Assoc. Prof. Antoaneta Popova | CV

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Education

  • 1980–1984: Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, PhD student
  • 1974–1979: Sofia University, Faculty of Biology, Master

Career

  • 2010–present: Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor; participant and leader of research projects
  • 2006–2010: Institute of Biophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2002–2003: Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany (Post-Doc)

Specializations and fellowships

  • 2014 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, PostDoc 4 months, DAAD Fellowship
  • 2011 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, PostDoc 3 months, DAAD Fellowship
  • 2009 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, PostDoc 9 months, Max-Planck-Society Fellowship
  • 2008 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, PostDoc 6 months, Max-Planck-Society Fellowship
  • 2007 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, PostDoc 2 months, Max-Planck-Society Fellowship
  • 2006 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc 2 months,Max-Planck-Society Fellowship
  • 2006 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc, 1 month, DFG fellowship
  • 2005 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc – 1 month, DFG fellowship
  • 2005 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc – 3 months, Max-Planck-Society fellowship
  • 2004 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc – 4 months, Max-Planck-Society fellowship
  • 2002 – Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc – 4 months, Max-Planck-Society fellowship
  • 2000, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany, PostDoc – 6 months, Max-Planck-Society fellowship
  • 1996 – Institute of Plant Physiology and Microbiology, Free University, Berlin, Germany, 2 months, DFG fellowship
  • 1995 – Institute of Plant Physiology and Microbiology, Free University, Berlin, Germany, 2 months, DFG fellowship

Research interests

  • Studying the structure and functions of photosynthesizing membranes
  • Cryibiology
  • Abiotic stress
  • Model membranes

Science metrics indicators

  • 55 research papers, 40 of which in international journals with IF
  • 3 book chapters in Elsevier
  • More than 420 citations
  • Scopus h-index 12
  • Total IF 98.69

Scientific expertise

  • Reviewer of research projects for the Bulgarian National Science Fund
  • Reviewer for international journals
  • Reviewer of diploma theses at the Faculty of Biology, Sofia University
  • Member of scientific examination panels

Teaching

  • Supervising Diploma theses – 2001, I. Kocheva, Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria
  • Co-supervising PhD theses – 2003, D. Parvanova, National Centre for Agriculture, Institute of Cryobiology, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Leading a course of Biophysics in Sofia University, Biological and Medical Faculty – 2010-2011.
  • PhD supervisor

Participation in research projects

  • 2013-2016. Project IZEBZO-143169/1 “Prenylquinones and carotenoides-potential mediators tolerance of higher plants to combined light and temperature stress”- principal investigators: M.Velitchkova and A.Popova
  • 2011-2013 Project with BAS: “Investigation of the effect of UV-B on the photosynthetic apparatus of different ecotypes Arabidopsis” – principal investigator – A. Popova
  • B-1504/2005: “Photosynthetic apparatus under abiotic stress. Effect of reactive oxygen species”National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 2005-2008, Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Velitchkova
  • K-807/1998: “The lipid component of thylakoid membranes as a factor for photosynthetic activity under environmental stress”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 1998-2002, Principal Investigator: Dr.M. Velitchkova
  • K-614/1996: “Structural and functional role of light-harvesting chlorophyll-protein complex II in higher plants mutants”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 1996– 1999, Principal Investigator: Dr. E. Apostolova
  • K-426/1994: “Study of physico-chemical parameters and functional properties of thylakoid membranes”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 1994-1997, Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Y.Zeinalov
  • K-33/1991: “Molecular mechanisms of light energy transduction in photosynthetic membranes”, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 1991-1994, Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Y. Zeinalov

Membership in professional organizations

  • Member of the management of the “Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology” Section of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

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