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Summary

Dedicated scientist with broad experience in microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology. Expertise gained in both academia and industry environments, working in different organisations and countries so far.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Scientist
    Since September 2014
    - Development of assays for phage enumeration and efficacy testing; - Development of phage efficacy testing methods against a range of pathogens; - Support of sales department with validation and application experiments design for the phage-based products;

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    December 2012 --- April 2014
    My work was focusing on interaction of EPEC (Enteropathogenic E. coli) with host intestinal epithelial cells and the mechanisms by which epithelial function is altered as a result of these infections. I was assessing the impact of effector proteins produced by EPEC on TJ structure, function and polarity complexes, by infecting cell lines using different effector combinations. Developing a new effectors delivery system based on lentiviral particles.

  • Research fellow
    June 2012 --- September 2012
    Bioengineering of lantibiotic lacticin3147 and LactococcinB bacteriocin.

  • FEBS Research Fellow/ Microbiology Laboratory Practical Demonstrator
    February 2012 --- June 2012
    Obtaining of new lactococcin B variants using a PCR-based mutation approach; Improving the technological attributes of nisin and lacticin 3147: improve pH, temperature, serum stability, protease resistance and/or production levels;

  • Ph.D student
    October 2008 --- March 2012
    "Studies of bacteriocins produced by Lactococcus lactis strains" Isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from fermented food samples; Bioengineering of lacticin 3147; Bioengineering of lactococcin B. Comparison of the potency of the lipid II targeting antimicrobials nisin, lacticin 3147 and vancomycin against Gram positive bacteria.

  • Phd Student Trainee
    January 2010 --- January 2011

  • Diploma Engineer in Food Biotechnology
    October 2003 --- July 2008
    Main subjects: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Food Biotechnology, Toxicology, Enzymology.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Microbiologymolecular biologyGeneticsSDS-PAGEHPLCPeptidesCell CultureProtein chemistryToxicologyBiochemistryLaboratoryBiotechnologyMicroscopyMolecular CloningProtein PurificationqPCRLentivirus

Education

  • BSc in Food Biotechnology from Universitatea „Dunărea de Jos” din Galați in 2011

Area / Region

Wageningen, Netherlands

Others

Driving License
  • Yes