LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND PHYLOGENY

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Head of the laboratory: Elena Roșcov, doctor in biological science

Address: 1, Academiei str., Chişinău, Republic of Moldova

Phone: (+37322) 242-009

E-mail: elena.arcan@gmail.com

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

General Information
Personnel
Achieved results
Relevant publications

The history of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny is relatively new, it starts in 2007 when within the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM), the director of the institute, Academician Ion Toderas, determined by modern trends in the development of biological sciences, had founded the first laboratory of molecular biology. Academician Ion Toderas together with the two co-founders - Alexandru Movila (PhD in biological sciences) and Natalia Munteanu-Molotievskiy (PhD in biological sciences), established the research team and set up the Centre of General and Molecular Biology (2007-2010).

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This laboratory opened more opportunities for the development, adjustment, and implementation of molecular biology approaches in the fundamental studies of evolution, systematics, zoogeography, and ecophysiological biogeochemistry of organisms in natural and anthropized ecosystems. Without this facility and equipment, modern research and the extension of new boundaries in the field of general biology and zoology would be impossible. The applicative research has focused on the development and elaboration of recovery paths of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both by preserving, protecting, and harnessing zoological diversity with biotechnological potential, as well as revealing of evolutionary cycles, and molecular diagnosis of infections caused by native and invasive animal species.

The establishment of the Centre of General and Molecular Biology was the culmination of efforts to develop a leading centre in the field of general and molecular biology of animals, which provided special facilities for cooperation with institutions in the country and abroad in the field of the application of molecular biology methods for the study of phylogeny, zoogeography, systematics and genetic diversity of the animal world in the hydrostatic space „Prut - Danube - Black Sea - Dniester”.

Later, in 2011, the Centre of General and Molecular Biology was reorganized in a larger entity called Centre with Multiple Users „General and Molecular Biology”, led by academician Ion Toderas, with two subunits 1) Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny, headed by Dr. hab. Lidia Toderas, and 2) Laboratory of Parasitology and Helminthology, headed by Dr. Rusu Stefan. In 2012 the management of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny was taken over by Dr. Tatiana Sulesco.

In 2014 as a result of the reorganization of the research institutions within the Academy of Science of Moldova the Centre with Multiple Users „General and Molecular Biology” incorporated other laboratories and a new entity called Biological Invasion Research Centre of the Institute of Zoology of the ASM was created, under the guidance of academician Ion Toderas and co-founders - corr.mem. Elena Zubcov and Dr. hab. Laurentia Ungureanu.

Right now, two laboratories and one research group are included in the Biological Invasion Research Centre:

  • Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny - head of the laboratory Dr. Roscov Elena
  • Laboratory of Parasitology and Helminthology - head of the laboratory Dr. Rusu Stefan
  • Beekeeping Group - head of the group Dr. Cebotari Valentina.

The laboratory consists of several research teams:

  1. Biological control of pest species;
  2. Hematophagous arthropods;
  3. Mathematical modeling and simulation of the functional processes of the Ixodidae population;
  4. Synthesis, testing, and selection of Coordinative Organic Compounds (COC) with useful properties for Aquaculture and Beekeeping;
  5. Reproduction strategies of fish species in conditions of instability of natural and anthropogenic factors.

Fundamental research direction: biological invasions and their impact on the diversity, structure, and functioning of natural and anthropized ecosystems of the Republic of Moldova

Applied research directions:

  • study of the diversity of beetles in conditions of instability of natural and anthropogenic factors and development of procedures for control of insect pests in the Republic of Moldova;
  • extensive research on the spatial distribution and genetic structure of the populations of economically important insects;
  • multidisciplinary research on the current state of the diversity of hematophagous arthropods, quantification of their ecological, epidemiological and socio-economic role with adverse implications on the biosecurity of the Republic of Moldova caused by climate change;
  • environmental quality assessment having as sensor-species honeybee (Apis mellifera) - the main pollinator in the Republic of Moldova;
  • assessing the consequences of adaptive reactions of animal cenoses to climate and biotop changes.   

The main aim of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny is to study the integrative taxonomy of the animal world through cumulative approaches, to improve the level of inventory and efficient mapping of the biodiversity and the development of methods to control dangerous, invasive, and pest species.

