I and my students are investigating viruses infecting marine heterotrophic bacteria, especially the Rhodobacteraceae family. For more details about my research and courses, please visit this website http://moraru-phage-lab.icbm.de.
Students interested in learning more about viruses are welcome to join one of my projects, either in the context of a research project or of a master thesis. The students will have the opportunity to learn about virus enrichment and isolation, genome sequencing and annotation, sequence database search and metagenomics, programming in R language and characterization of phage life cycles under different environmental conditions using a combination of one step infection curves and direct-geneFISH.
Bachelor of Biology University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Master of Biology, International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (IMPRES-MARMIC), Bremen, Germany
2010, University of Bremen, Germany (supervisor: Prof. Rudolf Amann, PD Bernhard Fuchs)
2010-2012 Postdoctoral researcher
Molecular Ecology Department, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany. Principal Investigator - Rudolf Amann.
2012-2015 Marie Curie Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Extremophiles, Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, Spain. This period included the maternity leave.
2015-present Research Associate