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Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography
"AKAD. IVAN Kostov"

Bulgarian Academy of ScienceS

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hristinadimitrova

Гл. ас. д-р Христина Димитрова
Assistant Professor Hristina Dimitrova, PhD

Институт по минералогия и кристалография "Акад. Иван Костов" - Българска академия на науките
Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography "Acad. Ivan Kostov" - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Place of birth: Smolyan

Date of birth: 05.10.1981

Nationality: Bulgarian

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES OBTAINED:

2000 - 2004 Higher education, Bachelor degree in Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

2004 – 2005 Higher education, Master’s degree in Ecology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”; 

2018 – Doctor’s degree in Mineralogy and Crystallography - Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography - Acad. Ivan Kostov ", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

2019 - Currently, Assistant Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Acad. Ivan Kostov ", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

FIELD OF INTEREST:

- DNA and protein crystallization - crystal growth, structural biology, weak (hydrogen) interactions, molecular biology;

- Single X-ray diffraction analysis and attendant software products;

- Organic synthesis (synthesis of innovative pharmacological substances), heterologous expression, PCR, porous materials, nano materials.

LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS:

1. H. I. Sbirkova-Dimitrova, S. Georgieva, V. Ganev and B. L. Shivachev"Crystallization and crystal structure of lysozyme in the presence of nanosized Titanium oxide", Bulg. Chem. Commun., 50.F (2018): 7-14.

2. Sbirkova-Dimitrova, Hristina I., and Boris Shivachev. "Crystal structure of the DNA sequence d (CGTGAATTCACG) 2 with DAPI." Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications 73.9 (2017): 500-504.

3. Bakalska, R., Todorova, M., Sbirkova, H., Shivachev, B., & Kolev, T., “Comparing of the crystal structure and spectroscopic properties of some stilbazolium dyes with enlarged π-conjugated system I. Chromophores with p-dimethylamino group.” Dyes and Pigments (2017), 136, 919-929.

4. Sbirkova, H. I., and B. L. Shivachev. "Crystal structure of a DNA sequence d(CGTGAATTCACG) at 130K." Bulg. Chem. Commun.  48.4 (2016): 589-592.

5. Sbirkova, H. I., et al. "Crystallographic conditions of the heterologically expressed recombinant metal-binding protein Ts-PCHTP." Bulg. Chem. Commun. 45.4 (2013): 440-445.

6. Piroeva I, Atanassova-Vladimirova S, Dimowa L, Sbirkova H, Radoslavov G, Hristov P, Shivachev BL. “A simple and rapid scanning electron microscope preparative technique for observation of biological samples: application on bacteria and DNA samples.”, Bulg. Chem. Commun. (2013), 45:510-515.

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