Institute of Mechanics

Position: Assistant professor

Department of Biomechanics

Room number: 104

 

Phone: +359 2 979 6378

E-mail: a.alexandrova@imbm.bas.bg

 

 

Scientific degrees, institution, year:

 

 


Master degree of chemistry and physics, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", 1999

Speciality certification in Biophysics, Medical University - Pleven, 2006 - 2010

PhD student in Biomechanics, Institute of Mechanics to BAS, 2012 - 2017

Fields of Research:

 

Biomechanics, Hemorheology, Micro- and macro- rheological properties of blood, Rheology of leukocytes, Coagulation of blood, Atomic force microscopy, Flow microfluidic chamber, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Clinical applications

Extended Information


Recent Publications:

1. A. Alexandrova, N. Antonova, „Rheological and mechanical aspects of leukocytes motion and adhesion”, Series on Biomechanics, 27 (3-4), 74-79, 2012.

2. A. Alexandrova, N. Antonova, „Correlation between erythrocyte aggregation and adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium”, Series on Biomechanics, 30 (1), 35-42, 2016.

3. A. Alexandrova, N. Antonova, M. Yu. Skorkina, E. Shamray, O. V. Cherkashina, „Evaluation of the elastic properties and topography of leukocytes’ surface in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using atomic force microscope”, Series on Biomechanics, 31, 3, 16-24, 2017. SJR: 0,118.

4. A. Alexandrova, N. Antonova, E. E. Konstantinova, G. B. Melnikova, A. S. Petrovskaya, „Investigation of the kinetics of coagulation and morphological observations of blood clot formation” Series on Biomechanics, 31, 4, 34-42, 2017. SJR: 0,118.

5. A. Alexandrova, N. Antonova, M. Kyulavska, I. Velcheva, I. Ivanov, E. Zvetkova, „Hemorheological and Atomic Force Microscopy studies on the experimental clot formations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus” Series on Biomechanics, 32, 3, 63-73, 2018. SJR: 0,118.

6. Н. Антонова, А. Александрова, Е. Э. Константинова, Г. Мельникова, Е. Цветкова, И. Иванов, А. С. Петровская, „Сравнительное исследование тромбообразования с использованием реологических, электрореологических методов и атомно-силовой микроскопии” Сборник докладов: „Методологические аспекты сканирующей зондовой микроскопии”, XIII Международная конференция, Минск, 16-19 октября 2018 г., 241-246.

7. A. V. Muravyov, I. A. Tikhomirova, N. Antonova, A. Alexandrova, „Effect of gasotransmitters (NO and H2S) on the red blood cell micromechanical properties in normal conditions and with type 2 diabetes mellitus” Series on Biomechanics, 32, 3, 12-19, 2018. SJR: 0,118.

 

Recent Projects:

 

1. “A comparative study of the kinetic of clot (thrombus) formation”, Project for bilateral cooperation 2016 – Bulgaria – Austria (№ ДНТС 01/10):, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund.

2. “Development of experimental microfluidic system and methodology for assessing microrheological properties of blood. Analysis of the peripheral vasomotor reactivity and vascular endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus”, Competition for financial support of basic research projects – 2018 (КП-06-Н27/13), funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund.

3. “Mechanical and electrical properties of blood and experimental assessment of local elastic characteristics of biological cells by methods of contact mechanics. A comparative research”, joint research project between the Institute of Mechanics to BAS and the A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of NAS of Belarus.

Membership:

Bulgarian Society of Biorheology

Union of Bulgarian Scientists – Section Mechanics