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📃 Curriculum vitae

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📃 Curriculum vitae

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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. Since 2015, until now, the discipline is coordinated by Prof. dr. Pharm. Danciu Corina.

The lectures and practical works of Pharmacognosy take place over two semesters and are addressed to students in the third year of study within the Pharmacy Specialization for both the Romanian and French section. Within the same discipline, the courses Plant products and phytopreparations in dermato-cosmetology (semester 1, year 1) and Products of plant origin in cosmetics (semester 2, year 2) are taught for the program Medical Cosmetics and Technology of the Cosmetic Product. For the programme Pharmacy Assistance, during the first semester, the course Plant Products and the course Phytotherapy are mandatory subjects in the second year of study. The optional course Minerals and vitamins in plant resources is addressed to second-year students, section Romanian and French.

By its definition, Pharmacognosy correlates aspects of pharmacobotany, phytochemistry and phytotherapy, through multiple interdisciplinary connections regarding medicinal plants as sources of active compounds with therapeutic or dermato-cosmetic applicability. Pharmacognosy studies medicinal plants classified according to the major classes of active principles contained, such as: oses, polyholosides, polyphenolic derivatives (phenolic acids, phenylacrylic acids, lignans, flavonoids, tannins), glycosides, terpenoids, alkaloids.

Regarding the educational mission, the main objectives of the discipline are for students to acquire knowledge related to the recognition, identification and obtaining of plant products used in phytotherapy or dermato-cosmetology, reviewing the botanical characteristics of the plant species of interest, understanding their chemical composition, extraction methods, phytochemical analysis of plant products and extracts of medicinal plants,  as well as association of these products with pharmacological actions and phytotherapeutic uses, as well as the knowledge of adverse effects of vegetal extracts, respectively of pure natural substances.

Within the practicals of Pharmacognosy, students learn extraction methods, methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis of plant products, in order to perform quality control analysis of these products. The identification and dosage of active principles is carried out by chemical reactions, chromatographic, spectrophotometric and/or biological methods. Also, students learn the ability to associate various pathologies with possible phytotherapeutic remedies, thus associating various classes of active principles with specific symptoms. In order to aquire good abilities to advise patients regarding the use of phytopreparations, the analysis of  pharmaceutical forms containing natural active principles is thought and the acquisition of therapeutic/toxic doses, as well as interactions between active principles – medicines, food.

Through the volunteer program for students “Volunteering in academic development activity” (VADA), carried out at the “Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara since 2017, every year many students with good academic results, both from the Romanian and French sections, participate in the educational and research activity carried out within the discipline of Pharmacognosy.  

The members of the discipline are lecturers in the master programs of the Faculty of Pharmacy, UMFVBT.  PhD training is provided by Prof. dr. farm. Corina Danciu starting with 2018.

Scientific activity

The research activity of the discipline aims at pharmacognostic study of different species of spontaneous flora and culture, in terms of chemical composition and pharmaco-toxicological activity. The team of the discipline carries out complex studies on the biological activity of various vegetal extracts and natural compounds such as polyphenols, triterpenes, by in vitro and in vivo methods, in order to establish their antioxidant, chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory, antiangiogenic, antibacterial action. These researches are also carried out with the active participation of students in years III, IV and V in order to achieve their bachelor’s or dissertation thesis, as well as within the doctoral studies carried out within the discipline of Pharmacognosy.

Members of the Pharmacognosy discipline collaborate with prestigious universities from Romania and abroad. The members of the discipline are affiliated to various national and international professional organizations, respectively they are part of the editorial board of ISI publications (CV).

  • Prof. univ. dr. habil. farm. Danciu Corina: H-index (2023): 24 (Web of Science) 31 (Google Scholar)
  • Conf. univ. dr. farm. Avram Ștefana: H-index (2023): 21 (Web of Science) 23 (Google Scholar
  • Ș.l. dr. farm. Magyari-Pavel Ioana Zinuca: H-index (2023): 15 (Web of Science); 17 (Google Scholar)
  • Ș.l. dr. farm. Minda Ionela Daliana: H-index (2023): 8 (Web of Science) 10 (Google Scholar)
  • Natural compounds and/or plant extracts with anticancer effect for different types of cancer in vitro (cell lines) and in vivo (experimental animal model). Physicochemical modulations to increase anticancer potential
  • Natural compounds and / or total extracts with modulatory effect of angiogenesis in various pathologies; study of tolerability by topical application (in vivo model on avian chorioallantoic membrane). Physicochemical modulations to increase efficacy.
  • Natural compounds and/or total extracts with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effect. Physicochemical modulations to increase anti-inflammatory potential; their applicability in skin pathologies
  • Natural compounds and / or total extracts with antimicrobial and antifungal effect. Physicochemical modulations to increase antimicrobial and antifungal potential