   
Logistics

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Sequencer (Applied Biosystem, 3500)

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PCR machine

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           Box for DNA and RNA isolation

     
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Biosafety cabinet ESCO Class II Type A2 Box for adding DNA/RNA to the PCR mix Box for preparing the PCR mix

 

ONGOING PROJECTS:

  • 20.80009.7007.12 „Diversity of hematophagous arthropods, zoo-, and phytohelminths, their vulnerability and tolerance strategies to climatic factors and elaboration of the innovative procedures for integrated control of species with socio-economic values” - DIVZOO (project manager – acad. Toderaş Ion);
  • EntoMol „Training the new generation of entomologists in DNA-based molecular methods – international network”, funded by the Eurasia Program of the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) (Proiect CPEA-LT-2016/10140), 2017-2021, (coordinator from the Republic of Moldova – Dr. Munteanu-Molotievskiy Natalia).
     

PAST PROJECTS:

National projects:

  • 11.817.08.13F „Biological invasions and their impact on the diversity, structure, and functioning of natural and anthropized ecosystems in the Republic of Moldova”. 2011-2014, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • IPMD-GROW „Fortification of the capacities of the Centre for Biological Invasion Research in the field of IPM through connection to the European Research Infrastructure” (RM-UE Grant Contract: Nr. 2014/ 346-992), 2015-2016, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • 15.817.02.12F „Diversity, structure and functioning of natural and anthropized faunal complexes in the context of strengthening the national security strategy of the Republic of Moldova”, 2015-2019, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • RESINFRA „Modernization of the infrastructure of the Biological Invasions Research Center in the field of biobanking and genetic barcoding of biodiversity”, 2017-2018, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas.

International projects:

  • „Biodiversity of hyphomycetes and microsporids (Acarina, Ixodidae), pathogenic feature and distribution on the territory of Russia and the Republic of Moldova”, financed from the CSSDT fund and the Fund of Fundamental Research of Russia, 2008, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • 08.820.08.03 RF „The interrelationships of the components of the “passerine-ixode ticks” system and their role in the formation of foci of natural infections in the North-West regions of Russia and the Republic of Moldova”, 2008-2009, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • The molecular characteristic of entomopathogenic fungi and their role in the biological control of Ixodidae ticks”, financed by the CSSDT fund and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany, 2010, project manager - acad. Ion Toderas;
  • BMBF/MDA 10/001 “Coxiella burnetii and Borrelia burqdorferi sensu lato in ticks from Moldova and Germany”, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2010-2012, project manager – dr. Movilă Alexandru;
  • MIS ETC 1150 „Pilot Resource Centre for Cross-Border Biodiversity Conservation r. Prut”, 2012-2015, project manager – acad. Ion Toderas;
  • "Building of the national and regional network for the study of alien species using DNA technologies as a great tool removing the taxonomic impediment”, under The Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Courses in Developing Countries, applicant countries - Republic of Belarus and Republic of Moldova, 2018, co-applicant from the Republic of Moldova, invited expert – dr. Anna Moldovan.
  • STCU/A/6233 „Development and application of agroecological processes in the sustainable management of pest insects for healthy tomatoes production”, 2017-2019, project manager – acad. Ion Toderas.
     

Participation in international projects:

  • AUF. Bureau Europe centrale et orientale - Ecole doctorale Cluj, Chisinau, Liege, 2015-2016, coordinator of the Republic of Moldova - acad. Ion Toderas, scientific researcher - Moldovan Anna

Individual grants: 

  • Rufford Small Grant „Beetle communities and their conservation in steppe areas of the Republic of Moldova”, 2015-2016, leader – scientific researcher Anna Moldovan;
  • DAAD scholarship for research in Germany, Hamburg, BNITM, 2013, leader - trainee researcher Alexandr Morozov. 

01.08.2022

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Toderaș Ion

Titles: Doctor habilitat, University Professor, Doctor „Magne cum Laude”, Honorary Academician, Honorary Title „Emeritus”, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, Honorary Director of the Institute of Zoology. 

Position: Head of the Biological Invasions Research Center, principal scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: Zoology, hydrobiology, functional ecology.

