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:
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.
Recent publications (ISI):
Șuteu D., Băcila I., Stoica I.A., Balazs Z. R., Pușcaș M., Coldea Gh., 2023, Phylogeographic pattern of the high-alpine plant species Eritrichium nanum (Boraginaceae) within the Carpathians, Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, Volume 51, Issue 1, Article number 12971, DOI:10.15835/nbha5111297
Stoica, A.D.; Sevastre, B.; Suciu, M.; Pârvu, A.E.; Pârvu, M.; Toma, V.A.; Roman, I.; Dobre, C. Chemoprotective Effect of Plantago sempervirens Crantz Extract on Ovarian Structure and Folliculogenesis. Appl. Sci. 2023, 13, 3134. https://doi.org/10.3390/ app13053134
Kwon,T., Shibata, H., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I., Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Lamarque, J.-F., Hagedorn, F., Eisenhauer, N., Djukic, I. and TeaComposition Network with Ursu T-M. (2021) Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes. Front. For. Glob. Change 4:678480. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.678480
Teban-Man, A., Farkas, A., Baricz, A., Hegedus, A., Szekeres, E., Pârvu, M., Coman, C. 2021. Wastewaters, with or without hospital contribution, harbour MDR, carbapenemase-producing, but not hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae. Antibiotics (Basel), 10(4), 361. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10040361.
Butiuc-Keul, A., Carpa, R., Podar, D., Szekeres, E., Muntean, V., Iordache, D., Farkas, A. 2021. Antibiotic Resistance in Pseudomonas spp. Through the Urban Water Cycle. Current Microbiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00284-021-02389-w
Puşcaş, M., Ronikier, M., Mráz, P. et Bogdan-Iuliu Hurdu. 2021. Biogeography of the Carpathians: towards a better understanding of biodiversity patterns. Plant Syst Evol 307, 29 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-021-01754-3
Burli, S., Theurillat, J-P., Winkler, M., ..., Unterluggauer, P., Ursu, T-M., Villar, L., Vittoz, P., 2021. A common soil temperature threshold for the upper limit of alpine grasslands in European mountains. Alpine Botany. DOI: 10.1007/s00035-021-00250-1
Bluhm, S.L., Eitzinger, B., Bluhm, C., Ferlian, O., Heidemann, K., Ciobanu, M., Maraun, M., Scheu, S. 2021. The impact of root-derived resources on forest soil invertebrates depends on body size and trophic position. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4:622370 https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2021.622370
Jochum, M., Ferlian, O., Thakur, M.P., Ciobanu, M., Klarner, B., Salamon, J.A., Frelich, L.E., Johnson, E.A., Eisenhauer, N. 2021. Earthworm invasion causes declines across soil fauna size classes and biodiversity facets in northern North American forests. Oikos, https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.07867.
Anca D. Farcas, Vlad Al Toma, Ioana Roman, Bogdan Sevastre, Florina Scurtu, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu. (2020) Glutaraldehyde-Polymerized Hemoglobin: In Search of Improved Performance as Oxygen Carrier in Hemorrhage Models. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications Volume 2020, Article ID 1096573, 11 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1096573
Halmagyi, A., Coste, A., Jarda, L., A. Butiuc-Keul, I. Holobiuc, V. Cristea. (2020) A safeguard measure of endemic and endangered plant species: cryostorage of Dianthus taxa. Biodivers Conserv. doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-02032-3
Katarína Hegedüšová, Joanna Korzeniak, Jana Májeková, Adrian Stoica, Gheorghe Coldea, Anna Kuzemko, Vasyl Budzhak, Alla Tokaryuk, Illya Chorney & Iveta Škodová (2020) Syntaxonomical revision of the Triseto flavescentis-Polygonion bistortae alliance in the Carpathians, Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2020.1801877
