University Politehnica of Bucharest Team:
Dr. Stefan G. Stanciu (34), the Principal Investigator (PI), is currently conducting his research activities as Scientific Researcher III at CMMIP-UPB. His main research interests revolve around high- and super-resolution imaging by scanning laser and scanning probe microscopies. Stefan’s doctoral work (2007-2011, UPB) had been focused on the development of novel digital image processing and computer vision techniques that enhance the visualization, representation and display of Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy Data. Stefan has gained valuable R&D expertise by participating in more than 20 Research Projects funded by National or European Research Grants, starting with 2004. Prominent examples of the research projects in which he had participated to date as project director or key staff are: PN-II-RU-TE-2014 PN-II-RU-TE Correlation and integration of microscopy and nanoscopy data by advanced computer vision methods (2015-2017, http://micronano.cmmip-upb.org/), CORDIS FP7- “Electrically Modified Biomaterials Surface: From Atoms to Applications” (2008-2011, http://www.bioelectricsurface.eu/); CORDIS FP7- “Label Free Nanoscopy Using Infra Red” (2012-2015, http://lanir.eu/), PN-II-PT-PCCA- “New methods and investigations protocols for the early diagnosis, efficient screening, prognostic and therapy of non-melanoma skin cancers based on existing and novel micro & nano optical tools” (2012-2016, http://nanolascan.ro/). Besides the R&D projects in which Stefan is currently participating, he is also acting as Management Committee Member in the COST Action CA15124 “A new Network of European BioImage Analysts to advance life science imaging (NEUBIAS)” (2016-2020, http://www.neubias.org). His participation in NEUBIAS will play an essential role with respect to keeping the work of MICAND aligned to the state-of-the art and to the latest trends in BioImage Analysis & Processing. With respect to editorial appointments, Stefan is currently a Review Editor for Frontiers in Nanobiotechnology and to date reviewed manuscripts for multiple journals, including Journal of Biophotonics, Microscopy Research and Technique, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Review of Scientific Instruments, IET Computer Vision, IET Image Processing, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, or PlosOne. Stefan’s Full CV is available at: http://cmmip-upb.org/sgstanciu_cv.pdf
Dr. Radu Hristu (34), is conducting his research activities at CMMIP-UPB since 2007, the year when he graduated from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecomunications and Information Technology, in the field of Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies. In 2012 he defended his PhD thesis which was devoted to investigations on semiconductor materials and devices by using high resolution optical microscopy techniques. Starting with 2017 he acts as Lecturer of Physics at UPB. His areas of expertise are laser scanning microscopy (instrumentation and applications), scanning probe microscopy (instrumentation and applications) and optoelectronics.
Dr. Denis-Emanuil Tranca (30) has graduated the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology at Politehnica University of Bucharest in 2010. In October 2015 he defended his PhD thesis, which covered new investigation approaches using scattering-type Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy. Currently he is acting as Lecturer at the Physics Department of Politehnica University of Bucharest and his research interests are related to scanning probe microscopy, high-resolution optical microscopy techniques (especially different variants of scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy), new detection and investigation applications for scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy and also image processing techniques.
Prof. George A. Stanciu (68) is acting in MICAND as a specialist advisor on multiphoton microscopy topics. Starting with 1973 he has been conducting research in the Laser Scanning Microscopy field ( 1977 his team reported the first world-wide Digital Laser Microscope – patent RO995574) and currently he acts as Professor of Physics, Optoelectronics and Microscopy Methods of Investigations at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology of University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.
Mr. Dumitru Vragneanu (65) is acting in MICAND as an experienced optics tehnician. His vast experience is essential for swiftly implementing novel optical setups for multiphoton imaging and spectroscopy designed by the project team.
“Carol Davila” Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Team:
Prof. Mariana Costache (52), Partner Leader, is currently acting as Professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, ”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and also as a Senior Pathologist at the University Hospital of Bucharest. Her main domains of interest in medical research relate to the genesis and progression of cutaneous tumours and to inflammatory skin diseases. Of recent, in the frame of her collaboration with Dr. Stefan G. Stanciu, Prof. Costache became interested in designing novel non-invasive diagnostic protocols for epithelial pathologies based on various laser scanning microscopy techniques such as confocal microscopy or multiphoton microscopy.
Adrian Dumitru- M.D., (30) is a pathologist and part of the scientific team focused on breast pathology and dermatopathology, responsible for collecting, interpreting and analyzing laboratory data as well as conducting histopathological research on normal, dysplastic and malignant surgical specimens. His solid background in biology allows him to combine data from several different sources with technical data. He is currently acting as Assistant Lecturer of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine,” Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and also as Pathologist at the Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest, Romania.
Tiberiu Augustin Georgescu (28) – M.D. is a pathology resident and part of the scientific team; whose main domain of interest is gynecological pathology. His main focus is finding the intimate mechanism of cancer propagation and developing novel methods for early discovery of dysplastic lesions. He is also interested in digital pathology and conducts an ongoing analysis of clinical data in order to ensure confidence throughout the study. He is also an Assistant Lecturer of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine,” Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and an Assistant Scientific Researcher in Pathology at the Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest, Romania.
Oana Maria Patrascu. M.D (30), is a pathologist interested in dermatopathology who works with other team members and translates histopathological evaluation into useful scientific results. She is an Assistant Lecturer of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, ”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and also a Pathologist at the Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest, Romania.