   Project manager:

  • “Innovative micelle-based hydrogels as yield systems for oregano essential oil: an advanced pharmaceutical approach to skin papilloma management” – 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” – 3POSTDOC/1238/2020
  • “A new phytopharmaceutical approach to murine melanoma: incorporation of genistein isoflavonoid into nanostructures with target delivery for PDGF receiver ß”. Internal competition UMFT-15250-19.12.2012 (2013-2014)
  • “Anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumor potential in breast cancer of standardized plant extracts of Melissa officinalis L. in cyclodextrin nanoformulations” ROINEXTRAMAM Internal competition Partnerships in innovative fundamental research UMFT Victor Babes III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04
  • “Malignant melanoma with N-RAS mutation: experimental approach targeted by natural compounds”, CAMMelRasNa Internal competition Young researchers UMFT Victor Babes, PII-C2-TC-2014
  • “New perspectives on skin cancer chemoprevention: evaluation of olive acid and an olive acid derivative incorporated in nanoemulsions” – MANEWSKIN. PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019-1231
  • “Experimental research on the effects of an olive acid derivative at the mitochondrial level following exposure to ultraviolet radiation and zinc” – UVB-ZN-MITO. PII-C4-TC-2016

  Responsible for the project (partner):

  • “New pharmaceutical approaches for modulating the bioavailability of flavonoids with chemopreventive potential for malignant melanoma” – Partnerships in innovative fundamental research-PIII-C2-PCFI-2015/2016 (FLAVOFORM)
  • “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 Internal competition Partnerships in innovative fundamental research, UMFT Victor Babes, PROGRAM III – C1 – PCFI – 2014/2015

  Member in the research team:

