Who I am?

Dr. SIMONA IVANA D.V.M. PhD. Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at Romanian Academy/ National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kirițescu” is the one who created this educational site: Academia Microbilor by Simona Ivana(Microbes Academy by Simona Ivana)

After sustaining the doctorate (1999), her scientific work has materialized by obtaining 4 patents, the publication of over 300 scientific papers, 50 books, academic treaties and textbooks.

From 1991 to 2016, did her didactic activity in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest.

In 2009, she held the position of Associate Professor to the Microbiology Discipline, in the Department of Preclinical Sciences, of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest.

From 2017 – present she is working as Senior Researcher in Romanian Academy/ National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kirițescu”.

BOOKS

GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

Coordinator: Simona Ivana
Authors: Simona Ivana, Nicolae Starciuc, Nicoleta Andreescu, Dana Magdalena Caplan, Cristea Costache, Delia Costache
ISBN: 978-606-94157-3-3
INDIGO ROYAL Publishing House, 2018

Abstract: When we first had the idea for this book we wanted to introduce microbiology in a way that left an exciting and indelible impression on young students and that made difficult concepts comprehensible. At the same time we aimed for a style and organization that produced a readable, current, accessible, and attractive book. Our primary emphasis is on a survey of general topics needed by students entering careers in allied health. My teaching of microbiology, and this book as a result of it, have been built around a central concept, that of the dual nature (”bad and good”) of microorganisms on the one hand, and of operating constituents of functional cells on the other hand. This manual attempts to be thorough without being exhaustive and sufficiently broad in scope to appeal to any interested student desiring a background on the topic.

Table of contents: Chapter 1. Introduction in Microbiology; Chapter 2. The morphology of bacteria; Chapter 3. Prokaryotic cell structure; Chapter 4. The cell envelope: The outer wrapping of bacteria; Chapter 5. Structures internal to the cell wall; Chapter 6. Bacterial endospores; Chapter 7. Reproduction and growth; Chapter 8. Bacterial nutrition; Chapter 9. Microbial metabolism and enzymes; Chapter 10. The influence of environmental factors on microbes (Part I); Chapter 11. The influence of environmental factors on microbes (Part II); Chapter 12. An introduction to the viruses; Chapter 13. Bacterial viruses and prions; Chapter 14. Fungi-Molds and Yeasts; Chapter 15. The microbiome (optional course).

CONTRIBUTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECOLONOMY IN ROMANIA

Author: Simona Ivana
ISBN: 978-606-94157-5-7
INDIGO ROYAL Publishing House, 2018

Abstract: This book, which discusses the major processes carried out by ecolonomy concept in the field of studies in microbial biotechnology and modern trends in educational system and global health.
”Global health” is often defined as the ”health of populations”, a problem that transcends geographic boundaries and exists at the intersection of demography, economics, epidemiology, political economy, and sociology.
Ecolonomy (Eco-Economics, Bio-economics of Georgescu- Roengen), is both a transdisciplinary and an interdisciplinary field of academic research addressing the interdependence and coevolution of human economies and natural ecosystems, both inter-temporally and spatially.
Microorganisms by their omnipresence impact the entire biosphere. Microbial life plays a primary role in regulating biogeochemical systems in all of our planet’s environments.

Table of contents: Chapter 1. Bio-economy, Biomimicry, Biodiversity and Biotechnology; Chapter 2. Innovative green approaches of nanotechnology in the circular bio-economy uses bio-mimicry; Chapter 3. New methods for understanding microbial biodiversity and food safety; Chapter 4. Microbiology for food quality, sustainability, and safety; Chapter 5. Food safety and security; Chapter 6. Nano- biotechnology, the latest approach for detection and control of pathogens; Chapter 7. Biotechnology, innovation, and health; Chapter 8. Modern trends for teaching, learning, and using information and communication technologies in microbiology.

Eco-inovare, Sustenabilitate, Regenerare. Strategii de dezvoltare durabilă în zonele montane defavorizate din România”.

Author: Simona Ivana
ISBN: 978-606-94157-5-7
INDIGO ROYAL Publishing House, 2019

PATENTS

PATENT NR. 127492

PROCEDEU DE OBȚINERE A UNOR PRODUSE NUTRACEUTICE BIOPROTECTIVE PE BAZĂ DE GANODERMA/ BIOPROTECTIVE PRODUCTS FROM GANODERMA AND PROCESSES TO OBTAIN THEM

Abstract: Many species of macromycetes (mushrooms) are known to have nutritional resources with special nutritional and sensory attributes, as well as energy stimulants for physical and neural stimulation and for counteracting many diseases.
Recent advances in the science of life, among which nutrigenomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, have allowed a better understanding of the mechanisms of stimulating biological functions by a wide range of natural compounds found in fungi such as: egosterols, terpenoids, ganoderic acids, lanostanoids, α and β glucan immunomodulatory polysaccharides and proteoglycans.
At the same time, the proving and explication at the molecular level of the potential for interaction of natural constituents in mushrooms, the expression of genes involved in homeostatic balancing, energetic stimulation or tumour proliferation have resulted in the widespread use of macromycetes as the primary resource to obtain numerous food assortments and / or functional foods.

PATENT NR. 127171

MATERIAL COMPOZIT POLIFUNCȚIONALIZAT BIODEGRADABIL ȘI PROCEDEU DE OBȚINERE A ACESTUIA/ BIODEGRADABLE MULTI- FUNCTIONALIZED COMPOSITE MATERIAL- METHOD FOR ITS FABRICATION AND USAGE IN WASTEWATER DEPOLLUTION

Abstract: The patent describes the fabrication of a biodegradable multifunctionalized composite material able to collect, separate, degrade and completely encapsulate the biological and biochemical pollutants and their degradation by-products coming from surface wastewaters. Moreover, the patent presents the fabrication method of the material, as well as the fabrication of a surface wastewater depollution filter underpinned by it.
The technical problem solved by the patent proposal consists in the fabrication of a biodegradable multi-functionalized composite material, able to collect, separate, degrade and completely encapsulate the biological and biochemical pollutants and their degradation by-products coming from surface wastewaters.
Our proposed solutions for the fabrication of this biodegradable material consisted in the recycling and chemical preparation of the wastes with high oxide contents coming from the industry. Also, in the recycling and chemical preparation of cellulosic wastes, in order to obtain a highly added value material intended for the remediation of wastewaters.

ACHIEVEMENTS

ROMANIAN ACADEMY PRIZE ”TRAIAN SĂVULESCU”, on December, 18, 2008, for the book:

”Tratat de bacteriologie medical-veterinară și introducere în micologie”/
”Treaty of bacteriology and introduction in micology”

AUTHOR: SIMONA IVANA

Editura Științelor Medicale/ Medical Science Publishing House