.
Prof. Krasteva is an expert in pharmacognosy and phytochemistry.
She is a participant in over 33 scientific projects, funded by the Council of Medicinal Science at Medical University of Sofia and the National Science Fund at the Ministry of Education and a reviewer for scientific journals: Carbohydrate Research, Natural Product Research, Pharmacognosy Magazine, Natural Product Communications, Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry и др.
Prof. Krasteva is a chairperson of the Specialised Commission on Plant Medicinal Products at Bulgarian Drug Agency.
She is a regional representative for Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova for the Phytochemical Society of Europe. She is a member of: AMAPSEEC (Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants from Southeast European Countries), Bulgarian Phytochemical Association, Bulgarian Scientific Society of Pharmacy, Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union, and Bulgarian Scientific Society of Toxicology.