Dr. Teodora Apostolova (Vukova) | CV

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  • 2011 – Doctor’s degree in Physiology, PhD thesis: The influence of microwave electromagnetic field on the electrical, mechanical and enzymatic activity and conformation of proteins in frog skeletal muscle, IBPhBME-BAS
  • 1998 – Master’s Degree, specialty: Biology, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ochridsky”
  • 1991 – Master’s Degree, specialty: “Automation and Systems Engineering”, specialization: “Complex Biotechnical Systems”, Technical University – Sofia

Professional experience

  • 2021 – present: Senior Assist. Prof., Laboratory “Transmembrane Signalling”, IBPhBME-BAS
  • 2019 – 2021: Senior Assist. Prof., Department “Lipid-Protein Interactions”, IBPhBME-BAS
  • 2011 – 2019: Senior Assist. Prof., Department “Excitable structures”, IBPhBME-BAS
  • 1999 – 2001: Biologist in the laboratory of vectors of diseases and vector control, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • 1992 – 1999: Computer engineer in Military Academy, Sofia

Areas of research

  • Electrophysiology, ion channels and transporters, neurodegenerative diseases, cell biology, biochemistry, cellular and membrane signalling

Selected publications

  1. Vukova, T.I., Dimitrov,S.D., Gagov,H.S., Dimitrova,D.Z., In focus: Fe3O4 nanoparticles and human mesenteric artery interaction in vitro. 2016, Nanomedicine (Lond.), 11(8), 921–932. IF=4.727
  2. Apostolova, T.I., Intensity and SAR dependent changes in conformation of frog skeletal muscle total protein content after irradiation with 2.45 GHz electromagnetic field. 2015, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 47(1), 368–377, IF=0.349
  3. Vukova T., What is Irukanji jellyfish venom, how does it work and why there is still no universal antidote? 2015, Bulgarian Science Journal (сп. Българска наука), 70, 449-467
  4. Vukova T., Dimitrov V., Radicheva N., Three methods for estimation of changes in frequency characteristics of potentials elicited by long-lasting (fatiguing) activity of isolated muscle fibres. 2010, General Physiology and Biophysics, 29(3), 243-254
  5. Vukova T., Vydevska-Chichova M., Radicheva N., Fatigue-induced changes in muscle fiber action potentials estimated by wavelet analysis. 2008, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, (3), 397-409
  6. Vukova T., Atanassov A., Ivanov R., Radicheva N. Intensity-dependent effects of microwave electromagnetic fields on acetylcholinesterase activity and protein conformation in frog skeletal muscles. 2005, Medical Science Monitor, 11 (2) BR50-BR56

Participation in projects

  • BG051PO001 – 3.3.04 / 42 from 2009 to 2012 Under the Operational Program “Human Resources Development” – Introduction and use of new methods and approaches in young researchers training in the biophysics area in order to increase their skills and competitiveness in applied fields such as: agriculture, ecology and medicine

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