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Svetla Baykoucheva

Svetla Baykoucheva, Bulgarian science librarian, researcher. Achievements include discovery of new metabolic pathway for beta-oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in peroxisomes. Postdoctoral fellow, University Paris VI, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1983-1984.

Background

  • Baykoucheva, Svetla was born on November 8, 1946 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Daughter of Peter Baykouchev and Dimitrina Baykoucheva.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1969. Master of Science in chemistry, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology, Institute Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1977.

      Master of Science in library information science, Kent State University, Ohio, 1997.

    Career

    • Head White Memorial Chemistry Library., University Maryland, College Park, since 2005. Assistant professor Institute Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1977—1986, associate professor, 1987—1991. Senior research associate Department Medical Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1991—1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of new metabolic pathway for beta-oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in peroxisomes.

    Works

    • Translator: (book) I'm O.K. You're O.K. by Thomas Harris. Contributor articles to professional journals., editor scientific bulletin.

    Membership

    Member of Special Libs. Association, American Society Information Science & Technology, American Chemical Society (assistant chair, publication committee chemical information division 2007-2008, manager 1997—2005).

    Connections

    • Married Simeon Naydenov, June 8, 1972. 1 child Vesselina Naydenova-Seculov.
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    Born November 8, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Sofia University
    • 1970
      Sofia University
    • 1977
      Institute Microbiology
    • 1997
      Kent State University
    • 2005
      Head, White Memorial Chemistry Library
      College Park, Maryland, United States