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

Professional Experience

  • 2016 – present: Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str. Bl. 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria, Professor, head of Department “Photoexcitable membranes”.
  • 2010 – 2016: Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str. Bl. 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria, Associate Professor, head of Department “Photoexcitable membranes” since 2015.
  • 2006 – 2010: Institute of Biophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str. Bl. 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria, Associate Professor.
  • 2003 – 2006: Institute of Biophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str. Bl. 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria, Research Associate.
  • 2002 – 2003: Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476, Germany (Post-Doc).
  • 1996 – 2002, Institute of Biophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Research Associate

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

  • Biophysics of Photosynthesis
  • Plant Physiology
  • Cryobiology
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Model Membranes
  • Protein Secondary Structure

Languages

  • Bulgarian – mother language
  • English – fluent
  • Russian – fluent

Science metrics indicators

  • 60 research papers, 50 of which in international journals with IF
  • 3 review articles, 1 book chapter in Elsevier
  • More than 600 citations
  • Scopus h-index 14

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

Membership in professional organizations

  • Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Section Biochemistry and Biophysics (FEBS)
  • International ESR Society

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