Connecting European Neuroscience

Moldovan, Mihai

Ordinary member, Programme Committee FENS Forum 2016

Short Curriculum Vitae (Updated Sept 2010)

I am a Romanian citizen (born in Bucharest, Romania 1974). I am resident of Denmark.

I am currently employed at Institute of Neuroscience and Pharmacology (PANUM building), Faculty of Health sciences, University of Copenhagen. (Qualification for associate professor in neuroscience position received in May 2008) and serve as a consultant for Clinical Neurophysiology department, Copenhagen University Hospital. I have a long-standing collaboration with Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, first as external principal investigator and since 2009 as invited professor associated to the Medical Physiology department.

Other active scientific duties:

Since 2009: I serve as the scientific director of the Romanian society for electrodiagnostic neurophysiology (www.asner.org)

Since 2008: elected to serve in IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) Symposia & Workshops Programme Committee (SWFP). www.ibro.info/Pub/Pub_Main_Display.asp?LC_Docs_ID=2657

Since 2007: Phd Supervisor at the NerveLab, Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Since 2006: elected team member in EDAB (European Dana Alliance for the Brain), responsible for organizing yearly "Brain Awareness Week" events. www.dana.org/danaalliances/edab

Since 2005: elected to serve in IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) Central and Eastern Europe Regional leading Committee (CEERC). www.ibro.info/Pub/Pub_Main_Display.asp?LC_Docs_ID=2522

Since 2004: co-organizer of the yearly Brain Awareness Week (BAW) public lectures and workshops at "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania.

Since 2004: acting as a scientific project leader in the Center for Excellence in Neuroscience, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Curriculum Vitae

Previous scientific employments:

2005-2006: Assistant professor at Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Neurophysiology, The PANUM Institute, University of Copenhagen.
2003-2004: Research Assistant, Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Neurophysiology, The PANUM Institute, University of Copenhagen.
2000-2002: Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology Rigshospitalet and Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Neurophysiology The PANUM Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Education:

2004: Ph.D. degree in health sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2002: visiting Research Physician at Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London.
1999: M.D. degree from "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania. (Medical license examination grade 10.00/10.00)
1996, followed by shorter visits in 1997 and 1998: research student the Department of Medical Physiology, Division of Neurophysiology, The PANUM Institute, University of Copenhagen
1994: student at the Medical Faculty, University of Copenhagen (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology) supported by TEMPUS project (one term).

Special merits and awards:

November 2010, Prize at the "Romanian Young doctors Awards" for outstanding international recognition (http://www.galatinerilormedici.ro)
February 2009: Lecturer at the advanced course in peripheral nerve physiology, Institute of Neurology, University College London.
Januay 2009 Founder Member of the Romanian Society for Electrodiagnostic Neurophysiology (www.asner.org)
December 2010: Frederick Seil Award for Outstanding research -13th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration, December 9-13, 2009, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
2008 Invited to lectrure at the first Romanian Scientific Diaspora meeting in Bucharest
2008 Chair of the Clinical Neurophysiology poster session, ENS congress in Nice
2008 Chair and invited speaker for the Periheral Nervous System session at the Danubian Neurology Congress, Sinaia, Romania
2008 Awarded the grant of the Danish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology to attend ECCN 2008 Congress
Since 2008: elected honorary member of the Scientific Organization of Medical Students (SOMS) in Bucharest, Romania.
2008: the student I coordinated (Andrei Ilie) was accepted for a Phd Degree at Oxford University
2007 Chair of the Clinical Neurophysiology poster session, ENS congress in Rhodes
2006: the student I coordinated (Andrei Ilie) received the "Young Investigator Award" form the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research for the "high impact biomedical publications".
2003: prize of the National Neuroscience Society of Romania for "the most important contribution to the advancement of Romanian neurosciences".
2002: prize of the Romanian College of Physicians for being co-author to first modern neuroscience book in Romanian language: "Neurosciences: Basic Principles".
Since 2001: member of the Danish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (www.dskn.dk).
Since 2000: founder member of the National Neurosciences Society of Romania (www.snn.ro).
1998: served as vice-president (in charge of basic sciences) of the Scientific Organization of the Medical Students (SOMS) from "Carol Davila University", Bucharest, Romania.
Since 1994: member of the Romanian Society of Clinical Electrophysiology.
Since 1994: member of the Romanian Psychoneuroendocrinology Society.
Since 1992: collaboration with the Scientific Organization of the Medical Students (www.soms-cduniv.org) from "Carol Davila University", Bucharest, Romania.
Since 1992: collaboration with the neuroscience research group at "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Previous position as FENS officer

