Bucharest University - Physics Department
Prof. Univ. Dr. Doina Gazdaru
  

Bucharest University - Physics Department

Bucharest University - Physics Department

  

CURRICULUM VITAE


 

I. PERSONAL DATA

Family name: GAZDARU

Surname: DOINA MARIANA

Date and Place of Birth: February 14, 1951, Breaza, jud. Prahova, Romania
Nationality: Romanian

Official Address:      



Department of Electricity and Biophysics, Faculty of Physics,
University of Bucharest, Bucharest-Magurele, P.O. Box MG 11, 077125 Romania

Tel:+4021 457 51 81; Fax: +40 21 457 44 18
E- mail: gazdaru@rdslink.ro



Marital Status: Married (one child)

 

II. EDUCATION and SPECIALIZATIONS

University Degrees: Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest (1970-1975)

PhD in Physics (Biophysics): Thesis - Contributions to the Study of the Physical Properties of Chlorophyll-a

Foreign Languages (reading, writing, speaking): English (very good), French (good), Russian (poor).

 

Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excell, PowerPoint, IDraw32

 

Specializations:

Didactic and Research Stages in Biophysics, in the framework of the Tempus Project:

  • University of Leiden, Holland (3 months 1993; 2 months 1994; 9 weeks 1995),
  • Universite Paris-Sud, France (3 weeks 1995, 3 weeks 1997.

Summer Schools:

  • French-Romanian School of Biophysics, Bucharest, Romania, 23-28 September, 1991
  • School on Medical Genetics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 24 April-10 May, 1991;
  • College on Methods and Experimental Techniques in Biophysics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 8 -23 October, 1992
  • The International Workshop New Biophysical Methods in Medicine and Biology, Neptun, Romania, 26-30 September, 2000; International School on
  • International Workshop on Quantitative Biology, Bucharest, Romania, 14 25 May, 2007.

III. PREVIOUS AND ACTUAL OCCUPATIONS :

  • Physicist at Electronica Enterprises (1975-1979);
  • Biophysicist at Department of Biophysics, University of Bucharest (1979-1980);
  • Assistant professor at Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Physics - University of Bucharest (1979-1990);
  • Lecturer at Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Physics (1990-2003);
  • Associate Professor at department of Biophysics, Faculty of Physics - University of Bucharest (2004-2007)
  • Professor Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Physics - University of Bucharest (2008-presently)

IV. DIDACTIC ACTIVITY

Courses:

  • Biomolecular Interactions
  • Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
  • Biophysical Ecology (M.Sc. programme)
  • Special Problems in Biophysics (M.Sc. programme)
  • Biological Membrane Transport (M.Sc. programme)

Practical works:

  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Biomolecular Interactions
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Special Problems in Biophysics

Tutorship:

  • Licence and Master Diploma in Biophysics
  • Theses for the Didactic Degree in Physics

 

VI. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY :

Fields:

  • Optical properties of photopigments: optical properties of photopigments in organic solvents; model systems for macromolecular chlorophyll-protein complexes obtained in linear synthetic polymers and aprotic solvents; quenching of chlorophyll-a fluorescence by carotenoids and quinones.
  • Electrochemiluminescence of chlorophyll-a;
  • Ligand-protein interactions;
  • Spectroscopic study of fast-neutron-irradiated chromatin;
  • Spectroscopic study of cytostatics molecules;

Publications:

38 in refereed scientific literature; 46 at international and national conferences and symposia;

Research activity in more than 15 national contracts + 3 European Projects

VII. OTHER ACTIVITIES

         Member of the National Society of Biophysics;

         Member of the International Society of Photosynthesis;

         Member of National Society for Pure and Applied Biophysics of Romania;

         Co-organizer: Ecole Franco Roumaine en Biophysique, Bucuresti, 23 - 28 sept. 1991; Colloque Franco-Roumain. Applications des lasers en biologie, Bucuresti, 29 Mai-1 Iunie, 1995; Workshop - Research and Education in Biophysics, Bucuresti, 30 sept. - 4 oct., 1997;

         Member of the Council of the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest (2004-present);

         Scientific evaluator in the National Research Programmes: CERES, CEEX;

         Scientific referent at the Romanian Journal of Biophysics;

         Scientific referent at the Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Material;

         Scientific referent at the Romanian Reports in Physics.

 

 

 

 

VII. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

I. Didactic books:

1.      Laura Tugulea, Doina M. Gazdaru, Biophysics-practical works, Printing House of University of Bucharest (1982) 172 pages

2.      Laura Tugulea, Doina M. Gazdaru, Techniques and experimental methods in biophysics (practical works and tests), Printing House of University of Bucharest (2003), 229 pages.