Research directions: founder of the Ecophysiological Biogeochemistry school, establishing new principles in quantifying the functioning of poikilotherm animal populations in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

E-mail: iontoderas@yahoo.com

 
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Gulea Aurelian

Titles: Doctor habilitat, University Professor, Doctor „Magne cum Laude”, Academician, Honorary Title „Emeritus”, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy

Position:  principal scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: coordinative chemistry, biopharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry

Research directions: stereochemistry of coordination compounds and inter-and intramolecular exchange mechanisms of 3d and p elements and their use in medicine, zootechny, and biotechnology

E-mail: guleaaurelian@gmail.com

 
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Roșcov Elena

Titles: doctor in biological sciences

Position: head of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Phylogeny, leading scientific researcher    

Areas of expertise: zoology, hydrobiology, ecology

Research directions: testing and identification of coordinating organic compounds (COC) with antimicrobial properties programmed for the interests of apiculture

E-mail: elena.arcan@gmail.com

 
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Munteanu-Molotievskiy Natalia

Titles: doctor in biological sciences

Position: leading scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: systematics and molecular phylogeny, molecular genetics, entomology, microbiology, biotechnology

Research directions: diversity, ecology, and importance of beetles in the Curculionoidea superfamily; conservation of biodiversity in conditions of increased anthropogenic pressure on ecosystems; molecular phylogeny of organisms; biological control of pest insects

E-mail: munteanu_natalia_v@yahoo.com

 
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Zubcov Natalia

Titles: doctor in biological sciences, associate professor

Position: leading scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: hydrobiology, ichthyology, ecotoxicology

Research directions: The role and importance of microelements in the ontogenesis and development of organisms.

E-mail: natzubcov@mail.ru

 
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Rusu Vadim

Titles: doctor in biological sciences, university associate professor

Position: senior scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: zoology, parasitology, hydrobiology, functional ecology

Research directions: diversity, monitoring, and sustainable use of the animal world

E-mail: vadyrus@gmail.com

 
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Moldovan Anna

Titles: doctor in biological sciences

Position: senior scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: systematics and molecular phylogeny, molecular genetics, entomology, microbiology, biotechnology

Research directions: study of biodiversity with the application of molecular-genetic methods; elucidation of the phylogenetic relationships of living organisms using molecular-genetic methods; study of the variability and genetic structure of populations, highlighting microevolutionary processes; isolation, identification, and characterization of communities of microorganisms associated with arthropods; development of new biological control agents of harmful organisms

E-mail: anna.moldovan@yahoo.com

 
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Garbuz Olga

Titles: doctor in biological sciences

Position: senior scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: biochemistry

Research directions: bio testing and estimation of anticancer and antioxidant properties of bioactive compounds on cell lines; – testing and evaluation of the toxicity of bioactive compounds in vitro and in vivo

E-mail: olhamos@mail.ru 

 
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Gliga Olesea

Titles: doctor in biological sciences

Position: senior scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: apiculture

Research directions: monitoring of the level of oligoelements in bees throughout the year in correlation with pollen analysis, in the context of changing climate factors

E-mail: oleseagliga@gmail.com

 
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Railean Nadejda

Position: scientific researcher 

Areas of expertise: zoology

Research directions: diversity and functional ecology of aquatic animals; regressive patterns of dependence of body mass on the linear dimensions of mollusks; evaluation of population synthetic indices to decipher the functional role of bivalve mollusk populations in biogeochemical cycles of phosphorus in the aquatic ecosystems of the Republic of Moldova

E-mail: nadejdarailean@yahoo.com
 

 
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Morozov Alexandr

Position: scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: molecular genetics, zoology

Research directions: determining the diversity of tick species that feed on the bodies of birds; establishing the bird species which are the hosts for preimago stages of ticks; determination of pathogenic microorganisms transmitted by ticks; analysis of the potential epidemiological significance of Ixodidae ticks collected from birds

E-mail: lexxys@gmail.com

 
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Marta Anatolie

Position:  trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: zoology, cytogenetics, reproductive biology

Research directions: the study of the gametogenesis process at various clonal complexes of hybrid fish using cytogenetic methods (immunofluorescence, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH); development and application of specific cytogenetic markers, using data obtained from the sequencing of the entire genome. 