  • “Strategic partnership for increasing the quality of scientific research in medical universities by granting doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships – DocMed.Net_2.0, POSDRU/159/1.5/S/136893”
  • “Doctoral scholarships for competitive PhD students in the European Research Area” POSDRU/88/1.5/S/63117 (2010-2013)
  • “Evaluation of the impact of UV radiation and antitumor therapy on dermal fibroblasts and experimental skin cancer” – Module III Bilateral cooperation No. 665-22.04.2013
  • “Evaluation of modern pharmaceutical formulations obtained by complexing pentacyclic triterpenes with functionalized polysaccharide derivatives”-Module III Bilateral cooperation No.674-22.04.2013
  • “Nanostructures with aurones, chalcones and standardized plant extracts: development of a new prototype of chemopreventive and anti-inflammatory agent”, international bilateral project Romania-France, in collaboration with the Pharmacognosy Laboratory of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Marseille, contract RO-FR 789/30.06.2014
  • “Betulin-based formulations and gold nanoparticles in combating skin aging”, PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-0354, Financing contract 115/2016 
  • “Anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive and antitumor potential in breast cancer of standardized plant extracts of Melissa officinalis L. in cyclodextrin nanoformulations” – III-C5-PCFI-2017/2018-04 (ROINEXTRAMAM)
  •  “Center for the development of practical skills in the field of medicinal plants” – CNFIS-FDI-2018-0159
  • “Professional Development Center 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 bioaccessibility of anthocyanins and their metabolites” – PN-III-P1-1.1-TE- 2019-0960
  • “Innovative mica-based polymeric hydrogels as yield systems for oregano essential oil: an advanced pharmaceutical approach to the management of cutaneous papillomas” – 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”- 3POSTDOC/1238/2020
  • “Natural compounds with mast cell effects: implications in the angiogenesis process”, Postdoctoral Fellowship, under the aegis of the European Social Fund, Human Resources Development Operational Program 2007-2013, contract no. POSDRU/159/1.5/S/136893
  • “In vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of nanoformulations with triterpenic compounds with antitumor effect”, UEFISCDI Project, PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2842, Project “Young Research Teams” competition 2014
  • “Nanostructures with aurones, chalcones and standardized plant extracts: development of a new prototype of chemopreventive and anti-inflammatory agent”UEFISCDI International mobility grant: international bilateral project Romania-France, in collaboration with the Laboratory Pharmacognosy of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Marseille, contract RO-FR 789/30.06.2014
  • “Evaluation of modern pharmaceutical formulations obtained by complexing pentacyclic triterpenes with functionalized polysaccharide derivatives”, Module III Bilateral cooperation No.674-22.04.2013
  • „Implementation Of Some Vegetal Antitumor Triterpenic Bioproducts Inclusive By Inclusion In Nanostructures, In Cutaneous Therapies By Their Efficacy/Toxicity Analysis“,  Proiectul UEFISCDI, PN II ID_1257/2007
  • „Lymphangiogenesis in molecular subtypes of breast cancer: a prerequisite for targeted therapy of lymph node metastasis“ Proiectul 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 practice base in the field of medicinal plants of Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara- CNFIS-FDI-2021-0498
  • “Betulin-based formulations and gold nanoparticles in combating the aging process of the skin” – PN-III-P2-2. 1-BG-2016-0354, Financing contract 115/2016
  • “New pharmaceutical approaches for modulating bioavailability of flavonoids with chemopreventive potential for malignant melanoma” – FLAVOFORM. Partnerships in innovative fundamental research-PIII-C2-PCFI-2015/2016
  • ERASMUS KA220-HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education, project no.2022-1-RO01-KA220-HED-000088958.
  • Implementation of modern techniques for the continuous development of the practice base in the field of medicinal plant products of Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timișoara – CNFIS-FDI-2022-0484
  • Augmenting the multifunctionality of the practice base in the field of medicinal plant products through interdisciplinary innovation with transposition into the digital sphere – CNFIS-FDI-2023-F-0448.
  • Bora L, Iftode A, Muț AM, Vlaia LL, Olteanu GE, Muntean D, Dehelean CA, Buda V, Coneac GH, Danciu C, Stability Profile and Clinical Evaluation of an Innovative Hydrogel Containing Polymeric Micelles as Drug Delivery Systems with Oregano Essential Oil against Fibroepithelial Polyps, Pharmaceuticals (Basel), 2023, July 8; 16(7):980. Doi: 10.3390/ph16070980, Impact factor 4.6
