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📃 Curriculum vitae

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📃 Curriculum vitae

         

General presentation

The discipline of Pharmacognosy exists since 1993, from the beginning of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Timisoara. It was initially coordinated by Pharm. Handrea Dafin. Subsequently, heads of the discipline were Lect. Pharm. Toma Claudia-Crina, PhD, and from 2008 to 2014  †Lect. Pharm. Peev Camelia, PhD. The discipline was then coordinated by Lect. Avram Ștefana, PhD, and since 2015 by Prof. Danciu Corina, PhD.

The lectures and practical classes of Pharmacognosy are addressed to the students from the 3rd year of study within the Pharmacy Bachelor Program, in Romanian and in French, respectively to the students from the 2nd year within the Pharmaceutical Assistance (Lugoj) under the name of Vegetal Products. The subject of Phytotherapy is also taught within the Discipline of Pharmacognosy, being addressed to the students of the 3rd year of study within the Pharmacy Bachelor Program, both in Romanian and in French, respectively to the students from the 2nd year within the Pharmaceutical Assistance (Lugoj).

Pharmacognosy is an interdisciplinarry discipline, correlating features from domains such as botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, achieving multiple connections regarding medicinal plants as sources of active compounds with therapeutic applicability. Pharmacognosy studies medicinal plants according to the classes of active phytocompounds such as carbohydrates, phenolic derivatives (phenylpropenes, lignans, flavonoids, tannins), terpenes, glycosides, alkaloids.

Teaching Pharmacognosy involves acquiring knowledge related to identifying and obtaining  vegetal products or crude drugs used in phytotherapy, recognizing the botanical characteristics and knowing their chemical composition, as well as being able to perform phytochemical analysis. Also, by attending our discipline’s lectures and practicals, students should be able to correctly associate natural products with pharmacological activities and therapeutic uses, next to their possible side effects and precautions.

Within the practical classes of Pharmacognosy, the students learn various extraction methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis assays for crude drugs, in order to carry out the quality control of these products. The identification and dosing of the active phytocompounds is carried out by chemical reactions, chromatographic, spectrophotometric and/or biological methods. Also, in the framework of phytotherapy practical classes, students learn the ability to associate various pathologies with possible phytotherapeutic remedies, thus achieving the association of various classes of active principles with specific symptomatology. In order to provide good counseling skills for patients regarding the use of phytopreparations, students learn about pharmaceutical formulations containing natural active compounds or extracts, therapeutic / toxic doses, as well as possible interactions between active compounds – drugs or food.

Through the volunteering program for students “Volunteering in the academic development activity” (VADA), carried out at the “Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara since 2017, many students with good results, both from the Romanian and the French section, participate every year in the teaching and research process within the Pharmacognosy Discipline.

The members of the discipline are lecturers in the master’s programs of the Faculty of Pharmacy, UMFVBT, for various subjects.

PhD training is provided by Prof. dr. pharm. Corina Danciu starting with 2018.

Scientific activity

Scientific activity

The research activity of the discipline is focused on the pharmacognostic study of different species from wild and cultured flora, in terms of chemical composition and pharmaco-toxicological activity. The team of the discipline carries out complex studies on the biological activity of extracts and natural compounds such as polyphenols, triterpenes, by in vitro and in vivo methods, in order to establish the antioxidant, chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory, antiangiogenic, antibacterial actions. Students from the 3rd , 4rd  and 5th  year also participate in the research process in order to carry out the bachelor’s or dissertation thesis, as well as within the doctoral studies carried out within the discipline of Pharmacognosy.

Members of the discipline of Pharmacognosy collaborate with prestigious universities in the country and from abroad and are affiliated to various national and international professional organizations, being also part of the editorial staff of some ISI publications (CV).

