New grant award:
Dr. Cristian Coman awarded 133k EUR for the research project "Antarctic bacteria against human pathogens: a quest for new antimicrobial compounds.", which is funded by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research.
New Journal Club meeting:
"Exploring the different facets of plant endemism in the South-Eastern Carpathians: a manifold approach for the determination of biotic elements, centres and areas of endemism."
Speaker: Bogdan Hurdu.
When: next Thursday, Jan 19, 1 PM. More details here:
Dr. Ovidiu Păun, Univ. of Vienna.
"Adaptation to Environment and
Convergent Processes in Evolution"
11/22/2016, 12:00 noon, "Al. Borza" Botanical Garden Auditorium.
New Journal Club meeting:
Speaker: Bogdan Drugă.
When: next Thursday, Oct 27, 1 PM. More details here:
Our colleague, Ștefan Andrei, has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: "Illuminating the microbial ecology of extreme saline meromictic lakes". Here is a summary of his thesis.
Dr. Mihai Miclăuș awarded 124k EUR for "Understanding the control of nuclear-gene-expression by the cytoplasmic genomes using maize isonuclear lines", which is funded by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, through the Young Research Teams Programme.
Please join us in congratulating Dr Gheorghe Coldea for being inducted in the Romanian Academy as corresponding member!
Dr. Cristian Coman awarded 1 million EUR for the project "Methodological guide for monitoring antibiotic residues and antimicrobial resistance in the environment as a supporting instrument for an enhanced quality management of surface waters and groundwater", part of the EEA Grants scheme.
Three post-doctoral research projects, totalling € 200 000 (approx. € 66 000 each) awarded to Dr. Ioan Bacila, Dr. Bogdan Hurdu, and Dr. Adrian Stoica. These are:
1. Establishing the taxonomic rank of the endemic Romanian species Onobrychis transsilvanica through molecular methods
2. Modeling past, current and future endemic plant species distribution in South-Eastern Carpathians for biogeographic analysis and conservation planning
3. Modeling the niche and distribution of rare and endangered plants in the Romanian Carpathians; identifying new occurrences and rarity hotspots
Dr. Sorina Fărcaș will lead the five-member team of our institute in a Joint Applied Research Project, coordinated by the Institute of Archeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca: "Seeing the unseen. Landscape archaeology on the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Porolissum (Romania)", funded by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research (PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3-0924).
Dr. Mihai Miclaus awarded 2.000.000 RON (€ 440 000 equivalent) for:
"Evaluating the existing genetic diversity among local maize inbred lines towards developing new hybrids, with superior qualities and increased productivity" - project funded under the Joint Applied Research Projects Call, PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.1-0511, of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research. Half of the budget will be shared by the two partners in the consortium: the Agricultural Research and Development Station, Turda, and the Oncology Institutute "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta", Cluj-Napoca
Dr. Adela Halmagyi awarded 1 397 000 RON (€ 323 000 equivalent) for:
"Assessment of genetic stability in cryopreserved Romanian elite tomato (Lycopersicon
esculentum Mill.) cultivars" - project funded under the IDEI-PCE2011 call of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research.
Dr. Cosmin Sicora awarded 3 811 557 RON (€890 000 equivalent) for:
"Biotechnology in conversion of solar energy into hydrogen using photosynthetic microorganisms"; a project to which the EU is the major financial contributor through the European Regional Development Fund.
Recent publications (ISI):