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Dr. Cecilia Motas

Cu regret va anuntam trecerea in eternitate a doamnei Dr. Cecilia Motas, fost Director al Institutului de Biochimie, 11 septembrie 2020. Dumenezeu sa o odiheasca in pace!

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"Biochemistry suffered in Romania under Nicolae Ceauşescu (1974–1989) from lack of financial support and a complete blockade of scientific contacts with Western universities. Cecilia Motaş, a highly cultured and courageous biochemist, challenged the rules and attempted to promote international collaboration. After the collapse of the communist regime, Cecilia immediately took action to revive biochemistry in Romania by reestablishing an institute, of which she was director, under the auspices of the Romanian Academy.

I met Cecilia at a conference at Göteborg in 1992. She asked me to help her train her young scientists. I was moved by her example and dedication.

In January 1993 two postdoctoral students from IBAR came to the Oxford in the first step of a lasting collaboration between Oxford’s Institute of Glycobiology in Oxford and Bucharest’s Institute of Biochemistry.

This partnership was enthusiastically supported by both the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust, which saw the importance of trying to rebuild and promote Romanian science."

(Raymond Dwek, Annual Review of Biochemistry, 83, 1-44 (2014)

Latest announcements

Raport Comisie de Etica, 21.08.2020

Raport Comisie de Etica

Europass CV

Europass CV Sample

Open position for Deputy Director

Institutul de Biochimie – București al Academiei Române organizează concurs, în conformitate cu dispozițiile Legii nr. 752/2001, ale Legii nr. ...


The 20th FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum, 1-4 July 2020, Lovran, Croatia

Announcement of the Romanian Academy

Announcement of the Romanian Academy regarding Position of Director of the Institute of Biochemistry.

Public events

PhD thesis defense – Ionescu Aura-Elena

In data de 09.09.2020, incepand cu orele 15:00, in sala de seminar a Institutului de Biochimie al Academiei din Bucuresti, ...

The Annual International Conference of the RSBMB

1st Announcement

Conference site

Conference facebook

How to prepare for the media meeting - Media training for scientists

Supported by Mrs. Ada Roseti.

National Culture Day

Event organized by the Romanian Academy, the National Science and Art Foundation, the Romanian National Literary Museum.

Research Portofolio for Cell, Protein and cell Analysis

Merck Bioscience Event.

You can also see a list of our journal clubs.