Professional prestige:

  • Prof. Habil. Pharm. Danciu Corina, PhD: H-index (2021): 18 (Web of Science) 23 (Google Scholar)
  • Assoc. Prof. Pharm. Avram Stefana, PhD: H-index (2021): 15 (Web of Science) 17 (Google Scholar)
  • Lect. Pharm. Magyari-Pavel Ioana Zinuca, PhDH-index (2022): 11 (Web of Science); 13 (Google Scholar)
  • Assist. Prof. Pharm. Minda Ionela Daliana, PhD: H-index (2022): 6 (Web of Science) 7 (Google Scholar)

Research topics:

  • Natural compounds and/or extracts with anticancer effect tested on different types of cancers in vitro (cell lines) and in vivo (experimental animal model). Physico-chemical modulations to increase the anticancer potential
  • Natural compounds and/or extracts with antiangiogenic effect. Physico-chemical modulations to increase the antiangiogenic potential
  • Natural compounds and/ or extracts with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Physico-chemical modulations to increase the anti-inflammatory potential; their applicability in skin pathologies
  • Natural compounds and/or total extracts with antimicrobial and antifungal effect. Physico-chemical modulations to increase the antimicrobial and antifungal potential

Research projects:

Prof. Habil. Pharm. Danciu Corina, PhD

   Project manager:

  • Populi gemmae– a double gain for the pharmaceutical field: therapeutic potential and bio-source for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles”- 3POSTDOC/1238/2020 (2020-2022)
  • „Innovative hydrogels containing polymeric micelles as drug delivery systems for oregano essential oil: an advanced pharmaceutical approach for the management of skin tags-”-PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-0130 (2020-2022)
  • „A new phytopharmaceutical approach for murine melanoma: incorporation of isoflavone genistein in nanostructures with target delivery for the PDGF ß receptor”. Internal competition UMFT-15250-19.12.2012 (2013-2014)

   Responsible for the project (partner):

  • „New pharmaceutical approaches for modulating the bioavailability of certain flavonoids with chemopreventive potential for malignant melanoma”- Partners in fundamental innovative research  – PIII-C2-PCFI-2015/2016 FLAVOFORM

   Member in the research team:

  • „Strategic partnership for better quality of scientific research from medical universities by awarding doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships” – DocMed.net _2.0 , POSDRU/159/1.5/S/136893 “;
  • „Doctoral fellowships for competitive PhD in the European area of research ” POSDRU/88/1.5/S/63117;
  • „Evaluation of the impact of UV radiation and antitumor therapy for dermal fibroblasts and cutaneous experimental cancer ”- Bilateral cooperation III  665-22.04.2013;
  • „Evaluation of some modern pharmaceutical formalities obtained by complexation of selected pentacyclic triterpenes functionalized polysaccharide derivatives ”- Bilateral cooperation III No.674-22.04.2013
  • „Nanostructures with aurones , chalcone and standardisation plant extracts : development of a new prototype agent with chemopreventive and anti inflammatory ”, international bilateral project between Romania and France, contract RO-FR 789/30.06.2014;
  • „Formulations based on betulin and gold nanoparticles to combat skin aging” PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-0354, 115/2016
  • „Antiinflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumoral potential in breast cancer models of standardized plant extracts from Melissa officinalis in nanoformulations with cyclodextrins”, III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04
  • „Center for the development of practical skills in the field of medicinal plants” – CNFIS-FDI-2018-0159
  • „Center for professional development in the field of dermato-cosmetic products based on medicinal plants”, CNFIS-FDI-2019-0393
  • „A comprehensive in vitro and in vivo evaluation of Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott standardised bio juice on blood pressure levels and endothelial damage. A prospective study”- 5DOC/1425/03.02.2020
  • „Lupeol as bioactive natural compound in the local treatment of wounds and inflammation from mild to severe pathologies: experimental evaluations and market pre-proposal”-1EXP-1233/ 30.01.2020
  • „In vitro absorption and bioavailability of anthocyanins and their metabolites” – PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-0960-(2020-2022)

Assoc. Prof. Pharm. Avram Stefana, PhD

   Project manager:

  • „Antiinflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumoral potential in breast cancer models of standardized plant extracts from Melissa officinalis in nanoformulations with cyclodextrins” ROINEXTRAMAM, UMFT Victor Babes III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04
  • „Malignant melanoma with N-RAS mutation: targeted experimental approach by natural compounds”, CAMMelRasNa, UMFVBT, PII-C2-TC-2014

    Responsible for the project (partner):

