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Alina BUTU

National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences , Bucharest, Romania

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Born: 1971

Interests: biophysics, medical physics, biotechnology, molecular simulation, molecular dinamics

1989 "Mihai Viteazul" High school, Ploiesti - Baccalaureate Diploma;
1994 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics - Physician Engineer specialization Biotechnology, License Diploma
2005 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics - Doctor in Physics, Magna cum laudae

1994 - 1997 SC BIOTEHNOS SA, Bucharest - Junior researcher
1997 - 2003 National Institute of R&D for Biotechnologies, Bucharest - Junior researcher
2003 - present National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Bucharest - Scientific Director: April 2007-present; - Head of Biotechnologies department: October 2005 - present;- Senior researcher: March 2006-prezent; - Junior researcher: until March 2006

Patents of invention: three patent of invention and one request for patent of invention

Member of professional organization: Vice-president of Romanian Physics Society - Biophysics and Medical Physics Section, Secretary of Romanian Physics Society - Bucharest branch; European Physics Society; Romanian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology affiliated to the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)

Foreign languages: English
Others: Informatics, Management, Accountancy
1. School and Workshop on Dynamical Systems, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 30 June - 18 July 2008
2. Public Acquisitions Manager, OK Service Corporation, Neptun 5 - 9 September, Predeal 27 - 30 September 2007
3. Projects Monitoring, AMCSIT Politehnica, Bucharest, 2 - 3 March 2005
4. Project Management, AMCSIT Politehnica, Bucharest, 19 - 21 July 2000
5. School on neural information processing, ICTP, Trieste, Italia, 03 - 28 May 1999
6. Adriatico research conference on 'Complex fluids far from equilibrium', ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 09 - 12 June 1998
7. Second Antonio Borsellino College on Neurophysics including 25 - 26 May: Symposium on Plasticity in sensory and motor systems, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 19th May - 05th June 1998
8. Generation and Optimization of MS-DOS OS and Windows, Hard Testing and PC devirusation, Bucharest, 24 April - 9th May 1998
9. PC programming and utilization, Bucharest, 19th January - 28th February 1998
10. Utilization of the IBM PC for of accounting, financial decision and secretarial activity (Windows '95, Word 7.0, Excel 7.0), Bucharest, 03 June - 12 July 1996
11. Business and informatics initialization, Bucharest, 05 -16 September 1995

Experience (including managerial experience) in other national and international projects and programmes: I have participated to over 50 research projects realization; I was Project Director for 6 of these projects, including two international projects, and Executive Manager for 12 of them; I am Management Committee member of Action COST MP0802.

Other mentions:
- Member of editorial board for scientific journals;
- Reviewer for scientific papers;
- Evaluating expert CNCSIS, PN II P4, POS-CCE-axa II-CDI;
- President or member in the INCDSB commission for scientific grades granting;
- Public acquisition coordinator, 2006 - 2008;
- Member of the INCDSB Scientific Council, 2005 - present;
- Member of INCDSB Scientific Paper Approval Internal Commission, 2004 - present;
- Partner of INFORM- Management and informatics Center between 1995 - 1999;
- Organizer for scientific manifestations;
- Participation to over 100 national and international scientific manifestations.

Selected publications:
• Alina BUTU. Performances analysis of parallel molecular dynamics simulation for biomolecular systems. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 7(6), 2005.
• Alina BUTU. Exploring phase spaces of biomolecules with Monte Carlo methods. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 7(3), 2005.


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