Consortium Structure

CO - University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) is the most important technical university in Romania. Its tradition goes back to the foundation of the first superior technical school in 1818. LAPI (The Image Processing and Analysis Laboratory) is a romanian high quality research center in the field of multidimensional signal analysis and processing, part of the Faculty Of electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ETTI) of UPB. Founded (in the actual structure) în 1992 by prof. Vasile Buzuloiu, LAPI has been continuously growing, not only from the memebers point of view but also in terms of activities, becoming an institutional research center of UPB (since november 2010). The group has a wide research experience based on a solid theoretical approach of multidimensional signal analysis and processing, like the mathematical modelling and the statistical analysis for the signal theory. This context allowed the development of the state of the art solutions with different applicability domains: high speed Ethernet architectures (1-10 Gbps), time-of-flight image systems and integrated systems for the analysis of real time color images in digital imaging and medical imaging analysis. LAPI-UPB staff has been involved in industrial projects, FP6 Strep research projects, national reseacrh grants and in a long term cooperation with CERN Geneva (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) offering support for the ATLAS / LHC experiments. In the last decade, the average annual value of the research contracts conducted through UPB is estimated at approximately 150.000 USD. The main contribution of the LAPI-UPB team in this project is to assure the fundamental and applicative research, related to the general framework of the project. LAPI-UPB offers the necessary logistics for the the above mentioned research activities (research laboratories, access to scientific archives and databases).

The UPB team has the following structure:
Professor Mihai Ciuc, PhD - project director, Professor Radu Dogaru, PhD, Lecturer Alina Sultana, PhD, Associate Professor Felix Albu, PhD, PhD Christoph Rasche, Associate Professor Laurentiu-Mihail Ivanovici, PhD Lecturer Serban Oprisescu, PhD Lecturer Elena Ovreiu, PhD Lecturer Marta Zamfir, Lecturer Constantin Burlacu, PhD Tiberiu Radulescu, Diana Mihaela Ciuc, PhD Isabela Draghici, PhD Mihai Neghina, PhD Catalina Elena Neghina, PhD Irina Andra Tache, Ortansa Sandu.

P1 - Genetic Lab SRL

Genetic Lab was founded in 2000 and is involved in the field of genetic diagnostic (prenatal and postnatal) in Romania, with three main activities: molecular biology and immunology, cytogenetic, and prenatal diagnostic. In the last 12 years the company invested in a state of the art infrastructure with advanced capabilities in the field of molecular biology (real time PCR, sequencing, in situ fluorescence, cryopreservation, DNA synthesis etc) and microbiology(pilot scale fermentation). This infrastructure led to the ability to perform more than 100 tests. Many of these tests were manufactured after extensive researches and implemented in the company portofolio. Most relevants are: Fetal sex and Fetal Rh genotyping from mothernal blood, HPV genotyping, QF-PCR, Y chromosome microdeletion kits. Other viruses and bacteria PCR detecton kits are in development. All these tests were the result of the company investments, or from national and European research grants (VIASAN, CEEX, PNII, FP5, and FP6). Also the company is involved in large scale sequencing (on 4 sequencing equipments) and primer production. Genetic Lab was involved in several clinical trials studies with pharmaceutical companies.

The GeneticLab team has the following structure:
Dr. Mona Elena Zvanca - research team responsible, Dr. Lorand Savu, Dr. Dinu Albu, Stan Adriana Maria, Iulian Nicolae Rujan, Cristina Dragomir, Daniela-Alexandra De-Santha, Daniela Mierloi, Ecaterina Tataru, Andreea Ilinca Visanoiu, Florentina Bianca Basangiu.