  • „Synthesis of compounds with potential antitumor activity by derivatization reactions and their characterization by hyphenated techniques. Evaluation of antiangiogenic, antineoplastic and anti-inflammatory activity“ SYNTANTITUM, UMFVBT, III – C1 – PCFI – 2014/2015

     Member in the research team:

  • „Innovative hydrogels containing polymeric micelles as drug delivery systems for oregano essential oil: an advanced pharmaceutical approach for the management of skin tags” UEFISCDI PN-III-P1-1.1-TE- 2019-0130
  • Populi gemmae– a double gain for the pharmaceutical field: therapeutic potential and bio-source for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles”, UMFVBT 3POSTDOC/1238/2020
  • „Natural compounds targeting mast cell: implications in the process of angiogenesis“, Strategic partnership for better quality of scientific research from medical universities by awarding  doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships” – DocMed.net _2.0, POSDRU/159/1.5/S/136893
  • „In vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of nanoformulations with triterpene compounds with antitumor effect“, UEFISCDI PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2842
  • „Nanostructures with aurones, chalcones and standardized plant extracts: development of a new chemopreventive and anti-inflammatory prototype agent “, UEFISCDI mobility international bilateral grant Romania-Franta, RO-FR 789/06.2014 
  • „Evaluation of some modern pharmaceutical formulations obtained by complexation of of some pentacyclic triterpenes with polysacharides functionalised derivatives“, UEFISCDI Bilateral project Romania -Hungary 674/22.04.2013
  • „Study of implementation of vegetal antitumor bioproducts of triterpenic type by nanostructure formation, in skin therapies, by efficacy/toxicity analysis “, UEFISCDI, PN II ID_1257/2007
  • „Lymphangiogenesis in molecular subtypes of breast cancer: a prerequisite for targeted therapy of lymph node metastasis“, UEFISCDI, Idei, 345/2011
  • Center for the development of practical skills in the field of medicinal plants – CNFIS-FDI-2018-0159
  • Center for professional development in the field of dermato-cosmetic products based on medicinal plants, CNFIS-FDI-2019-0393
  • Development of the practical base in the field of medicinal plants of the Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara – CNFIS-FDI-2021-0498

Lect. Pharm. Magyari-Pavel Ioana Zinuca, PhD

   Project manager:

  • „New perspectives on skin cancer chemoprevention: evaluation of maslinic acid and of a maslinic acid derivative incorporated into nanoemulsions” – MANEWSKIN. PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019-1231
  • „Experimental Research on the Effects of a Maslinic Acid Derivative at Mitochondrial Level Following Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation and Zinc” – UVB-ZN-MITO. PII-C4-TC-2016

Member in the research team:

  • Populi gemmae – a double gain for the pharmaceutical field: therapeutic potential and bio-source for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles”- 3POSTDOC/1238/2020
  • „Innovative hydrogels based on polymeric micelles as release systems for oregano essential oil: an advanced pharmaceutical approach for the management of skin papillomas”- PN-III-P1-1.1-TE- 2019-0130
  • „Potential anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumoral effect in breast cancer of standardized extracts from Melissa officinalis in nanoformulations with cyclodextrins” ROINEXTRAMAM Competiție internă Parteneriate în cercetarea fundamentală inovativă UMFT Victor Babes III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04  
  • „Betulin and gold nanoparticles – based formulations in preventing skin aging” – PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-0354, Contract de finațare 115/2016
  • „New pharmaceutical approaches for modulating the bioavailability of certain flavonoids with chemopreventive potential for malignant melanoma”- FLAVOFORM. Parteneriate în cercetarea fundamentală inovativă-PIII-C2-PCFI-2015/2016
  • „In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Phamacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Profile of Triterpenic Compounds Nanoformulations with Antitumoral Effect”. PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2842

Assist. Prof. Pharm. Minda Ionela Daliana, PhD

Member in the research team:

