molecular biology

stem cells

molecular markers

regenerative medicine



Current position: Professor, Vice-Dean and PhD Supervisor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Vice-President Scientific Council UB-Senate.

Post-graduate education: 1993-1994: Pre-PhD fellowship in the “Genetics and Molecular Biology” laboratory, University of Paris, France1994-1997: PhD “Molecular Biology of the Cell”, University of Paris XI, U178 INSERM 178; 1997Doctor in Biology – Biochemistry, University of Bucharest, Diploma Degree series P no 179/8.12.1997; 1997- Doctor in Sciences, Specialized in “Molecular Biology of the Cell”, University of Paris-XI, France; Diploma Degree series PAR XI no. 1749019/ 24.07.20002000 – Post-Doctoral internship Biotechnology Institute, Faculty of Sciences, UMR CNRS 118, Limoges, France.

Published books, works and papers – 12 monographs; 7 book chapters in international books, 4 books chapters in a national book (in English), 108 ISI articles, total IF>230; 30 summary in ISI Journals, 3 proceedings (ISI), 90 in BDI journals, 35 papers in international conferences, in extenso, 52 in international conferences, in summary, 2 national and 1 international patents; 78 genetic sequences in GENBANK ( GenBank).

            Scientometric indices: H ISI Thompson Reuters coefficient = 20, 1160 citations Thompson Reuters: Researcher ID = F-2806-2016; H SCOPUS/Google Academic=27, i10 index=50 (Google Academic); 2090 Google Academic citations


Personal skills and competences: Genomic and transcriptomic analysis for animal (fish) biomarker identification, molecular cloning, DNA Transfer in prokaryotes/eukaryotes, DNA sequencing and mutation analysis, protein biological functions, stem-cells proliferation and molecular markers evaluation; biocompatible structures for bioengineering and regenerative medicine; Bioinformatics and biostatistics methods in genomics and transcriptomics.


1. M. Ioniță, L. E. Crică, S. I. Voicu, S. Dinescu, F. Miculescu,M. Costache,  2018, Synergistic effect of carbon nanotubes and graphene for high performance cellulose acetate membranes in biomedical applicationsCarbohydrate Polymers, 183, 50 – 61

2. A. Burcea, GO  Popa, M. Maereanu, A.  Dudu, S. E.  Georgescu, M.  CostacheExpression Characterization of Six Genes Possibly Involved in Gonad Development for Stellate Sturgeon Individuals (Acipenser stellatus, Pallas 1771), 2018, International Journal of GenomicsVolume 2018, Article ID 7835637, 10 pages,

3. I.C. Radu, A. Hudita, C. Zaharia, P. O. Stanescu, E. Vasile, H. Iovu, M. Stan, O. Ginghina, B. Galateanu, M. Costache, P. Langguth, A. Tsatsakis, K. Velonia, C. Negrei, 2017, Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBHV) nanocarriers for Silymarin release as adjuvant therapy in colo-rectal cancer, Frontiers in Pharmacology,  Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, 8, 508, ID 2716884.

4. C. Negrei, A. Hudita, O. Ginghina, B. Galateanu, S. Voicu, M. Stan, M. Costache, C. Fenga, N. Drakoulis, A. M. Tsatsakis, Colon Cancer Cells Gene Expression Signature as Response to 5- Fluorouracil, Oxaliplatin and Folinic Acid Treatment, Front. Pharmacol. 7:172. doi:10.3389/fphar.2016.00172

5. Ionita M., Crica L.E., Tiainen H., Haugen H.J., Vasile E., Dinescu S., Costache M., Iovu H., Gelatin–poly(vinyl alcohol) porous biocomposites reinforced with graphene oxide as biomaterials, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 282-291

6. M. Ionita, E.Vasile, L.E. Crica, S. I. Voicu, A. M. Pandele, S. Dinescu, L. Predoiu, B. Galateanu, A. Hermenean, Marieta CostacheSynthesis, characterization and in vitro studies of polysulfone/graphene oxide composite membranes, 2015, Composites Part B: Engineering, 72, 108-115

7. S. Dinescu, B. Galateanu, E. R., A. Hermenean, A. Lungu, I. C. Stancu, D. Jianu, T. Tumbar, M. CostacheA 3D Porous Gelatin-Alginate-Based-IPN Acts as an Efficient Promoter of Chondrogenesis from Human Adipose-Derived Stem CellsStem Cells International, 2015/2/19, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 252909, 17 pages

8. B. Galateanu, A. Hudita, C. Negrei, R-M Ion, M. Costache, M. Stan, D. Nikitovic, A. W. Hayes, D. A. Spandidos, A. M. Tsatsakis, O. Ginghina, Impact of multicellular tumor spheroids as an in vivolike tumor model on anticancer drug response, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY, DOI: 10.3892/ ijo.2016.3467, 2295-2302

9.B. Galateanu, M-C Bunea, P. Stanescu, E. Vasile, A. Casarica, H. Iovu, A. Hermenean, C. Zaharia, M. Costache, In Vitro Studies of Bacterial Cellulose and Magnetic Nanoparticles Smart Nanocomposites for Efficient Chronic Wounds Healing, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Stem Cells International, Volume 2015, Article ID 195096, 10 pages,

10. S. Dinescu, B. Galateanu, M. Albu, A. Cimpean, A. Dinischiotu, M. Costache, Sericin Enhances the Bioperformance of Collagen-Based Matrices Preseeded with Human-Adipose Derived Stem Cells (hADSCs), Int. J. Mol. Sci.201314(1), 1870-1889; doi:10.3390/ijms14011870;