Senior Researcher III PhD Irina Şchiopu

Department of Exact Sciences and Natural Sciences

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PhD in Physics, in the fundamental field of Exact Sciences, since 2014, my research activity is in the subfields of molecular biophysics and bio-nanotechnology with applications in biomedicine. My main research directions involve single-molecule, nanopore protein based studies of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as an alternative to conventional antibiotics, amyloid-beta peptides responsible in neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson), dendrimers as targeted drug-carrier delivery systems, DNA molecules and their synthetic analogs (PNA – peptide nucleic acid) as detection systems for inframicrobial pathogens (e.g., H1N1, SARS-CoV2).