Prof. Ph.D Carmen Chirfiriuc
Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, RO
Prof Carmen Chifiriuc graduated Faculty of Biology, Master of Taxonomy- University of Bucharest; with PhD thesis - Host-parasite relationship. Opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients (PhD and specialization stages abroad in laboratories from the International Network of Pasteur Institutes of Paris and Bangui, Central African Republic).
In present she is professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Bucharest (UB); Director of the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB) and Vice-rector for research, University of Bucharest.
Main research areas covers: i) phenotypic and genotypic investigation of antibiotic resistance (AR) and virulence markers in clinical and environmental strains; ii) assessment of the microbicidal/microbiostatic/anti-pathogenic activity of new chemical compounds, probiotics, vegetal extracts, nanomaterials.
She has also activity research projects: coordinator/member of 12/41 national and 6/7 international projects.
Publications: >300 papers in Web of Science, >4000 citations, H index 36 in Scopus, 34 in Web of Science, >200 posters, 14 books, >30 book chapters, 13 patents, 1 microarray dataset submission in GEO repository. MCC is the main author of three books about antibiotic resistance and 30 chapters regarding AR, biofilms and anti-biofilm strategies, published by foreign publishing houses. Member of the editorial board of five journals indexed in international databases: Romanian Biotechnological Letters (RBL), Rom Arch. Immunol. Microbiol., Biointerface Research and Applied Chemistry, Letters in Applied NanoBioScience, Annals of West University of Timisoara, Series of Biology Guest editor for Curr. Top. Med. Chem. (IF 3.4); Curr. Org. Chem. (IF 2.1); Curr. Med. Chem. (IF 3.8); Materials (IF 2.78), Molecules (IF 3.08), Coatings (IF 2.3), Frontiers in Microbiology (IF 4.06).
Also she is evaluator of >30 journals, national and international books (Elsevier) and projects (Ideas, Human resources and bilateral projects, Competitions 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019, ERA-NET, research projects within the University of Missouri system, Belgium, Israel).