The University of Bucharest launches the series “microSCOPE: UB Researcher at the Microphone”. Part of the science communication program developed by the University of Bucharest, the Microscope aims at presenting in a dynamic and concise manner information on the concrete results of notable research initiatives within UB.
The first guest is prof. Beatrice Radu, PhD, professor at the Faculty of Biology of UB, who gave a speech on the international patent to which she contributed.
The international patent that was the basis of the micro-interview with prof. Beatrice Radu, PhD, is part of a European project aimed at developing automated patch-clamp technologies for testing the pro-arrhythmogenic risk of drugs (POC 146/2016, MySmis 106926).
Thus, the discussion with prof. Beatrice Radu focused on the challenges behind the establishment of this patent and the used methods, detailing the patch-clamp technique and its practical utility in testing the pro-arrhythmogenic risk of some drugs.
At the same time, the first episode of the microSCOPE series addresses the need for optimal funding for concrete and tangible results in research, discussing the plans of prof. Radu and her team from the perspective of obtaining new national and European financial resources.
The first episode of the series “microSCOPE: UB Researcher at the Microphone” can be accessed with only one click below.
Beatrice Radu is a doctoral professor within the Department of Anatomy, Animal Physiology and Biophysics (DAFAB) of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Bucharest. Her scientific interests are in the fields of neurobiology, cell biology and biophysics. At the Faculty of Biology, she teaches courses within the research master’s degree in neurobiology and the professional master’s degree in applied biochemistry. More information on Beatrice Radu’s activity is available here and here.
Through its format and objectives, the “microSCOPE: UB Researcher at the Microphone” comes to complete the science communication program within the University of Bucharest, which also includes the UB Conferences – Science for All Understanding and the UB Science Dose.
It aims at promoting those research projects (patents, articles and books) which, through the major contribution to the field they belong to, have come to benefit from international recognition, thus encouraging the connection between UB and various universities and research institutions abroad.
The microSCOPE, whose guests are primarily UB researchers awarded for their research results, aims to contribute to informing the Romanian academic milieu, but also other categories of interested public, on the main research projects carried out inside UB, thus stimulating the development of future collaborative initiatives.