  • „The anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumor potential in breast cancer of standardized plant extracts of Melissa officinalis in cyclodextrin nanoformulations” ROINEXTRAMAM Competiție internă Parteneriate în cercetarea fundamentală inovativă UMFT Victor Babes III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04
  • Populi gemmae– a double gain for the pharmaceutical field: therapeutic potential and bio-source for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles”- 3POSTDOC/1238/2020
  • Center for the development of practical skills in the field of medicinal plants – CNFIS-FDI-2018-0159
  • Center for professional development in the field of dermato-cosmetic products based on medicinal plants, CNFIS-FDI-2019-0393
  • Development of the practical base in the field of medicinal plants of the Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara – CNFIS-FDI-2021-0498

Representative ISI publications (last 4 years):

  • Daliana Minda, Roxana Ghiulai, Christian Dragos Banciu, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Corina Danciu, Roxana Racoviceanu, Codruta Soica, Oana Daniela Budu, Delia Muntean, Zorita Diaconeasa, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Stefana Avram. Phytochemical Profile, Antioxidant and Wound Healing Potential of Three Artemisia Species: In Vitro and In Ovo Evaluation. Applied Sciences. 2022; 12(3):1359. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031359, Impact factor 2,679
  • Daliana Minda, Alexandra Mioc, Christian Banciu, Codruta Soica, Roxana Racoviceanu, Marius Mioc, Ioana Macasoi, Stefana Avram, Adrian Voicu, Andrei Motoc, Cristina Trandafirescu. Cyclodextrin Dispersion of Mebendazole and Flubendazole Improves In Vitro Antiproliferative Activity. Processes. 2021; 9(12):2185. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9122185, Impact factor 2,847
  • Adelina Lombrea, Alexandra Denisa Scurtu, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Maris Turks, Jevgenija Luginina, Uldis Peipinš, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Corina Danciu- Anticancer Potential of Betulonic Acid Derivatives, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(7), 3676; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22073676, Impact factor 5,923
  • Kristine Guran, Roxana Buzatu, Iulia Pinzaru, Madalina Boruga, Iasmina Marcovici, Dorina Coricovac, Stefana Avram, Marioara Poenaru, Monica Susan, Razvan Susan, Daniela Radu, Cristina Adriana Dehelean. In Vitro Pharmaco-Toxicological Characterization of Melissa officinalis Total Extract Using Oral, Pharynx and Colorectal Carcinoma Cell Lines. Processes. 2021; 9(5):850. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9050850, Impact factor 2,847
  • Roxana Ghiulai #, Stefana Avram #, Dana Stoian, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Dorina Coricovac, Camelia Oprean, Laurian Vlase, Claudia Farcas, Marius Mioc, Daliana Minda, Andrei Motoc, Camelia Szuhanek, Corina Danciu, Codruta Soica, Laurentiu Sima. 2020. Lemon Balm Extracts Prevent Breast Cancer Progression in Vitro and in Ovo on Chorioallantoic Membrane Assay. Evidence-based Complement. Altern. Med. 2020. Impact factor 1,813
  • Corina Danciu, Iulia Pinzaru, Dorina Coricovac, Florina Andrica, Ioana Sizemore, Cristina Dehelean, Flavia Baderca, Voichita Lazureanu, Codruta Soica, Marius Mioc, Heinfried Radeke, Betulin silver nanoparticles qualify as efficient antimelanoma agents in in vitro and in vivo studies, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2019 Jan;134:1-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2018.11.006, Impact factor 4,491
  • Corina Danciu, Delia Muntean, Ersilia Alexa, Claudia Farcas, Camelia Oprean, Istvan Zupko, Andreea Bor, Daliana Minda,  Maria Proks, Valentina Buda, Monica Hancianu, Oana Cioanca, Codruta Soica, Sofia Popescu, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Phytochemical Characterization and Evaluation of the Antimicrobial, Antiproliferative and Pro-Apoptotic Potential of Ephedra alata Decne. Hydroalcoholic Extract against the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line, Molecules 2019, 24(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24010013, Impact factor 3,098