E-mail: anatolmarta@gmail.com

 
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Istrati Sorina

Position: trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: systematics and molecular phylogeny, molecular genetics

Research directions: identification of species using DNA barcoding method, analysis of the genetic structure of populations, study of macroevolution processes

E-mail: istratisorina98@gmail.com

 
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Rusu Viorelia

Position:  trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: parasitology

Research directions: establishing the diversity of parasitic fauna and bioevolutive peculiarities of parasitic species of the classes Cestoda, Palaecanthocephala, Secernentea to pheasants of various natural and anthropized biotopes in the context of climate factors change

E-mail: viorelia1@yahoo.com

 
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Gostev Igor

Position:  trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: microbiology, virusology

Research directions: epidemiology and toxicology

E-mail: gostev_i@list.ru

 
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Doni Ecaterina

Position:  trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: systematics and molecular phylogeny, microbiology

Research directions: biological control of insect pests, identification and isolation of entomopathogenic microorganisms from the body of insects harmful to crops of economic interest.

E-mail: doni_ecaterina@mail.ru

 
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Gheorghița Cristina

Position:  trainee scientific researcher

Areas of expertise: hydrobiology, algology 

Research directions: algae cultivation, their determination by species, morpho-cultural and biochemical analysis and algae deposition in the IZ collection.

E-mail: melniciuc_cristina@yahoo.com

 
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Moldovan Svetlana

Position:  senior technician

E-mail: moldovansvetlana@yahoo.com

 
 

Ursu Ion

Position:  technician

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

  • The composition of insect complexes in the natural and anthropized ecosystems of the Republic of Moldova was inventoried and described, established the vulnerability of some relevant species in the fragmented habitats, identified adaptive particularities in the context of environmental instability.
  • For the first time, the fauna of sandflies, culicids, and culicoids was studied in detail, the presence of vector-borne zoonoses was established and the distribution maps of hematophagous species in the Republic of Moldova were elaborated.
  • Representatives of the Anopheles maculipennis and Culex pipiens complex were identified, has been established the faunal composition of the species of Culicidae, as a result of phenotypic and genotypic analysis, autogenous and non-autogenous forms of Culex pipiens pipiens have been found, which is very important for the European Database.
  • The National Catalogue „Diversity of hematophagous arthropods, zoo-, and phytohelminths from the wildlife of the Republic of Moldova” were included 35 mosquito species from the Culicidae family, 14 species of blackflies, 3 species of sandflies, and 22 species of Ixodidae ticks.
  • The species diversity of Ixodidae ticks was updated and the phenology of relevant species was described, were isolated and identified associated microorganisms of dangerous pests.
  • 16 linear DNA sequences for 3 ixodid tick species – vectors of emerging diseases, 3 species of Babezia, 2 species of Rickettsia, and Anaplasma were accepted and deposited in the Gene Bank of the National Biotechnology Information Center (USA).
  • For the first time, on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, in the population of the tick species Ixodes ricinus the presence of the human and animal pathogen Babesia venatorium, which causes the disease called babesiosis, was highlighted.
  • In the laboratory, the surveillance methods for hematophagous insects and ticks have been adjusted as potential vectors of emerging diseases in humans and animals.
  • The mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI, animal DNA barcode) gene sequences were obtained, using LepF1/LepR1 universal primers, for 77 small and medium-sized coleopteran specimens. The resulting sequences were stored in the International Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) database (www.boldsystems.org).
  • Population genetic structure of the species Tatianaerhynchites aequatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) and Eusomus ovulum Germ. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - significant pests of crops and medicinal plants, was revealed.
  • Bacterial communities of the pest species Byctiscus betulae L., Tatianaerhynchites aequatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae), Sciaphobus squalidus (Gyll.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) were characterized. As a result, three strains of Bacillus thuringiensis were isolated, obtaining 2 patents (MD 4196 and MD 4304). From the microflora of pest lepidopteran species, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) and Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) were isolated 22 Bacillus spp. strains. The susceptibility of some insect species to infection with these bacterial strains is being investigated.
  • As a result of research conducted using classical and molecular-genetic methods, in the microflora of the pest species Sitona lineatus L., Hypera postica (Gyll.), and Protapion apricans (Hbst.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 55 fungal strains belonging to 23 species and 3 phyla (Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Mucormycota) were identified, of which 8 strains are phytopathogens and 19 strains are potential biological control agents.
  • For the first time in the microflora of insects Sitona lineatus L. and Hypera postica (Gyll.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) were identified the fungal species Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill., Beauveria spp., Isaria fumosorosea (Wize) A.H.S. Br. & G.Sm. and Isaria sp. with potential in biological control of these pests. A patent has been obtained (MD 4560). The following studies will reveal the insecticidal properties of isolated strains applied against key pests.
  • Coordinating organic compounds (COCs) with antimicrobial properties programmed for beekeeping needs were synthesized, tested, and identified.
  • Fundamental research was conducted on the genotyping and karyotyping of individuals of Cobitis spp. collected from the Dniester River basin to identify the diversity of pure parental species and hybrids.

