The monograph "Nematode fauna of the Romanian Carpathians", authors Marcel Ciobanu & Iuliana Popovici, published by Presa Universitară Clujeană in 2021, was awarded the Emil Racoviță Prize of the Romanian Academy. The work, written in two volumes, synthesizes the results of research carried out over 26 years (1974 - 2000) in the Romanian Carpathians, with the aim of assessing the diversity of mountain biocenosis and understanding the role that phyto- and zoocenoses play in the functioning of Carpathian ecosystems.

As part of the Collaborative Research Projects funded by Norwegian Grants, Dr. Bogdan Drugă explains the impact of climate change on seaweed and thus on human society in terms of air quality, aquatic diversity, fish production.

Dr. Vlad Alexandru Toma - 15.09.2022 - won, by a national competition, a postdoctoral research fellowship in the biomedical field "Maya and Nicolae Simionescu", with the title: "In search of a strategy based on the Fenton-Haber Weiss reaction to re-educate melanoma-associated fibroblasts using in vitro 3D models", worth 10. 000 Euro, awarded by the Romanian Society of Cell Biology and the Institute of Cell Biology and Pathology "Nicolae Simionescu", with the support of Academician Maya Simionescu, from Bucharest. This fellowship is awarded annually by competition, starting in 2022, and is granted to fund a research project carried out over 12 months. The application is in the field of biomedical sciences - "Fundamental and applied biomedical research for the benefit of human health".

NIRDBS and its Cluj-Napoca Branch branch, ICB, in collaboration with UASVM and UMP Cluj-Napoca, are pleased to announce the visit of Dr. Lawrence Banks, General Director of  the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnologies (ICGEB), taking place on October 21-22. The visit’s schedule is attached, including the time and location of the speaker’s invited seminar. Photo

NIRDBS became an Affiliated Centre of ICGEB in 2011, thus embracing the organisation's dedication to advanced applicative research and training in the fields of molecular biology and biotechnology.

The Romanian Governmental Scientific Expedition in Antarctica – ROICE


The Romanian Governmental Scientific Expedition in Antarctica – ROICE 2015, is organized by INCDSB in partnership with Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI). The team of Romanian researchers will be taking part in this expedition during 3 – 23 February 2015, at the Antarctic King Sejong Station, host station of the Korea Institute for Polar Research, on King George Islands in West Antarctica. 

The Institute of Biological Research Cluj-Napoca, Branch of the INCDSB Bucharest was represented by Dr. Cristian Coman. More here


The Scientific Expedition – ROICE 2016 was organized by the National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences with the support of the Romanian Government through the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, the Ministry of the Environment, Waters and Forests, having the scientific support of the Romanian Academy, through the National Committee for Antarctic Research. The expedition ROICE 2016 took place between 3rd and 23 February 2016, at King Sejong Antarctic Station, Barton Peninsula, King George Island in Western Antarctica. The Institute of Biological Research Cluj-Napoca, Branch of the INCDSB Bucharest was represented by Dr. Cristian Coman. More here


The Scientific Expedition – ROICE 2019 is happening now.  More here

Strategic development objectives of the Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca

Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, A. Borza Botanical Garden, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, and Romanian Phytosociological Society organise: 

Biogeography of the Carpathians

Ecological and evolutionary facets of biodiversity

in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 28th to 30th September 2017

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.



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