  • Alexandra Ghițu, Anja Schwiebs, Heinfried H. Radeke, Ștefana Avram, Istvan Zupko, Andreea Bor, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Camelia Oprean, Florina Bojin, Claudia Farcas , Codruța Șoica, Oana Duicu, Corina Danciu, A Comprehensive Assessment of Apigenin as an Antiproliferative, Proapoptotic, Antiangiogenic and Immunomodulatory Phytocompound, Nutrients. 2019 Apr 16;11(4). pii: E858. doi: 10.3390/nu11040858, Impact factor 4,546
  • Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Rene Csuk, Corina Danciu (corresponding author), Ștefana Avram, Flavia Baderca, Andreea Cioca, Elena-Alina Moacă, Ciprian-Valentin Mihali, Iulia Pinzaru, Danina Mirela Muntean, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Assessment of the Antiangiogenic and Anti- Inflammatory Properties of a Maslinic Acid Derivative and its Potentiation using Zinc Chloride, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(11), 2828; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20112828, Impact factor 4,556
  • Delia Muntean, Monica Licker, Ersilia Alexa, Iuliana Popescu, Calin Jianu, Valentina Buda, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Roxana Ghiulai, Florin Horhat, Delia Horhat, Corina Danciu. Evaluation of essential oil obtained from Mentha×piperita L. against multidrug-resistant strains, Infection and Drug Resistance ,12: 2905–2914, 2019, Impact factor 2.984
  • Elena-Alina Moacă, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Corina Danciu (corresponding author), Zorin Crăiniceanu, Daliana Minda, Florina Ardelean, Diana Simona Antal, Roxana Ghiulai, Andreea Cioca, Mihnea Derban, Sebastian Simu, Raul Chioibaş, Camelia Szuhanek, Cristina-Adriana Dehelean – Romanian Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.): Physicochemical and Nutraceutical Screening, Molecules 2019, 24(17), 3087; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24173087, Impact factor 3,267               
  • Ana-Maria Brezoiu, Mioara Prundeanu, Daniela Berger, Mihaela Deaconu, Cristian Matei, Ovidiu Oprea, Eugeniu Vasile, Ticuta Negreanu-Pîrjol, Delia Muntean, Corina Danciu- Properties of Salvia officinalis L. and Thymus serpyllum L. extracts free and embedded into mesopores of silica and titania nanomaterials, Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 820; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050820, Impact factor 4,324
  • Ramona Fecker, Valentina Buda, Ersilia Alexa, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Delia Muntean, Ileana Cocan, Claudia Watz, Daliana Minda, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Corina Danciu- Phytochemical and Biological Screening of Oenothera Biennis L. Hydroalcoholic Extract- Biomolecules 2020, 10, 818; doi:10.3390/biom10060818, Impact factor 4,082
  • Corina Danciu, Oana Cioanca, Claudia Watz (Farcaș)*, Monica Hancianu, Roxana Racoviceanu, Delia Muntean, Istvan Zupko, Camelia Oprean, Calin Tatu, Virgil Paunescu, Maria Proks, Zorita Diaconeasa, Codruta Soica, Iulia Pinzaru, Cristina Dehelean- Botanical Therapeutics (part II): Antimicrobial and In Vitro Anticancer Activity against MCF7 Human Breast Cancer Cells of Chamomile, Parsley and Celery Alcoholic Extracts, Anti- Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2020, doi: 10.2174/1871520620666200807213734, Impact factor 2,049
  • Valentina Buda, Ana-Maria Brezoiu, Daniela Berger, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Delia Muntea, Daliana Minda, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Zorita Diaconeasa, Roxana Folescu, Corina Danciu- Biological Evaluation of Black Chokeberry Extract Free and Embedded in Two Mesoporous Silica-Type Matrices, Pharmaceutics 2020, 12(9), 838; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12090838, Impact factor 4,421
  • Brigitta Kis, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Adelina Lombrea, Valentina Buda, Cristina Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Mukerrem Betul Yerer, Florina Bojin, Roxana Folescu, Danciu Corina. Recent Advances Regarding the Phytochemical and Therapeutic Uses of Populus nigra L. Buds, Plants 2020, 9(11), 1464; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9111464, Impact factor 2.762