 

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Patents:

  1. MOLDOVAN, A.; MUNTEANU-MOLOTIEVSKIY, N.; TODERAŞ, I. Fungal strain Вeauveria bassiana – bioinsecticide for the control of curculionid beetles. Patent No. 4560, BOPI, no.4, 2018. 
  2. TODERAŞ, I.; GULEA, A.; GUDUMAC, V.; ROŞCOV, E.; GARBUZ, O. Method of assessing the toxicity of chemicals. Patent No. 1279, BOPI, no. 8, 2018. 
  3. MUNTEANU, N.; TODERAŞ, I.; MOLDOVAN, A.; MALEVANCIUC, N.; TODERAŞ, L.; BACAL, S.; RAILEAN, N. Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki bacteria – bioinsecticide for the control of lepidoptera of the genus Lymantria. Patent No. 4304, BOPI, no. 9, 2014.
  4. TODERAS, I.; MOVILA, A.; CAPROS, N.; ISTRATI, V.; TODERAS, L. Method for identifying polymorphic sequences 4a/4b of the endothelial synthesis gene of nitric oxide. Patent No. 0005. BOPI, 31.12.2013.
  5. MUNTEANU N.; TODERAŞ I.; MOLDOVAN A.; MALEVANCIUC N.; TODERAŞ L.; RAILEAN N. Tulpina Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki – insecticid biologic pentru combaterea coleopterelor curculionide. Patent No. 4916, BOPI, no.2, 2013.
  6. TODERAS, I.; MOVILA, A.; MUNTEANU, N.; CHIROSCA, V.; RAILEAN, N. Method of extracting deoxyribonucleic acid from arthropods. Patent No. 0180., BOPI, no. 3, 2008.
  7. TODERAŞ I.; RUDIC V.; SILITRARI E.; SILITRARI A.; ARCAN E. Procedure for cultivating Paramecium caudatum infusers. Patent No. 3170., BOPI, no. 10, 2006.

Participation in national and international exhibitions of inventions :

