Research student, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Research Topics and Related Projects
My PhD project deals with investigating the role of ocular fibroblasts in determining tissue biomechanics in healthy and diseased eyes. Mechanical deterioration of the eye can lead to permanent vision loss in conditions such as myopia and glaucoma. Ocular biomechanics is governed by the load-bearing extracellular matrix, with dynamic control by mechano-sensitive fibroblast cells. While the role of the extracellular matrix in determining ocular tissue mechanics has been extensively researched, cellular contributions remain largely unknown. A better understanding of these cellular aspects will help to drive the development of new eye treatments.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
2014-2016: MSc, Biophysics (1 Hons), Sofia University / Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC)
2010-2014: BSc, Molecular biology (1 Hons), Sofia University
Honours and Awards
2017 – Student Ambassador / Moderator, “15th International Congress in Vision Science and Eye”, London, UK
2015-2016 – Erasmus mobility grant, University of Strasbourg, France
2017 – CITER Network Showcase and Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, UK – Talk
2017 – 15th International Congress in Vision Science and Eye, London, UK – Talk
2017 – Vision Researchers Colloquium, Bath, UK – Talk
2017 – Speaking of Science, Cardiff, UK – Talk
Innovation and Engagement
2017 – Diamond Light Source Media Event – Oxford Digital Media, Association of Optometrists, The Oxford Times
2017 – Diamond Light Source Open Day
EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship (ENGIN/OPTOM/BIOSI), 2016-2020
Prof. Ahmed Elsheikh, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool.