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2017-01-03

Congratulations Monica Focsan for receiving a certificate for excellence in scientific research at Babes Bolyai University, for the year 2016.

2016-10-11

Laboratory classes held in our group with undergraduated students (Romanian version below)

1. Utilizarea nanoparticulelor de metal nobil in imagistica celulara: reporteri Raman, Dr. Monica Potara.

2. Determinarea concentratiei de etanol in diferite bauturi alcoolice utilizand un spectrometru Raman portabil, Dr. Monica Potara.

3. Monitorizarea denaturării proteinelor prin spectroscopie de fluorescență, Dr. Monica Focsan.

4. Fluorescenta moleculara, Dr. Monica Focsan.

5. Studiul fluorescentei eozinei B in solutie si pe substrat solid prin spectroscopie de fluorescenta rezolvata temporal, Dr. Ana Maria Craciun (Gabudean).

6. Tehnici de microscopie optica, Dr. Timea Simon.

7. Polimeri Fotoluminiscenti, Dr. Ioan Botiz.

8.Nanoparticule de aur functionalizate cu polimeri sensibili stimulilor de pH: investigarea stabilitatii si a potentialului zeta, Dr. Sanda Boca-Farcau.

9. Determinarea factorului de amplificare electromagnetica al unui substrat SERS nanostructurat, Dr. Cosmin Farcau.

2016-10-11

Congratulations Monica Focsan for receiving for receiving a certificate for excellence and second award at the national contest Rada Mihalcea - July 2016.

2016-10-11

Congratulations Monica Focsan for winning one of the two fellowships awarded in the frame of the 7th edition of Loréal UNESCO national program: „Pentru femeile din știintă” (engl. „For women in science").

2016-06-21

Congratulations Monica Potara for receiving a cerfificate for excellence in scientific research at Babes Bolyai University, for the year 2015: http://news.ubbcluj.ro/noutati/premii-pentru-excelenta-in-cercetarea-stiintifica-didactica-si-sportiva-la-ubb/

2016-02-22

Congratulations Ioan Botiz for your review in Polymer International 65 (2016) 157-–163 highlighted in Materials Views: “http://www.materialsviews.com/towards-more-efficient-oleds-enhancing-the-emission-properties-of-polymeric-semiconductors/"

2015-11-10

Congratulations Cosmin Farcau for your invited paper in Journal of Optics which is highlighted in Lab Talk on IOPscience: “http://iopscience.iop.org/2040-8986/labtalk-article/63085”

2015-02-18

Congratulations Monica Potara and collaborators for highlighting their results and special citation in the Editorial of Nanotechnology dedicated to the International Year of Light 2015! “http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/26/9/090201/article”

2014-01-28

UEFISCDI has recently published the brochure entitled: "Stories about Complex IDEA projects and successful people" , which includes the description of the successfully completed project “Biofunctional nanoparticles for development of new methods of imaging, sensing, diagnostic and therapy in biological environment (NANOBIOFUN)" , with Prof. Dr. Simion Astilean as principal investigator.

2014-01-28

Results of the project „Biofunctional Nanoparticles for Development of New Methods of Imaging, Sensing, Diagnostic and Therapy in Biological Environment (Nanobiofun) ID_PCCE 129/2008”, were highlighted in the local press.

2014-01-21

Sanda Boca's et al. article, Designing Gold Nanoparticle-Ensembles as Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Tags inside Human Retinal Cells, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Nanotechnology. Congratulations Sanda.

2013-02-28

Cover ACS Applied Materials
Vasile Saracut et. al. article Polarization-Sensitive Linear Plasmonic Nanostructures via Colloidal Lithography with Uniaxial Colloidal Arrays, has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Material & Interfaces, and was selected for the Cover of the Journal, Vol 5 No 4 from February 27, 2013. Congratulations Vasile.

2012-05-19

Timea Simon's et al. article, Pluronic-Nanogold hybrids: Synthesis and tagging with photosensitizing molecules, has been accepted for publication in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. Congratulations Timea.

2012-05-16

Ana Maria Gabudean's et al. article, Gold Nanorods Performing as Dual-Modal Nanoprobes via Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF) and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations Ana.

2012-04-25

The paper "Chitosan-coated triangular silver nanoparticles as a novel class of biocompatible, highly effective photothermal transducers for in vitro cancer cell therapy " Cancer Letters, Volume 311, Issue 2, December 2011, Pages 131-140 by Boca, S.C.; Potara, M.; Gabudean, A.M.; Juhem, A.; Baldeck, P.L.; Astilean, S, is highlighted among the most downloaded articles published in 2011 in Cancer Letters, see Top 25 Hottest Articles here.

2012-02-23

The article "Chitosan-coated anisotropic silver nanoparticles as a SERS substrate for single-molecule detection" by Monica Potara, Monica Baia, Cosmin Farcau and Simion Astilean, published in Nanotechnology, 2012, 23, article number 055501, is featured on nanotechweb.org (Lab Talk): http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/labtalk-article/48366

2011-12-23

Mircea Giloan's et. al. article, Visible frequency range negative index metamaterial of hexagonal arrays of gold triangular nanoprisms, has been accepted for publication in Optics Communications. Congratulations Mircea.

2011-12-21

The article "Chitosan-coated triangular silver nanoparticles as a novel class of biocompatible, highly effective photothermal transducers for cancer treatment" by Sanda C. Boca, Monica Potara, Ana-Maria Gabudean, Aurelie Juhem, Patrice L. Baldeck and Simion Astilean, published in Cancer Letters, 2011 Dec 8;311(2):131-40 is now featured online on Global Medical Discovery (http://globalmedicaldiscovery.com).

2011-11-11

Monica Focsan's et al. article, Interplay between gold nanoparticle biosynthesis and metabolic activity of cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, has been accepted for publication in Nanotechnology. Congratulations Monica.

2011-09-02

CancerLetters
Sanda Boca's et al. article, Chitosan-coated triangular silver nanoparticles as a novel class of biocompatible, highly effective photothermal transducers for in vitro cancer cell therapy, has been accepted for publication in Cancer Letters. Congratulations Sanda

2011-05-09

Between September 4-7, 2011, the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Bio-Nano-Sciences, in collaboration with the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from Babes-Bolyai University, will organize the 4th Conference on Advanced Spectroscopies on Biomedical and Nanostructured Systems (BioNanoSpec). For details please visit the conference website.

2011-04-18

Mircea Giloan's et. al. article, Light transmission and local field enhancement in arrays of silver nanocylinders, has been accepted for publication in Optics Communications. Congratulations Mircea.

2011-04-18

Ana-Maria Gabudean and Monica Focsan's et. al. article, Transparent Plasmonic Nanocontainers Protect Organic Fluorophores against Photobleaching, has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Congratulations Ana and Monica.

2011-04-18

Since 05.04.2011, Sanda is Dr. Sanda Boca, after successfully defending her PhD thesis. Congratulations Sanda.

2011-02-05

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Sanda Boca's et al. article, Flower-shaped gold nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and their application as SERS-active tags inside living cells, was selected as Featured Article for the Cover of Nanotechnolgy, Vol 22 No 5 from 4 februarie 2011. Congratulations Sanda.

2011-01-25

Monica Potara's et. al. article, Solution-phase, dual LSPR-SERS plasmonic sensors of high sensitivity and stability based on chitosan-coated anisotropic silver nanoparticles, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry. Congratulations Monica.

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