1. International Salon for Scientific Research, Innovation and Inventions PRO INVENT, 18th edition, 18-20 November 2020 (online).
•    Diploma and Gold Medal. Moldovan A., Munteanu-Molotievskiy N., Toderas I. Fungal strain Вeauveria bassiana CNMN-FE-01 – bioinsecticide for the control of curculionid beetles.
2.    EUROINVENT. European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation, 12th edition, May 21-23, 2020, Iasi Romania. 
•    Diploma and Gold Medal and Certificate of Attendance. Gulea A., Gudumac V., Toderaş I., Garbuz O., Graur V., Roşcov E., Ţapcov V. New inhibitor of proliferation of human promyelocytic leukemia cells HL-60 with increased solubility in water. 
3.    INVENTICA 2020, Iasi, Romania, 29-31 July 2020.
•    Medal and Diploma of Achievement. Poster. Gulea A., Gudumac V., Toderas I., Garbuz O, Graur V., Roscov E., Tapcov V. New inhibitor of proliferation of human promyelocytic leukemia cells HL-60 with increased solubility in water. 
4.    The international exhibition of inventions and innovations. Timisoara.
•    Diploma and Silver Medal. Poster. Rusnac R., Cebotari D., Fuior A., Haouas M., Marrot J., Balan G., Garbuz O., Humelnicu I., Floquet S., Gulea A. Synthesis and characterization of new transitional metal coordination compounds for applications in biology. 
5.    International Exhibition of Invention „INVENTICA 2019", 23rd Edition, Iasi, Romania, 26-28 June 2019.
•    Diploma of Excellence and Medal. Moldovan A., Toderaş I., Munteanu-Molotievskiy N. Strains of Bacillus thuringiensis and Beauveria bassiana as bioinsecticides against pest insects.
6.    International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, 13 April 2018.
•    Diploma and Silver Medal. Fuior A., Sabastien F., Emmanuel C., Garbuz O., Țapcov V., Gulea A.
•    Diploma and Gold Medal. Istrati D., Țapcov V., Garbuz O., Gudumac V., Gropa S., Gulea A. Inhibiteur de la proliferation de cellules de cancer avec un large champ d ҆action. 
7.    46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, April 11-15, 2018. Romanian association for non-conventional technologies.
•    Special award for the invention. Istrati D., Țapcov V., Garbuz O., Gudumac V., Gropa S., Gulea A. Inhibitor of cancer cells proliferation with a wide range of action. 
8.    ICE-USV Innovation and Creative Education International Fair – second edition, „Ştefan cel Mare” University from Suceava, Romania, 7-9 June 2018.
•    Diploma and Gold Medal; Diploma and Medal Euroinvent. Moldovan A., Munteanu-Molotievskiy N., Toderas I. Strain of Beauveria bassiana fungi as a bioinsecticide against weevils.
9.    International Specialized Exhibition „INFOINVENT” Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, November 25-28, 2015.
•    Diploma and Bronze Medal, Munteanu N., Toderaș I., Moldovan A., Malevanciuc N., Toderaș L., Bacal S., Railean N. Strains of bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis - bioinsecticides for the control of coleopteran and lepidopteran pests.
10.    Belgian and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation „EUREKA”, Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 November 2015.
•    Diploma and Gold Medal; Diploma and award, Award of the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, Romania. Toderaș I., Molotievskiy Munteanu N., Moldovan A., Sasanelli N., Zihni Demirbag, Bacal S., Railean N. Bacillus thuringiensis - bioinsecticide against coleopteran and lepidopteran pests.
11.    40th International Invention Show, 11th Invention and Prototype Show and Student bussiness plan competition „Budi Uzor Inova”, Croatia, 5-7 November 2015.
•    Diploma and Gold Medal. i-ENVEX Gold Medal Award. Toderaș I., Munteanu N., Moldovan A., Malevanciuc N., Toderaș L., Bacal S., Railean N. Bacillus thuringiensis strains of bacteria – a bioinsecticide for combating coleopteran and lepidopteran pests.
12.    The International Fair of Inventions, Scientific Research, and New Technologies „INVENTICA”, 5-8 October 2011, Bucharest, Romania.
•    Diploma and Gold Medal. Toderaş I., Rudic V., Gulea A., Bogdan V., Gudumac V. New systemic agents for apiculture.

 

Articles in ISI  journals: 