3.      Doina M. Gazdaru, Biomolecular Interactions, Printing House of University of Bucharest (2007), 220 pages.

II. Monograph:

1.      Doina M. Gazdaru Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Applications in

cellular energetics. Printing House CREDIS, University of Bucharest (2003) 297 pages.

 

III. Publications in refereed journals

ISI Journals:

1. Doina M. Gazdaru, V. Gheorghe, A. Glodeanu,Optical Properties of Chlorophyll-a in Solution of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Rev. Roum. Phys. 31 (4), 363-369, 1986

2. Doina M. Gazdaru, L.C. Petcu, E.M. Franken, T.J. Aartsma, A Spectroscopic Investigation of Aggregation of Chlorophyll-a in Solution, Photosynthesis Research, Supl. 1, 43-46, 1995,

3. Doina M. Gazdaru, Characterization of the Fluorescence Quenching of Chlorophyll-a by 1,4 benzoquinone, European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters 29 (4-5), 319, 2000

4. Doina M. Gazdaru, B. Iorga, Characterization of the Quenching of Chlorophyll-a Fluorescence by -carotene Using the Non-linear Analysis, Photosynthetica, Kluwer Academic Publishers 39 (4), 607-609, 2001

5. Doina M. Gazdaru, Characterization of the Fluorescence Quenching of Chlorophyll-a by 1,4 benzoquinone Using the Nonlinear Analysis, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 3 (1), 145-148, 2001

6. Doina M. Gazdaru, B. Iorga, Spectrophotometric Analysis of the Mixtures of Photosynthetic Pigments, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 4 (1), 121-129, 2002

7. Liliana Radu, B. Constantinescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, I. Mihailescu, Chromatin damage induced by fast neutrons or UV laser radiation, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 99 (1-4), 153-154, 2002

8. Liliana Radu, B. Constantinescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Effects of fast neutrons on chromatin: dependence on chromatin structure, Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol., 80, 625-628, 2002

9. Liliana Radu, I. Mihailescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Chromatin structure modification in an excimer laser field, Laser and Particle Beams, 20, 299-302, 2002

10. Liliana Radu, Doina M. Gazdaru, B. Constantinescu,Spectroscopic study of fast neutron irradiated chromatin, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 82, p. 79-83, 2004

11. M Brezeanu, Doina M. Gazdaru, L. Voicu, R. Morarescu, Enhancing of methotrexate activity during optical beam irradiation in photodynamic therapy of cancer and non-cancer diseases, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 6(4), p. 1305-1310, 2004

12. M. L. Pascu, A. Staicu, L. Voicu, M. Brezeanu, B. Carstocea, R. Pascu, Doina Gazdaru, Methotrexate as a photosensitiser, Anticancer Research, 24, p. 2925-2930, 2004

13. M. Secu, C.E. Secu, V. Vasile, D. Predoi, Doina M. Găzdaru, Time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy of Eu2+ in BaFCl:Eu2+ X-ray storage phosphor, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 9(6), p. 1800-1802, 2007

14. C. Chilom, D. Gazdaru, N. Bucurenci, M. Straut, C. Geanta, A. Popescu, Fluorescent study of the interaction between Staphylococcus aureus UMP kinase and UTP Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 9(8), p.2585-2589, 2007

15. M. Nae, D. Gazdaru, A. Acasandrei, R. Georgescu, B.M. Macri, M. Radu, A fluorescence approach of the gamma radiation effects on gramicidin A inserted in liposomes, Journal of Peptide Science, 14 , p. 1003-1009, 2008

 

Journals of the Romanian Academy:

1. Doina M. Gazdaru, V. Gheorghe, A. Glodeanu, Spectral Parameters of Chlorophyll-a in Various Solvents, Rev. Roum. Phys. 32 (10), 1091-1096. 1987

2. P. Balan, V. Gheorghe, A.I. Popescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Natural Language Processing Using Neural Networks, Romanian Journal of Physics, 43 (1-2), p. 517-528, 1998

3. Doina M. Gazdaru, C. Nistor, Spectral Analysis of Different Chlorophyll a Aggregation in Macromolecule Aqueous Solution, Romanian Reports in Physics, 52 (8-9), 675-682, 2000

4. M. L. Pascu, B. Carstocea, M. Brezeanu, D. M. Gazdaru, L. Voicu, A. Smarandache, Studies on activated fluorouracil with optical beams, for use in the eye tumors treatment, Romanian Reports in Physics, 55(3), 445-500, 2003

