Mihaela Stefania Diaconu


University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology







Romana: http://www.unibuc.ro/prof/diaconu_m/

Mihaela Ștefania Diaconu, PhD, Lecturer

Research area - Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 

Identification of new determinants involved in the midbrain dopaminergic neuron development 


Selected publications 

Liao M-C, Diaconu M, Monecke S, Collombat P, Timaeus C, Paulus W, Trenkwalder C, Dressel R, Mansouri A. Embryonic stem cell-derived neural progenitors as non-tumorigenic source for dopaminergic neurons, World J Stem Cells 2014; 6(2):248-255. DOI: 10.4252/wjsc.v6.i2.248. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24772251

Griesel G, Krug C, Yurlova L, Diaconu M, Mansouri A. Generation of knockout mice expressing a GFP-reporter under the control of the Lmx1a locus. Gene Expr Patterns 2011; 11(5-6):345-348. DOI: 10.1016/j.gep.2011.03.005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21440093

Diaconu M, Tangat Y, Boehm D, Kuehn H, Michelmann HW, Schreiber G, Haidl G, Glander H, Engel W, Nayernia K. Failure of phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase expression in oligoasthenozoospermia and mutations in the PHGPx gene. Andrologia 2006; 38(4):152-157. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2006.00729.x. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16872467  

Diaconu M, Kothe U, Schluenzen F, Fischer N, Harms JM, Tonevitsky AG, Stark H, Rodnina MV, Wahl MC. Structural basis for the function of the ribosomal L7/L12 stalk in factor binding and GTPase activation. Cell 2005; 121(7):991-1004. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.04.015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15989950 

Heltianu C, Costache G, Gafencu A, Diaconu M, Bodeanu M, Cristea C, Azibi K, Poenaru L, Simionescu M. Relationship of eNOS gene variants to diseases that have in common an endothelial cell dysfunction. J Cell Mol Med 2005; 9(1):135-142. DOI: 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2005.tb00343.x. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15784171 

Nayernia K, Diaconu M, Aumueller G, Wennemuth G, Schwandt I, Kleene K, Kuehn H, Engel W. Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase: expression pattern during testicular development in mouse and evolutionary conservation in spermatozoa. Mol Reprod Dev 2004; 67(4):458-464. DOI: 10.1002/mrd.20039. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14991737  


Topics for B. Sc. (Biochemistry) and M. Sc. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) thesis - 2017   

- Genetics of Parkinson's disease;

- Validation of new genes involved in the midbrain dopaminergic neuron development.



- LinkedIn: https://ro.linkedin.com/in/mihaela-stefania-diaconu-b0833370

- Research Platform in Biology and Systems Ecology - Departament of Molecular Investigation:


- ResearcherID: C-3644-2012

- Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Y3lUsIYAAAAJ&hl=en

- ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mihaela_Diaconu3





Address: 91-95 Splaiul Independenței, Sector 5, 050095, Bucharest, Romania
Tel: 004 021 318 15 75 / 106
Fax: 004 021 318 15 75 / 102
Email: mihaela.diaconu@bio.unibuc.ro
WWW: www.bio.unibuc.ro

Curriculum Vitae



Master's cycle

- Proteomics

Online Resources


Last updated at: March 18, 2017.