  • Adelina Lombrea, Diana Antal, Florina Ardelean, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Lavinia Vlaia, Ana-Maria Mut, Zorita Diaconeasa, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Corina Danciu. A Recent Insight Regarding the Phytochemistry and Bioactivity of Origanum vulgare L. Essential Oil,Int J Mol Sci,2020 Dec 17;21(24):9653.,doi: 10.3390/ijms21249653, Impact factor 4,556
  • Alexandra Ghiƫu, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Stefana Avram, Brigitta Kis, Daliana Minda, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Valentina Buda, Roxana Folescu, and Corina Danciu- An In Vitro-In Vivo Evaluation of the Antiproliferative and Antiangiogenic Effect of Flavone Apigenin against SK-MEL-24 Human Melanoma Cell Line,” Analytical Cellular Pathology, vol. 2021, Article ID 5552664, 11 pages, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5552664, Impact factor 2,916
  • Brigitta Kis , Ioana Zinuca Pavel , Daniela Haidu , Mariana Nela Ștefănuț , Zorița Diaconeasa, Elena- Alina Moacă, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Simona Șipos, Alexandra Ivan , Corina Danciu- Inorganic element determination of romanian populus nigra l. buds extract and in vitro antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic evaluation on A549 human lung cancer cell line,Pharmaceutics, 2021 Jun 29;13(7):986, doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13070986, Impact factor 6,321 
  • Sanda-Liliana Coșarcă, Elena-Alina Moacă, Corneliu Tanase, Daniela Lucia Muntean, Ioana Zinuca Pavel (corresponding author), Cristina Adriana Dehelean. Spruce And Beech Bark Aqueous Extracts: Source Of Polyphenols, Tannins And Antioxidants Correlated To In Vitro Antitumor Potential On Two Different Cell Lines. Wood Science and Technology, March 2019, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 313–333, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00226-018-1071-5, 1-21. Impact factor 2,109
  • Denisa Circioban, Ioana Zinuca Pavel* (*corresponding author), Adriana Ledeti, Ionut Ledeti, Corina Danciu, Cristina Dehelean. Cytotoxic activity evaluation on breast cells of guest-host complexes containing artemisinin. Revista de chimie, 2019, 70. No 8, 2843-2846. Impact factor 1,755
  • Valentina Gabriela Gurita (Ciobotaru)*, Ioana Zinuca Pavel (*equal contribution), Florin Borcan, Alina Moaca, Corina Danciu, Zorita Diaconeasa, Ilinca Imbrea, Daliborca Vlad, Victor Dumitrascu, Georgeta Pop, Toxicological evaluation of some essential oils obtained from selected Romania Lamiaceae species in complex with hydroxypropyl – gamma-cyclodextrin. Revista de chimie, 70(10):3703-3707, 2019, Impact factor 1,755
  • Oana M. Aburel*, Ioana Z. Pavel* (*equal contribution), Maria D. Dănilă, Theia Lelcu, Alexandra Roi, Rodica Lighezan, Danina M. Muntean, Laura C. Rusu. Pleiotropic Effects of Eugenol: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2021, vol. 2021, Article ID 3165159, 15 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3165159. Impact factor 6,543
  • Simona Sipos, Elena-Alina Moacă, Ioana Zinuca Pavel* (corresponding author), Ștefana Avram, Octavian Marius Crețu, Dorina Coricovac, Roxana-Marcela Racoviceanu, Roxana Ghiulai, Ramona Daniela Pană, Codruța Marinela Şoica, Florin Borcan, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Zorin Crăiniceanu. Melissa officinalis L. Aqueous Extract Exerts Antioxidant and Antiangiogenic Effects and Improves Physiological Skin Parameters. Molecules. 2021; 26(8):2369. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082369 Impact factor 4,411
  • Sergiu Alexandru Tofan, Cristian Olteanu, Camelia Szuhanek, Ramona Amina Popovici, Magda Mihaela Luca*, Andrada Iftode, Ioana Zinuca Pavel*(corresponding author), Dan Florin Bonta. Synthesis and Comparative Characterization of Different Microparticles Used as Biomaterials in Dentistry. Materiale Plastice (Mater. Plast.), 2021, Volume 58, Issue 2, https://doi.org/10.37358/MP.21.2.5491 Impact factor 0,593

