Adela Halmagyi, Ph.D.


Plant biotechnology: tissue culture (organogenesis, somatic embryogenesis, micropropagation, synthetic seeds), secondary metabolite production;
Conservation of plant genetic resources (in vitro conservation, cryopreservation), propagation, genetic stability.

ResearcherID: C-1023-2011

At present:
  • Scientific secretary at the Institute of Biological Research Cluj-Napoca
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the National R&D Institute for Biological Sciences
Member of: 
European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research
Romanian Society of Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures

RESEARCH PROJECTS (financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research)

Leader of research projects
  • Research grant with activities performed in specialized laboratories in the country and/or abroad “L”, 2000 
  • Research grant “T” 6234/2000 
  • Program BIOTECH, Project 01-2-CPD-4/19.10.2001 
  • Program BIOTECH, Project 04-2-PED-4527/03.12.2004 
  • Program CEEX, Project 82/25.10.2005 
  • Program CEEX, Project 61/26.07.2006 
  • Program 4 Partnerships in priority areas, Project 51-067/18.09.2007
  • Program IDEI, Project 280/05.10.2011 
Scientific responsible for projects in partnership
  • Program CEEX, Project 173/04.11.2004 
  • Program CEEX, Project 19/10.10.2005 
  • Program CEEX, Project 80/20.10.2005 
  • Program 4 Partnerships in priority areas, Project 51-039/18.09.2007
  • Program 4 Partnerships in priority areas, Project 61-007/14.09.2007
  • Program 4 Partnerships in priority areas, Project 31-008/18.09.2007


Books and book chapters

1. Halmagyi, A., Lambardi, M. (2006) Cryopreservation of carnation. In: Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology. Advances and Topical Issues. Vol. II. (Teixeira, J.A., ed.), pp. 415-423.

2. Halmagyi, A., Butiuc-Keul, A. (2007) Conservarea Resurselor Genetice Vegetale. Editura Todesco, Cluj-Napoca, 189 pp. (Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources – in romanian).

3. Deliu, C., Halmagyi, A. (2008) Embriogeneza somatică. Editura Todesco, Cluj-Napoca, 327 pp. (Somatic Embryogenesis – in Romanian).

Journals with IF

1. Halmagyi, A., Fischer-Klüver, G., Mix-Wagner, G., Schumacher, H.M. (2004) Cryopreservation of Chrysanthemum morifolium (Dendranthema grandiflora Ramat.) by different approaches. Plant Cell Reports 22, 371-375.

2. Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C., Coste, A. (2005) Plant regeneration from potato shoot tips cryopreserved by a combined vitrification-droplet method. CryoLetters 26, 313-322.

3. Halmagyi, A., Pinker, I. (2006) Plant regeneration from Rosa shoot tips cryopreserved by a combined droplet vitrification method. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 84, 145-153.

4. Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C. (2006) Cryopreservation of strawberry shoot tips by encapsulation-vitrification. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici, Cluj-Napoca 34, 28-33.

5. Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C. (2007) Cryopreservation of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) shoot tips by encapsulation-vitrification. Scientia Horticulturae 113, 300-306.

6. Halmagyi, A., Kevrešan, S., Kovačević, B., Ćirin-Novta, V., Pavlović, K., Grbović, L., Kuhajda, K. (2008) Effects of naphtenic acids on rooting of in vitro grown chrysanthemum shoots. Propagation of Ornamental Plants 8, 148-150.

7. Muntean, C.M., Halmagyi, A., Puia. M.D., Pavel, I. (2009) FT-Raman signatures of genomic DNA from plant tissues. Spectroscopy 23, 59–70.

8. Pinker, I., Halmagyi, A., Olbricht, K. (2009) Effects of sucrose preculture on cryopreservation by droplet-vitrification of strawberry cultivars and morphological stability of cryopreserved plants. CryoLetters 30, 202-211.

9. Băcilă, I., Coste, A., Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C. (2010) Micropropagation of Hypericum maculatum Cranz an important medicinal plant. Romanian Biotechnological Letters 15, 86-91.

10. Halmagyi, A., Vălimăreanu, S., Coste, A., Deliu, C. (2010) Cryopreservation of Malus shoot tips and subsequent plant regeneration. Romanian Biotechnological Letters 15, 79-85.

11. Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C., Isac, V. (2010) Cryopreservation of Malus cultivars: Comparison of two droplet protocols. Scientia Horticulturae 124, 387-392.

12. Muntean, C.M., Leopold, N., Halmagyi, A., Valimareanu, S. (2011) Ultrasensitive detection of genomic DNA from apple leaf tissues, using surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Spectroscopy 25, 33-43.

13. Muntean, C.M., Leopold, N., Halmagyi, A., Valimareanu, S. (2011) Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of DNA from leaves of in vitro-grown apple plants. J. Raman Spectroscopy 42, 844-850.

14. Muntean, C.M. Leopold, N., Halmagyi, A., Valimareanu, S. (2011) Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of genomic DNA from in vitro grown plant species. J. Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1925-1931.

15. Coste, A., Vlase, L., Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C., Coldea, G. (2011) Effects of plant growth regulators and elicitors on production of secondary metabolites in shoot cultures of Hypericum hirsutum and Hypericum maculatum. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 106, 279-288.

16. Coste, A., Oltean, B., Halmagyi, A., Deliu, C. (2011) Direct somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in Peucedanum oreoselinum (L.) Moench. Romanian Biotechnological Letters 16, 6450-6459.

17. Coste, A., Halmagyi, A., Butiuc-Keul, A.L., Deliu, C., Coldea, G., Hurdu, B. (2012) In vitro propagation and cryopreservation of Romanian endemic and rare Hypericum species. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture, 110, 213-226. 

18. Muntean, C.M., Leopold, N., Halmagyi, A., Valimareanu, S. (2013) Surface-enhanced Raman scattering assessment of DNA from leaf tissues adsorbed on silver colloidal nanoparticles. J. Raman Spectroscopy 44, 817-822.