Schools Committee Member (2010 - 2014) (representative of IBRO 2010 - 2013)

Language skills:

Romanian (native), English (good), Danish (fluent: Dansk Prøve 3 og Studieprøven), French (fair)

Computer Skills:

Since 1992: I develop electrophysiological digital signal acquisition, processing and visualization software in Visual Studio (Microsoft Inc.) and MATLAB (Mathworks. Inc.) programming environments.
I have more than 5 years experience with designing, implementing, and analyzing medical databases in Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL database systems.
I have more than 5 years experience with internet technologies including XHTML, ASP and PHP.

Selected Publications

  • More than 30 published peer-reviewed articles and 6 neuroscience book chapters.
  • Selected publications (Copenhagen)
  • Moldovan M, Alvarez S, Pinchenko V, Klein D, Nielsen FC, Wood JN, Martini R, Krarup C (2010).
  • Nav1.8 channelopathy in mutant mice deficient for myelin protein zero is detrimental for motor axons. Brain (in press)
  • Krarup C, Moldovan M. Nerve conduction and excitability studies in peripheral nerve disorders (2009) Curr Opin Neurol.; 22:460-466
  • Moldovan M, Alvarez S, Krarup C (2009). Motor axon excitability during Wallerian degeneration. Brain 132:511-23.
  • Moldovan M, Sorensen J, & Krarup C (2006). Comparison of the fastest regenerating motor and sensory myelinated axons in the same peripheral nerve. Brain 129, 2471-2483.
  • Moldovan M & Krarup C (2004). Mechanisms of hyperpolarization in regenerated mature motor axons in cat. J Physiol 560, 807-819.
  • Moldovan M & Krarup C (2004). Persistent abnormalities of membrane excitability in regenerated mature motor axons in cat. J Physiol 560, 795-806.
  • Selected publications (Bucharest)
  • Constantinescu AO, Ilie A, Ciocan D, Zagrean AM, Zagrean L, Moldovan M (2010) Endogenous adenosine A1 receptor activation underlies the transient post-ischemic rhythmic delta EEG activity, Clinical Neurophysiology (in press).
  • Ilie A, Ciocan D, Constantinescu AO, Zagrean AM, Nita DA, Zagrean L, Moldovan M (2009). Endogenous activation of adenosine A1 receptors promotes post-ischemic electrocortical burst suppression. Neuroscience. 31;159(3):1070-1078.
  • Ilie A, Ciocan D, Zagrean AM, Nita DA, Zagrean L, & Moldovan M (2006). Endogenous activation of adenosine A1 receptors accelerates ischemic suppression of spontaneous electrocortical activity. J Neurophysiol 96:2809-2814.
  • Ilie A, Spulber S, Avramescu S, Nita DA, Zagrean AM, Zagrean L, & Moldovan M (2006). Delayed ischemic electrocortical suppression during rapid repeated cerebral ischemia and kainate-induced seizures in rat. Eur J Neurosci 23, 2135-2144.

 

Mihai Moldovan - University of Copenhagen Mihai Moldovan

University of Copenhagen,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Institute of Neuroscience and Pharmacology,
Office 33.3.70, PANUM building,
Blegdamsvej 3b,
DK-2200 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: MOB: (+45) 26 63 00 85
E-mail: Moldovan@sund.ku.dk

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