Books /Chapters in International Treaties:

  • Corina Danciu – Implicaţiile fitoestrogenilor cu structură izoflavonoidică în recuperarea leziunilor tegumentare de tip melanom malign, Editura Victor Babeş, 2013, ISBN 978-606-8456-05-8
  • Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Corina Danciu, Georgeta Maria Simu, Codruţa Marinela Şoica-Elemente de metodologia cercetării ştiinţifice, Editura Victor Babeş, 2013, ISBN 978-606-8456-13-3
  • Corina Danciu, Cristina Dehelean, Codruta Soica- Natural Compound Genistein: From Consecrated to New Utilizations and Formulations, in Biotechnology – Drug Discovery, Vol.7, Chapter 2, pp 43-61, Series ISBN: 1-62699-022-0, Vol. ISBN:1-62699-015-8, 2014, Studium Press, LLC, USA
  • Codruţa Şoica, Cristina Trandafirescu, Florin Borcan, Corina Danciu, Georgeta Simu, Cristina Dehelean-Nanoformulations with cyclodextrins as carriers for skin targeting of active drugs, in Biotechnology- Novel Drug Delivery, Vol. 8, pag 29-56, Series ISBN: 1-62699-015-8, Vol. ISBN No.: 1-62699-023-9, 2014, Studium press LLC, USA
  • Corina Danciu, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel-Farmacognozie-Partea I, Editura Victor Babeş, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-44-7
  • Corina Danciu, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel – Farmacognozie-Partea I-Format electronic, Editura Victor Babeş, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-58-4
  • Corina Danciu-Notes de cours-Partie I, Editura Victor Babeş, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-74-4
  • Stefana Avram, Corina Danciu, Ioana Zinuca Pavel – Farmacognozie-Partea II, Editura Victor Babeş, 2017, ISBN
  • Stefana Avram, Roxana Ghiulai, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Marius Mioc, Roxana Babuta, Mirela Voicu, Dorina Coricovac, Corina Danciu, Cristina Dehelean and Codruta Soica (2017). Phytocompounds Targeting Cancer Angiogenesis Using the Chorioallantoic Membrane Assay, Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery, Dr. Farid Badria (Ed.), Chapter 3, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68506. Print ISBN 978-953-51-3313-1
  • Danciu Corina, Soica Codruta, Antal Diana, Alexandra Popescu, Stefana Avram, Roxana Ghiulai, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Minda Ionela Daliana, Cristina Dehelean- An update of natural compounds and their modern formulations for the management of malignant melanoma, “Phytochemistry – Natural Products and Cancer”, ISBN 978-953-51-3314-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3313-1, Intech 2017
  • Corina Danciu, Suciu Oana, Diana Simona Antal , Florina Ardelean , Aimée Rodica Chiș , Codruța Șoica , Florina Andrica , Cristina Dehelean, Vlaicu Brigitha- New insights regarding the potential health benefits of isoflavones, “Flavonoids”, ISBN 978-953-51-5338-2, Intech 2017
  • Codruta Soica, Diana Antal, Florina Andrica, Roxana Babuta, Alina Moaca, Florina Ardelean, Roxana Ghiulai, Stefana Avram, Corina Danciu, Dorina Coricovac and Cristina Dehelean- Lupan-skeleton pentacyclic triterpenes with activity against skin cancer:preclinical trials evolution, “Unique Aspects of Anti-cancer Drug Development”, ISBN 978-953-51-3348-3, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3347-6, Intech 2017
  • Codruta Soica ,Iulia Pinzaru, Cristina Trandafirescu, Florina Andrica, Corina Danciu, Marius Mioc, Dorina Coricovac, Cassian Sitaru, Cristina Dehelean-Silver, gold and iron based metallic nanoparticles: biomedical applications as therapeutic agents for cancer,p161-241 in Design of nanostructures for theranostics applications, Ed.AM Grumezescu, Elsevier 2018, ISBN-978-0-12-813669-0
  • Corina Danciu, Diana Antal, Stefana Avram, Valentina Buda, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Daliana Minda, Florina Ardelean, Mirela Nicolov, Cristina Dehelean. Essential Mineral Elements: Macronutrients and Micronutrients from Herbs in Human Health- Phytochemicals: Plant Sources and Potential Health Benefits,Ed. Iman Ryan, Series: Plant Science Research and Practices, ISBN: 978-1-53615-478-8, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , New York, USA, 2019
  • Ursula Stănescu (editor), Monica Hăncianu, Cerasela Elena Gîrd- Farmacognozie. Produse vegetale cu substanțe bioactive. Corina Danciu– Capitol: Produse vegetale care conțin izoflavone, Editura Polirom, Iași, 2020, ISBN-978-973-46-7996-6
  • Valentina Buda, Minodora Andor, Antal Diana, Florina Ardelean, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Cristina Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Roxana Folescu, Felicia Andrei, Corina Danciu, Cardioprotective Effects of Cultivated Black Chokeberries (Aronia spp.): Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Effects, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92238,Intech 2020
For students

