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Prof. Mirela Irina CORDEA, PhDmirela-cordea

Field of study: Horticultural plant breeding,

Seed production and planting material

mcordea@usamvcluj.ro

Date and place of birth: December 18, 1968, Jibou, Sălaj

I. Education:
University studies: 1988 – 1993 University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Horticulture, Specialization: Horticulture;
PHD studies: 2004, PhD in Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding, UASVM Cluj-Napoca;
Areas of specialization:
  • 2013 – ISOQAR CEE RO, Internal auditor in quality, in accordance with standards SR EN ISO 9001:2008, SR EN ISO 19011:2011, NR certificate: ISQ0318.
  • 2015 –  Diploma „Project Manager” achieved by CDM foundation POSDRU project, June 24-July 3, Cluj-Napoca;
Scholarships:
  • February – June 2001: ERASMUS Scholarship at University of Nottingham, UK, School of Biosciences, Plant Science Division, full-time MSc, Plant Genetic Manipulation (5 months);
  • September 2002 – September 2003: Danish Institute of Agricultural Science, the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Plant Biotechnology Dpt., Marie Curie  Scholarship (1 year);
  • April – September 2007- University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark, Postdoc. scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education and Research Romania, through CNBSS (6 months);

II. Academic experience:
  • 2015 up to now – Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Dpt. I, Horticultural plant breeding, Management of seed production and planting material, Stress of plant reaction;
  • Oct. 2008- 2015 – Senior lecturer, Horticulture and Landscape Dpt. I, Horticultural plant breeding, Management of seed production and planting material, Stress of plant reaction, Biotechnological tools for seed production and planting material
  • 2004 – 2008 – Lecturer, Horticulture and Landscape Dpt. I, Horticultural plant breeding, Management of seed production and planting material;
  • 2001 – 2004 – Assistant professor, Horticulture and Landscape Dpt. I, Horticultural plant breeding, Management of seed production and planting material, Biostatistics and Experimental design;
  • 1998 – 2001 – Full time PhD Student, Horticulture and Landscape Dpt. I, Horticultural plant breeding, Faculty of Horticulture.

III. Research domains of interest:
Plant Genetics and Breeding, Seed production, Biotechnologies
Professional affiliations:
  • 1998 – Romanian Society of Roses in Romania;
  • 2003 – EUCARPIA – European Association for Research on Plant Breeding;
  • 2003 – ISHS- International Society for Horticultural Sciences;
  • 2012 – SHST-Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania;
  • 2014 – SRH – Romanian Society for Horticulture;
  • 2015 – EBTNA – European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association.
Significant achievements:
Books and scientific papers: 2 scientific books, 2 handbooks and one practical work;
  • 20 scientific papers indexed in Web of Science;
  • 34 scientific papers indexed BDI (AGRICOLA, AGRIS, ASCI, CABI, CiteFactor,  DOAJ, EBSCO, Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate, Central & Eastern European Academic Source, FAOBIB FAO, Google Scholar, INDEX COPERNICUS, SOCOLAR, Thomson Reuters Master Journal list (Zoological Records),VINITI);
  • 34 scientific papers in international scientific symposium.
Research grants: 2 projects as Project Manager and member of 12 projects as research groups.

IV: Other mentions:
  • Vice-dean of research Faculty of Horticulture (April 2016-present);
  • Coordinator of the Master program: Genetic Engineering in Plant Breeding (2008-present);
  • Responsible for the ERASMUS program of the Faculty of Horticulture(2002-2016);;
  • Responsible for Quality Assurance of the Faculty of Horticulture (2012-2016);
  • Academic Advisor for the Ist Department of Horticulture and Landscape (2012-2016);
  • Member of the Senate of UASVM Cluj-Napoca (2012-2016);
  • Professional prestige index – h = 5 and i10 index = 3

October, 2016

Prof. Mirela Irina CORDEA, PhD