  • Burlec AF, Pecio L, Mircea C, Tuchiluș C, Corciovă A, Danciu C, Cioancă O, Caba IC, Pecio S, Oleszek W, Hăncianu M, Preliminary Phytochemical and Biological Evaluation of Rudbeckia hirta Flowers, Plants (Basel), 2023 August 4; 12(15):2871. doi: 10.3390/plants12152871, Impact factor 4.5
  • Stefana Avram, Larisa Bora, Lavinia Lia Vlaia, Ana Maria Mut, Gheorghe-Emilian Olteanu, Ioana Olariu, Ioana Zinuca Magyari-Pavel, Daliana Minda, Zorita Diaconeasa, Paula Sfirloaga, Mohd Adnan, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Danciu Corina, Cutaneous Polymeric-Micelles-Based Hydrogel Containing Origanum vulgare Essential Oil: In Vitro Release and Permeation, Angiogenesis, and Safety Profile In Ovo, Pharmaceuticals 2023, 16(7), 940; https://doi.org/10.3390/ph16070940, Impact factor 4,6
  • Antal DS, Avram Ș and Heinrich M Editorial: Skin: benefits of natural products in topical applications. Front. Pharmacol. 14:1305705., 2023, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2023.1305705, Impact factor 5.6
  • Nistor G, Mioc A, Mioc M, Balan-Porcarasu M, Ghiulai R, Racoviceanu R, Avram Ș, Prodea A, Semenescu A, Milan A, Dehelean C, Șoica C. Novel Semisynthetic Betulinic Acid−Triazole Hybrids with In Vitro Antiproliferative Potential. Processes. 2023; 11(1):101. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11010101, Impact factor 3.352
  • Romanescu M, Oprean C, Lombrea A, Badescu B, Teodor A, Constantin GD, Andor M, Folescu R, Muntean D, Danciu C, Dalleur O, Batrina SL, Cretu O, Buda VO, Current State of Knowledge Regarding WHO High Priority Pathogens-Resistance Mechanisms and Proposed Solutions through Candidates Such as Essential Oils: A Systematic Review,Int J Mol Sci, 2023 Jun 4;24(11):9727.doi: 10.3390/ijms24119727, Impact factor 5,6
  • Zorita Diaconeasa, Cristian I. Iuhas, Huseyin Ayvaz, Mustafa Mortas Anca Farcas,  Mihaela Mihai, Corina Danciu, Andreea Stanila, Anthocyanins from Agro-Industrial Food Waste: Geographical Approach and Methods of Recovery—A Review, Plants 2023, 12(1), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12010074, Impact factor 4,5
  • Adelina Lombre, Alexandra-Denisa Semenescu, Ioana Zinuca Magyari-Pavel, Māris Turks, Jevgeņija Lugiņina, Uldis Peipiņš, Delia Muntean, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Stefania Dinu, Corina Danciu, Comparison of In Vitro Antimelanoma and Antimicrobial Activity of 2,3-Indolo-betulinic Acid and Its Glycine Conjugates, Plants (Basel), 2023 Mar 9;12(6):1253. doi: 10.3390/plants12061253, Impact factor 4,5
  • 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
  • Ghiulai R, Mioc M, Racoviceanu R, Prodea A, Milan A, Coricovac D, Dehelean C, Avram Ș, Zamfir AD, Munteanu CVA, Ivan V, Şoica C. Structural Investigation of Betulinic Acid Plasma Metabolites by Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Molecules. 2022; 27(21):7359. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27217359 10.3390/molecules27217359  eISSN 1420-304,  Impact factor 4.6
  • Ghiulai R, Mioc A, Racoviceanu R, Mioc M, Milan A, Prodea A, Semenescu A, Dehelean C, Barbu Tudoran L, Avram Ș, Trandafirescu C, Șoica C. The Anti-Melanoma Effect of Betulinic Acid Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: A Mechanistic In Vitro Approach. Pharmaceuticals. 2022; 15(11):1362. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15111362, Impact factor 4.6
  • Bora L, Avram S, Pavel IZ, Muntean D, Liga S, Buda V, Gurgus D, Danciu C. An Up-To-Date Review Regarding Cutaneous Benefits of Origanum vulgare L. Essential Oil. Antibiotics-Basel. 2022; 11(5):549. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11050549 , Impact factor 4.8
  • Smirnova I, Drăghici G, Kazakova O, Vlaia L, Avram S, Mioc A, Mioc M, Macasoi I, Dehelean C, Voicu A, Soica C. Hollongdione arylidene derivatives induce antiproliferative activity against melanoma and breast cancer through pro-apoptotic and antiangiogenic mechanisms. Bioorg Chem. 2022;119:105535 doi:10.1016/J.BIOORG.2021.105535, 5.1
  • Kis, B., Pavel, I.Z., Avram, S., Moaca EA, Herrero San Huan M, Schwiebs A, Radeke HH, Muntean D, Diaconeasa Z, Minda D, Oprean C, Bojin F, Dehelean CA, Soica C, Danciu C. Antimicrobial activity, in vitro anticancer effect (MCF-7 breast cancer cell line), antiangiogenic and immunomodulatory potentials of Populus nigra L. buds extract. BMC Complement Med Ther 22, 74 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03526-z, Impact factor 3.9