5. Ruxandra Angela Pascu, B. Carstocea, Letitia Voicu, Felicia Ungureanu, Doina Gazdaru, M. Trifu, M. Dumitrescu, J. Barbe, Simona Buliga, In vivo study of effects of some alkyl-phenyl-pyridinium compounds after their exposure to optical UV beams, Oftalmologia, 50(1), 107-110, 2006

6. M.A. Acasandrei, I.M. Petcu, M. Radu, Doina Gazdaru, A. Popescu, I. Dorobantu, Radiolyticoxidation of the immunogenic conjugate testosterone-3-carboxymethyloxim-bovine serum albumin and rabbit antitestosterone antiserum, Romanian Reports in Physics, 59(1), 93-99, 2007

7. Claudia Chilom, Doina Gazdaru, Maria Iuliana Gruia, Iulian Ionita, Catalin Geanta, Aurel Popescu, Absorption and fluorescence modifications of tumoral tissue protein, Romanian Journal of Biophysics, 17 (3), 185-193, 2007

 

Annals of universities:

1. Doina M. Gazdaru, V. Gheorghe, Fluorescence Polarization of Chlorophyll-a in solution of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Analele Universitatii, XXXVI, 84-86, 1987

 

IV. PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

1. Doina M. Gazdaru, L.C. Petcu, E.M. Franken, T.J. Aartsma, Spectroscopic Investigation of Aggregation of Chlorophyll-a in Solution, A X-th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Montpellier, France, 20-25 aug. 1995, in Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere, vol V, 203-206 (P. Mathis ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

2. L. Radu, I. Radulescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, B. Constantinescu, Neutrons Radioprotection of Chromatin, Fast Progress in Radio-Oncology, (Kogelnik H.D. and Sedlmayer F., eds.), Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy Vol. VI, 227-231, 1998

3. Doina M. Gazdaru, B. Iorga, P. Balan, Quenching of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence by b-carotene, XI-th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Budapest, Hungary, 17-22 aug., in Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and effects, (G. Garab ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, Vol. I, 483-486, 1998

4. Angela Staicu ,M. L. Pascu, I. Mogos, M. Enescu, , Sorina Truica, Letitia Voicu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Alina Radu, Smaranda Gazdaru, Contribution to the spectroscopic study of cytostatics molecules, Proc. SPIE, 4430, 680-683, 2001

5. M. L. Pascu, I. Mogos, M. Enescu, Angela Staicu, Sorina Truica, Letitia Voicu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Optical properties of cytostatic drugs used in cancer treatment, Mihaela O. Pascu, Alina Radu, Proc. SPIE, 4606, 66-71, 2001

6. M.L. Pascu, L. Danaila, B.D. Carstocea, S. Truica, L. Voicu, D. Gazdaru, A. Staicu, A. Smarandache, Studies on cytostatics used as photosensitizing in photodynamic therapy, Proc. SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4903, 16-28, 2002

7. A. Popescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, The present status of education in Medical Physics in Romania, Colocviul National de Fizica, cu participare internationala, Invatamantul si cercetarea stiintifica, Bucuresti, 26-28 sept. 2003, 422-425, Editura Credis, Universitatea din Bucuresti, ISBN 973-7701-59-3, 2003

8. A. Popescu, Doina M. Gazdaru, C. Geanta, The Deciphering of Human Genome: a Starting Point for Proteomics, Colocviul National de Fizica, cu participare internationala, Invatamantul si cercetarea stiintifica, Bucuresti, 26-28 sept. 2003, 426-428, Editura Credis, Universitatea din Bucuresti, ISBN 973-7701-59-3, 2003

9. L. Radu, Doina M. Gazdaru, O Horer, B. Constantinescu, I. N. Mihailescu, Cancerigens or radiation action on chromatin determined by spectrofluorimetric methods, 19-th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life; Proc. SPIE 4829, 1015-1017, 2003

10. M. L. Pascu, B. D. Carstocea, M. Brezeanu, L. Voicu, A. Staicu, Doina M. Gazdaru, R. Pascu, Studies on activated cytostatic fluorouracil as photosensitizer: to use in eye tumor treatment, Proc. SPIE, 5610, 87-95, 2004

11. M. L. Pascu, M. Brezeanu, B. D. Carstocea, Letitia Voicu, Doina M. Gazdaru, Adriana A. Smarandache, The modification of spectral characteristics of cytostatics by optical beams, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, Proc. SPIE, 5581, 690-700,2004

 

 

 

  

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