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Veneta Belivanova

Dr. Senior Assistant.


Phone: +46 (0)8 519 541 73
E-mail: veneta.belivanova@nrm.se

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MSc Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1983

Ph.D. Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, 1995 


I participate in several research projects with the responsibility for sample preparation, microfossils separation, advanced microscopy, chemical and mineralogical analysis (SEM, EDS and XRD) and X-ray tomography work, including Avizo software application for interactive visualization and computation on 3D data sets. I also work with database registration of the department's collections.


After I finished my master's degree in geology-geochemistry I specialized in carbonate sedimentology and defend a PhD in the same field. Over the years I have worked on different projects and have more than twenty publications about carbonate sediments composition, structures, textures, diagenesis and microfacies analysis of limestones.

Over the last ten years I have been involved in three successive research projects all led by professor Stefan Bengtson and supported by the Swedish Research council:

  • “Oxygenation and multicellularity in Earth history” (2008-2010)
  • “From microbes to metazoans - the fossil record of the great biotic revolution” (2011-2013)
  • “Emergence of the modern biosphere - decrypting the early record” (2014-2017).

In these projects I perform laboratory work, as well X-ray tomography microscopy and 3D reconstructions of microfossils found in stromatolites from Vindhyan basin (India), Doushantuo Formation (China), as well as in the subseafloor basalts in Pacific Ocean.