  1. DEDUKH, D.; MAJTÁNOVÁ, Z.; MARTA, A.; PŠENIČKA, M.; KOTUSZ, J.; KLÍMA, J.; ... & JANKO, K. Parthenogenesis as a solution to hybrid sterility: the mechanistic basis of meiotic distortions in clonal and sterile hybrids. Genetics. 2020, Aug; 215(4), pp. 975–987.  PMCID: PMC7404241. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.119.302988 (IF: 3.564). 
  2. MARTA, A.; DEDUKH, D.; BARTOS, O.; MAJTANOVA, Z.; & JANKO, K. Cytogenetic Characterization of Seven Novel satDNA Markers in Two Species of Spined Loaches (Cobitis) and Their Clonal Hybrids. Genes. 2020, nr. 11(6), 617. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11060617. (IF: 3.759) 
  3. MOROZOV, A.; TISCHENKOV, A.; PROKA, A.; SILAGHI, A.; TODERAS, I.; MOVILA. A.; POPPERT, S. Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in ticks from migratory birds in the Republic of Moldova. Parasites & Vectors, 7(Suppl 1): 2014, p.4. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-7-S1-P4 (IF: 3.031).
  4. MUNTEANU (MOLOTIEVSKIY), N.V.; MITKOVETS, P.V.; MITINA, G.V.; MOVILA, A.; TOKAREV, Y.S.; LECLERQUEC, A. Prevalence of Beauveria pseudobassiana among entomopathogenic fungi isolated from the hard tick, Ixodes ricinus. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 5, 2014, p. 641-648. doi:org/10.1016/j.ttbdis (IF: 3.35).
  5. MORARESCU, O.; GRINCO, M.; KULCIŢKI, V.; BARBA, A.; GARBUZ, O.; GUDUMAC, V.; GULEA, A.; UNGUR, N. A straightforward synthesis of natural oxygenated ent-kaurenoic acid derivatives. Synthetic Communications. Taylor & Francis. 2020/9/17, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/00397911.2020.1821225. (IF: 1.8).
  6. MARTA, A.; KAMENSHCHIK, N.; TODERAS, I. Change of strategy or always overlooked? Third recent record of the beardless tadpole goby Benthophiloides brauneri from an inland location far from the coast. Journal of Fish Biology. 2018, vol. 93/1, pp. 128-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13671 (IF: 2.038).
  7. MOVILA, A.; MOROZOV, A.; SITNICOVA, N. Genetic polymorphism of 12S rRNA gene among Dermacentor reticulates Fabricius ticks in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone. J Parasitol. 2013, Feb, nr. 99(1):40-3. doi: 10.1645/GE-3225.1.
  8. MOVILA, A.; DERIABINA, T.; MOROZOV, A.; SITNICOVA, N.; TODERAS, I.; USPENSKAIA, I.; ALEKHNOVICI, A. Abundance of adult ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exclusion zone. J Parasitol. 2012, Aug, nr. 98(4):883-4. doi: 10.1645/GE-3131.1.
  9. FULGA, N.; TODERAS, I.; BULAT, DM.; BULAT, DEN.; RAILYAN, N. Morphofunctional Characteristics of the Ovaries of Pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758) from the Kuchurgan Reservoir (Cooling Pond of the Moldavian Regional Power Plant). Russian Journal of Biological Invasions, 2019, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 74–78. ISSN 2075-1117 (IF: 0.59).
  10. MUNTEANU-MOLOTIEVSKIY, N.; MOLDOVAN, A.; BACAL, S.; TODERAS I. Beetle population structure at the crossroads of biogeographic regions in Eastern Europe: The case of Tatianaerhynchites aequatus (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae). North-Western Journal of Zoology. 2016, nr. 12(1), pp. 166-177. eISSN: 1843-5629 (IF: 0.869).
  11. MUNTEANU, N.; DANISMAZOGLU, M.; MOLDOVAN, A.; TODERAS, I.; NALCACIOGLU, R.; DEMIRBAG, Z. The first study on bacterial flora of pest beetles Sciaphobus squalidus, Tatianaerhynchites aequatus and Byctiscus betulae in the Republic of Moldova. Biologia. 2014, vol. 69, nr. 5, pp. 681-690. ISSN: 0006-3088 (print version). doi: 10.2478/s11756-014-0351-2 (IF: 0.728). 

Articles in other journals published abroad:

