CV of Dr. Albena Todorova, PhD

Born

4 July 1969 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Laboratory address

Laboratory of Molecular Pathology,
University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 Zdrave st., Sofia 1431
Bulgaria
Tel/Fax: 00 359 2 510992
E-mail: todorova@ns.medfac.acad.bg

Home address

"Mladost" bl.101, vh. E, ap. 96
Sofia 1797, Bulgaria
Tel. +359 888 796813 or +359 2 8707796

Academical education:

1987-1992 Sofia University "St. Climent Ohridsky"

Degrees

 

1992 M.Sc. degree, graduation thesis on "Molecular techniques for carrier detection in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy Bulgarian patients"
1999 PhD thesis “Muscular dystrophy Duchenne/Becker in Bulgaria. Molecular characteristics, mechanisms of mutagenesis and prophylactics”

Activities

1992 Research associate in the project "Correlation between molecular defects and clinical manifestation of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy"
1994 Research associate in the project "Molecular defects and cardiac involvement in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy Bulgarian patients"
1995-1996

Fellow of Telethon Italy - training on mutation detection, carrier status determination and immunohistochemical analysis of muscle biopsies.

Laboratory of Human Genetics and Laboratory of Neuropathology, University of Padua

1996-1999 PhD student in Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital, Sofia
1997-1999 Leading researcher on the project “Screening for point mutations in the dystrophin gene. Mechanisms of mutagenesis”
2001-2002 Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Institute of Human Genetics, Biozentrum, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
2004 Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Institute of Human Genetics, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
2005

Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Institute of Human Genetics, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Diagnostic responsability:

  • Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy -  diagnostic analysis, carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies – diagnostic analysis, carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis.
  • Laminopathies.
  • Myotonic dystrophy.
  • Haemophilia A and B.

Research interests

  • Mechanisms of mutability along the dystrophin gene in comparison to the other human genes.
  • Sequence analysis of some regions with deletion breakpoints concentration.
  • Epidemiology of Neuromuscular disorders.
  • Limb-girdel muscular dystrophy – DNA and protein analysis
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of neuromuscular disorders
  • Gene mapping and cloning

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Bulgarian Association of Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Member of the Yough Union of Molecular Genetics in Medicine
  • Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

Languages

  • English, Italian, German (low level), Russian