Cristina M. Muntean, Nicoleta E. Dina, Teodor-Lucian Biter, Ioan Bratu, Maria Coroş, Crina Socaci, Ana Coste. 2020. Surface dynamics of genomic DNAs upon lowering the pH, in the presence of graphene/AgNPs-based SERS detection platform. Journal of Molecular Modeling (2020) 26:211. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00894-020-04477-3
Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Cristina Gruian, Cristina Pușcaș, Alexandra Simon, Eva Fischer-Fodor, Vlad Al. Toma, Anca Farcas, Ioana Roman, Violeta Florina Scurtu, Amr A.A. Attia, Grigore Damian, 2020. Spin labelled hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC): preparation and evaluation of in vivo / in vitro stability. STUDIA UBB CHEMIA, LXV, 2, 2020 (p. 121-132) , 2020, DOI:10.24193/subbchem.2020.2.10
Turtureanu, P.D., Barros, C., Bec, S., Hurdu, B.-I., Saillard, A., Šibík, J., Balázs, Z., Novikov, A., Renaud, J., Podar, D., Thuiller, W., Pușcaș, M., Choler, P. Biogeography of intraspecific trait variability in matgrass (Nardus stricta): high phenotypic variation at the local scale exceeds large scale variability patterns, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 125555 (doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2020.125555)
Tanţău, I., Reille, M., Fărcaş, S., Grindean, R., de Beaulieu, J.-L., 2020, Mlaca Tătarilor peat bog, Southern Transylvania (Romania). GRANA: EPDB 47. Published online: 23 Jun 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/00173134.2020.1737216
Lembrechts J.J., Aalto J., Ashcroft M.B.,...Ursu T.M.,...Rossi C., Nijs I. (2020) SoilTemp: a global database of near-surface temperature. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15123
Breman E., Hurdu B.-I. (corresponding author), Kliment I., Kobiv I., Kučera J., Mráz P., Pușcaș M., Renaud J., Ronikier M., Šibík J., Schmotzer A., Štubňová E., Szatmari P.-M., Tasenkevich L., Turis P., Slovák M., 2020, Conserving the endemic flora of the Carpathian Region: an international project to increase and share knowledge of the distribution, evolution and taxonomy of Carpathian endemics and to conserve endangered species, Plant Systematics and Evolution (Accepted 11 Apr 2020). DOI: 10.1007/s00606-020-01685-5
Ramona M. Galatus, Radu Papara, Loredana Buzura, AnaMaria Roman, Tudor Ursu, "Wearable multi-sensor for plant monitoring, based on fluorescent fibers," Proc. SPIE 11361, Biophotonics in Point-of-Care, 113610Z (1 April 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2559993
Alsos, I.G., Lavergne, S., Merkel, M.K.F., Boleda, M., Lammers, Y., Alberti, A., Pouchon, C., Denoeud, F., Pitelkova, I., Pușcaș, M., Roquet, C., Hurdu, B.-I., Thuiller, W., Zimmermann, N.E., Hollingsworth, P.M., Coissac, E., 2020, The treasure vault can be opened: large-scale genome skimming works well using herbarium and silica gel dried material. Plants, 9, 432: 1-18. DOI:10.3390/plants9040432 https://www.mdpi.com/2223-7747/9/4/432
Baricz, A., Chiriac, C.M., Andrei, A.-Ș., Bulzu, P.-A., Levei, E.A., Cadar, O., Battes, K.P., Cîmpean, M., Șenilă, M., Cristea, A., Muntean, V., Alexe, M., Coman, C., Szekeres, E.K., Sicora, C.I., Ionescu, A., Blain, D., O’Neill, W.K., Edwards, J., Hallsworth, J.E., Banciu, H.L. 2020. Spatio-temporal insights into microbiology of the freshwater-to-hypersaline, oxic-hypoxic-euxinic waters of Ursu Lake. Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14909. https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1462-2920.14909
Remizovschi, A., Carpa, R., Forray, F.L., Chiriac, C., Roba, C.-A., Beldean-Galea, S., Andrei, A.-S., Szekeres, E., Baricz, A., Lupan, I., Knut, R., Coman, C. 2020. Mud volcanoes and the presence of PAHs. Sci Rep 10, 1253 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58282-2