Dr Olga Boubriak
Olga graduated from Kiev National University (Ukraine) and received M.Sc in Biology and Biophysics. Her next degree, PhD in Biochemistry (Biosensors), was awarded by Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1994. Since 1997 she is working in Oxford University (Oxford, UK) as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant first in the Laboratory of Ophthalmology, then in Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and now in Department of Engineering. She was working on the number of projects that involved analysis of three-dimensional cultures of cartilage cells and measurements of responses of cells to external physical stimuli such as osmolarity and oxygen levels. She was also studying the diffusional properties of the extracellular matrix of the intervertebral disc. She is currently involved in EPSRC UltraSpine Project with a histological assessment of intervertebral disc integrity and cell viability after High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment.
- Boubriak OA, Watson N, Sivan SS, Stubbens N, Urban JPG. 2013. Factors regulating viable cell density in the intervertebral disc: blood supply in relation to disc height. J. Anat. 222(3):341-8.
- Boubriak OA, Urban JPG, Brooks JT. 2009. Cytochrome c oxidase levels in chondrocytes during monolayer expansion and after return to three dimensional culture. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 7:1084-92.
- Boubriak OA, Urban JP, Cui ZF. 2006. Monitoring of metabolite gradients in tissue engineering constructs. J. Royal Soc. Interface 3(10): 637-48.
- Boubriak OA, Urban JPG, Bron AJ. 2003. Differential effects of aging on transport properties of anterior and posterior human sclera. Exp Eye Res. 76(6):701-13.
- Boubriak OA, Soldatkin AP, Starodub NF, Sandrovskiy AK, Elskaya AK. 1995. Determination of urea in blood serum by a urease biosensor based on an ion-sensitive field-effect transistor. Sensors and Actuators 27: 429-431.
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