  • Brigitta Kis, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Stefana Avram, Elena Alina Moaca, Martina Herrero San Juan, Anja Schwiebs, Heinfried H. Radeke, Delia Muntean, Zorita Diaconeasa, Daliana Minda, Camelia Oprean, Florina Bojin, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Codruta Soica, Corina Danciu, Antimicrobial Activity, In Vitro Anticancer Effect (MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line), Antiangiogenic and Immunomodulatory Potentials of Populus Nigra L. Buds Extract, BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, 2022;22(1):74.
  • Amir Mahgoub Awadelkareem, Eyad Al-Shammari, AbdElmoneim O. Elkhalifa, Mohd Adnan, Arif Jamal Siddiqui, Danish Mahmood, Z. R. Azaz Ahmad Azad, Mitesh Patel, Khalid Mehmood, Corina Danciu and Syed Amir Ashraf, Anti-Adhesion and Antibiofilm Activity of Eruca sativa Miller Extract Targeting Cell Adhesion Proteins of Food-Borne Bacteria as a Potential Mechanism: Combined In Vitro-In Silico Approach, Plants, 2022, 11, 610. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11050610, Impact factor 4,658
  • Valentina Buda, Minodora Andor, Anca Tudor, Octavian Crețu, Carmen Cristescu, Corina Danciu, Ionut Ledeți, Zorin Crainiceanu, Mircea Onel, Diana Aurora Bordejevic, Mirela Cleopatra Tomescu, Oana Suciu, Lucian Petrescu, Dana Emilia Man, The plasma level of soluble endoglin in hypertensive patients undergoing long-term treatment with candesartan, Farmacia,70 (1):90-101, 2022 https://doi.org/10.31925/farmacia.2022.1.14, Impact factor 1,433
  • Larisa Bora, Stefana Avram, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Delia Muntean, Sergio Liga, Valentina Buda, Daniela Gurgus and Corina Danciu, An Up-To-Date Review Regarding Cutaneous Benefits of Origanum vulgare L. Essential Oil, Antibiotics 2022, 11(5), 549; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11050549, Impact factor 5,222
  • Mirabela Romanescu, Valentina Buda, Adelina Lombrea, Minodora Andor, Ionut Ledeti, Maria Suciu, Corina Danciu , Cristina Adriana Dehelean and Liana Dehelean, Sex-Related Differences in Pharmacological Response to CNS Drugs: A Narrative Review, J. Pers. Med. 2022, 12, 907. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm12060907, Impact factor 3,508
  • Brigitta Kis, Elena-Alina Moaca, Lucian Barbu Tudoran, Delia Muntean, Ioana Zinuca Magyari-Pavel, Daliana Ionela Minda, Adelina Lombrea, Zorita Diaconeasa, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Stefania Dinu and Corina Danciu, Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Populi gemmae Extract: Preparation, Physicochemical Characterization,Antimicrobial Potential and In Vitro Antiproliferative Assessment, Materials 2022, 15, 5006. https:// doi.org/10.3390/ma15145006, Impact factor 3,748
  • Ioana Maria Carmen Ienașcu, Adina Căta, Mariana Nela Ştefănuț Iuliana Popescu, Gerlinde Rusu, Paula Sfîrloagă, Daniel Ursu, Cristina Moşoarcă, Anamaria Dabici, Corina Danciu, Delia Muntean, Raluca Pop, Novel Chloro-Substituted Salicylanilide Derivatives and Their β-Cyclodextrin Complexes: Synthesis,Characterization, and Antibacterial Activity, Biomedicines 2022, 10(7), 1740; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines10071740, Impact factor 4,757
  • Ramona Fecker , Ioana Zinuca Magyari-Pavel , Ileana Cocan , Ersilia Alexa , Iuliana Popescu , Adelina Lombrea , Larisa Bora , Cristina Adriana Dehelean , Valentina Buda , Roxana Folescu , Corina Danciu, Oxidative Stability and Protective Effect of the Mixture between Helianthus annuus L. and Oenothera biennis L. Oils on 3D Tissue Models of Skin Irritation and Phototoxicity, Plants 2022, 11(21), 2977; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11212977, Impact factor 4,658
  • Larisa Bora, Tobias Burkard, Martina Herrero San Juan, Heinfried H. Radeke, Ana Maria Muț, Lavinia Lia Vlaia, Ioana Zinuca Magyari-Pavel, Zorița Diaconeasa, Sonia Socaci, Florin Borcan, Brigitta Kis, Delia Muntean, Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Corina Danciu, Phytochemical Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Origanum vulgare L. Essential Oil Formulated as Polymeric Micelles Drug Delivery Systems, Pharmaceutics, 2022, 14,2413. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14112413, Impact factor 6,525
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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-Pharmacognosie.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
  • 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, Editura Victor Babeş, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-44-7
  • Danciu C- Pharmacognosie. Notes de cours-Partie I, Editura Victor Babeş, 2015, ISBN 978-606-8456-74-4
  • Avram S, Danciu C, Pavel IZ -Farmacognozie-Partea a II-a, Editura Victor Babeş, 2017
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