  1. FULGA, N.; UNGUREANU, L.; TODERAS, I.; MARTA, A.; BULAT, D.; BULAT, D.; RAILEAN, N. Biological and morfo-phisiological characteristics of bighead goby Ponticola kessleri females (GUNTER,1861) from the lower Dniester. Journal of wetlands biodiversity, Bucharest. 2020. ISSN 2247-0506.ISSN-L 2247-0506.
  2. ФУЛГА, Н.И.; ТОДЕРАШ, И.К.; БУЛАТ, Дм.Е.; БУЛАТ, Ден.Е. Морфо-функциональная  характеристика гонад бычка-круглякеа Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) нижнего Днестра в период нереста. Евразийский научный журнал. 2020, nr. 2(71), c. 22-28. ISSN 2411-6467 DOI: 10.31618/ESU.2413-9335.2020.3.71 
  3. ФУЛГА, Н.; УНГУРЯНУ, Л.; ТОДЕРАШ, И.; БУЛАТ, Д. Репродуктивная характеристика самок рыбы-иглы Syngnathus abaster (Syngnathidae) Нижнего Днестра. Научный журнал Евразийский союз ученых (ЕСУ). 2019, nr. 6(63), с. 20-25. ISSN 2411- 6467.
  4. BULAT, D.; BULAT, D.; TODERAȘ, I.; USATÎI, M.; ZUBCOV, E.; UNGUREANU, L.; FULGA, N. Fenomenul bioinvaziei în ihtiofauna Republicii Moldova. Revista Columna. 2018, nr. 7, p. 69-81. ISSN 2285 – 4878.
  5. ФУЛГА, Н.И.; ТОДЕРАШ, И.К.; БУЛАТ, Д.Е.; БУЛАТ, Д.Е.; РАЙЛЯН, Н.К. Морфофункциональная характеристика гонад солнечного окуня в условия Кучурганского водохранилища-охладителя Молдавской ГРЭС. Российский журнал биологических инвазий, 2018, nr. 4, c. 1996-1499. С94-100.
  6. MOLDOVAN, A.; TODERAS, I.; LECLERQUE, A.; MUNTEANU MOLOTIEVSKIY, N. Isolation and identification of fungal community of alfalfa pest weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Republic of Moldova. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin. 2017, vol. 129, pp. 70-73. ISBN 978-92-9067-314-9. 
  7. GULEA А. P.; TODERAS I. K.; GUDUMAC V. S.; TAPCOV V. I.; GARBUZ О. S.; ROSCOV E. V.; SARDARI V.V.; TAGADIUC O.C. Anticancer and toxicity activities of new synthesized compound. Международный научно-исследовательский журнал. 2017, nr. 12(66) Часть 4, c.107-110. ISSN 2303-9868, doi: https://doi.org/10.23670/IRJ.2017.66.042
  8. MUNTEANU, N.; BACAL, S.; MOLDOVAN, A.; MALEVANCIUC, N.; TODERAS, I. Beetle Communities of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) in the Republic of Moldova. APCBEE Procedia. 2014, nr. 8, pp. 21-26. ISSN: 2212-6708. doi:10.1016/j.apcbee.2014.01.074.2.
     

Articles in journals published in the country:

  1. MOLDOVAN, A. Controlul biologic al coleopterelor curculionoide (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea): probleme, realizări și perspective. In: Buletinul Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei. Ştiinţele vieţii. 2019, vol. 337, nr. 1, pp.131-142. ISSN 1857-064X.
  2. MOLOTIEVSKIY MUNTEANU, N.; TODERAȘ, I.; IURCU-STRĂISTARU, E.; MOLDOVAN, A.  A review of the major pest insects of tomato crops in the Republic of Moldova. In: Buletinul Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei. Ştiinţele vieţii. 2019, nr. 1(337), pp. 7-18. ISSN 1857-064X.
  3. BULAT, D.; TODERAȘ, I.; FULGA, N.; BULAT, D.; CREPIS, O.; ȘAPTEFRAȚI, N.; DADU, A. Progresia biologică a guvizilor în Republica Moldova: cauzele determinante și metodele de control numeric. Studia Universitatis Moldaviae. Seria „Ştiinţe reale şi ale naturii”. 2018, nr.1(111), p. 48-55. ISSN 1814-3237.
  4. АНДРЕЕВ, А.В.; КАЗАНЦЕВА, О.И.; СЫРОДОЕВ, Г.Н. Анализ фрагментации и неравномерности распределения природных экосистем в пределах Рамсарского сайта «Нижний Днестр». Universitatea Agrară de Stat din Moldova: Lucrări științifice. 2018, Vl. 52(1), p. 465-471.
  5. TODERAŞ, I.; GULEA, A.; ROŞCOV, E.; GARBUZ, O. Biotestarea și estimarea toxicității compușilor metalooragnice asupra populaţiei de Paramecium caudatum. Studia Universitatis Moldaviae (Seria Ştiinţe Reale şi ale Naturii). 2016, nr. 6(96), pp.164-169. ISSN 1814-3237 /ISSNe 1857-498X. 
  6. TODERAŞ, I.; GULEA, A.; ROŞCOV, E.; GARBUZ, O. Influenţa substanţelor coordinative metaloorganice asupra viabilității populaţiei de Paramecium caudatum. Buletinul Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei. Ştiinţele vieţii. 2016, nr. 3(330), pp.109-115. ISSN 1857-064X.

Scientific-methodical works:

  1. BACAL, S.; COCÎRŢĂ, P.; MUNTEANU (MOLOTIEVSKIY), N. Metode și echipament de colectare a artropodelor. Ghid ştiinţifico-practic. Chișinău, 2014, 88 p. ISBN: 978-9975-62-380-3.