Associate Professor Ph.D Luminița Măruțescu
Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, RO
Luminita Marutescu, holds a PhD in Microbiology (2010, University of Bucharest), H-index 13, co-author of 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications, more than 50 of the published papers are investigating the development of novel antimicrobial strategies.
She has main focuses in investigation of microorganism’s interaction with potential antimicrobial agents (chemical agents and ecological alternatives for antibiotics: plants extracts) by using integrative approaches: conventional microbiology techniques, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry for a comprehensive understanding of the antimicrobial mechanisms as well as for activity- structure correlations, assessment of cellular toxicity induced by drugs, evaluation of drug-induced reactive oxygen species production in leukocytes.
She is vice-president of the Romanian Association of Cytometry. She participated in 29 national and 4 EU projects