Organizer: Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS
International Conference on DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity


25-27 May 2022


09:00 h.


Park Hotel Moskva
Hybrid Event

Registration is closed


The International Conference on DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity 2022 successfully held

The International Conference on DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity was successfully held in Sofia Bulgaria, May 25-27, 2022! The conference was organized by the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS in the framework of the project BULCode within of the National Program “European Scientific Networks” of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. This conference is the first and unique of its kind as a topic addressing DNA barcoding biodiversity studies not only for Bulgaria but for Eastern Europe. The conference brought together about 170 people including on-site and online presenters and listeners from 40 countries. We acknowledge all participants including guest lecturers Paul Hebert, Hugo de Boer, Kristy Deiner, Fedor Ciampor Jr., Laura Parducci, Marko Mutanen and Torbjorn Ekrem for sharing their research. A wide range of biodiversity and food-safety studies covering all living taxa were presented through inspiring talks and posters. We are glad that we had the chance to meet face-to-face eminent researchers involved in DNA barcoding studies and we all have enjoyed fruitful discussions, planning of further collaborations activities and a lot of fun during the conference. The event is a great achievement for BULCode project in its goals to promote biodiversity studies in Bulgaria through DNA barcoding and establishing collaboration networks in the field.

Acknowledgments to the members of the Organizing Committee of ICDBB 2022 and the project BULCode for their enormous work to have the event successfully held. We appreciate the support of the organizing partner Congress Management & Events LTD. Special thanks to Pensoft Publishers for their acceptance to be part of the conference and to contribute to the public dissemination of the conference and the presented scientific data!

More information about the conference as well as a photo gallery can be found on the web pages of the conference ( and the project BULCode ( as well as on social platforms Facebook (BULCode project) and Twitter (#ICDBB2022).

Best regards and looking forward to future events!

Assist. Prof. Georgi Bonchev

Chairman of the Organizing Committee


Pensoft at the metabarcoding conference in Sofia

Pensoft Publishers is the publishing and communication partner of the International Conference on DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity (ICDBB).

All conference participants are welcome to publish their abstracts in a conference-branded collection at the ARPHA Conference Abstracts (ACA) platform. See instructions on how to submit your abstract.

Pensoft will award the Best Talk presented at the conference with a free publication at the Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (MBMG) journal.

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24/05/2022, Tuesday

25/05/2022, Wednesday

26/05/2022, Thursday

27/05/2022, Friday

  • 15:00 - 19:00Registration
  • 08:00 - 09:00Registration
  • 09:00 - 09:10Official opening
  • 09:10 – 10:20Session 1
  • 10:20 – 10:50Coffee-break and a family photo
  • 10:50 - 12:00Session 1
  • 12:00 – 13:00Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:30Session 2
  • 15:30 – 16:00Coffee-break
  • 16:00 – 18:20Session 3
  • 18:20 – 19:30Poster session
  • 20:00 – 21:30Welcome cocktail
  • 09:00 - 10:35Session 4
  • 10:35 – 11:05Coffee-break
  • 11:05 - 12:30Session 4
  • 12:30 – 13:30Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:20Session 5
  • 15:20 – 15:50Coffee-break
  • 15:50 – 16:50E-Poster session I
  • 17:00-20:00Sofia city tour /optional/
  • 09:00 – 10:25Session 6
  • 10:25 – 10:55Coffee-break
  • 10:55 - 12:30Session 6
  • 12:30 – 13:30Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:40Session 7
  • 15:40 – 16:10Coffee-break
  • 16:10 - 17.20Session 7
  • 17:20 – 18:45E-Poster session II
  • 18:45 – 19:00Closing and Best Poster Award
  • 20:00 – 24:00Conference dinner


Prof. Hugo de Boer

Dr. Fedor Čiampor Jr

Prof. Dr. Kristy Deiner

Prof. Torbjørn Ekrem

Prof. Paul Hebert

Dr. Marko Mutanen

Assoc. Prof. Laura Parducci

Organizing Committee

Assist. Prof. Georgi Bonchev

Assoc. Prof. Kalina Ananieva

Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva

Prof. Svetlana Bancheva

Assist. Prof. Irina Boycheva

Prof. Helena Korpelainen

Assist. Prof. Vasilissa Manova

Prof. Valya Vassileva

Assoc. Prof. Roumiana Vassilevska-Ivanova

Dr. Eero Vesterinen

Assist. Prof. Vladimir Vladimirov

Dr. Helena Wirta


E-certificates will be sent to all participants within 2 weeks after the end of the conference.


Denitza Yonkova
Mira Bonova
Thank you so much for organizing this conference and for the excellent program of speakers.
Prof. Paul Hebert (Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, Canada)
I enjoyed the conference so much that I could feel the vibes without attending the conference in person. Well done.
Andhika Prasetyo (Centre for Fisheries Research, AMFRAHR-MMAF, Republic of Indonesia)
Congratulations for successful and smooth conduct of ICDBB22! I really enjoyed and imbibed lot of science through this conference!!!
Nithaniyal Stalin (St. Joseph's College, India)
Thank you so much for the organization!!! Impressive work from the ICT, the organizing and scientific committees!
Gontran Sonet (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium)
Your conference organization was really professional. All worked well and I liked very much being in Sofia. Thank you very much for your hospitality and generosity.
Dr. Marko Mutanen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Thank you very much for the films and photos, and above all - for organizing such a great conference. It's been a long time since I attended such a well-organized conference, full of fantastic lectures and a friendly atmosphere. Bulgaria is wonderful - I will come back for sure..
Dr Katarzyna Janik-Superson (University of Lodz, Poland)

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