Courses, tutoring for students carried out by the team of the discipline:

  • Lectures and practical courses in electronic version (pdf format) available on the platform moodle https://moodle.umft.ro/
  • Danciu C, Avram S,Pavel IZ -Farmacognozie- Partea I, Victor Babeş Publishing House, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-44-7
  • Danciu C- Pharmacognosie. Notes de cours- Partie I, Victor Babeş Publishing House, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-74-4
  • Avram S, Danciu C, Pavel IZ -Farmacognozie- Partea a II-a, Victor Babeş Publishing House, 2017

Recommended bibliography:

  1. * * * British Pharmacopoeia, 2009
  2. * * * Farmacopeea Europeana editia a 7-a, 2010
  3. * * * Farmacopeea Română, Ediția a X-a, Editura Medicală, București, 2021
  4. Alamgir A.N.M. Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts: Volume 1: Pharmacognosy. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017
  5. Alamgir A.N.M. Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and their Extracts: Volume 2 Phytochemistry and Bioactive Compounds, 2018
  6. Antal D, Practicum de Biologie vegetala farmaceutica, Ed. Mirton, Timisoara, 2009.
  7. Badal McCreath S, Delgoda R, Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies, Academic Press, Elsevier, London, 2017
  8. Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD, Herbal Medicines, 3th edition, Pharmaceutical Press, London, 2007
  9. Bone K, Mills S. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine, 2ed., Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinbrugh, 2013 – in format kindle
  10. Brouneton J, Phytochimie. Plantes medicinales, ed. a II-a, Technique et Documentation, Lavoisier, 1993.
  11. Ciulei I, Grigorescu , Stanescu U.: Plante medicinale – Fitochimie si Fitoterapie, vol.I, II, Ed. Medicala, Bucureşti, 1993
  12. Ciulei I, Istudor V, Palade M, Albulescu D, Gard C, Analiza farmacognostica si fitochimica a produselor vegetale, vol I si II, Tehnoplast Company R.L., 1995.
  13. Evans W. C. Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy. St. Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2014
  14. Franchomme P, La science des huiles essentielles médicinales, Guy Trédaniel editeur, 2015
  15. Hancianu M, Stanescu U, Aprotosoaie C: Bazele farmaceutice, farmacologice şi clinice ale fitoterapiei (vol. III), Editura Iaşi, 2008
  16. Heinrich M, Barnes J, Gibbons S, Williamson EM, Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Second Edition, Health Sciences, 2012
  17. Price S, & Price L. Aromatherapy for health professionals. 3rd Ed., Churchill Livingstone, 2007
  18. Quality Control for Herbal Materials, World Health Organisation Library Cataloguing in Publication Data, WHO Press, Geneva, 2011
  19. Schulz V, Hansel R, Blumenthal M, Tyler EV: Rationale Phytotherapy, 5th edition, Springer, Berlin, New York, Heidelberg,
  20. Shah B, & Seth A. Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. London: Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2012
  21. Stanescu U (editor), Hancianu M, Cioanca O, Aprotosoaie AC, Miron A, Plante medicinale de la A la Z , Editura Polirom, Iași, 2014
  22. Stanescu U (editor), Hancianu M, Gîrd CE, Farmacognozie. Produse vegetale cu substanțe bioactive, Editura Polirom, Iași, 2020
  23. Stanescu U, Miron A, Hancianu M, Aprotosoaie C: Bazele farmaceutice, farmacologice şi clinice ale fitoterapiei (vol. I, II) T. Popa, Iaşi, 2002.
  24. Tisserand R, Young R, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Secon Edition, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, London, 2014